1986 Founded by four dealers
Nemo was founded in October 1986, by four key Brother business machine dealers, whom by clubbing their purchases of office supplies they would be able to strike a better deal with vendors. Nemo was founded on four ‘core pillars’; Run by the members, For the benefit of the members, a strong veto process and the motto ‘together we are stronger’. These four principles are still the guiding ethos of the group.
2002 Moved to Atherstone offices
After a sustained period of expansion and member recruitment, Nemo took residence in the town of Atherstone, home of 3M, TnT and now Aldi. Nemo also recruited present Purchasing Director Tina Russell and IT Manager Richard Brown shortly thereafter to bolster the team with the ever expanding range of services on offer.
2014 Nemo win BOSS Catalogue of the Year
The Nemo catalogue has always been the preferred route to market for many of its members. In 2014, the efforts by the Nemo marketing team were rewarded by winning Catalogue of the Year at the 2014 BOSS Industry Awards.
2015 Nemo reach milestone 100 members
After Nemo bought in a different tier of membership – Evolve, member recruitment once again boomed with double digit percentage growth helping the group. In 2015 Nemo hit a milestone 100 members combined across Full and Evolve members, and continued to grow from their.
2015 Nemo win European Dealer Group of the Year
The continued expansion of services offered by Nemo and the rapid growth of membership numbers, Nemo won the prestigious European Dealer Group of the Year at the OPI European Office Products Awards, beating stiff competition from a host of international dealer groups.
2016 Introduced market leading design service
Understanding that members sell more to their customers than just stationery, Nemo launched the innovative in-house design service Honeycomb. Honeycomb helps members sell a wide portfolio of print and artwork based jobs to clients, gaining a further share of wallet. Honeycomb has also been instrumental in helping many members evolve their branding for the needs of modern day communications.
Today, Nemo has over 130 members, operating nationwide across the UK, with members selling everything for the workplace. Nemo have helped members expand into new markets such as education and facilities management, launching best in class sales tools to capture these new sales.
Nemo plan to grow the membership through offering the best programmes in the market, and aim to meet the changes of the next thirty years like they have the previous.