Introducing EDA Data Services

Supporting your digitalisation journey

In the UK, B2B ecommerce lags behind B2C, but things are changing – and fast. None more so than in the UK’s electro technical sector. For businesses looking to bolster their ecommerce channels, access to rich, high-quality data is a strategic linchpin.

It’s why EDA Data Services Ltd was launched in early 2020. This independent not-for-profit business set up by the Electrical Distributors’ Association (EDA), was created to champion initiatives to support the digitalisation of the UK’s electrotechnical sector.

Driving change in three areas

Led by General Manager, Richard Appleton, with 25 years of product data expertise under his belt, EDA Data Services’ independent status is important.

It means that manufacturers and wholesalers, who are not Members or Affiliated Members of the EDA, also have full access to our work, which you can see summarised alongside.

Industry-led governance

EDATA Founders 10 wholesalers and 15 manufacturers

Who’s who on the EDA Data Services Board? Find out further down this page.

Chaired by Edgar Aponte, CEO of Rexel UK Ltd, EDA Data Services is led by a Board of six:

  • two wholesalers;
  • two manufacturers; and
  • two members of the EDA team.

You can view the current members of the EDA Data Services Board further down this page.

The Board is supported by a Steering Group of 25 Founder Members who have each made a three year commitment to use the EDATA data pool.

ETIM-logo-for-website
Drive the adoption and development of ETIM, the international product data model, across the UK.
EDATA
Develop and manage EDATA – the ‘by the industry for the industry’ data pool – which has ETIM at its heart.
educate-support-advise
Educate, support and advise businesses on data and digitalisation issues.

Wholesalers

Wholesaler Founders

bemco
bed
cef
eel
erf
kew
lew
R_M-Electrical
rexel
stearn

Manufacturer Founders

ABB
aico
ansell
deta
eaton
electrium
glen-dimplex
hager
ledvance
luceco
prysmian
signify
schneider
scolmore
ventaxia
ETIM-UK lead at the EDA, Richard Appleton

Richard Appleton 
Head of Digitalisation

Email Richard

Javier Garcia, Onboarding and Product Data Manager, EDA

Javier Garcia
Data & Onboarding Manager

Email Javier

Kiera Greenwood of EDA Data Services

Kiera Greenwood
Business Systems Coordinator

Email Kiera

Wholesalers

Edgar Aponte from Rexel UK Ltd

Chair: Edgar Aponte
CEO
Rexel UK Ltd

Richard Baxter of Edmundson Electrical Ltd

Richard Baxter
Systems & Procedures Director
Edmundson Electrical Ltd 

Blank_Person

Wholesaler representative to be confirmed

Manufacturers

Richard Moyes of Prysmian Cables & Systems Ltd (joined the Board 15 March 2022)

Richard Moyes 
Marketing, Intelligence & Development Manager 
Prysmian Cables & Systems Ltd

Michael Wright of Aico

Michael Wright
Product Development Manager
Aico Ltd

Ian-Hunter-Electrium-Sales-March-2022

Ian Hunter
Head of Sales & Marketing
Electrium Sales Ltd (A Siemens Company)

EDA

Margaret Fitzsimons, CEO at the EDA

Margaret Fitzsimons
CEO

 

ETIM-UK lead at the EDA, Richard Appleton

Richard Appleton
Head of Digitalisation