Categories & Criteria

The 2020 iteration of the Electrical Wholesaler Awards will welcome a host of brand new categories, each designed to reflect the ever-changing nature of the industry.

Wholesaler Categories

Best Wholesaler: Sole Branch

This category is open to any electrical wholesale company that operates within the UK and Ireland and has just one sole branch. Judges will consider the following: the diversity and innovation in the product range stocked; any evidence of great customer service and any measures/initiatives that have been put in place to deal with business and/or industry challenges.

Best Wholesaler: 2-5 Branches

This category is open to any electrical wholesale company with 2-5 branches that operate within the UK and Ireland. Judges will consider the following: the diversity and innovation in the product range stocked across all branches; any evidence of great customer service and any measures/initiatives that have been put in place to deal with business and/or industry challenges.

Best Wholesaler: 6-25 Branches

This category is open to any electrical wholesale company with 6-25 branches that operate within the UK and Ireland. Judges will consider the following: the diversity and innovation in the product range stocked across all branches; any evidence of great customer service and any measures/initiatives that have been put in place to deal with business and/or industry challenges.

Best Wholesaler: 26+ Branches

This category is open to any electrical wholesale company with more than 26 branches that operate within the UK and Ireland. Judges will consider the following: the diversity and innovation in the product range stocked across all branches; any evidence of great customer service and any measures/initiatives that have been put in place to deal with business and/or industry challenges.

Best Individual Branch

This accolade will be won by the very best individual branch of any electrical wholesale company. Judges will consider the following: how the branch manages to stand out from the rest; the diversity and innovation in the product range stocked; any evidence of great customer service and any measures/initiatives that have been put in place to deal with business and/or industry challenges.

Best Wholesaler Website

This category is open to any electrical wholesale companies with an outstanding website that offers a wide product range, quick & reliable delivery and outstanding customer service. 

Best Customer Service: Wholesaler

This accolade will be awarded to an electrical wholesale company that has demonstrated outstanding customer service and a commitment to going the extra mile for its client.

Best Training Provider

This category is open to any electrical wholesale company that has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to providing training/training initiatives for their team.  

Brand Categories

Best Accessories Brand

Awarded to the very best accessories brand that manufactures products that are available to purchase through electrical wholesalers, including by not limited to wiring, sockets, plugs etc.

Best Lighting Brand

Awarded to the very best lighting brand that manufactures external & internal lighting products, lamps, occasion lighting etc. that are available to purchase through electrical wholesalers.

Best Heating Brand

Awarded to the very best heating brand that manufactures indoors & outdoor heating products, radiators, fireplaces etc, available to purchase through electrical wholesalers.

Best Safety/Security Brand

Awarded to the very best safety/security brand that manufacturers products including, but not limited to, fire protection products, detectors, doorbells, alarms and CCTV etc, available to purchase through electrical wholesalers.

Best Overall Brand

Awarded the very best brand offering innovative products and technologies available to purchase through electrical wholesalers, with a track record of outstanding service.

Best Customer Service: Brand

Awarded to a brand that has demonstrated outstanding customer service and commitment to going the extra mile.

Best New Product

Awarded for the very best overall product launched between January 2019 and January 2020 that is available to purchase through electrical wholesalers.

 

Individual Categories

Industry Icon

The Industry Icon accolade will be bestowed upon an individual that has played a significant role in and demonstrated passion and commitment to, the electrical wholesaling industry. Both manufacturers/suppliers and wholesalers can nominate an individual to win this award.

An independent panel of industry experts will convene in February to decide the winner of this prestigious accolade.