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The past few months have been challenging for many of the industries we serve. As we started to see the light at the end of the tunnel, we wanted to recognize the hard work being done by industry associations, prominent businesses, and thought leaders.

As such, we wanted to highlight five of our partner organizations that have been leading the charge for their industries during the pandemic. Each one has been busy providing much-needed advice, insight, and support to its members and the wider industry.

Here are a few of our favorite posts.


BMF Partner

Partner: Builders Merchants Federation (BMF)

Who are the BMF?

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) is the only organization that represents and protects the interests of builder’s merchants, plumbing, heating, roofing, decorative, and timber merchants, and their suppliers in the UK and Ireland.

A detailed article about the latest trade credit insurance guarantee from the UK government to provide additional protection to businesses struggling due to unpaid debts owed by their customers. Read the full article for details on how to access funds and the dates the scheme will be running.

To read the full article, click here.

A deconstruction of the main points from the newly released recovery plan from the Construction Leadership Council’s COVID-19 Task Force. The plan has been developed and agreed with the sector’s leading trade bodies to give businesses a series of recommendations to aid a safe return to work.

To read the full article, click here.


Elite Extra Partner

Partner: ELITE Extra

Who is ELITE Extra?

ELITE Extra provides winning software services and support for their customers in a fun, creative, and nurturing environment that cultivates innovation, personal growth, and excellence, all while maintaining a culture based on mutual respect, teamwork, and a family/work balance.

An interesting article about delivery trends worth adopting to help your business flourish. From contactless delivery to full visibility of the delivery process, read this article to get the inside scoop on which methods could give you a competitive edge in a recovering economy.

To read the full article, click here.

With drivers in high demand, getting the recruitment process to work smoothly and positively towards hiring the best applicants is crucial. ELITE Extra’s article examines the biggest interview turnoffs that drive possible employees away and how you can avoid these mistakes.

To read the full article, click here.


IAAF partner

Partner: Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF)

Who is the IAAF?

The IAAF’s prime function is to promote and secure the future of the independent automotive aftermarket to the benefit of our members and the sector.

This article delivers some eye-opening statistics on vehicle ownership growth in the UK during COVID-19. It includes detailed statistics from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) about passenger cars, light and heavy goods vehicles, petrol, diesel, battery, and electric sales, down to regional figures for insights into buying trends.

To read the full article, click here.

With complex new HSE guidance coming into place to protect employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, the IAAF team has distilled the information into an easy-to-digest set of rules regarding social distancing, PHE, and home working.



mdm Partner

Partner: Modern Distribution Management (MDM) 

Who is MDM?

MDM is the only specialized information business that provides high-level in-depth resources to executives who are in or serve the wholesale distribution industry.

In this article, MDM asks if there really is hope on the horizon for the U.S. economy. The answer is, of course, mixed, with some industries performing better than others in a post-lockdown environment. The piece highlights results for construction and HVAC industries, plus a marginal increase for manufacturing. Detailed results come from the latest Indian River Consulting pandemic Revue Index based on May 25-29.

In the third part of a great article series, MDM looks into how to improve long-term company performance. The article examines the benefits of knowing your internal data from payroll, order economics, and customer profitability to see where quick wins and margin gains could be made.


Procede Partner

Partner: Procede

Who are Procede?

To provide complete dealership management solutions that deliver best-in-class services, reliable functionality, and the strongest integrations in the industry.

A dynamic and adaptive approach to onboarding during the pandemic from the team at 'Procede'. The article focuses on recent work with Roberts Truck Center and their new model, “White Glove,” service for onboarding and system engagement.

To read the full article, click here.

Check out a whole host of free resources created to support Procede users, including business and wellbeing courses, new hire resources, and user community resources.

To read the full article, click here.

While we thank those working tirelessly to keep the economy turning and essential services running, we cannot rest just yet. Finding our way back to business growth is the task at hand. Here at sales-i, we are optimistic about the future, especially with the support of our partners.


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