July 26, 2022 0

Nemo Office Club Conference 2023: Calendar Update & 35th Anniversary!

The 2023 event takes place on 9-10th June at Eastwood Hall, Nottingham

UK dealer group Nemo Office Club has announced that the 2023 Conference will take place at Eastwood Hall in Nottingham on 9th and 10th June.

MD Tim Beaumont explained: “There is an overwhelming desire amongst members and suppliers to continue our programme of networking events, but we also have to be sensitive to the challenging times, therefore we have carefully scheduled an action-packed itinerary that will enable attendees to fully embrace all aspects of the weekend with just one overnight stay at the hotel.

“That said, I have visited the Eastwood Hotel and the facilities and setting are fantastic, I am sure many people will choose to extend their weekend beyond the official proceedings which finish late Saturday afternoon.”

Nemo Office Club members will also be given the option to pay for the event in monthly instalments, “we want to make the conference accessible to all” explains Tim, “and feedback has suggested that these changes will make it easier to plan budgets and staffing, so we are naturally delighted to do all that we can to make everything easier for our members.”

Nemo: UK’s oldest dealer group reaches 35th anniversary

Dealer group Nemo Office Club (originally Nemo Group) is celebrating passing the 35th anniversary of their formation as the brainchild of four Brother business machine dealers who believed that by
clubbing together their purchases of office supplies they could strike a better deal with suppliers.

Founder member, Trevor Peak of Custom Business Equipment, reflects upon the humble beginnings:
“At the time we were focused on our buying power; if we consolidated our purchases that would make us favourable with suppliers. It was a simple concept, and it worked. I don’t think any of us at the time could envisage how the group would evolve over the next thirty-five years.”

As the longest running dealer group in the UK, Nemo Office Club has seen many changes, but as group Chairman Michael Morgan explains, the basic principles have never wavered: “We are unique in that Nemo was founded on four ‘core pillars’ – run by the members, for the benefit of the members, a strong veto process and the motto ‘Together We’re Stronger’ – these four principles are still the guiding ethos that focuses everything we do on growing our members’ businesses.”

As the industry continues to fight back from covid and battle the decline in traditional office products, the role of the dealer group is as important today as it was when Nemo was formed. “More than ever dealers are looking to us for support and the reassurance that comes with being a part of a group.” explains MD, Tim Beaumont. “It is our role to deliver whatever it takes to help them to grow sales and increase profitability.

“We acquired Office Club in 2019 because we could see the need for greater collaboration among independent resellers as the industry continues to diversify into new markets, and with that the need to develop more supportive and versatile strategies.

“Who would have believed when the group formed all those years ago that our latest marketing activity would include electric charge point installations, bicycle shelters and pest control products? Whatever it takes, our plan remains to grow our membership by offering the best programmes in the market and to tackle head on the challenges of the next thirty-five years.”

Business Products Group International LLP ®