Bestway Retail Development Programme back in-person

The Bestway Retail Development Programme – which includes the Bestway Retail Development Awards – is back with in-person events.

The programme is designed to help retailers accelerate growth within their businesses. A two-day event is held in three different locations and consists of seminars and a trade show, which offers an exclusive opportunity for Bestway’s retailers to meet suppliers and learn about emerging trends, new products and marketing activity.

This year, the event is scheduled for: 12 to 14 October, Hilton Glasgow; 2 to 4 November, Hilton Heathrow Terminal 4; and 7 to 9 December, Marriott Leeds.

According to Dawood Pervez, managing director of Bestway Wholesale, the whole ethos of the Bestway Retail Development Programme is to enable retailers to ‘connect, learn, share, and grow’. He says: “As a business, we are enormously proud to have developed and be hosting this scheme.

“Further to the changing of regulations, we are pleased to be hosting this year’s programme in person as we know our retailers have missed the direct contact that this scheme affords them alongside the opportunity to connect with each other and our suppliers.

“Together, we talk about best practice and emerging trends, we share insights, and suppliers present new products. Learning from each other and collaborating together is a powerful force that delivers back great value, which in turn helps drive growth and upsell.”

Independent retailers who attend the development seminars are also eligible to enter the annual Bestway Retailer Development Awards. They will have six months to put into practice what they learn at the seminars with the support of suppliers and their Bestway development managers.

The winning retailers are selected based on their professionalism, implementation of advice received, and sales figures that demonstrate the improvements they have made. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London in May 2022, where they will receive a share of a £50,000 prize fund.

Tel: Bestway Wholesale 020-8453 1234

Published Date: August 31, 2021
Category: Wholesale Industry News