Last call for entries for the EW Awards 2018!

Entries for the EW Awards 2018 close this month, so it’s time to get cracking! The popular awards, now in their fifth year, celebrate the great products, service and achievements of electrical wholesalers, manufacturers and suppliers. And it’s now even easier to enter, with the user-friendly, online entry forms at

Could you be a winner? You won’t know unless you enter the 2018 Electrical Wholesaler Awards, which are jointly organised by Electrical Wholesaler magazine and our publisher, Datateam Business Media Ltd.

Entries close on January 15th – so what are you waiting for?

This year’s awards culminate in a gala dinner at London’s Tower Hotel, on May 10th – the stunning venue where the first ever awards were announced back in 2014.

Divisional Manager, Mike Gammon said: “Winning an Electrical Wholesaler Award really means something to those who enter – with the additional benefit of the kudos that this brings to their business. The awards are an opportunity for wholesalers and suppliers alike to highlight to the industry their commitment to their most precious commodity – the customers.”

If you wish to enter or make a nomination, just visit the EW Awards website at where the fuss-free online entry forms can be found. Manufacturers and wholesalers will be able to enter as many categories as they like by submitting just one form.

Our sponsors this year are Lyvia Electrical Ltd, ML Accessories (Knightsbridge Brand), Scolmore Group and Selectric.

As in previous years, there are two types of award – one for wholesalers, the other for manufacturers/supplier – and both include several categories.

There are numerous awards up for grabs, from Best Wholesaler of the Year and Branch Manager of the Year to the special Training Excellence Award and a Best Wholesaler Website Award (see full list below).

Manufacturers, meanwhile may enter their best and most innovative products, advertising campaigns and customer service over the past 12 months.

The wholesaler awards will be decided by a two part system. The judges will convene in March to score the entries based on the awards criteria and in addition, voting will begin in February 2018, concluding at the end of March 2018.

With a combined score from judging and customer voting, the top five entries in each category will be shortlisted, with the highest scorers receiving the award.

Both consumers and suppliers will be able to vote for the wholesaler categories.

The manufacturer/supplier awards will be voted for by professionals in the electrical wholesale industry. Voting will commence at the beginning of February 2018 and conclude at the end of March 2018. Voting will take place online, according to strict criteria.

Lifetime Contribution Award

The EW Awards also include a Lifetime Contribution Award, for which nominations are sought. If you would like to nominate an industry stalwart, whose contribution to the industry over the years has gone above and beyond, please send your nomination to Event Manager, Mike Gammon, together with a brief synopsis of why this person deserves industry recognition. Email:

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Best Wholesaler: Sole Branch

Best Wholesaler: 2 – 5 Branches

Best Wholesaler: 6 – 25 Branches

Best Wholesaler: 26+ Branches

Best Individual Branch

Best Wholesaler Website

Branch Manager of the Year

Training Excellence Award


Best New Product

Best Marketing Campaign

Best Sales Representative

Best Supplier Customer Service

Best Overall Supplier

Training Provider Award

Where and when

The Electrical Wholesaler Awards 2018 will be held on Thursday, 10 May at the Tower Hotel, London.

This prestigious venue is nestled between the River Thames, St Katharine Docks and alongside the World Heritage Site, the Tower of London, boasting unparalleled views of the landmark Tower Bridge.

The event promises a fantastic night out in the company of some of the industry’s biggest names.

Booking is available now, online at:

The Tower Hotel, London – venue for the EW Awards 2018 dinner – offers this stunning view of Tower Bridge.