Category: Members Only News

#SupportIndependents Campaign

As part of a nationwide marketing campaign, Troy will be promoting all the amazing reasons to shop with our Independent Distributor Members including;

-Access to 400+ suppliers
-Access to 2000+ brands

-INSTORE TECHNICAL PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE
-A PROFESSIONAL TOOL SHOP EXPERIENCE
-FAMILY CULTURE
-PERSONAL TOUCH
-GOING THE EXTRA MILE FOR CUSTOMERS
-ORDERS DEALT WITH SWIFTLY
-POST PURCHASE SUPPORT
– AFTER SALES SERVICE 

All Troy Member Sites have been sent a taster pack (window stickers, trade counter displays, supplier logo leaflets, tote bags, Member Of Troy Digital Badge) as part of the Brand Awareness Programme and #SupportIndependents Campaign Troy is about to embark on in 2021 and beyond.

The Brand Recognition Programme and #SupportIndependents Campaign will see marketing strategy and tactics taking end users from awareness, to consideration to conversion

– Exeter Chiefs Sponsorship
– Advertising
– Digital and Social
– PR & Influencers
– SEO
– Member locator
– The Trader quarterly magazine
– End User Digital Events
– End User Trade Road Shows
– End User Assets

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Are You Ready For Black Friday?

‘Black Friday’, well-known as the retail event of the year, is almost here with traders already pushing out their fantastic offers to entice customers into both their physical and online stores.

This promotion can boost your business in a variety of ways…

Strategically discounting choice products can increase footfall and online presence tremendously and boost the prospect of secondary sales by raising awareness of other ranges that are stocked.  So advertise your Black Friday deals today and demonstrate that smaller, independent businesses can compete with larger chains!

Top Tips:

  • Be realistic about price, if it is ageing stock that will carry on sitting there taking up space, this might be the right time to drop the price and clear the products.
  • Drip feed details of the offers to encourage your customers to keep checking in
  • Extend your deals until the following Monday
  • Give plenty of notice and market your deals through all channels: online, e-bulletin, in-store
  • Offer flexible returns
  • Plan your offers in advance, but be prepared to make a change if something else looks a more popular deal.
  • Position offers in proximity to ranges that you’d like to push (both online & in-store)
  • Reward your loyal customers. Black Friday deals are for all customers, but is there a way you can look back and see if a customer shopped with you in the last year and give them a little something special? 
  • Train your staff to talk about the deals and build awareness well in advance.
  • Use a range of offers: ‘Get 40% off’, ‘Buy-1-get-1-free’ & ‘Free product with every purchase’

Finally Black Friday and the frenzy around it is not for everyone, and understanding the long-lasting impact of Black Friday is important to make a decision on if it is for you and your business. By participating in Black Friday your customers might hold off buying from your business as they wait for your substantial discounts which could harm cash flow, you could even stand out by refusing to get involved in Black Friday. 

Remember, you don’t need to offer a flat discount on all your stock, a few key products can make a huge difference to your sales. If you feel uncomfortable about the mass consumerism linked to Black Friday, you could consider associating your brand with a good cause and give a portion of the discount to charity.

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BBC Children in Need and SurSol reveal new official Children in Need alcohol free hand sanitiser

SurSol® are super proud to announce our new partnership with BBC Children in Need.

25p from every bottle sold will go to the charity, so as well as giving to an amazing cause, you will be keeping you and your family safe!

Together we can!

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Brush Up On Your Cyber Security

Do you know how secure your business is online?

Well we have come across some fantastic police delivered webinars for you to sign up to, which will give you a better understanding of the importance of cyber security – and great news, they’re absolutely FREE.  While these are primarily targeted at business managers anyone can register, so if you can’t make it, be sure to get one of your employees on board.

Webinar dates:

Tuesday 24th November – Defending against Phishing

Tuesday 1st December – A Guide To Ransomware Protection

Tuesday 8th December – Preventing Online Fraud

Tuesday 15th December – Video Conferencing Services

To book visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/south-west-regional-cyber-crime-unit-swrccu-25352218909

 

For more information on:

  • Cyber Security Small Business Guide gov.uk
  • How to improve your cyber security, affordable, practical advice for businesses
  • Tips on backing up your data
    Tips on protecting your organisation from malware
  • Keeping smartphones and tablets safe
  • Avoid Phishing attacks

Visit: https://www.swrocu.police.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/NCSC_A5_Small_Business_Guide_v3_OCT20.pdf

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Cyber Security Partner, Securious, Is Raising Phishing Awareness

Troy’s new cyber security expert partner, Securious, is dedicated to providing Troy Members with invaluable ongoing advice on a variety of Cyber Security issues. 

