It is with great sadness that the EDA has learnt of the recent death of former President, Mr Jim E Banks.
Described by colleagues as “An industry man through and through with two loves, electrical wholesaling and golf”, Jim joined Russells Supplies Ltd in 1953. This independent wholesalers was established in 1942 and after 20 years with the company, Jim became Managing Director in 1973.
Russells joined the Electrical Wholesalers’ Federation (the EWF became the EDA in 1998) in 1966. Jim held the role of Federation President in 1985 and again in 1992/93.
A natural networker, he was instrumental in Russells Supplies Ltd joining the NEDA buying group which later became one of the founding elements of ANEW. This was seen as an immense achievement for Russells which was a relatively small two-branch business at the time and it took the company forward considerably.
He also served Captain of Hertfordshire Golf Club.
The funeral will be on Tuesday 29 August 2017 and the arrangements are as follows:-
12.00 pm at St Oswalds Church, 17 Malvern Way, Croxley Green, WD3 3QL.
2.00pm Service at
West Herts Crematorium – North Chapel
High Elms Lane
c. 3pm Refreshments at
West Herts Golf Club
Myra and the family have said all are welcome to attend, all or any part of the days proceedings.
They have requested family flowers only, with donations to the British Heart Foundation.Donations should be sent to the Funeral Directors:-
James Peddle Ltd
10 Moneyhill Parade
Cheques payable to The British Heart Foundation, and please include a note of your name and how you knew Jim (Friend, Russells customer/supplier/colleague, Golf club etc)
If you have any questions a regarding the funeral please call Mr Mick Moore on 07770 577441.