Evo deliver ‘Incredible Workplace Supplies Exhibition’, exceeding expectations as “the industry event of the year”, with resounding thumbs up from exhibitors and visitors alike.
Our event, comprising of VOW Amplify (day 1) and EVO Live (day 2) took place at the end of January 2023, with hundreds of resellers and colleagues attending the industry gathering in Leeds. With event survey results just in, we’re thrilled to share some incredible feedback too!
View our event pictures here!
The first day was a brand-new day dedicated to VOW resellers. Our ‘VOW Amplify’ event, based at the home of Leeds United, Elland Road, was curated to bring resellers together to discover the latest products and services across the industry, and give them the tools required to continue driving growth. More than 250 delegates from VOW Wholesale’s loyal resellers were able to receive product training and demonstrations from over 90 exhibitors, including headline sponsors 3M Post-It, ACCO Brands and Dettol Pro Solutions.
Delegates were delighted when the host of VOW Amplify, kept a secret until the day of the event, was none other than legendary TV personality Denise van Outen. The actress, singer, dancer and presenter, best known for appearing in TV shows such as The Big Breakfast, The Masked Singer and Gogglebox, collected a haul of stationery goodies throughout the day. She took the time to visit as many stands as possible and even participated in live product demonstrations.
Adrian Butler, VOW Wholesale Managing Director, said, “This was our very first VOW Amplify event and I couldn’t be happier with it. It was brilliant to get so much face-to-face time with our valued suppliers and customers, in a more informal setting than previous events. The feedback we’ve received has been outstanding, which is testament to the hard work the team put into making this event happen. I can’t wait for an even bigger and better VOW Amplify next year!”
At the end of day 1, VOW Wholesale hosted a fun-filled social evening at The Flight Club, Leeds. This provided the perfect opportunity for industry peers to catch up in an informal setting, and of course play darts! The venue was packed to capacity and spirits were high as live music finished what was a brilliantly received day and night by both exhibitors and resellers.
Day 2 was focused on giving exhibitors the opportunity to network with and train 300 EVO colleagues across Banner, VOW, PremVan and Staples.co.uk. The day was hosted by up-and-coming DJ and award-winning presenter Kaylee Golding!
Feedback from both days was hugely positive. An overwhelming majority of reseller, EVO colleague and exhibitor responses to questions about the event where rated ‘very good’ or ‘excellent’.
View our exhibitor testimonials below!
“This event was the ideal opportunity to highlight newly launched products and bring the off the catalogue page and into the hands of the people who will be selling them. It’s a great way to showcase Snopake to both dealers and EVO personnel.”
STEVE FARROW, SNOPAKE
“It was a great event and we had many positive conversations with EVO employees and Dealers. The stand was consistently busy which was fantastic.”
ROB BARNES, ESSITY UK LTD
“Quality conversations, identifying opportunities, commitments to action and a whole lot of laughs, what a fantastic event!”
DAN BALNAVE, NESTLE
“VOW’s Amplify event was extremely positive and well worth attending. It enabled very efficient networking with customers and suppliers plus the opportunity to engage with new product – both a rarity in the last couple of years.”
MARK HEATH, OFFICE POWER & WORKPLACE360