Phishing & Spear Phishing is under the spotlight this week, please view the document and video below for important information on how to keep your business safe…

https://vimeo.com/488039238

Cyber Security – Is Your Online Business Protected?

Cyber attacks leave businesses vulnerable to data theft and disabled computers, and make them susceptible to subsequent more severe attacks – this can be costly, cause disruption and damage reputations. 

For information on a variety of Cyber Security issues & offers please click below to view the ‘Cyber Security’ page…

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Cyber Security Partner, Securious, Is Raising Ransomware Awareness

Troy’s new cyber security expert partner, Securious, is dedicated to providing Troy Members with invaluable ongoing advice on a variety of Cyber Security issues. 

Ransomware is under the spotlight this week, please view the document and video below for important information on how to keep your business safe…

Cyber Security – Is Your Online Business Protected?

Cyber attacks leave businesses vulnerable to data theft and disabled computers, and make them susceptible to subsequent more severe attacks – this can be costly, cause disruption and damage reputations. 

For information on a variety of Cyber Security issues & offers please click below to view the ‘Cyber Security’ page…

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Draper's new campaign reveals health benefits of DIY & Gardening

Draper’s new national campaign to promote the health and wellbeing benefits of DIY & gardening has already been making headlines in the The Sun, The Daily Mirror and other national media. There are some really fascinating findings – PE with Joe Wicks might be over, but there’s still plenty of ways for the nation to burn calories at home. 

Read the full report here. 

  • UK Homeowners burn more than EIGHTY THOUSAND calories a year by gardening and doing DIY 
  • During a typical year, house proud Brits will spend 165 hours in total on their home & garden improvements
  • 67% of the population said doing a DIY or gardening job well is more satisfying than doing a good job at work
  • 73% of homeonwers consider gardening to be a nice way to de-stress and to relax and 47% feel similarly about DIY 


Survey commissioned by Draper Tools, conducted by OnePoll. Sample size: 2,000 UK homeowners. 

About Draper Tools: Draper Tools is a leading distributor of hand and power tools. Established in 1919 by Bert Draper, the company is now more than 100 years old and is still family owned and run today. Draper Tools prides itself on the range, quality and value of its expanding product portfolio which includes over 10,000 quality products. Product categories include automotive, gardening and landscaping, construction, engineering and many more. Draper Tools products are available through a wide range of stockists both online and in stores. For more information, stockist details and trade enquiries visit: www.drapertools.com.   

 

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Engineering Troy Connect Digital Event... 'Cutting It' With Members

Thank you to everyone that joined us for the Engineering focussed digital event on Thursday 29th April, which was a huge success.  Troy’s very own business experts, business partners & ‘hosts with the most’, Richard & Wendy, pulled it out the bag yet again with another fantastic, action packed show.

Miss the show?  No problem!

Visit the ‘Events’ section of the members’ area of the website now, to catch-up on the latest news in the world of Engineering & Cutting Tools.


Featured in the Engineering Digital Event…

  • Fantastic Special Offers & Product Demonstrations from Troy’s Engineering & Cutting Tools related suppliers…

  • Troy’s Engineering Business Development Director, catches up with Cutting Tools Supplier, Dormer Pramet…
  • Troy Group E-commerce Manager, shares top tips on how to get the best from data analytics for your website…
  • The Team at Securious offers fast fix solutions on how to transform your cyber security…
  • Safestock Solutions – Troy’s industrial vending provider, gives insight into how the Safestock modular systems can provide flexible, VMI solutions…
  • Troy’s Purchasing Director at Troy talks Brexit, Stock Shortages & Freight Costs…
  • EZ-Base UK Managing Director updates Members on the progress of the EZ-Base product data solution…
  • Troy Manufacturing Group Managing Director, presents the manufacturing arm of the Troy Group. Want to know more?  Visit www.troymanufacturinggroup.com to book a site visit today.
  • Troy’s Engineering Business Development Director, answers Members’ questions LIVE!

Members – please be sure to join us on Thursday 27th May for our MRO focused digital event, for more fantastic offers, products & expert insights!

 

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Fantastic Opportunity from New Troy Supplier ... U-Power

Members take advantage of this fantastic opportunity – Buy 30 pairs of RED LION shoes and become an official RedLion Point!!!

Benefits …

  • A dedicated product display
  • Goodies, 10 pairs of U-power branded shades
  • Enhanced visibility of your shop on our official website
  • Service priority

U-Power has an exciting marketing program (including TV, digital, magazine, radio…) so join in the RedLion Point circuit and maximize your sales opportunities!

