Accredited Distributors celebrates 40 years in business

Celebrating 40 years in business and 21 trade shows, Accredited Distributors wanted to create something for its retailers and suppliers.

With the theme of the 1970’s where it all began, suppliers, retailers and guests were encouraged to dress to impress in their best 70’s outfits for Accredited’s 40th birthday festivities held on Friday, July.

Held at the Luminaire South Melbourne, the venue was themed in an all-out lavish Studio 54 New York dance club. During the event, Craig Bain, MD and Stuart Hobbs, executive director, invited founder and honoured guest, Terry Booth, to the stage to share a few words and stories from the humble beginnings of Accredited Distributors and announce the 2016 Award winners.

Mr Bain said: “On behalf of Stuart and I, we would like to say thank you for the outstanding support of our retailers/customers, VIPs, suppliers, guests and of course the entire Accredited team for joining us in celebrating our 21st successful Trade Show and our 40th birthday. It was a truly remarkable celebration of 40 years in business capped off with a tremendous party.”

2016 award winners:

  • Supplier Hall Of Fame – Mars Foods & AIT (Australian International Traders)
  • Best Stand Gold Sponsor – Smiths Chips
  • Best Stand Silver Sponsor – DNA Brands & Crank
  • Most Outstanding Support for the Accredited Trade Show & Cocktail Event – Smiths & Red Bull
  • Outstanding Individual Supporter of Accredited and the Accredited Trade Show – Cameron Ogilvie
  • Best Costume by Supplier – Wayne McConnell (Village People), PepsiCo
  • Best Costume by Retailer- We Vend

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