ERT Awards 2016 – the finalists

The shortlist of finalists for the ERT Awards 2016 has been chosen.

A panel of industry experts decided who should be in the running to pick up the retailer and training awards and, for the first time, independent retailers were asked to vote for their favourite suppliers, sales reps and products in a survey carried out by our ERT Awards research partner, leading field marketing agency Gekko.

Votes were collated for each category and each entry was awarded their percentage of the whole vote. They were then given a percentage of the votes of those retailers who stocked them. An average of the two figures was used to arrive at the winner. This ensured that smaller brands not stocked in as many stores had an equal chance of winning, thanks to the weighted voting system.

The winners of the ERT Awards 2016 will be revealed at a special lunchtime ceremony on Monday, October 17, at The Grand Connaught Rooms in London’s Covent Garden. For more information – and to book tickets – click here.

The ERT Awards judging panel
The ERT Awards judging panel

There will also be a Special Achievement Award, sponsored by Roberts Radio, which will be announced on the day. Samsung will sponsor the music quiz and the welcome drinks reception will be sponsored by Yamaha.

Said ERT editor Sean Hannam: “Congratulations to all the finalists – I look forward to seeing you all on October 17. Good luck.”

The finalists are:

RETAILER AWARDS

Independent Electrical
Retailer of the Year
Sponsored by Sony

  • Michael R Peters, Bedford
  • Purewell, Christchurch, Dorset
  • AF Thomas, Newport, South Wales

Domestic Appliances
Retailer of the Year

Sponsored by Miele

  • Carters Domestic Appliances, Brighton, East Sussex
  • Purewell, Christchurch, Dorset
  • AF Thomas, Newport, South Wales

Domestic Appliances
Showroom of the Year
Sponsored by Blomberg

  • Avensys, Crawley, West Sussex
  • Purewell, Christchurch, Dorset
  • Stellisons, Canterbury, Kent

Consumer Electronics
Retailer of the Year
Sponsored by Panasonic

  • Avensys, Crawley, West Sussex
  • D&C Sound and Vision, Disley, Cheshire
  • Purewell, Christchurch, Dorset

Consumer Electronics
Showroom of the Year
Sponsored by Freeview Play

  • Avensys, Crawley, West Sussex
  • Marks Electrical, Leicester
  • Purewell, Christchurch, Dorset

Small Domestic Appliances
Retailer of the Year
Sponsored by Smeg

  • Dacombes of Wimborne, Dorset
  • Purewell, Christchurch, Dorset
  • Wellingtons, Bromley, Kent

Independent Retailer
Website of the Year
Sponsored by Magimix

  • Carters Domestic Appliances, Brighton, East Sussex
  • Marks Electrical, Leicester
  • Purewell, Christchurch, Dorset

Salesperson of the Year – Independents

  • Neil Dodson, sales assistant at Kenberne Electricals, Intake, Doncaster, South Yorkshire
  • Andrew Farley, sales assistant, Steamer Trading, Chichester, West Sussex
  • Clive Stevens, customer sales adviser, Mifsuds Photographic, Brixham, Devon

 

SUPPLIER AWARDS

Domestic Appliance
Supplier of the Year
Sponsored by Amdea

  • Beko
  • BSH
  • Miele

Consumer Electronics
Supplier of the Year
Sponsored by techUK

  • Panasonic
  • Samsung
  • Sony

Domestic Appliance
Product of the Year
Sponsored by Amdea

  • LG GMJ916NSHV door-in-door refrigerator
  • Neff Slide & Hide single oven with FullSteam – B48FT78N0B
  • Panasonic NA-148XR1 Autocare washing machine

Consumer Electronics
Product of the Year
Sponsored by Astra

  • LG OLED65E6V OLED TV
  • Panasonic DX902 4K TV
  • Sony KD-55XD9305 Bravia TV

ERT Product Innovation award
Sponsored by ERT

  • Panasonic DMP-UB900 4K Blu-ray player
  • Samsung Family Hub refrigerator
  • Sony PS-HX500 turntable

Training Award
Sponsored by Electrical Safety First

  • Beko
  • Miele
  • Smeg
  • T21 / Retra

Sales Rep of the Year – Independents
Sponsored by Retra

  • Stuart Hoad, sales agent, London & Home Counties, Big Red Sales
  • Andrew Lewis, area sales manager, South-West, Roberts Radio
  • Adam Lye, area sales manager, Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex, Panasonic
  • Clarke Uren, area business manager, Sony Centres and CE specialists, Sony