The Ignite Group returned to Warwick Racecourse on the 29th September for their annual exhibition and race day.
With yet another record turnout of 42 supplier companies bringing 54 people and 40 distributors; they were just short of 100 people. The weather was once again kind to everyone, even if not quite on a par with the previous year’s barmy heat wave. It should be noted that as the racing calendar returns to an October event next year, we should once more enjoy the weather we are currently having this week!
The day started with their exhibition in the marquee followed by a hot buffet lunch in the Kingmaker suite overlooking the winning post. The wines and beer flowed all afternoon and the party continued on into Warwick until well past dark!
Richard Pettinger from Ignite commented…. “I am indebted to our suppliers for their continued outstanding support and to our distributor members who travel long distances to be there. We had members from as far afield as Edinburgh and Cornwall. It is most rewarding to have this fantastic support for the group.”
Some comments from visitors…
“The Ignite Group exhibition and race day at Warwick Racecourse is always an excellent event and this year was again thoroughly enjoyable. It’s a perfect mix of business and leisure starting with an exhibition in the morning to talk through products and ideas with distributors, followed by a fine buffet lunch. The afternoon’s racing then generally presents the opportunity to lose money, although remarkably this year I left with more cash in my wallet than at the start! Congratulations to you and Collie on another outstanding day.”
Andy Goffin – Sales and Marketing Director, CHX Products
“We wanted to write and thank you for what was a really fabulous day. The exhibition was excellent and what was so good was that you could talk about all the catalogue products in detail. I think it is the only exhibition I have been to where I was the last to leave the suppliers in the marquee! Everyone I spoke to said they looked forward to it, being their favourite function of the year and the suppliers echoed this. A great lunch with top company, we thoroughly enjoyed all of it. Many thanks for making us feel so welcome in joining the group and for organizing such a great day.”
Martin Applewhite – Director Applewhite Corporate Merchandise
“An excellent day at Warwick once again last week. Many thanks once more for what is mine and many others, favourite day in the Promo calendar. You certainly know how to look after guests and it was great catching up with old friends and to make new acquaintances with new distributors.”
Andrew Langley – Managing Director, Juniper Trading Ltd
“We were delighted to attend the Ignite Group day at Warwick Races last week. There was a great turnout from suppliers and some great conversations were had at the exhibition in the morning, followed up with a few drinks in the afternoon. Thanks Richard for a very enjoyable day.”
Neal Beagles – Managing Director, Roantree Incentive Marketing Ltd
“Just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you once again for an amazing day yesterday. As always put together extremely well, and a most enjoyable day for all. It’s always a challenge to keep replicating a successful event but every year the launch delivers and is certainly a date In the diary I look forward to.”
Jason Grenham – Sales Director, Sourcing City
Ignite will return to Warwick on 5th October 2017.
Published on: October 6th, 2016