During these difficult and unprecedented times, it is vital that we take a moment to reflect on the positive. And now is the time to join together and get involved.
Returning to the Grand Connaught Rooms in London’s Covent Garden this October, Turning Point Live! will be back again to shine a light on best practice in the electrical retail sector. The prestigious ERT Awards will take place in the afternoon after a drinks reception and networking lunch.
Entries are now open for this year’s ERT Awards – so get writing and tell us why your store or your product should win!
This year’s categories are…
Best Independent Domestic Appliance Retailer – Small
Best Independent Domestic Appliances Retailer – Large
Best Independent Consumer Electronics Retailer – Small
Best Independent Consumer Electronics Retailer – Large
Turning Point Award
Best Independent Electrical Retailer Website
Sales Excellence Award
Best New Product – Major Domestic Appliances
Best New Product – Small Domestic Appliances
Best New Product – Consumer Electronics
Training Provider Award
Independent Sales Representative Award
Best Supplier Customer Service
You can enter online in three simple steps. Simply head to www.ertawards.co.uk. Follow the ‘CLICK HERE’ button on the home page, select your category (or you can select multiple categories at the time of entering), supply your supporting information and media, and add your contact details.
For retailers – it’s important you write a great entry statement and provide any additional relevant information, such as your background, about your business and shopfloor, your digital platforms, your staff or your customer service. All this goes in front of our expert judging panel for consideration, so make it hard-hitting and concise!
For manufacturers – it’s the retailers that will decide which products and services win, so provide as much information as you can, or about your team members if it’s the Independent Sales Representative Award.
There’s plenty of help and advice, and more detailed information on the judging criteria for each of the award categories, on the ERT Awards website: www.ertawards.co.uk. Look out for the top tips for entering on the Categories & Criteria page!
The retailer categories will be judged solely by this year’s judges, while the manufacturer categories are voted for by retailers using a dedicated online platform via the ERT Awards website. So manufacturers, now is the time to engage with your retail partners more than ever to encourage more votes for you!
By surveying the responses of ERT readers via this online platform, we will be able to get a definitive answer on who the best suppliers are, which new products have caught their imagination and which sales reps are really going the extra mile.
All the winners will be announced in London later this year – exact details coming soon!
Or if you have any questions, you can get in touch with the team via firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.