In Spring 2014, Diamond began hosting the first of its new monthly supplier exhibitions. Held in the Diamond House atrium, the events were created to encourage and nurture collaborations between staff and suppliers. On the first Monday of every month, eight suppliers take the floor to demonstrate the latest in technology and instrumentation, and discuss potential applications with Diamond staff.
These regular events not only offer our existing suppliers opportunities to meet with staff to further advance their partnerships, but also offer new organisations a forum to present Diamond staff with information about potential exciting advances in their field.
Zoë Cattell in Diamond’s Communications team, who conceived and coordinates the events, has been overwhelmed by the interest shown from the suppliers.
“Over the years I have been aware that strong partnerships between our suppliers and the staff here at Diamond can be of huge benefit, not only to ensure that Diamond receives the best products and deals available, but that increased knowledge for both parties can lead to new and innovative ways of executing the science that takes place here at Diamond.”
Vacuum specialists, motion control solutions, analytics, cameras, lasers, laboratory chemicals, production equipment, software and data acquisition are a few of the specialist organisations that have taken up the opportunity to attend a monthly supplier exhibition at Diamond and there are plans for 2015 to create some tailored events so that Diamond staff across all disciplines are given the opportunity to meet with suppliers specific to their field of expertise.
“The importance of face to face contact between staff and suppliers cannot be underestimated”, says Julia Holloway, Senior Buyer at Diamond. “Nurturing good working relationships is key to the success of developments at Diamond and the supplier exhibits are proving to be an ideal setting in which this can happen”.
For all enquiries about events at Diamond, contact Zoë via firstname.lastname@example.org
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