AIEW Trade Show 2018
Members and Partner Suppliers
Associated Independent Electrical Wholesalers (AIEW) held its 2018 Trade Show and Dinner at the De Vere Orchard Hotel and East Midlands Conference Centre on the 13th of October.
AIEW and Members gathered in Nottingham at the De Vere Orchard Hotel and EMCC for this year’s AIEW Trade Show. The Trade Show ran from 11:00am 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.
Another successful show was made possible by the support and efforts of AIEW's Partner Suppliers and their staff for in what was a long day; AIEW and its Members thank them all. 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.
The feedback this year has again shown AIEW's Trade Show 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.
On Saturday evening, Members and Suppliers gathered in the Atrium for pre-dinner drinks followed by dinner in the Banqueting suite. 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. Adam Krawczyk from CK Tools graciously responded on behalf of the Suppliers highlighting their long standing involvement with the group and importance of the Members to the Suppliers.
Following the meal, comedian Tom Ward (having recently finished his Third show at the Edinburgh Fringe) entertained the diners.
The evening moved on to the Suppliers competition prizes and awards. 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 ML Accessories/Knightsbridge with the award presented to Paul Wooley.
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:
BELL Lighting in third,
Scolmore Group in second and ......
AIEW Supplier of the Year 2018 Ansell Lighting.
AIEW Director, Anne Dunning, with
Mike Talbot and Lee Bradshaw of Ansell Lighting
AIEW Supplier Of The Year 2018
Kevin Beech and Mike Feist of Scolmore
Lee Gaskell and Philip Holt of BELL Lighting
Some of the prizes presented on the night
pictured from the top: Chint, Trench, UK Cables, Chint, CED, Domus
and some of this year's 10 year Members