More than 240 delegates from Independent Network companies across the UK came together at the organisation’s ‘Best of British’ themed members’ weekend in Warwick.
The event kicked off with a specially-built Business Centre, where attendees could chat to I.N’s affiliate partners and learn more about the opportunities for members to gain favourable rates and unique services thanks to their I.N. membership.
In the afternoon, finance director Graham Fitton welcomed members, reviewed the financial results for 2017 and conducted the official AGM business before sales director Neil Evans discussed recent market developments and expectations for the year ahead.
Business consultant, Jeff Grout, rounded off the afternoon by encouraging members to think more critically about effective leadership and what makes a respected leader in the ‘real world’.
The evening’s black tie gala dinner and awards ceremony was hosted by ex-Bradford City player and manager Chris Kamara and included a charity raffle and auction which, along with table donations, raised over £4,000 for the evening’s four chosen charities: Hayley’s Hugs, Helping Hand, St Gemma’s Hospice and Birchwood Highland.
This year’s award winners were:
Thistle Windows & Conservatories
Cheadle Glass Company
Ffenestri Kevin Thomas
I.N. awards are based on the feedback of thousands of customer satisfaction surveys completed each year by homeowners and are decided on a like-for-like basis.