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  1. Dan
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    Dan I'm not a sparky but I know a couple ;-) Staff Member

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    Staffordshire
    Hiya lads, hoping somebody can help.

    CEF appear to have disappeared off the face of the earth. After several attempts to try and get in touch with our contacts there we aren't getting any responses.

    So it looks like we've lost them as a sponsor for whatever reason.

    That leaves us with what I'd see as the most valuable spot on the forum available and up for grabs. We're looking for a national electrical supplier, or or offline, to fill the spot.

    I'd like to think between us all we have a contact or two. Rather than me emailing a dozen firms and going down that route, I wondered if we could use the forum to find a firm.

    I'd want one that gets involved in competitions, has good lead times on stuff, brilliant prices, lots of offers, that kinda jazz.

    Can anybody help?

    Either give me a shout in here or get them to email me on [email protected] or something and we'll start a convo with them and see where it takes us. :)

    Thanks in advance :D
     
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  2. Wilko
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    Wilko Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Berkshire
    Business Name:
    Wilko Electrics
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  3. Pete999
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    Pete999 Trusted Advisor

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    Location:
    Northampton
    Midshires in Northampton might be worth a shout, if you want I could pop down tomorrow and sound out the MD
     
  4. RWJ
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    RWJ 8,330 day wonder Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    East Anglia

    +1 for discount electrical aka Shop4.

    Only negative they have been caught by our honey pot spam trap a few times sending unsolicited emails to addresses we don't use (honey pot addresses)


    I never realised CEF were a sponsor thought it was still that "Northern Irish" company!
     
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  5. Test-Meter
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    Test-Meter Sponsor

    Location:
    Leeds
    Hi Dan, although we're a test equipment specialist I'd agree with Wilko. We've used Discount Electrical for a few odd bits that we've supplied in addition to test equipment and have found their prices and lead times decent. Hope this helps
     
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  6. Pete999
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    Pete999 Trusted Advisor

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  7. RWJ
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    RWJ 8,330 day wonder Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    East Anglia
    TLC are also very good
     
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  8. Dan
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    Dan I'm not a sparky but I know a couple ;-) Staff Member

    Location:
    Staffordshire
    Awesome thanks guys. Keep the suggestions coming. :)
     
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  9. Phil Thompson
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    Phil Thompson Let us light up your life! Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Newtownards
    Business Name:
    Brite Spark Electrical
    CEF are not the company they once were.

    What about Yess, although I've never dealt with them, they're one of the only other ones that covers NI as well as the mainland.
     
  10. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Woking
    Not overly surprised by CEF - they are difficult to deal with at the best of times.

    Wilts / Senate / Newlec are under going a major rebranding exercise - so maybe give them try?
     
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  11. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    cheshire/staffordshire
    Business Name:
    Telectrix

    2nd vote for YESSS. company was formed by ex-CEF guys.
     
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  12. pikis
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    pikis EF Member

    Location:
    SE
    Hello Dan,

    I will try to get email from the bloke who delivers our supplies to site next time he's in. They are
    Edmundson Electrical
    PO Box 1, Tatton Street
    Knutsford, Cheshire
    WA16 6AY
    and they are great, only maybe too pricey, but that's not my money spent, so I'm alright with it for now.
     
  13. happysteve
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    happysteve Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Business Name:
    Dovecote Electrical
    Another vote for TLC. Quick, good stock, prices up front rather than a random number generator. They are south-based (no branches near me) but never had any problems with mail order. Have provided decent technical response when requested, and seems to be run by human beings. All good.
     
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  14. Andy welch
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    Andy welch New EF Member

    Online highly recommend Discount electrical, over the counter I use Electric Centre (part of Edmundson I believe)
     
  15. mhar
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    mhar Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    devon
    Electricfix? Would imagine they have the resources
     
  16. BigSpark
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    BigSpark EF Member

    Location:
    Leicester
    Highly recommend 3line electrical i use them for all my bits, they always deliver next day and yesterday they got to me same day which got me out of a situation. All round the country aswell. I've spoke to there manager and he sounds interested
     
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  17. grandfortune
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    grandfortune Solar Guru

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    Midlands
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  18. bandit
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    bandit EF Member

    Location:
    Farnham, Surrey
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  19. bandit
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    bandit EF Member

    Location:
    Farnham, Surrey
  20. RWJ
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    RWJ 8,330 day wonder Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    East Anglia
    Sounds good, would there be a discount for EF members?
     