Want to know more?  Email luke.armstrong@u-power.it TODAY!

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Free Business MentorLive Service

In the wake of the COVID 19 crisis, NatWest are providing their entire online portal, for free. And you don’t have to bank with NatWest to take advantage of this. 

In these uncertain times, Mentor Live has been made free to all.

MentorLive is part of a wider range of support NatWest offer as part of their ‘paid for’ services, and is a fully featured system to manage HR and Health & Safety in your business (staff management, holidays, absences, risk assessments etc) and they’ve recently added a dedicated Coronavirus Hub that includes; 

  • Free webinars
    Next webinar titled ‘Adapting to the New Now‘ Friday 14th August at 12noon covering;
    – restructuring your business
    – getting your business into better shape for the challenges ahead
    – remaining complaint through an ever changing world 
    Register for webinar here. 

  • An extensive library of free templates including policies, checklists, guidelines, posters and letters to support in protecting your people and your business during the Corona Virus Outbreak and it’s repercussions. 
  • Detailed FAQ’s and policies on SSP, holidays and working from home
  • HR management tools


How to register – register for this free resource to access all of the above, just follow the link and enter your details. 

More about NatWest Mentor
NatWest Mentor is one of the UK’s leading HR, Employment Law, Health & Safety and Environmental consultancy services. Providing support and guidance that helps business customers stay on top of legal and regulatory changes, maintain compliance and reduce risk while creating a safe, professional and sustainable work environment. 

Please note Mentor Live does not include access to any eLearning modules in Mentor Learn – which is available as a stand alone product or complimentary with any Natwest subscription services. 

Further information on Troy’s recommended HR services can be found here

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GESIPA Celebrate 50 Year Anniversary With Live Virtual Exhibition

GESIPA UK are excited to announce the launch of GESIPA Live 2021 – a ten day virtual exhibition held between the 15th and 26th March 2021.

As part of our 50th year in the UK celebrations, we have decided to replicate the traditional aspects of an exhibition and open our virtual doors to host our first ever virtual exhibition.

Over the ten days, we will be showcasing the latest in GESIPA technologies via a demo room tour, offering free 1 to 1 live tool training sessions, multiple giveaways and extending our Buy 5 Get 1 Free on the AccuBird for Troy and THS members.

The GESIPA AccuBird has been the riveting tool of choice since 1992 – The wireless tool for versatile application in assembly areas and industrial manufacturing. Immediately after mandrel break-off, the auto-reverse function stops the pulling process and moves the jaw assembly back into the initial position. This reduces wear, saves time and energy while making sure the tool is immediately ready for use.

This is an offer and an event not to be missed!

To sign up for your free ticket, please visit www.gesipalive.co.uk/troyths

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Great Respect For Troy Connect ...

The team here at Troy has been overwhelmed from the fantastic response to our June LIVE digital events which were hosted from our studio in Bristol on Tuesday 22nd June …

Not only did we present a member event, which went down a treat, we also hosted a special supplier focussed event so that we can work even closer with our supply chain to get the absolute best products, brands and offers in front of you in up-and-coming digital shows and campaigns.

Thank you to everyone who joined us on the day, we have been blown away by your kind messages of support! #strongertogether

Highlights from the June LIVE Digital Event …

Brad Sugars, #1 Business Coach

Insights into how you can increase profit from repeat business, explains how Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system is a must for business CRMs monitor loyalty, time delivery & customer service and assist in target marketing too …

“Relationships x results = retention … If you don’t look after your loyal customers, someone else willBrad Sugars

A Sneak Peek Into The New Member Dashboard

This fantastic digital tool gives an instant overview of purchasing, rebate details, quantities, value & more.  Access can be gained via request through your Business Development Manager.

And much more including:

  • Chris Ridgeons talks Toolbank’s “Real Deals For You” with £13M of stock available!
  • Competition with an incredible prize from JCB
  • Elle Clark showcases JSP’s Digi-Hub – Get PPE experts at your fingertips
  • Fantastic offers, products & insights from Stanley Black & Decker, Makita, Toolbank & More
  • Gareth Thomas talks everything EZ-Base, Data Product Solution (See below for more info)
  • Insights from Troy’s very own Sales Panel with Special Guests Optix, Draper & Toolbank
  • Keeping our finger on the pulse of our industry with our Young Professionals Panel
  • Keira Parks, Marketing Manager at Troy talks #SupportIndependents campaign & Brand Recognition Programme (See below for more info)

Missed it? No problem, click here to watch the June Digital Event

 

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Hardware, Fixings, Adhesives and Sealants.

