Source: Dealer Support
UK-based Office Club and Nemo Group are combining to offer numerous advantages to both the dealer and supplier communities.
By joining forces with Office Club, Nemo will represent well over 300 dealers and offer the natural home for all resellers whether they are commercial, retail or online.
Combining these groups will give a true and varied offering within the industry, whatever the dealer size and wholesaler preference.
With no plans to change brands or management, the respective strengths of each group will be retained.
Member companies will therefore initially see little change whilst behind the scenes the management teams, already accustomed to working together through BPGI membership, will work with supplier partners, to identify and realise the synergy opportunities from the collaboration.
The combined on and off-line marketing expertise offers vendors a conduit to over £500m in end-user sales and members will be able to develop new relationships with marketing support tailored to their needs.
Nemo MD, Tim Beaumont, said: “This is a great fit, each group has their strengths and USP’s, but together we will have a much stronger offering. Office Club is a compelling brand, the groups will keep their own identities, with the existing management collaborating to create a symbiotic offering.
“Office Club are strong in retail and Nemo are very commercial focused, our combined purchases with wholesalers and direct spend will significantly increase. There is great depth, experience and knowledge in both management teams, which will complement each group, to offer enhanced programmes for Nemo members and Office Club dealers.”
Office Club CEO, Toby Robins, added: “Nemo and Office Club are both strong organisations with which I have been associated for many years, so I am familiar with the culture and strengths of both.
“With Office Club becoming part of the Nemo family, there are benefits to members, vendors and staff. This is a very exciting development in our industry and I look forward to facilitating from my ongoing role as a non-executive director.”
Michael Morgan, chair of Nemo, continued: “We are really excited about this opportunity and believe that our members, dealers, wholesaler and vendor communities will benefit from this union as it gives us a strong platform to approach all of the independent dealers across the UK. Together we are stronger.”