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EW Awards: Entries are Open!

Datateam Business Media, publisher of EW magazine, urges brands and wholesalers alike to submit their awards entries to be in with a chance of winning a coveted Electrical Wholesaler Awards trophy. After making the difficult decision to not host a live event in 2020, Datateam Business Media – publisher of EW News and organiser of the Electrical Wholesaler Awards – is delighted to relaunch the popular awards scheme for 2021.

It’s been a difficult year, but the EW Awards here to provide a great – and free! – way for wholesalers and suppliers alike to showcase the ways in which they have continued to support their customers throughout 2020.

For wholesalers, it’s an opportunity to give the whole team a boost as the industry recognises you for qualities such as outstanding customer service or an exemplary online presence.

For brands, it offers a chance to demonstrate the ways in which you have supported your wholesale customers and continued to innovate,  during a business year that none of us could have anticipated.

For almost a decade, the EW Awards has provided a unique platform for the recognition of excellence and achievement across the electrical wholesale sector. The awards boasts an array of expertly curated categories, with accolades that honour everything from innovative brands and outstanding wholesalers to the exceptional professionals at the heart of every successful business in the sector.

Entries have now opened for the 2021 edition of the awards, so now is the time for companies and individuals to enter into the relevant categories on the Electronical Wholesaler Awards website,

It is also possible to nominate other companies or individuals that you feel deserve recognition for their hard work. Both entries and nominations are completely free of charge, and can be submitted via the same online form until 29 January.

Award winners will be announced at a dedicated ceremony on Thursday 20 May. Building on the success of the past six years, this year’s awards sees a number of new categories to best represent and celebrate this vibrant industry.



Wholesaler Categories:

Best Wholesaler: Sole Branch

Best Wholesaler: 2-5 Branches

Best Wholesaler: 6-25 Branches

Best Wholesaler: 26+ Branches

Best Individual Branch

Best Wholesaler Website


Brand Categories:

Best Accessories Brand

Best Lighting Brand

Best Heating Brand

Best Safety/Security Brand

Best Overall Brand

Best Customer Service: Brand

Best New Product


General Categories:

Best Training Provider

Industry Icon


An independent panel of industry experts will convene in February to decide the winner of this prestigious accolade.

Subject to meeting the necessary criteria, each entry and nomination will then proceed to the decision-making process. This year, you will have the chance to have your say in the Brand categories, where your votes will be counted in order to decide the overall winners. This voting process is vital, explains Bryony Andrews, editor of EW, as it provides a way for the industry to highlight those brands and product that they feel have really pushed the boundaries of innovation over the past year.

Entries for the Wholesaler categories, meanwhile, will go before a panel of selected industry experts. The critique of these judges will be the key factor in deciding who will be crowned a champion at the event.

The winners will be revealed at an unmissable ceremony on Thursday 20 May 2020. The event is not just an opportunity to celebrate the successes of the sector, but an annual meeting place for professionals and a chance to catch up with peers and build important new connections. Those in attendance will get the chance to network, enjoy a delicious three-course dinner with wine, and, of course, attend the prestigious awards ceremony, allowing attendees to celebrate the innovation and excellence of the sector.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the event in the form of custom-built packages, perfect for tailoring the perfect amount of exposure for your business. Packages can be moulded to suit your needs and budget. To help support the continued success of the industry and to secure your sponsorship today, contact Sharon Holloway on 01622 699166 or at

To enter into the running for any of the categories on offer or to find out more, visit: