WHAT OUR MEMBERS ARE SAYING ABOUT CATEX DCA...
"Charles Tyrwhitt joined CatEx DCA primarily to increase the number of swaps we could do. For smaller companies, who are still growing their skill base, CatEx DCA is a must. The contacts you make will help with recruitment of new staff, or at least in referencing people you are thinking of employing. You cannot afford not to join!"
Peter Higgins, Director
"To succeed in an increasingly dynamic mail order marketplace it's vital to grasp every possible competitive advantage. CatEx DCA provides advantages that we just wouldn't want to miss out on. Not only does it enable us to cut our recruitment costs, but it has also opened up the chance for us to network with and tap into the huge bank of knowledge of our peers in the marketplace."
David Robinson, Marketing Director
The Webb Group (Webb Ivory)
"The mail order community exists through its ability to share information and learn from the experiences of others. CatEx DCA is the next progression, an organisation created for mail order companies to further those aims and so face problems and opportunities with one voice."
Mark Wilby, Operations Director
"CatEx DCA is a superb resource for us. It brings together the best minds in the business with deep experience and a desire to work together to make each other stronger. There are not many industries where the call for help from a minnow will be taken by an industry giant. We like to give as much as we get, which we think is the mark of a truly effective network focused on winning rather than chatting for the sake of it. It dovetails very well with Direct Commerce magazine and ECMOD, to produce a tight knit, progressive industry."
Alex Pratt, Founder
We regard our membership of the CatEx DCA as a vital link to other multi-channel retailers and their service providers; and a source both of lively debate and precious commercial wisdom.
Paul Cunningham, Managing Director
"CatEx DCA is a great forum. It's the direct marketing village all in one place, where you can meet, discuss and network anything and everything on an informal basis - as is often the best way."
Christopher Nieper, Managing Director
"CatEx DCA is an asset to the catalogue and direct marketing industry. It serves its members well, bringing us together and promoting opportunities to learn from each other, however disparate our products and systems may be. By maintaining an ethos of co-operation and self-help, everyone is encouraged to contribute, knowing that the more that we all put in, the greater the benefits we will reap. MBI, Inc are pleased to support CatEx DCA as a forum to promote practical initiatives to save costs, increase efficiencies and enhance sales within all of our businesses."
"I always leave a CatEx DCA event with ideas to implement and new contacts made. I value an organisation that exists only for its members. In our current trading environment it is more vital than ever."
David Selby, Managing Director
"I'm absolutely delighted to have been elected to the board of CatEx DCA. I'm very excited about what the future holds for CatEx DCA, and can't wait to really get stuck in. If the first board meeting I attended was anything to go by, it will be a fascinating and exciting experience. I look forward to working with some of the most knowledgeable and passionate individuals in the sector as we fight our corner for both members and the industry as a whole. I promise to work hard to forge a strong and mutually beneficial alliance between the client and supplier members."
Tony Adams, Creative Director
WHAT MEMBERS ARE SAYING ABOUT OUR EVENTS...
* The CatEx DCA Round Table Day:
"Susan, Simon and I would like to say a big thank you to everyone at CatEx DCA for a great round table event very insightful and has given us lots of ideas/food for thought."
Rebecca Wilson, Marketing and Database Manager
Turtle Mat Company
* Boden, Behind the Brand:
"Going to Boden's warehouse was a real inspiration. It was calm, organised and the team were constantly looking to improve service and performance. I have taken home several ideas to help develop best practise in our warehouse. The open Q&A was also very useful with large and small companies openly sharing really useful info. Thanks CatEx DCA."
Heather Gorringe, Chairman
"Many thanks to Paul Cunningham and Heather Gorringe and the CatEX DCA team for organising such an excellent day at Boden. Particular thanks go to the Boden team for hosting the event, being a new member to CatEx DCA this was the first event of this type I had been on and found it very informative. The Boden team made us feel particularly welcome, I was particularly impressed with the quality of people they had in their team."
Luke Conod, Managing Director
* How to improve your website on a shoestring...
"Very useful information that I will take away and hopefully be able to do at least a few in a short space of time!"
Rowlands Classic Clothing
"Excellent day, excellent content, learned a lot."
Sarah Taylor, Senior Marketing Manager