We’re quickly approaching this months member exclusive Troy Connect Digital Event where we will be focusing our attention on all things hardware, fixings, adhesives and sealants. 

Featuring in this months show there is a great selection of promotions and offers ranging from 10% off all the way to 65% off from a great selection of suppliers including Everbuild, Jeaton and Godiva.

Alongside this our very own Richard Pymm chats with Ian Doherty, MD at Hextone about the ‘state of the trade’ and we’ll have a whole host of samples in the studio. Securious will be providing us with their Industry 4.0 tips.

We look forward to seeing our members there on Tuesday the 24th August and if you haven’t registered yet please follow the link below to get signed up:

Register here for our August Digital Event.

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HMRC Brexit Q&As and updated NI information

HMRC have released a series of frequently asked questions relating to trading with Europe post Brexit.

 

Now that the Brexit transition period has ended, all businesses that move goods between Great Britain and countries in the EU, or under the Northern Ireland Protocol, must follow new customs and tax rules since 1 January 2021.

 

These Q&As can be accessed by clicking the link below:
HMRC Q&As

 

If you move goods to Northern Ireland additional information has been provided relating to the changes to the way goods move between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

This information can be found through the link below:
Northern Ireland additional information

 

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How can I get an edge on the big corporates with my digital marketing?

Read on for Troy’s in-house Digital Marketing expert David’s top marketing tips to leveraging your USPs* as a local independent business. (*A unique selling proposition defines your company’s unique position in the market place).

How can I get an edge on the big corporates with my digital marketing?

  1. Creating locally focused content is an excellent way to both increase your visibility to prospective customers and establish your business as a trusted voice in the community.

  2. Appeal to your ideal customer who appreciates the product knowledge, flexibility and customer service that a big corporate just cannot give. Appeal to their sense of community and loyalty through your locally focused and community centric content.

  3. Theme blog posts, case studies, social media activity and competitions around your USPs as an independent business such as;
    – Your Unrivalled Instore Technical Product Knowledge.
    – Awarding Your Staff For Best Customer Service Experience Or Personal Touch.
    – Your Professional Tool Shop Experience.
    – Family Culture, History and Heritage.

  4. Ask customers to write good online reviews for Google My Business and make it easy for them to do so.

  5. A social media presence makes it easier for both existing and potential customers to find and connect with your brand. Social platforms are also a great place to tell your brand’s story and help people get a better feel for what your business is all about.

By leveraging the fact you’re a local!
#SupportIndependents

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HSE Conduct Inspections of Fabricated Metal Businesses across GB

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has written to fabricated metal businesses across GB to check that they are managing the risks of welding fumes and metalworking fluids.

The Health and Safety Executive has written to fabrication metal businesses across Great Britain to check that they are managing the possible risks associated with welding fumes and metalworking fluids – this is aimed at minimising and managing the risks of respiratory diseases amongst workers.

The HSE are planning to visit all the main metal fabrication businesses between May and September 2021 to ensure compliance of the 2019 Weld Fume Reclassification.

So, what can you do to prepare for these inspections? 

Before the fabricated metal inspections takes place, HSE will provide you access to various resources to help manage potential risks and help business owners prepare for an inspection. These campaigns provide you with information on health risks related to wielding fumes which can cause cancer and metalworking fluids which can lead to occupational asthma. 

 

You can head to the HSE website below to find out more information today!

 

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Important Lockdown Message For Troy Members

IMPORTANT LOCKDOWN MESSAGE FOR TROY MEMBERS 

We would like to address the recent Government Announcement which confirmed England’s return to lockdown this week due to a further wave of COVID19.
 
Despite many business sectors once again having to deal with disruption and hardship, we are pleased and relieved that Construction and Manufacturing are to remain in operation as essential services.
 
At the time of writing there are no suppliers that we know of that have closed so continuity is assured unlike last March.
 
Product categories such as PPE and DIY were particularly successful during the previous lockdown plus click and collect e-commerce services so we believe this as an opportunity for members to profit as well as supporting industry to keep moving.
 
We therefore have a better understanding of the challenges ahead, we know what to expect and are not facing the unknown –  we as always are here to help you.  All areas of Troy will remain fully operational, as it did through the first wave of COVID, and is here to support you once again #strongertogether.
 
Our colleagues at Ashford’s, a national provider of legal, professional and regulatory services, are on hand once again to provide legal advice should Troy Members require it, so please email Helen Bosley on helen.bosley@troyuk.co.uk at Troy for access to this facility.
 
