Connect Distribution is proud to announce that it has been named the winner of the Best Distributor category at this year’s IER Awards.

This particular award is first judged by an independent panel of judges who determine a shortlist in each category. These shortlisted companies are then put to an online industry vote where independent electrical retailers are encouraged to show their support for the brands they believe deserve to win. Therefore, receiving this award is a double cause for celebration as it shows recognition not just from industry experts, but also directly from customers.

“We’re over the moon to have had this win at the IER Awards. Here at Connect Distribution, we’re always looking for ways to better support the independent businesses we work with. To have our work recognised within our industry and especially to have been voted for by so many of our customers is a very proud achievement for us. It’s always great to know we’re on the right track.

As well as a huge thank you to those who voted for us, I’d like to extend my thanks to our team as well as the suppliers we work with. Without their support, offering an award-winning service wouldn’t be possible.”
Carl Bould, UK Sales Director

The accolade is the second win for Connect Distribution, as it previously won in the same category in 2020. This year’s award entry explained the key services the business offers to help independent retailers thrive. These services include Direct Delivery where businesses can place an order and have it delivered straight to their customer’s door, saving on space, time, administration and the costs associated with stock holding. There’s no shortage of stock to choose from for Connect Distribution’s customers as its product range is comprised of over 2.8 million products thanks to its established relationships with leading industry manufacturers. Every single Connect Distribution customer has a dedicated account manager, no matter how big or small. To make accessing its products and services easier Connect Distribution has also launched an app so that its customers can get order appliance parts, accessories and consumables from their phones or tablets 24/7.

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The IER Awards ceremony is the leading event for the recognition of excellence in the electrical retail sector. This year was a special year for the award itself as it celebrates its 30-year anniversary. Visit the IER Awards website to find out more:

More About Connect Distribution

Connect Distribution supplies appliance spares and accessories to thousands of independent businesses and tradespeople across the UK. It is part of CDSL Group, an online appliance and spare parts group, headquartered in Birmingham. The company either owns or provides services for hundreds of industry-leading brands. CDSL Group sells appliance parts, accessories and consumables to both consumers and tradespeople as well as facilitating appliance aftercare services. It is split over two Birmingham-based sites with a workforce of over 600 and a warehouse stocking over 2.8 million different products. First launched in 1969, CDSL is now a leader in the industry with an entrepreneurial spirit at the heart of its ethos.