The annual Everglade Trade Customer Conference attracted more than 100 business owners and leaders in 2019. Managing Director Yogesh Gopal welcomed guests and Sales & Marketing Director Jay Patel introduced an impressive nine new product launches as well as new services and support.
Jay also highlighted the speed of change the world, and more specifically the industry, has seen during the last 10 years. From Uber and Alexa to aluminium and Smart technology, these things and more have changed the way we live – and the way we do business. Titled 2020 Vision: Progressing Your Business for the Next Decade, the conference focused on winning work for modern, professional businesses.
“We officially unveiled One Collection uPVC windows and doors at the conference,” says Jay Patel at the award-winning London fabricator. “It’s a comprehensive range that includes flush windows and doors and one of the best colour options on the market, with 26 colourways available from stock.
“We also added new Solidor Contemporary Doors, Aluminium Designer Doors, Jack Aluminium’s TD68 thermal commercial door and shopfront, and the Ultion Smart lock.
“The biggest announcement of the day was our exclusively designed aïr MOD-Series, featuring five window and door products – harmonised into one holistic system. We believe it will revolutionise the way that installers can sell aluminium windows and doors.
“As well as our team, we had some impressive speakers covering a range of topics including social media, financial planning, the Consumer Rights Act, cyber security and technical & installation advice. New in 2019 was the interactive workshop format, giving customers an opportunity to choose a more in-depth subject. Each year we look to bring new support and expertise for customers. Feedback from delegates has been great, and we will look at adding more topics next year.
“The Everglade team is renowned for its superb hospitality, and this year we served canapés before a superb Indian buffet. This is the time when conversations flow between customers, suppliers and invited guests and are a key part of the Everglade conference.
“We are driven to make the Everglade annual conference a valuable day for customers. The support we get from suppliers is second to none and we enjoy opening our doors to everyone to make it a great event.”