If you have any queries, COVID related or not, please contact your Business Development Manager in the first instance.  As always, they are prepared and keen to resolve any issues you may have and support your business, so please use them.
 
We will keep you informed of developments as and when they arise so please be sure to keep an eye out for the regular Troy member emails as they land in your inbox.
 
Thank you, stay safe & please keep in touch.
 
TROY BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

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Introducing The New JCB Tools Range – Made For Hard Work

 

 

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Launch of Trade 2 Trade

 

 

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Member Dashboards

Data security is of paramount importance to us at Troy, and is always top of mind with our data governance and data experts, who are busy developing solutions to support members in making data driven decisions. 

With that in mind, let’s take a look at new technology from troy, destined to provide you with greater insights into your spending.

The technology is called a ‘dashboard’ – this is a first sneak peak of something we are very excited about and we will be working closely with the Troy membership to understand requirements as ultimately these will be your dashboards so we very much value your input.

This is very much the start not the end of member dashboard development, meaning we wont be rolling this out automatically, we ask members to work with your Troy BDMs to request access to your dashboard and develop your dashboard together. 

What is a dashboard?

A dashboard is a series of visuals such a bar chart or a pie chart – The Member Dashboard is there to help you see your spend, products, invoices, list of suppliers you purchase from, and further purchasing insights. It can further help you with seeing the value of your purchases and the quantities of your product purchases. It’s going to be a great asset to your business operations..

https://youtu.be/n1iIsRXZvNQ
Collis Swaby, Troy Data and Quality Analyst

Speak with your Troy Business Development Manager today about access to your dashboard.

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Members Statement following Government advice

 

 

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Order The Troy Trader Today!

Q4 2020 Trader is in production and members can order their personalised copies right now! Packed with products from Metabo, Sealey, Draper, SIP, Teng Tools and Trojan – this edition will have everything your customers need for the Autumn / Winter. Featuring an array of seasonal products including;

– Heater / Generators
– Wet / Dry Vac 
– Hi-Vis
– Mats and Storage
– Lighting and Torches 

To place an order;

please complete an order form and contact Sarah Revell on 07920 783573 or email sarah.revell@troyuk.co.uk

Download your order form here 

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PDF Guide - Joining Microsoft Teams as a Guest

From sharing screens to muting your microphone, document collaboration to one-to-one chat we’ve put together a helpful and handy guide to support you in joining and engaging in Microsoft Teams Meetings! 

Troy colleagues and our Business Development Team are adapting to keep members’ up to date with essential news and discussions whilst ensuring safety and convenience. 

More and more network engagement and support can be met through virtual meetings, using applications such as Microsoft Team which allows us to work flexibly, safely and confidently. Please feel free to request meetings with any Troy colleagues using Microsoft Teams! 

Microsoft Teams is a chat-based collaboration tool providing the ability to work together and share information via a common space and we have already enjoyed many Teams Meetings with members, suppliers and colleagues throughout this year. 

Click here to view the guide  

Please also find a website user guide here to ensure you are getting the most out of the website 

 

 

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Reasons To Go Greener

1. Clients, Customers, Growth
Sustainability is becoming more of a demand from customers. They are seeking to spend with businesses who reflect their green values. Making small steps to reduce waste or fossil fuel use in your business will attract customers, make a positive impact on the environment as well as your bottom line. It could even help you grow through winning Tenders. Tender criteria is growing to include green accreditation such as ISO14001 and if your business can comply with green standards and credentials you may be able to win new routes to market.


2. Attract and retain top talent
CSR is becoming a powerful mechanism in the way it influences customers and employees alike. Ensure your recruitment strategy and the recruiters you use showcase the green side of your business and CSR Policy.
A Corporate Social Responsibility Plan or Policy for your business could include cycle to work schemes, recycling, litter picking, beach cleaning, reducing carbon footprint, reducing plastic usage, volunteering days, supporting the development of your employees, charitable giving. Prospective employees will find a conscientious employer more attractive.  


3. Reduce waste, increase efficiencies save money
Energy conservation and use of alternative energy sources are among the most significant changes sustainability can bring to a modern business.
Not only does it protect the planet but Energy saving policies implemented in the work-place engage the staff and save bottom line costs. Encourage employee adoption by monitoring your energy data from smart meters to prove their efforts are working!  
No area of your business is too small – reduce waste and plastics that end up in the ocean by joining the reusable revolution, shop more locally and reduce the supply chain travel, have your photocopier on a password release so people have to think about what they print.
When it comes to reducing waste and increasing efficiencies, no area is too small and every decision you make as a business owner makes a step towards cost savings.  


