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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 242 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 79 leading suppliers of goods and services who are affiliated members of the EDA.

There are two routes into the EDA:

  1. Membership: for electro-technical wholesale distributors.
  2. Affiliated Membership: for suppliers of goods and services to the sector.

Affiliated Membership category was created in 1999 to further support the electro-technical supply chain and is open to manufacturers and service providers who have an established trading relationship through the UK’s electro-technical wholesale sector. You should also belong the primary trade association for your sector.

Benefits tailored to your business

EDA benefits for wholesalers (members) and affiliates (manufacturers / 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 affiliate

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 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. Attendance at the EDA Annual Awards Dinner (March)*
  3. Attendance at the EDA Summer Event (July)
  4. Attendance at the EDA Scottish Function (October)*
  5. 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

  1. Free ETIM data audit
  2. Access to Standardization Working Groups
  3. Access to advice and consultancy services

Publications, Support & Resources

  1. Free entry and copy of EDA Annual Survey & Yearbook
  2. Free entry and copy of EDA Key Contact Directory
  3. Free access to Croner Business Support Helpline 
  4. Option to participate in monthly Sales Index
  5. 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. 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

  1. Free ETIM data audit
  2. Access to Standardization Working Groups
  3. Access to advice and consultancy services

Publications, Support & Resources

  1. Free entry and copy of EDA Annual Survey & Yearbook
    • PLUS Free enhanced logo entry
    • PLUS Preferential advertising rates*
  2. Free entry and copy of EDA Key Contact Directory
  3. Access to monthly Sales Index
  4. EDA logo for use online, in print and on company vehicles.
    * Additional costs apply
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