IBA Buying Group Trade Show 2016

2015 was the first year that Hispec became a preferred supplier to the historic IBA buying group.

Preferred supplier status is something we have worked incredibly hard for and has allowed us to gain increased access to over 75 electrical wholesalers in the last 12 months, culminating in the 2016 March Trade Show & Supplier Awards Dinner at the Forest Pines Hotel in Brigg, Lincolnshire.

The trade show itself was great for us as it gave us the opportunity to not only showcase our full range of products but it also supplied a platform to chat with over 75% of the buying group. We had some great on the day offers that went down very well and two lucky IBA members even walked away with a bottle of whisky and a Hispec jacket as part of our business card draw.

The highlight of the event for us though was the supplier awards dinner later that evening. Presented by ex-professional snooker player John Parrot and IBA CEO Paul Jenner, we were awarded runner up for Best New Supplier 2015, just narrowly missing out to Doncaster Cables. With over 10 new suppliers to choose from we couldn't be more pleased with this result.

We look forward to growing as a business with the IBA Buying Group for many years to come and hope that this is just the start of a fantastic partnership.