Ignite race day remains a favourite
The Ignite Group returned to Warwick Racecourse on 29 September for its annual exhibition and race day.
Another record turnout of 42 supplier companies brought 54 people and 40 distributors. The weather was once again kind, even if not quite on a par with the previous year’s balmy heat wave. It should be noted that as the racing calendar returns to an October event next year.
The day started with Ignite’s exhibition in the marquee followed by a hot buffet lunch in the Kingmaker suite overlooking the winning post. The wines and beer ﬂ owed all afternoon and the party continued on into Warwick until well past dark.
Richard Pettinger from Ignite said: “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.”
Ignite will return to Warwick on 5 October 2017.
The talk trackside
“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.”
Andy Goffin, sales and marketing director, CHX Products
“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 it was their favourite function of the year and the suppliers echoed this.”
Martin Applewhite, director, Applewhite Corporate Merchandise
“Many thanks once more for what is my, 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
“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
“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