“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.


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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