Ireland's Electrical Magazine Issue 86


£100 million turnover and 400 staff – that’s a big family to be a part of.” Staff retention and development has been a hallmark of the company since the start, said Geoff. “Lots of them have joined us as 16 or 18-year-olds and 5, 10 or 15 years later, they’re still there. I’m sure it’s that family ethos that they enjoy being a part of.” Nor has the pandemic been able to disrupt Kew Electrical’s award-winning streak. The company’s bulging trophy cabinet now holds two more Electrical Wholesaler Awards – Branch of the Year for Dover and, for the first time, Best Wholesaler with 26 or more branches. Not only that, but Kew has also just become one of 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain, as judged by the London Stock Exchange Group, which identifies the most dynamic small and medium- sized enterprises in the UK and Europe. The Belfast branch has also racked up some of its own trophies within the wholesaler category at the Northern Ireland Electrical Industry Awards each year from its inception in 2013. Kew Electrical Belfast has survived many uncertain and turbulent years of operation since its foundation. This resilience based on long-term planning has provided them with the strength to weather the worst of economic storms. For example, their £700K stockholding in Belfast pre-empted the distribution delivery crisis facing a lot of companies due to Brexit and the NI protocol. They also proudly supported the NHS by bringing vital electrical equipment to all hospitals and other medical facilities in NI throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Today, the company is looking forward to future opportunities. “Let’s just get this next two or three months out of the way and let things settle down,” concluded Geoff. “Once we can see exactly where our sector is going, we will start looking at expansion again. “There are going to be a number of opportunities, and our priority is that we are financially strong enough to take them when they arise.”

Mark Bolton, Ryan McCleery, Alan Bingham and Adam Gibson, Internal Sales Team.

Geoff Kerly, Managing Director, Kew Electrical.

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