Associated Independent Electrical Wholesalers (AIEW) held its 2017 Trade Show and Dinner at the Crowne Plaza Stratford upon Avon on the 7th of October 2017.


Crowne Plaza - Stratford upon Avon

Four Pillars Cotswold Water Park

Trade Show View
Trade Show View

AIEW and members gathered at the Crowne Plaza - Stratford upon Avon for this year’s AIEW Trade Show. The Trade Show ran from 10:30am to 4:30pm with 49 trade stands representing AIEW's partner suppliers. With a variety of competitions, prize draws and on the day offers, stands were busy and business was bustling.

AIEW and its Members thank attending Suppliers and their staff for all their efforts in what was a long day for them. As always the AIEW Trade Show was all about bringing Members and partner Suppliers together away from the day to day pressures of the Trade Counter and allowing Suppliers to showcase the latest product developments and build better business relationships with AIEW Member wholesalers.


Trade Show View
The feedback this year has again shown the event to be very effective with Suppliers impressed with the orders placed and AIEW Members' positive and interested approach at their stands and throughout the event in general.

After a very successful Trade Show, the Gala dinner took place in the Ballroom on Saturday evening.


On Saturday evening, Members and Suppliers gathered in the Atrium for pre-dinner drinks followed by dinner in the Ballroom. David Dunning (AIEW Chairman) welcomed the assembled guests and raised a toast to the Suppliers thanking them for their support both at this event and throughout the year. James Elliott from Deligo graciously responded on behalf of the Suppliers highlighting the independent sectors importance to the Suppliers.

Following the meal, comedian Alun Cochrane (well known for appearances on Mock The Week, 8 Out Of Ten Cats and Have I Got News For You) entertained the diners.

Alun Cochrane Photo

The evening moved on to the suppliers competition prizes and awards.


Timeguard Award     Andy Gardner, AIEW´s Chief Executive and Master of Ceremonies for the evening, then announced AIEW’s Partnership Award given to the Supplier that has done the most to push forward the partnership between themselves and AIEW’s Members, won this year by Bell Lighting with the award presented to Angie Clarke.


Finally, the AIEW Supplier of the Year award.
This award is voted for by AIEW Members only and takes into consideration price competitiveness, field and after sales support, stock availability and product quality.
This year´s results in reverse order were ML Accessories in third, Scolmore Group in second and ......
AIEW Supplier of the Year 2017 Ansell Lighting .
Scolmore Award


AIEW Director, Anne Dunning, with
Mike Talbot and Lee Bradshaw
of Ansell Lighting

AIEW Supplier Of The Year 2017

Ansell Logo
Scolmore Award    

James Fancies and Tom Madgwick of Scolmore


ML Award
Peter Maynard and Mark Cleworth of ML Accessories
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With the formal part concluded the evening continued with dancing and socialising in the bar until the early hours.
AIEW thanks its suppliers for their help and support for this years trade show. A full supplier list is available here

Channel Trade Stand   Bell Trade Stand
Trade Show Batt   CED Trade stand
Aurora Stand   Aico Trade stand
Chint Trade Stand 
Crompton Trade stand ESP Stand
Walther Wiska Stand 
Deta Stand CPC Stand

Integral LED Stand   Greenbrook Stand

Crompton Trade Stand   Kosnic Stand

Gewiss Stand   Red Arrow Stand

Marshall Stand  Marco Stand
Ventaxia Stand  Saxby Endon Stand

LED Robus Stand

Sprue Stand   Manrose Stand

Schneider Stand  Timeguard Stand

Trench  Selectric Stand

Termination Technology Stand  Elnur Stand

Electrium  Robus
Ansell Stand
Walther Stand  Europa Stand
CTC Stand  UK Cables Stand
ATC Stand
Forum Lighting  ML Accessories Stand
Lewden Stand  Dietzel Univolt
Schneider CPN Cudis  Solutions Lighting
Solutions prize  Aurora
Timeguard  Chint Prize
Aurora  ML