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 eight:

  • three wholesalers;
  • three 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 elected from the Steering Group of EDATA Sponsors. 

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.

EDATA Wholesaler Sponsors

BEMCO - British Electrical and Manufacturing Company
ABM is a member of the IBA buying group
BED Electrical Distributors Ltd
LEW Electrical Distributors
CEF
R & M Electrical Group Ltd
Edmundson Electrical Ltd
Rexel UK Ltd
Fegime UK
Stearn Electric Co Ltd

EDATA Manufacturer Sponsors

ABB Ltd - Electrification
Deta Electrical Company Ltd
Ledvance Ltd
Thorn Lighting
Aico Ltd
Dimplex_web
Legrand
Vent-Axia
Ansell Lighting
Eaton Electric Ltd
Marshall-Tufflex Ltd
Cembre Ltd
Electrium Sales Ltd (A Siemens Company)
Prysmian Cables and Systems Ltd
Collingwood
Hager Ltd
Schneider Electric Ltd

Wholesaler Founders

bemco
bed
CEF
eel
erf
kew
lew
R_M-Electrical
Rexel UK Ltd
stearn

Manufacturer Founders

ABB Ltd - Electrification
Aico Ltd
Ansell Lighting
Deta Electrical Company Ltd
Dimplex_web
Eaton Electric Ltd
Electrium Sales Ltd (A Siemens Company)
Hager Ltd
ledvance
luceco
Prysmian Cables and Systems Ltd
Signify (Philips Lighting)
Schneider Electric Ltd
Scolmore International Ltd
Vent-Axia
Richard Appleton, Head of Digitalisation, at the EDA

Richard Appleton 
Head of Digitalisation
Email Richard

Javier Garcia, Onboarding and Product Data Manager, EDA

Javier Garcia
Data & Onboarding Manager/Head of Systems and Processes
Email Javier

Brigette Evans EDATA Customer Success Manager

Brigette Evans
Customer Success Manager
Email Brigette

Billy Overall, Digitalisation Marketing Manager

Billy Overall
Digitalisation Marketing Manager
Email Billy

Wholesalers

Edgar Aponte

Chair: Edgar Aponte
CEO
Rexel UK Ltd

Richard Baxter of Edmundson Electrical Ltd

Richard Baxter
Director of Systems & Procedures 
Edmundson Electrical Ltd 

Mark Ashworth of ABM Electrical Wholesale Ltd

Mark Ashworth
Director
ABM Electrical Wholesale Ltd

TBC

To Be Confirmed

Manufacturers

Sean Jordan,

Sean Jordan
UK&I Data & Commercial Analytics Director
Schneider Electric Ltd

Ian Hunter from Electrium Sales

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

Andrew Pegrum

Andrew Pegrum
Senior Technical Manager
Deta Electrical Company Ltd

Michael Wright of Aico

Michael Wright
Product Development Manager
Aico Ltd

EDA

Margaret Fitzsimons, CEO at the EDA

Margaret Fitzsimons
CEO

Richard Appleton, Head of Digitalisation, at the EDA

Richard Appleton
Head of Digitalisation