Having discussions around sustainability, leads your business and its people to approach its operations and consumptions holistically. Whole system thinking will open your conversations to new efficiencies that can be made rather than looking at things in silo.

If you are not taking it seriously already, then market demands may soon force your hand. The benefits and communities you can enjoy are only growing.

To find out more about sustainable solutions for your business be it green energy contracts or solar power, view Troy Business Services, where you’ll find a number of recommended partners that can support you.

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Regatta Professional Range relaunch with improved pricing exclusive to Troy Members

Troy Supplier Regatta have relaunched their Professional Range with revised improved pricing and even better service, exclusively to Troy Members. 

Read the following communication from the Regatta Team below  …


We are absolutely delighted to relaunch the Regatta Professional range to you for Autumn Winter 2020.
Part of the multi-million pound Regatta Group and the UK’s largest outdoors brand, we bring our expertise to the workwear market to provide functional, high quality and performance clothing for companies and organisations worldwide.
This year we are offering improved pricing exclusive to Troy members. Sales support is also available to you with a new dedicated point of contact in Chris Bunting. Chris can be reached on 07747 274496 or CBunting@regatta.com, and can help you with product advice, pricing queries, point of sale and unitary requirements.
Our range of products can be found in the below link. These include our hardwearing and technical Tactical Threads products, with triple-stitching reinforcement, durable Cordura fabrics, and waterproof and windproof technologies.
http://www.regattaprofessional.com/

Contact Chris to learn more about how Regatta Professional can add to your business.

Best Regards
The
Regatta Professional Team

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TMB Digital 2020 - an event not to be missed!

We have been working hard with Suppliers behind the scenes to bring you an event in the face of COVID-19!

The brand new, TMB Digital is coming exclusively to Troy Members… 

 

No need to travel, enjoy easy access from the comfort of your desk and take part in a jam packed day with content that is guaranteed to make your life easier and save your business money!

  • Amazing Supplier Offers
  • Big Discounts
  • Product Auctions
  • World Famous Speaker
  • Show-Worthy Deals
  • Huge Prizes
  • Exciting Product Demos
  • Q&As
  • Intelligent Purchasing Solutions 

During the day there will be features you cannot afford to miss out on including product auctions to prove Troy members are truly stronger together, the opportunity to win an all inclusive trip to Las Vegas, as well as the launch of Troy’s new Ecommerce and product data solutions. 

The event will be hosted within the members area of the site, so it’s essential you check you have log in details to www.troyuk.co.uk on hand, and if not get in touch with your Troy BDM to get set up/recover your password.

Starting around 9.30am and complete by 5pm, Brad Sugars will be closing the event with a rousing presentation on pivoting, business survival and success!

We hope to release a running order in the next week or so. 

Block out Thursday 22nd October 2020 to virtually attend!

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TMB Digital Running Order Released!

TMB Digital will be streamed to you via the members area of the Troy Website on Thursday 22nd October, there is no need to travel, enjoy easy access from the comfort of your desk and take part in a jam packed day with content that is guaranteed to make your life easier and save your business money

To access the stream, it is essential you check you have log in details to www.troyuk.co.uk members area on hand. If you are without log in details get in touch with your Troy BDM to be set up as a site user / recover your password in good time before the event date. 


Running Order on the Day

Morning from 9.30am
Welcome 
Troy Ecommerce platform launch with Q&As
Product demonstrations from suppliers
Live auctions
EZ-base with Q&As 
Trade 2 Trade 

Afternoon 12 noon onward
Troy Intelligent Purchasing 
Troy Ecommerce platform and Q&As
Live auctions
Innovation Awards
Brad Sugars presentation with Q&As
Competition for trip to Las Vegas
Closing notes from Paul Kilbride, CEO of Troy 

Ends 5pm 


Why is TMB Digital different?

Troy UK will be hosting and MC’ing the day providing plenty of air time for interactivity, feedback and FUN!

Enjoy unique to Troy content, participate in live chat, pose questions to experts, and feedback throughout the day.

Experience Troy’s Product Auctions where Troy’s Presenter will report on volume deals, grown through live bidding, to reach agreed volumes/price points and ultimately bring down the price per unit.


If you have any questions or issues, contact your Troy Business Development Manager via the contact details below

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Toolbank Give Statement On Distribution Centre Closure

Dear Customer,

I am writing to inform you that, regrettably, due to the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak we have had no choice but to temporarily close our UK distribution centres until further notice. The closures will take effect from close of business today, March 24th, 2020……..

Download the rest of the communication using the link below.

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TROY DEBUTS ONLINE TRADING EVENT

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!

