Organised by the publisher of Electrical Wholesaler magazine, Datateam Business Media, the Electrical Wholesaler Awards were launched in 2014 to recognise and highlight the achievements and services of electrical wholesalers and manufacturers.

The 2018 EW Awards took place at London’s Tower Hotel on Thursday 10th May. 

UK wholesalers were able to enter the Awards in any of the relevant wholesaler categories.

The wholesaler awards were decided by a two part system; a judging panel convened in March to cast their scores on the entries received according to the criteria. In addition, customer voting commenced on 19 February 2018 and concluded on 30 March 2018.

With a combined score from judging and customer voting, the top five entries made the award category shortlist with the highest scorers in each category being the recipient of the relevant category’s award.

Manufacturers, meanwhile, entered their best and most innovative products, marketing campaigns, best sales representatives and customer service over the past 12 months.

The manufacturer/supplier awards were voted for by professionals in the electrical wholesale industry. Voting commenced on 19 February 2018 and concluded on 30 March 2018. Voting took place online, according to strict criteria.

Lifetime Achievement Award

This special award recognised an individual who has served the electrical wholesale industry for years and played a significant role in its success.

For this category, both Manufacturers/Suppliers and Wholesalers were able to put a name forward by using the entry form.