Associated Independent Electrical Wholesalers (AIEW) held its 2016 Trade Show and Dinner at the Four Pillars Cotswold Water Park Hotel on the 8th of October 2016.


Cotswold Water Park Hotel

Four Pillars Cotswold Water Park

Trade Show View
Trade Show View

AIEW and members gathered at the Four Pillars Cotswold Water Park for this year’s AIEW Trade Show. The Trade Show ran from 10:30am to 4:30pm with 50 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.

2016 Gala Dinner


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

Patrick Monahan

Patrick Monahan provided excelent entertainment at this years Gala dinner.

 10 Year Members
Cherwell Electrical (above) and Fox Electrical collected their 10 Year Member Awards at this years show.



On Saturday evening, Members and Suppliers gathered in the Kingfisher Bar for pre-dinner drinks followed by dinner in the Whimbrel Marquee. 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. Andy Larcombe from BG Electrical graciously responded on behalf of the Suppliers highlighting the independent sectors importance to the Suppliers.

Following the meal, comedian Patrick Monahan had the room in fits of laughter, interacting with many of the guests and with Kyle Fox at his side Patrick proved to be a real hit. Patrick is currently touring the UK, you can see him in his "That 80s Show" or at selected stand up gigs.

Patrick Monahan

The evening moved on to the competition prizes and awards. Prizes were presented by Elliott Rothon of Wiska, Kevin Bell of Aurora, Paul Mccassey of Chint, Mark Cleworth of ML Accessories, Roger Dean of Timeguard and Danny Parker of Red Arrow.

Andy Gardner, AIEW´s Chief Executive and Master of Ceromonies 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 Timeguard with the award presented to Paul Markland and Roger Dean.

Timeguard Award   Timeguard LOGO

Finally, the AIEW Supplier of the Year award. This award is voted for by AIEW Members only and takes into consideration price competitiveness, field sales support, stock availability and product quality.
This year´s results in reverse order were ML Accessories in third, Ansell Lighting in second and ......
AIEW Supplier of the Year 2016 Scolmore Group.
Scolmore Award


AIEW Directors, Anne Dunning, Andy Dunning & Andy Gardner presenting the
AIEW Supplier Of The Year
award to Kevin Beech of Scolmore Group

Ansell Award    

Bob Thornton of Ansell with AIEW Directors

Ansell Logo

Scolmore Award
Peter Maynard and Mark Cleworth of ML Accessories
CED Logo
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

CK Trade Stand   Bell Trade StandTrade Show Batt   CED Trade stand
Aurora Stand    Aico Trade stand
Chint Trade Stand    V-Tac Stand
Crompton Trade stand   ESP Stand

Draper Tools   Deligo Stand

Wiska Stand   CPC Stand

Kidde Stand   Greenbrook Stand

Crompton Trade Stand   Kosnic Stand

WISKA Stand   Red Arrow Stand

Trench   Marshall Stand

Ventaxia Stand   

LED Robus Stand   Marco Stand

Kompress Stand   Manrose Stand

Schneider Stand   Scolmore Stand

NVC Stand   Lewden Stand

Termination Technology Stand   Toolbank Stand

Electrium   Heatmat Stand

Walther Stand   Europa Stand
BG Stand  UK Cables Stand
ATC Stand
  Forum LightingSelectric Stand  ML Accessories StandWiska prize  Red Arrow
Aurora  ML
Timeguard  Chint Prize