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Recap on your member or affiliate benefits package, or find out about joining us.

Welcome

If you’re already one of our members or affiliates this page provides a recap on your benefits package, and also provides further guidance on next steps if you are thinking about applying for membership or affiliated membership.

There are currently 245 UK wholesale-distributors of all sizes who are members of the EDA and these represent more than 75% of the UK market. In addition, there are 85 leading suppliers of products, services and solutions who are affiliated members of the EDA.

There are two routes into the EDA:

  1. Membership: for electro-technical wholesale distributors.
  2. Affiliated Membership of which there are three categories:
    • Manufacturers
    • Solution Providers – providing software solutions and related services
    • Service Providers

Affiliated Membership category was created in 1999 to further support the electro-technical supply chain and is open to manufacturers, solutions providers, and service providers who have an established trading relationship through the UK’s electro-technical wholesale sector.

You should also belong to the primary trade association for your sector.

Benefits tailored to your business

EDA benefits for wholesalers (members) and affiliates (manufacturers,  solutions providers and service providers) are not identical, but instead are tailored to add the maximum value to your business. You’ll find a more details on your benefits further down this page.

Enquire online about becoming a Member or Affiliated Member

Complete this short online form and one of our team will contact you to confirm next steps.

All applications to join are reviewed by our CEO and Board of Management. If you have any questions along the way, please contact the EDA team on 020 3141 7350 or email.

About Members

Wholesale distributors are the essential link in the UK supply chain, operating between the manufacturers of electro-technical products and the electricians and electrical contractors who install them. Wholesale distributors join the EDA as members.

Search below using company name to reveal a wholesaler’s branches and contact details, or use your postcode to find a wholesaler near you.

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Wholesalers A-Z

About Affiliates

Manufacturers, solutions providers and service providers operating in the UK’s electro-technical sector, and who supply to the wholesaler network, have the opportunity to join the EDA as affiliated members.

Search below using company name to reveal a manufacturer’s contact details. You can also search by product or service. 

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Manufacturers / Service Providers A-Z

Summary of member benefits

Senior networking events

  1. Free delegate attendance at EDA Regional Business Forums. Usually four a year offering networking and topical presentations to add value to your business. Forums visit different UK locations to give everyone the opportunity to join us.
  2. Free delegate attendance at our annual Digitalisation Forum
  3. Attendance at the EDA Annual Awards Dinner (March)*
  4. Attendance at the EDA Summer Event (July)
  5. Attendance at the EDA Scottish Function (October)*
  6. Attendance at EUEW Annual Convention* 

Training & Apprenticeships

  1. Access to the EDA Apprenticeship Service*
  2. Access to the EDA Product Knowledge Programme, 12 distance-learning training modules*

ETIM-UK: the EDA-led initiative to digitise the UK’s electro-technical sector

Wholesaler Members enjoy automatic Association Membership of ETIM UK Ltd, which includes:

Publications, Support & Resources

  1. Free copy of Taking Stock, the EDA’s quarterly newsletter
  2. Free entry into and copy of the EDA Yearbook, including  the results, analysis and commentary of the latest Sector Survey
  3. Free entry and copy of EDA Key Contact Directory
  4. Free access to Croner Business Support Helpline 
  5. Option to participate in monthly Sales Index
  6. EDA logo for use online, in print and on company vehicles
    * Additional costs apply

Summary of affiliate benefits

Senior networking events

  1. Free delegate attendance at EDA Regional Business Forums. Usually four a year offering networking and topical presentations to add value to your business. Forums visit different UK locations to give everyone the opportunity to join us.
  2. The opportunity to present at an EDA Regional Business Forum
  3. Free delegate attendance at our annual Digitalisation Forum
  4. Attendance at the EDA Annual Awards Dinner (March)
  5. Attendance at the EDA Summer Event (July)
  6. Attendance at the EDA Scottish Function (October)*
  7. Attendance at EUEW Annual Convention*

Training & Apprenticeships

  1. Access to the EDA Apprenticeship Service*
  2. Access to the EDA Product Knowledge Programme, 12 distance-learning training modules*

ETIM UK: the EDA-led initiative to digitise the UK’s electro-technical sector. 

Manufacturers and Solutions Providers enjoy automatic Associate Membership of ETIM UK Ltd which includes

  • Access to Standardization Working Group
  • Access to advice and consultancy services supplied by the EDA Data Services Team

Publications, Support & Resources

  1. Free copy of Taking Stock, the EDA’s quarterly newsletter
  2. Free editorial in Taking Stock – get your products in front of wholesalers
  3. Free entry and copy of the EDA Yearbook, including the results, analysis and commentary of the latest Sector Survey
    • PLUS Preferential advertising rates*
  4. Free entry and copy of EDA Key Contact Directory
  5. Access to monthly Sales Index
  6. EDA logo for use online, in print and on company vehicles.
    * Additional costs apply
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