UK kitchen appliance producer Glen Dimplex Home Appliances (GDHA), was named White Goods Supplier of the Year at this year’s ERT awards.
The Domestic Appliance Product of the Year award went to BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH for its Bosch Eco Silence Logixx dishwasher model SMS69L22GB.
The awards are intended to honor excellence and achievement in electrical retailing in the United Kingdom. In addition to several awards for retailers of appliances and consumer electronics there are awards for the manufacturers who supply the product to the retail chain.
White goods suppliers were judged on how they support independent retailers across all aspects of their businesses, including stockholding and delivery, after-sales service, marketing, training, in-store displays, and promotional events.
GDHA won praise from the judges for its UK-based after-sales service and support of independent retailers via flexible training, promotions, and Stockist support system. GDHA launched a number of schemes in the last year - across cooling, range cooking, and built-in – that offer retailers display discounts, extended product warranty guarantees, and access to exclusive promotions.
GDHA sells the British cooking appliance brands Stoves, Belling, and New World as well as refrigeration brand Lec.
White goods producers were judged by a panel of electrical industry experts, including chief executive of CIH Stuart Cook and Retra's chief executive, Bryan Lovewell.
GDHA is the only major cooking appliance producers still doing its manufacturing in the UK and the company. GDHA has been a champion of UK manufacturing and earlier in 2011 led a campaign to support introduction of a Made in Britain logo to allow consumers to identify UK-made products. More than 300 manufacturers have signed up to support the scheme thus far.
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