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… And we’re back. EDA Summer Event & Engagement Awards 2021

August 5, 2021
EDA Summer Event, July 2021

“Amazing for everyone to be back together”

“Brilliant”

“A fantastic day”

“A wonderful day along with exceptional weather!”

Fantastic feedback from attendees at the recent EDA Annual Summer Manufacturers’ Event (Thursday 29 July 2021) which attracted over 150 representatives from EDA wholesaler and manufacturer businesses.

This year we had a new venue too: Trinity Buoy Wharf (where the BBC’s Great British Sewing Bee is filmed) was chosen for its large outdoor Thames-side space  overlooking the O2 Arena, with an equally spacious and airy indoor area for drinks, lunch and the much anticipated EDA Engagement Awards!

Are you getting the most from your EDA benefits?

The next EDA Engagement Winners will be announced in July 2022.

The more you engage between 1 April 2021 and 31 March 2022 the more engagement points you’ll secure.

For a reminder of your EDA benefits and how you can become more engaged with the Association call 020 3141 7350.

On the bank of the Thames: open air space at Trinity Buoy Wharf with great views of the O2
On the bank of the Thames: open air space at Trinity Buoy Wharf with great views of the O2

How do the EDA Engagement Awards work?

Each time your business takes part in or “engages” with an EDA benefit you get an engagement point. The EDA tracks your engagement each year and at our Summer Event we reveal the most engaged Affiliate Manufacturers and Member Wholesalers.

From 1 April 2020 – 31 March 2021 there were plenty of opportunities to engage with your trade association. Engagement Points are awarded across a range of topics including:

EDA Engagement Award Winners 2020/2021

Most Engaged Affiliate Manufacturer: Deta Electrical Company Ltd
Deta Electric Co Ltd is the most engaged EDA Affiliated Manufacturer 2021

L-R: Don Simler; Chris Ashworth, EDA President; Gerry Barnett

Highly Commended Affiliate Manufacturers: Airflow Developments Ltd and Lewden
EDA Engagement Awardsd 2021 - Airflow Highly Commended

L-R: the EDA’s Tracy Hewett, collecting the Highly Commended Award on behalf of Airflow with Chris Ashworth, EDA President

EDA Engagement Awardsd 2021 - highly commended for Lewdon

L-R: Darren Clarke with Chris Ashworth, EDA President

Most Engaged Member Wholesaler: a tie between Edmundson Electrical Ltd and CEF
Most engaged wholesalers 2021

L-R: CEF’s Andrew Mosely: Chris Ashworth, EDA President; Edmundson Electrical Ltd’s Mark Felber

Highly Commended Member Wholesalers: a tie between BEMCO and LEW Electrical Distributors Ltd
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L-R: Andy Johnson, LEW Electrical Distributors Ltd;  Chris Ashworth, EDA President; Simon Barkes, BEMCO