CIH Members' Take Home Six Independent Retailer Awards

CIH members’ took home six independent retailer awards at the much-anticipated 25th anniversary ceremony of the Innovative Electrical Retailing Awards 2017.

The IER Awards, held on 30th March 2017 at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel London, organised by one of the leading independent electrical retail trade magazines, are designed to honour the achievements in the independent electrical retailing sector for both suppliers and retailers for their innovation and dedication to the industry. Winners of the retailer categories were selected by an expert panel of judges, all of whom have an extensive knowledge of the industry. CIH members’ have been awarded for their achievements after demonstrating an insight into the business background, product knowledge, customer service, product displays and much more.

The winning CIH members’ are:

Best Independent Retailer – Domestic Appliances – Small – Winner – Wellingtons Home Electrical

Best Independent Kitchen Retailer Showroom – Winner – Stellisons Electrical

Best Independent Retailer Superstore Showroom – Winner – Purewell Electrical

Best Customer Service – Winner – Wellingtons Home Electrical

Best Regional Multiple Retailer – Winner – Stellisons Electrical

Best Website – Highly Commended – Purewell Electrical

Stuart Cook, Chief Executive, Combined Independents (Holdings) Ltd says: “CIH is proud of the incredible success accomplished by all of our members, but this is a truly excellent result. CIH offers extensive support to members, however, they have to work tremendously hard to compete in the trading conditions that are plied on today. All of our members are winners and we know they excel through their tremendous hard work and passion for their businesses. It is wonderful to see their hard work rewarded, and we offer our utmost congratulations to them all on such well-deserved achievements.”

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  1. Gregor Muir, IER Editor, Andrew Wellington, Wellingtons Home Electrical Owner and Linda Dorling, IER Project and Events Manager

About CIH:

Combined Independents (Holdings) Ltd (CIH) is an electrical buying group, part of Euronics, Europe’s largest electrical buying group, which operates in over 30 countries with an annual turnover of €19 billion. With around 500 members and approximately 1000 stores, CIH provides a range of services and benefits to support each independent electrical retailer, as well as exclusive ranges that the members’ customers are unable find anywhere else on the high street, or internet.

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