  21. dksanders
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    dksanders EF Member

    Hi Dan,

    I support the suggestions above but my son has just started as an account manager at CEF, I'll ask if he can find out anything.
     
  22. Pete999
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    Hope he is a better choice than the ones they have in place already dk.
     
  23. jamsey
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    jamsey Active EF Member

    Location:
    Cornwall
    I know they aren't purely electrical but what about Screwfix/Electrifix. Always have what you want or need or can get it in 24 hours, and the other side has anything else you might need at decent reasonable prices, and you can order on line and collect or have delivered.



    Balls I've got, Crystal their not!!
     
  24. Pete999
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    Pete999 Trusted Advisor

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    With what they pay their staff, don't hold your breath, and they wouldn't entertain have the Professional Electrician/Builder/Plumber sited in Electrifix for reasons only known to them. Mind you they are in the same conglomerate as B&Q. Maybe they would sponsor the forum.
     
  25. petlac
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    petlac EF Member

    Location:
    Ringwood
    I agree with making contact with Electricfix. Have you thought about Rexel as they have taken over a number of companies recently.
     
  26. Brains
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    Brains New EF Member

    How about Medlock Electrical Distributors?
     
  27. allelectric
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    allelectric New EF Member

    Hi Dan,

    We use Rexel Senate branches around the country, and a national is probs a good suggestion for the forum with members from all parts of the country. However, I'd personally say we get better support from Electric Centre (part of Edmundson's group) for product knowledge, price and service so poss another one worth trying.
    TLC are certainly good for the more unusual items needed once in a blue moon.
    Good luck,
    Howard.
     
  28. cprfenom
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    cprfenom Regular EF Member

    Man, I hope they are better than they used to be? Customer service was fine, but their stock was bad!!
     
  29. gopem
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    gopem New EF Member

    I would agree with these others, the one I mainly use is a smallish firm.
     
  30. a-z electrics
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    a-z electrics Regular EF Member

    Location:
    Exeter area
    Business Name:
    A-Z Electrics
    TLC is my best supplier.. only gripe I have is they only deliver to my area once a week but can use Parcelforce if necessary.
    Others I use are CEF and Denmans. Cef not brilliant on prices but delivery and customer service great!
     
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  31. cglassar123
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    cglassar123 EF Member

    what are you offering Dan pm me
     
  32. Phil Thompson
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    Phil Thompson Let us light up your life! Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Newtownards
    Business Name:
    Brite Spark Electrical
    Liddell Electrical Distributors are a supplier that are also based in NI as Century Electrical Wholesale, and ROI as National Electrical Wholesale.

    Don't know much about the non NI ones, but CEW are the best here that I've found.
     
  33. Andi Piercy
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    Andi Piercy EF Member

    Location:
    liverpool
    Our company uses denmans but not sure how far they cover. We just go where we aren't on stop haha
     
  34. Andi Piercy
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    Andi Piercy EF Member

    Location:
    liverpool
    Our company uses denmans but not sure how far they cover. We just go where we aren't on stop haha
     
  35. richy3333
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    richy3333 Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    UK
    Rexel own loads of smaller companies like Denmans, Wilts, electribase? Rexel are French I think, very money driven like YESS - spreadsheets, accountants etc.

    Personally I don't think screwedfix et al as a sponsor puts over the right image for the forum. They're glorified DIY sheds that don't supply lots of commercial/industrial materials. Fine if you're a Bran the bodger, house bashing. All that notwithstanding don't screwedfix have their own forum anyway?

    My mate who was a CEF manager has just retired. However when I asked him about the forum he had no knowledge his own employer was a sponsor.

    Given the love hate relationship between CEF and YESS wouldn't YESS be the obvious 'target'?
     
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  36. richy3333
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    richy3333 Trusted Advisor

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    UK
    Spoke to my new CEF manager today. Apparently CEF marketing is undergoing a big change. Apparently they have 'poached' the head of marketing from Screwedfix. Might explain the lack of communications from them.

    Apparently CEF are bringing out a big glossy catalogue soon (sounds like the YESS thing). If your an account holder expect useless drivel coming through the door offering great prices on loads of stuff you don't want!!
     
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    Electrical2go Sponsor

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    Hi All,

    My name's Ivan from Electrical2go.co.uk and we are the new, very proud sponsors of your forum. As a way of saying thank you for having us we are offering all forum members a 5% discount throught Septemeber by using the code "FORUMFIVE". Their is a thread explaining a little more about us HERE. Please let me know if there is anything we can help with. Cheers, Ivan
     
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