With the sector’s leading celebration of excellence on the horizon, we need your help to crown the winners of the manufacturer/ supplier categories at the IER Awards 2020! The IER Awards offers retailers a unique

aving been running for over 28 years, the Innovative Electrical

Retailing Awards has firmly established itself as the leading occasion the industry calendar and, with the decision-making process for the 2020 event underway, this year’s crop of outstanding entrants are one step closer to finding out whether they will be inducted onto the prestigious ‘Roll of Honour’.

The decision-making process… With its mission of honouring exceptional products, business pioneers, high street heroes and customer champions, the awards scheme is the perfect opportunity to spotlight the sector’s elite. This year has seen another wave of incredible entrants put themselves in the running and after rigorous examination from the panel of expert judges, the shortlist is set and it is time for the trade’s leading retailers to decide which manufacturers are most deserving of winning each accolade.

opportunity to decide which innovative suppliers and outstanding manufacturers deserve to receive a coveted trophy, as, after all, who better to decide the recipient of each accolade than the professionals who work with the innovative products and industry-defining companies, day in, day out.

How can you get involved? If you are a retailer operating within the field, casting a vote to determine the winners in each of the manufacturer/supplier categories is not only essential in upholding the industry to a standard of excellence, but also a fantastic way to show gratification for the hard work of peers. Votes will be accepted until 12pm on Friday

31 January 2020 and can be submitted using the manual voting form – found on page 22 of this issue – or via the IER Awards website. As well as offering professionals the chance

to elect their award-worthy peers as winners at the sector’s leading celebration of excellence,

retailers have an extra incentive for casting their votes. Courtesy of EPE International, the IER Awards has six fantastic prizes to give away to retailers who help decide the winners - more details about the prizes available can be found on page 23 of this issue.

Will you be joining us for the big reveal? As the decision-making process reaches its climax, all attention is beginning to turn to the glittering IER Awards ceremony – set to take place at the Park Plaza Victoria London on Thursday 7 May 2020. More than just awards, the event is an unmissable occasion in the industry calendar where professionals convene to source the latest innovations during an informative table- top demonstration, before networking with peers throughout a lavish drinks reception and delicious luncheon. Tickets to this celebration are in limited

supply, so it is recommended that those planning to attend the event secure a place at their earliest convenience. Tickets can be purchased via the IER Awards website, where individual places and tables of 10 are currently available. To find out more about the event, please visit:

Listed on the following pages of this IER Awards supplement are the manufacturers that have been successful in making through to the next stage of the decision-making process. Help decide who wins by casting your votes for those you deem to be most worthy of winning!

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