Grand Connaught Rooms - 1st Oct 2018

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What is it?

ERT’s ground-breaking Turning Point campaign has been shaking up the independent electrical retail sector since its launch last year – and now we’re combining it with the ERT Awards 2018 to create a vital live event that shines a spotlight on the very best retail practice in the industry.

ERT Turning Point Live takes the ERT Awards event and extends it to become a whole day of Turning Point-themed content. The day will be entirely focused on real retailers and their stories detailing how they’re changing their business.

It starts with a whole morning of conference-style sessions talking to those retailers – many of which will be finalists at the awards – and highlighting the very best practice and creative ideas.

This will be followed by the ERT Awards Pub Quiz – hosted by ERT editor Sean Hannam, that takes place during the full sit down lunch. After lunch, the curtain rises on the ERT Awards ceremony, where the winners of the most prestigious trophies in the industry are announced with a flourish and the opening of a gold envelope.


Remember, one ticket gets you access to the FULL day!

09:00 – 10:00 Registration and networking breakfast

10:00 – 11:30 ERT Turning Point Live!

11:30 – 12:00 Networking break

12:00 – 13:00 ERT Turning Point Live!

13:00 – 13:30 ERT Awards Welcome Drinks Reception

13:30 – 15:00 ERT Awards lunch inc. ERT Pub Quiz

15:00 – 16:00 ERT Awards 2018 Ceremony

All timings subject to change

ERT Pub Quiz

The ERT Music Quiz has been an incredibly popular part of the ERT Awards event for the last few years – so much so that we’ve decided to expand it into its own standalone section of the day.

Rather than just having a sit-down lunch, we’re turning lunch into a full pub quiz, hosted by ERT editor Sean Hannam. There’ll be picture rounds; music rounds, general knowledge, TV, films, sport and all the other pub quiz favourites.

You can still book seats and tables as usual and the lunch itself will be as high quality as ever. The difference is that each table is now a pub quiz team!

Your Host

Sean Hannam

Sean Hannam is the editor of ERT and – the leading trade magazine and website for electrical retailing – and has been a leading voice in the industry since 1999. In his role as editor, he has spoken at many industry events, including techUK and Retra conferences, the IFA tech trade show in Berlin and The Gadget Show Live. Sean has regularly appeared on Sky News as a technology/web pundit and has been quoted in several national newspapers and publications including The Telegraph, Daily Mail and Guardian online.

Book your place

Places are limited at ERT Turning Point Live! so it is HIGHLY advisable to book your place early to avoid missing out.

Remember, ONE ticket gets you access to the whole day


10am – 4pm
1st October 2018


Grand Connaught Rooms, Holborn, London


Single seats £199

Tables of ten £1,592

Prices exclude VAT

Book before 31st August and pay by invoice


The more tickets you book, the less you pay per ticket! Click on ‘Book Now’ and we’ll calculate it for you.



What are the ERT Awards?

The ERT Awards are the electrical retail industry’s leading awards event, and have been for over a decade. In a difficult and constantly changing market it’s incredibly important to celebrate those retailers who are truly adapting and changing in the most successful and innovative ways. It is they who set the standard and drive the sector forward for the benefit of the whole supply chain.

This year we are proud to host the 11th annual ERT Awards ceremony as part of ERT Turning Point Live! - creating a true celebration of excellence in the electrical retail industry.

Those retailers that are named as winners and even finalists are truly recognised by their peers as the best in the sector, and as such are rewarded with a powerful marketing tool to promote their businesses to their target audiences. See last year’s winners here.

Our sponsors understand the importance of supporting independent retailers and we thank them for their continuing commitment to the future of the industry. Get to know our sponsors.

Awards Finalists

Independent Electrical Retailer of the Year

  • Superfi, Nottingham
  • Herbert Todd & Son, York
  • Peter Tyson, Carlisle, Cumbria

Domestic Appliances Retailer of the Year

  • Coopers, Bath, Somerset
  • Purewell Electrical, Christchurch, Dorset
  • Herbert Todd & Son, York

Domestic Appliances Showroom of the Year

  • Herbert Todd & Son, York
  • Peter Tyson, Carlisle, Cumbria
  • Purewell Electrical, Christchurch, Dorset

Consumer Electronics Retailer of the Year

  • Avensys, Crawley, West Sussex
  • Superfi, Nottingham
  • Peter Tyson, Carlisle, Cumbria

Consumer Electronics Showroom of the Year

  • Peter Tyson, Carlisle, Cumbria
  • Spiritland Headphone Bar, Mayfair, London
  • Stone Audio, Poole, Dorset

Customer Event of the Year

  • Premier Sounds, Bodmin, Cornwall
  • Purewell Electrical, Christchurch, Dorset
  • Superfi, Nottingham

Turning Point Award

  • Basil Knipe Electrics, Ballymoney, Northern Ireland
  • Superfi, Nottingham
  • Herbert Todd & Son, York

Supplier Training Award

  • BSH
  • Miele
  • Sony
  • T21

Salesperson of the Year*

  • Jennifer Balfour, Store Manager, Steamer Trading, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
  • Greg Crisp, Sales Assistant, Hughes, Newmarket, Suffolk
  • Dave Lee, Store Manager, Herbert Todd & Son, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Special Achievement Award*

Independent Sales Rep of the Year*

  • Tracy McKernan, regional sales manager, Beko
  • Ken Robinson, area sales manager, Sony Centres and consumer electronics specialists, Sony UK and Ireland
  • Ian Toller, area business manager, BSH

* These categories are an important part of the ERT Awards 2018, but they are judged differently to the others and therefore do NOT require submitted entries.

Awards Judges

Click each judge for more information

ERT Magazine

ERT was established an astonishing 128 years ago and has an unquestionable heritage and reputation as the leading magazine for electrical retailers.

Each issue is packed with industry news, market analysis and in-depth features on current trends. The award-winning magazine also features interviews with the biggest names in electricals, both in the UK and abroad.

Since 1890, ERT has been the must-read for the industry - an accomplishment that very few magazines can boast. This is a position that the entire team is proud to uphold and keen to build on in the future.

Click here for more information