“Loved the auctions, thought this was a great concept….”
Troy Member, Chris Nuttall 

“Brilliantly put together great first effort”
Troy Member, Chris Guy

“Well done today, brilliant, we have sent substantial orders”
Troy Member, Liam FFX

“All very impressive – more please – well done Troy Team”
Troy Member, Mike Graham 

An overview of TMB Digital
Morning / AM
To start the show, Richard Pymm, Group Sales Director
, gave a fresh COVID friendly welcome and introduction to the brand new online event, describing how we at Troy are embracing the “new normal”…for the time being at least. 
He gave a brief overview of the show’s exciting content and format, highlighting the key messages and segments for members to look out for and gave details of how they can get in touch during the day, via the online chat. Veteran BBC presenter, David Fitzgerald, was introduced as co-cost to assist with interviewing the various, guest and in-house, business experts and presenting a variety of segments throughout the show.

  • Show warms up with Supplier Advertisements and Richard Pymm gives friendly welcome and introduction to the brand new online event. 

  • Live Auction took place 
    Delivered by Richard Pymm, Group Sales Director at Troy
    Rather than products being sold to the highest bidder, this fantastic live auction had a tooling twist.  Showcasing a range of products from various Troy Suppliers, members were offered tiered quantity discounts, to be based on total collaborative orders made by the end of the show #strongertogether
    During the Auctions we sold;
    – 500 Metabo BS12 Basic Drill Drives
    – 300 Draper Socket Sets
    – 50 Beta Vacs
    – 200 Draper Lights
    Auction sales updates were announced throughout the day *All reaching the maximum quantity at the lowest price so really successful segment!*
  • EZ-base Product Data Solution presentation with Q&A session
    Delivered by Business Expert Gareth Thomas, Managing Director at EZ-base.
    Gareth introduced the brand new sophisticated, secure product data solution from the new joint venture between Troy UK and EZ-base.  He explained how this processes suppliers’ product data for use throughout the business, and how it becomes a key part of any e-commerce operation. He described how access to this product data can assist members to trade online effectively, with ease, saving valuable time and money, and is an important step for the further development of digital channels and digital information in your industrial and engineering supplies business.  EZ-base will engage the suppliers to join the platform and provide this industry a set of rich product information and content, ready for businesses to trade confidently online, for example, via the new Troy Commerce platform, or to improve existing catalogues or to simply update back office data improving business efficiency.

  • Product Demonstrations, delivered by Troy’s Top Suppliers
    A variety of fantastic product demonstrations were given to showcase the many new and innovative items available to members including many well known and well loved brands…

  • Trade 2 Trade presentation
    Delivered by Richard Pymm, Group Sales Director and Troy Host
    Richard officially kicked off the launch of the brand new online member-to-member trading site – Trade 2 Trade.  This included an operational demonstration of the website to demonstrate the various functions and ease of use.  This platform allows members to buy, request and shift surplus stock, exclusively and anonymously, in an e-Bay style format.  Competitive pricing is encouraged for successful sales, with distribution managed via the Trojan Warehouse at the Barnstaple site.
    For more information click on Trade 2 Trade on the members’ area of the website or contact your designated Business Development Manager

Afternoon / PM

  • Interview with Ben Rhodes at CBI

  • Troy Smart Purchasing presentation
    Delivered by Business Expert Ben Spalding, Group Operations Director at Troy
    More information of Troy Intelligent Purchasing will be released in the coming months…

  •  Product Demonstration
    Delivered by Troy’s Top Suppliers
    A variety of fantastic product demonstrations were given to showcase the many new and innovative items available to members including many well known and well loved brands…

  •  TMB Innovation Awards 2020
    Delivered by Richard Pymm, Group Sales Director at Troy & Host
    Troy is keen to drive technological advancement, research and design, and year-on-year is adding more value and recognition to this already beneficial accolade.  As well as receiving the award and being recognised within the group, suppliers of the winning product gain an enhanced promotional campaign.  This includes a Troy designed advertorial within Troy News, a prominent banner feature on the Troy website and a full press release for upload on Troy’s social media channels and to be sent to various tooling industry related media outlets.
    As this is a TMB award, it is open exclusively to Troy Suppliers. In order to enter, their product must have been released no earlier than the last quarter of the previous year and have unique selling features. A vast array of products has been entered over the years, including power tools, abrasives, PPE and more.  Each supplier gave a short presentation which was decided by a diverse panel of judges, with expertise in the tooling sector.
  1. Beeswift – Air for Life (WINNER)
  2. Bosch – X-Lock Grinder & Accessories (HIGHLY COMMENDED)
  3. Dormer Pramet – Bolt Removal Kit
  4. Draper – Trolley Jack
  5. GPC – Clever Trolley
  6. Ledco – IF2R Mini Floodlight
  7. Metabo – Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
  8. Polyco Healthline – Polyflex Eco Glove
  9. Rockfall – RF110 Airtech Safety Trainer
  10. Rowland Tools – Bessey Guide Rail/One Handed Clamp
  11. SIP – Sani-Air Compressor

