Yesterday the 2015 Electrical Wholesaler Awards took place at the Millennium Hotel in Gloucester Road, Central London, with a record attending of 300 people or so. We at Sparks were finalists in the category of Best Electrical Wholesaler Website (see our previous article on this), and even though the judges have already decided who is the no. 1 wholesaler website in the country since February 2015, we all had to wait until the ceremony on May 14th 2015 to hear it.
The main categories for the electrical wholesalers awards were:
- Best Electrical Wholesaler: 10 and Under Branches in Group
- Best Electrical Wholesaler: 11-25 Branches in Group
- Best Electrical Wholesaler: 26+ Branches in Group
- Best Individual Electrical Wholesaler Branch
- Best Electrical Wholesaler Website
- Branch Manager of the Year
- Training Excellence Award
After the electrical wholesaler awards there was a 3-course meal and then the manufacturer awards, which were in the following categories:
- Best New Product
- Best Marketing Campaign
- Best Supplier Customer Service
- Best Supplier Website
- Training Provider Award
- Best Overall Supplier
- Lifetime Contribution to the Electrical Wholesale Industry Award
SparksDirect.co.uk is the 2015 Best Electrical Wholesaler Website in the UK!
The location of the 2015 Electrical Wholesaler Awards was central, and the venue was superb; while enjoying the sponsored drinks we got to talk to one of the judges, who did not even give us a hint on who would be the best electrical wholesaler website (sic!). We were looking for a shred of evidence of whether the judge even remembers “SparksDirect.co.uk” but…no clue!
We were pleasantly surprised, therefore, to hear that SparksDirect.co.uk was named this year’s Best Electrical Wholesaler website! The judges have spoken (and we checked with them afterwards – they were very pleasantly impressed with the website and especially with its mobile friendliness) – www.sparksdirect.co.uk is the 2015 best wholesaler website!
We worked really hard on our website both on the design, back-end, functionality, pictures, and details, and we are happy to see our work rewarded publicly as we were acknowledged the Best EW website in the UK! Many thanks to Mike Gammon, the people at Datateam, and the panel of judges for organizing this great event and granting us this award.
Being against great websites such as the CDR electrical wholesalers, Gil-lec, Yesss, and the electrical counter was not easy, and we have to step up our hard work to maintain our no. 1 position.
Among the other winners we were happy to see our good friends at Ansell Lighting with their Orbio 360, Brackenheath Briticent (with their iSpot Driverless LED Floodlights), Carl Kammerling International (with their C.K. ArmourSlice SWA Cable Stripper), etc. Congratulations to ML Accessories for winning the best overall supplier (we definitely can confirm that!) and the best supplier customer service (agreed 100%).
Sparks – Excellence both Online and Offline
We at Sparks do not only have a website that is the best in the country but we also have a great lighting showroom in Archway, North London, and we have been here for the past over 28 years serving the public with cables, connectors, lights, switches, sockets, heaters, fans, light bulbs, fluorescent fittings, and all kinds of electrical items.
We have a fully qualified and very knowledgeable staff ready to assist both the regular customers and the electricians, specifiers, architects, and all the people who need advice on our products. We have a physical store with a wide range of products, and we pride ourselves on great customer service – both online and offline.
There’s a great blend of online and over-the-counter help, service, and relations, and you can always count on a friendly face and expert advice whether you order online or visit our lighting showroom in North London.
The 2015 best wholesaler website award our peers gave us last night is a proof of the excellence of our website, and we can guarantee the same excellence over the counter in our showroom as well. Visit us at www.sparksdirect.co.uk or in our showroom in 659-661 Holloway Road, London, N19 5SE.