As always, this issue of SMG News is packed with all your favourite features as well as lots of news and topical comment. We have a fabulous participant for our ‘Question Time’ feature – we are thrilled that Michael Turner, Sales Director at Westex Flooring has kindly taken the time to answer our questions. Read all about what Michael has to say on page 30.
Starring in our ‘At the Sharp End’ feature we have Philippa Poitras, sales representative for Ulster Carpets. Philippa has some very interesting answers to our questions so don’t miss that on page 15.
This issue our Member Focus feature is back, and we are showcasing a fantastic retailer who is relatively new to the Group. Ashley Cooke’s Carpets & Furniture is a wonderful store in Malton, North Yorkshire. The store has recently expanded and is well laid out, light and bright and the business is going from strength to strength. You can read all about them on page 58.
We also have a fantastic bonus feature in this issue from industry legend and Chairman of SMG, Mr Chris Moffat. Chris speaks very candidly about his more than 45 years in the trade, all the changes he has seen and all the characters that have shaped the industry over those years. It’s a fantastic insight into the whole business, the market trends over the years and Chris’ advice to both Suppliers and Retailers! Read all about it on page 34.
All that remains for me to say is that this spring SMG News is, as always, jam packed with the latest industry news, insights and information to keep you up to date and make for what we hope is a very interesting read. If you have any suggestions for features you might like to see in this publication, we always welcome reader feedback and ideas.