Whilst AWEBB is a progressive, ambitious and forward thinking purchasing consortium, we hold traditional values as the cornerstone of our business.
All our members are equal and what this means is that we strive to provide negotiation which every member receives the benefits from.
AWEBB is not merely concerned with administration; we work diligently for both Suppliers and our Members alike and by understanding the purchasing capacity of our group we are focused on maximizing the benefits available in growth rewards.
AWEBB is an independent negotiation body providing members with unrivalled security and confidence that they are part of a cohesive team that is working toward a common goal with shared challenges.
With over 130 branches across the UK and Ireland with many original members being part of our group for over 35 years we are proud of our heritage.
A primary function of any buying group is to use its collective strength as a tool to negotiate the best possible deal for its members. This usually revolves around price. However, at AWEBB we believe it goes much further than this.
The close relationships we value with our partners also ensures that AWEBB members remain at the forefront of new and emerging technologies, enabling the members to be quick off the mark when new products are brought to market.
AWEBB members have inter-trading guidelines that promote unrivalled levels of national support and help offer independent wholesalers the ability to secure national contracts as a true alternative to the traditional 'National' networks. This service known as 'ELECTRACENTRE' is aimed at Contractors and 'End- users'.
Unique and exclusive access for AWEBB members to ElectraCentre Distribution, this is the members very own National Distribution Centre at the heart of England in Ilkeston, Derbyshire.
Owned by the members, and exclusively for the members, ElectraCentre Distribution is akin to having an extra 10,000 sq. feet of warehouse space and holding another £350k worth of valuable stock, reducing delivery lead-time.
The extra £350k of stock avoids problems with minimum order quantities direct from manufacturers, Take advantage of bulk prices, Improved cash flow, improved stock management.
AWEBB has recently clinched 3 prestigious awards recogninsing outstanding achievement in education and training. The managers award - one of 12 Investors in Training Awards presented as part of the EDA's Annual Dinner at London's Intercontinental Hotel - went to AWEBB's CEO Mark Lambert.
Two EDA Learner Achievement awards were presented at a celebratory lunch at London's iconic Shard to AWEBB rising stars Mark Carter and apprentice Jean-Luc Daley (from AWEBB member CRS Electrical Supplies Ltd).
The annual EDA Investor in Training Awards acknowledge the support, commitment and leadership of managers in helping to attract new talent to the electrical wholesale sector and improving employee skills and performance.
Margaret Fitzsimons, EDA Director, said " The EDA is committed to developing a clear career pathway for the sector through a framework of life-long education and training".