Based in Epsom, Surrey and with over 80 years in business, AWE is the leading UK distributor to some of the custom installation trade’s highest quality brands. These include the exclusive distribution of URC Total Control and Complete Control home automation systems, the Philips Dynalite lighting control system, Draper projection screens, Denon and Marantz AV products, HEOS™ by Denon wireless multi-room sound system, speakers, cables and brackets from Kinetik, audio solutions from Definitive Technology, projectors from Epson and home cinema speakers from KEF. Other CI distribution agreements include flat panel TVs from Panasonic, LG, Samsung and Sony, projectors from Sony, wireless blinds from QMotion, Sanus TV mounts and racks and HDanywhere™ 4K HDMI® distribution.
AWE is acknowledged as setting the standard in CI for customer service with award-winning training, technical support and competitive pricing. AWE introduced its Smart Home Academy in 2014 to ensure that there is a training course available for a range of industry professionals, from the custom install newcomer to the veteran integrator. AWE’s Technical Services division can also provide its trade dealer base with specification, site survey, delivery and installation support for all large screen TV projects. The company is able to supply the vast majority of its products nationwide, ex-stock for next day delivery. Please visit www.awe-europe.com for more information.
Established in 1883 in Germany, Blomberg has over 135 years of delivering quality and innovation. Blomberg is recognised as a German quality brand in home appliances and is a subsidiary of a large multinational group – KOÇ Holding and the Arçelik Group. With a focus on intelligent solutions, energy efficiency, and the highest quality materials, Blomberg creates home appliances with cutting-edge performance that function in perfect harmony with you.
Electrical Safety First
Electrical Safety First is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to preventing deaths, injuries, and damage caused by electricity. We campaign on issues that include product recall and product registration, strengthening consumer protection specific to online marketplaces and policy surrounding counterfeit goods. We offer advice and best practice recommendations that can be made to improve recall processes and traceability of products. As a trusted voice on electrical product safety, Electrical Safety First is a valuable ally for organisations looking to develop their electrical expertise, capability and capacity. The Charity works with a number of retailers, manufacturers, legal services, trade associations, industry bodies, consumer organisations as well as Government bodies. We believe that working together is key to raising awareness of safety issues and for developing practical solutions that is good for business and protects consumers.
With over 15 years’ experience providing complete retail IT solutions, Calculus Software Solutions can help you grow your business, improve your efficiently and boost profitability. Every one of the company’s solutions includes fill implementation support and guidance from our retail-experienced consultants, and is backed by our highly-rated support team.
The company’s Windows-based software covers everything needed by a modern multi-channel business: retail sales, customer database, deliveries, service jobs, installation tracking and billing can all be managed, simply and efficiently by NCompass.
Enterprise-level features support the most complex requirements, includes BACS, rental/HP and rolling credit along with warehouse management, B2B & ecommerce integration, telephony and mobile integration services.
Founded 50 years ago in China in 1969, Hisense is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of televisions and home appliances. As well as the core range of televisions and cooling appliances, Hisense also launched a cooking range in 2019, featuring hobs, hoods, ovens and dishwashers.
Hisense is an official partner of UEFA EURO 2020 and was previously an official partner of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia and UEFA EURO 2016, following successful partnerships with Red Bull Racing and Aston Villa FC.
Hisense continuously invests in research and development, with over 80,000 employees nationwide, and product available in 130 countries across the globe.
The brand acquired Slovenian lifestyle brand Gorenje in 2019, continuing production and overseeing manufacturing processes as part of their widening market share.
HUMAX is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of smart home solutions, digital TV set-top boxes, connected devices and network solutions. According to GfK, HUMAX is the number one set-top box manufacturer in the UK, offering a range of high quality, feature-rich, easy-to-use smart TV products based on the three main UK platforms, both terrestrial and satellite. The flagship model is the HUMAX FVP-5000T Freeview Play Recorder which brings viewers the best of live High Definition TV, Video on Demand content, catch up TV, smart search and extensive recording capabilities on the Freeview Play platform. Discover more about HUMAX at www.humaxdigital.com/uk
retra is the UK’s leading trade association for independent electrical retailers and servicing organisations. We also represent our member’s views and interests at a national level, maintaining dialogue with manufacturers, Government and other key organisations in supporting our member’s needs.
Formed in 1942, for the benefit of Independent Electrical Retailers, we represent more than 1,100 members, operating from over 1,600 outlets in the UK today. Our members include domestic electrical retailers, service engineers, custom installers; computer stores and electronic music shops. We provide our members with a range of benefits, industry information and business advice.
Sirius Buying Group
Avoiding the complexities, bureaucracy and high overheads normally associated with the likes of contracted, franchised trading, agency trading etc, the ethos of the Group is simple. SIRIUS Members maintain pure independence with direct, individual purchasing. The Member’s buying power is strengthened with the benefit of having collective negotiated terms from leading suppliers confirmed by the group’s appointed executive panel.
Whether commended or winning, SIRIUS Members increase their credibility within each retailer’s locla community. The Group promotes a positive statement to existing and new customers, thus ultimately creating extrabusiness.
Yamaha - Make Waves
We share your passion for great sound. For over 130 years, we’ve demonstrated our commitment to making music – from crafting instruments and designing iconic sound studios to working with the biggest artists on their biggest stages.
Technology and innovation is at the heart of every one of our products, from our connected speakers that give you control over your home environment, to our amplifiers that place the artists and their instruments right next to you.
Our “Make Waves” concept focuses on what matters most to people, namely, their passions and the ability to express themselves whilst making an impact.
The international logistics provider has an impressive global presence, with over 24,000 employees across 45 countries. In the UK, Yusen Logistics operate in excess of 1.6m sq ft of warehousing capacity in both shared user and dedicated configurations.
In addition, Yusen Logistics operate a distribution fleet in excess of 200 vehicles offering dedicated and shared user transport solutions through a closed pallet network.
Yusen Logistics’ successes have been recognised in several national awards and resulted in the company being awarded the prestigious FTA (Freight Transport Association) Manufacturing UK Shipper of the Year for 2018.