Conservatory Outlet saluted ‘the power of collaboration’ with a special thank-you event for its 27-strong network of retailers culminating in a gala dinner and award ceremony at the Tower of London.

Group CEO Greg Kane opened by thanking them members for their support over the past two years before highlighting several key achievements that have took place during what has been a very testing period.

“Most of us have grown up in this sector, it’s our sector, and in our respective regions we have reached the top spot, leading the way in traditional market conditions we know so well, “ he told them

“All of our businesses, people and systems are finely tuned to succeed in these conditions, but then it changed… almost overnight, demand is everywhere but supply became very difficult to manage. 

“The last twenty months have proven time and time again the fantastic innovation and resilience of the Conservatory Outlet Network and this is something we will tap into as we meet the current challenges head-on.”

Special recognition went to award winning retailers: Speedy Home Improvements, as Newcomer of the Year; 5 Star Windows/Eden/Hazlemere, 10 Years as Network Members; Amber/County/Planet/Trademark, Outstanding Customer Satisfaction; Bon Accord/TWC, Outstanding Digital Innovation; ERG, Exceptional Growth; Pennine Home Improvements, Revolutionary Sales Approach; Premier, Next Generation Achievement, and  West Yorkshire Windows, Inspirational Transformation.

Long-standing network member Joedan was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award to honour the company’s founding partners, John and Nicky Purcaro in their 38th year in the sector.

Managing director Michael Giscombe said that the event showcased the group’s resilience: “Given how the last 20 months have been, our collaborative approach to sales and marketing has been invaluable, allowing companies to flourish where others have floundered.”