The Superstat Showcase took place at Belton Woods in Grantham at the end of June, with a series of inspiring talks, a buzzy exhibition, plenty of fun and some awards handed out for good measure. The one-day gathering commenced with an informal summer evening BBQ, setting the scene for a convivial networking experience ahead of the main event. The following morning, the group’s members gathered for the start of the conference, with standout sessions from distinguished speakers.
Stepping onto the stage first, Exertis Supplies Managing Director Andrew Beaumont unveiled the wholesaler’s ambitious development plans, announcing strategic moves to new premises and the expansion of its product range.
It was keynote speaker Derek Redmond who stole the show, leaving a profound impact with his emotive address. The celebrated Olympic athlete turned inspirational speaker drew striking parallels between the world of sports and business. Referencing his personal experiences of triumphs and challenges, Redmond emphasised the essence of teamwork and the value of embracing unconventional approaches.
The Dealer Voice segment brought four dealers – all part of the Superstat Business Growth Academy – to the forefront. Candidly sharing their journeys and accomplishments, they demonstrated the power of collective support in driving advancement. Collaboration, they attested, was the secret sauce to success.
Led by Superstat’s revered trainer, Tony Goodwin, the Business Growth workshop proved to be a treasure trove of strategic insights and planning techniques. Engaging in thought-provoking discussions, participants were empowered to chart unique trajectories for their companies, unlocking untapped potential and igniting fresh perspectives.
The afternoon was dedicated to the exhibition, where dealers explored the stands of over 30 suppliers representing a diverse array of categories including workwear, warehousing, IT, safety, print and office supplies. They included Portwest, Dams, Beeswift, CTS Wholesale, Spicers and Exertis Supplies.
The Showcase culminated in a night of celebration. The Champagne reception, followed by a gala black-tie awards dinner, served as the perfect finale, acknowledging outstanding achievements and nurturing new alliances (see below for the Superstat Awards 2023 list of winners).
Superstat Awards 2023
Dealer award winners
Winner: Managed Ink
Highly commended: Office Evolution
Salesperson of the Year
Winner: Cara Harty, Thombequ
Runner up: Kara Broughton, Brigg Office Supplies
Dealer Excellence £4 million+
Winner: Rainbow Office Supplies
Highly commended: KN Office
Dealer Excellence £2.5-£4 million
Winner: Buywise Health
Highly commended: Wordflow
Dealer Excellence up to £2.5 million
Winner: OS Workplace
Highly commended: Skylight Office Supplies
The Tim Holmes Memorial Cup for the Biggest Exertis Growth
Winner: KN Office
Runner up: AMR Office Solutions
Supplier award winners
Distributor of the Year
Winner: Exertis Supplies
Joint 2nd: Dams / Antalis
Supplier of the Year
Winner: Prima Software
Runner up: ACCO Brands UK
Exhibitor of the Year
Marketing Campaign of the Year
The 2024 Superstat Showcase will again take place at Belton Woods in Grantham on 27 June.