The coveted prize of Overall Winner went to Beeswift’s Air For Life.  For full details see the Troy Website…

  • Brad Sugars Presentation & Q&A Session *Live From Las Vegas*
    Brad gave an enlightening and encouraging 40-minute presentation on how members need to look objectively at their business to maximise profit and develop their business.  Whether looking for change or not, Brad’s know-how is powerful.  His insight highlights further profit growth opportunities, efficient management techniques and more…

     

    For more information on Brad Sugars and his best selling book “Pulling Profits Out Of A Hat” visit the Troy website.

  • Competition Results 
    Love to Shop vouchers 

    Members were given the chance to win £25 of Love2Shop vouchers by answering numerous questions related to segments throughout the TMB Digital. 

    The lucky winners:

    • Bell Tools – Adam Bell
    • C G Fixings Ltd – Chris Guy
    • ECA Supplies Ltd – Dave Chambers
    • MacGregor Industrial Supplies Ltd – Lesley Fraser
    • UK Tools Ltd – Ann C


  • 5 Day Trip to Las Vegas winner;
    Richard Tarbatt, of William Twigg (Matlock)Ltd 
    We caught up with Richard from William Twigg for his reaction…

    “It was a complete shock when I found out I’d won the trip to Vegas.  I’ve been fortunate to travel abroad a lot but I’ve never been before and always wanted to go.  Its an amazing prize and I’m overwhelmed to have won it.  I’m very grateful to Troy for such a generous prize and cant wait to have “Beers with Brad” on the Strip – as soon as restrictions allow!”

    Watch the announcement of the winners for the competition, Innovation Awards and Las Vegas trip in the video below… 

  • Closing Of The Show 
    Delivered by Paul Kilbride, CEO at Troy and Richard Pymm, Group Sales Director & Host
    Special thanks were given to members, suppliers, sponsors, business experts, presenters, Team Troy & New Image for their support and making the show a success.

EARLY INDICATIONS REVEAL THAT TMB DIGITAL 2020 IS A RESOUNDING SUCCESS…

The first ever TMB Digital show was a great success with viewing figures totalling over 300 throughout the day.  TMB Digital is a sister event to the live TMB Show at Silverstone, to enhance the overall TMB experience and offer members even more opportunities to do business.

Member feedback surveys have been sent out to ensure future productions of TMB Digital are the best they can be.  If you haven’t already, please take the time to complete this short feedback form as member input is vital.

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Troy Searches For Young Professionals...Keeping A Finger On The Industry Pulse

At Troy, we are keen to start fresh and exciting conversations and to gain insight from experts throughout the industry, so that the whole Group can stay up-to-speed with the rapidly evolving technological advances, innovations and ethics. 

As you will be aware, expanding knowledge & awareness is vital for the future of independent distributors, so we have been on the look-out for high achieving, forward-thinking, young professionals within the Engineering, Construction and Industrial tooling sectors, from a variety of reputable businesses, to begin this important discussion.

As part of a carefully selected panel, these confident and inspiring individuals will take part in our up-and-coming member events.  These insights are sure to get you thinking about your purchasing motivations and decision making for the future of your business – so keep a look out for details of future events and make sure you join us AND take part!

We have been busy reading through some impressive CVs from applicants to this new initiative, so look forward to unveiling our ‘Young Professionals Panel’ to you very soon…

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Uvex Temporary Closure - Important Orders & Returns Advice ...

We write to advise you that our financial year-end is fast approaching and we anticipate being closed for our annual stock take from 2nd – 6th August 2021.

We appreciate potential supply disruption is unhelpful and believe that this ‘advance notice’ will enable us both to mitigate extended delivery times and consequent frustration.

We have done our best to ensure we have sufficient stocks to meet this period and we strongly recommend that you place ‘July’ orders plus any additional orders to cover your anticipated needs in the first week of August by Friday 23rd  July 2021 wherever possible.

With regret, we will be unable to accept any returns between 23rd July and 9th August.

Thank you in anticipation of your co-operation and please don’t hesitate to contact the Customer Services team if you wish to discuss this matter.

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