EVO Deliver ‘Incredible Workplace Supplies Exhibition’ EVO Live met and exceeded expectations as “the industry event of the year”, with resoundingly positive feedback from suppliers, customers and delegates alike.
The event, hosted at Elland Road Stadium in Leeds, showcased the industry’s latest products and services from 85 exhibitors for more than 450 delegates made up of employees from across EVO’s companies and trade customers.
90’s favourites, Dick and Dom, injected high energy as surprise hosts guiding visitors throughout the day’s itinerary, including three seminars from EVO’s guest speakers, a panel discussion with members of EVO’s managing board of directors and the long-awaited results from Staples.co.uk’s car giveaway.
On top of the day’s events, EVO Live featured a variety of suppliers for key sales and marketing stakeholders at EVO to engage with, including headline sponsors HP, Dettol and 3M Post-It.
Ross Jones, Senior Business Development Manager at Reckitt, parent company to Dettol, comments, “It’s been great to meet the entirety of the EVO businesses all in one day. We’ve spoken to hundreds of people throughout the event and it’s been extremely valuable being able to discuss Dettol Pro Solutions and the new partnership between EVO and Reckitt – which was our main goal for EVO Live.”
With VOW Wholesale’s UK and Ireland customers also attending the event, the exhibition provided the perfect opportunity for dealers to liaise with unique suppliers and gain a better understanding of their products.
Darren Aston, Managing Director at Aston & James Office Supplies says, “It’s been fantastic to see some of the latest products from exhibitors today and what’s changed in the workplace. Having spoken to a number of suppliers today, I’ve spotted several products that would be great for my customers. EVO Live has been extremely helpful in looking at new opportunities from a completely different angle.”
Pleased with the resounding success of the exhibition, Steve Haworth, CEO of EVO, says, “We’re delighted with the initial feedback we’ve had following our very first EVO Live. It’s no secret that the industry has been keen to get back to face-to-face events following COVID-19, especially as individuals appreciate creating strong, meaningful relationships with colleagues and customers. Our event provided the perfect platform for people to re-establish connections and contacts while also learning about the latest products and services currently available within the market.
In the evening EVO recognised and celebrated its partners at the EVO Live Partner Awards dinner, with Wendy Goodman from Beeswift winning in the Account Manager category, and Exaclair winning the Supplier Partner award. Kimberly Clark Professional won in the Sustainability Excellence category, Reckitt and Benckiser took Best Newcomers, and 3M was awarded for having the best stand at the show.
Fredrik Djaken, Channel Sales Managerfrom 3M, says, “We had a blast at EVO Live, it was a fantastic day and we’re delighted our stand clinched us a win at the 2022 Partner Awards. We’ve found it really valuable to be on the show floor and we can’t wait until the next EVO Live!”
To make sure you don’t miss out on the next EVO Live, please visit: www.evo-group.co.uk.