Mannok has demonstrated a firm commitment to continuing its support of the merchant industry this year by increasing their investment in the support of industry events, which have been hit hard by the Covid restrictions since last March. The company begin the new year with the announcement they are to sponsor three major events in the merchant industry calendar; the Builders Merchant Federation (BMF) All Industry Conference, the Builders Merchant Awards for Excellence and the BMJ Industry Awards.
The BMF All Industry Conference will be held in the UK for the first time in 30 years and Mannok are proud platinum sponsors of the event.
Building Beyond Boundaries is the theme for this year’s event which takes place from 17-20th June at the award-winning Yorkshire Event Centre, with the Gala Dinner held nearby in the historic city of York.
Mannok have announced they will continue their category sponsorship at the 2021 Builders Merchants Awards, again sponsoring the Trainee of the Year category, an award which recognises the up-and-coming talent in the industry. The Awards will take place on Friday 14th May 2021 in London’s Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge.
In the 2021 BMJ Industry Awards, Mannok will also continue as category sponsors of the Merchant Marketing Campaign of the Year Award. This year, the BMJ Industry Awards will take place in November in London. It will be a return to the live format of the awards, following the online event in 2020.
Speaking of the sponsorship and Mannok’s support of industry events in 2021, the company’s GB Sales and Marketing Director, Lee Gillman, said,
“We believe it is important to continue, and even increase, our support of industry events at this time, particularly given how the events industry as a whole has been impacted by the pandemic. When we get back to live events, such as awards ceremonies, it will be an opportunity for us to take stock and to celebrate the individuals and the businesses which have excelled despite the unprecedented challenges they have faced.
Today, we’re delighted to announce these three major sponsorship deals as part of our plans to back the industry this year. The BMF Conference is of course one of the highlights of the year for merchants, and with the 2021 conference coming home to the UK, this will no doubt continue. As Platinum Sponsors, we will particularly look forward to the opportunity to get together, network and collaborate with our industry colleagues.
Our Builders Merchants Awards sponsorship ties in very well with our Mannok brand values, which is very much centered around people. Continuing our sponsorship of the Trainee of the Year category aligns with our commitment to excellence in nurturing talent, people development and providing opportunities for individual success to create a highly skilled and sustainable workforce.
Given our recent re-brand and our focus on marketing the Mannok brand, it is also fitting that we continue with our BMJ sponsorship of the Merchant Marketing Campaign of the Year Award. It’s always an award which showcases the caliber of marketing in the industry and we expect that this excellence will result in another year of top quality entries which we’re looking forward to seeing.
There is no doubt the industry has shown great resolve and flexibility in these unprecedented times, and supporting the reopening of events when it is safe to do so, is something we’re proud to be part of.”