New beginnings at Confex trade show

Hundreds attend buying group’s eighth annual trade show

A strong start to 2019 was celebrated at Confex’s latest trade show, as the buying group marked a bright future for the business.

The event at the Devere Hotel in Cirencester welcomed more than 500 suppliers and members, as well as recently appointed chairman, Martin Williams, who was attending his first trade show since starting in the role.

The show also welcomed five new members with Phoenix Catering Solutions, Stuart Foods, T&J Fine Foods, The Little Food Company and Jon Dow Distribution all recently joining the buying group.

Another first-time attendee was Confex’s new app, which was downloaded by every member at the event, as it continues to offer an e-commerce platform for its members to offer to their customers.

Following the trade show, the sixth annual Confex Green Wholesaler Awards was held, with a trio of environmentally focused businesses being recognised for the work they’re doing to reduce their impact on the world’s resources. GWD Convenience won the Best Retail Wholesaler Winner award, while Dunsters Farm took the Best Foodservice Wholesaler gong and Nasco came top of the pile for the Best Practise Wholesaler of the Year.