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Maplin to deliver biggest staff conference with Simply Better

Electronics specialist Maplin has hired Yorkshire live events company Simply Better to deliver its annual staff conference for 300 colleagues.

The retailer has its headquarters in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, and more than 200 stores throughout the UK and Ireland.

The conference, to be held in September, will be a gathering of store managers, support centre staff and colleagues from the Far East and will be held at the stylish Victoria Warehouse in Manchester.

It is the fourth consecutive year that Simply Better has produced Maplin’s conference, with the event developing since the partnership began in 2012. Simply Better now provides delegate management, event production, event management, video production, exhibition build and assistance with content.

Oli Meakin, CEO of Maplin, said: “This will be our biggest conference yet, bringing all of our store managers, colleagues and key suppliers to celebrate the current performance and share the future plans we have for Maplin.”

Rob Woodhead, director of Simply Better Events, said: “We can’t wait to help Maplin stage their best conference yet. After initially delivering AV in our first year, we have been handed a considerably expanded brief that now covers all aspects of event management and production.”

Simply Better is a family business that organises and produces corporate conferences and events for some of the biggest brands in the North of England, also including Skipton Building Society and Provident Financial. Turnover is forecast to grow to £3m this year.

The business combines the skills of an audio-visual company and a creative agency to deliver results-led events. Its in-house creative team produces concepts, design, and content based on a full understanding of the client brief.

Rob Woodhead
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