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Wishing you all a prosperous New Year from EPE and all of our Brands.

Thank you to all of our brands and customers for building partnerships with us this year. In the coming year we plan to continue to build upon the foundations of our relationships with our brands and customers and continue to invest in our team and grow as a business for an even better 2020.


31st December 2019

EPE’s looking towards a bigger, brighter future for the branded household goods market.

Recent statistics have shown the UK housewares market has risen significantly over the last decade going from £10.8 billion to £13.5 billion pounds by 2019. These figures are only set to rise and the future looks promising for the market with additional growth predicted to rise by another half a billion pounds by 2021.

This sector has grown considerably due to consumer spending on houseware goods increasing since 2017 with more demand for the products. In the UK, the average consumer purchases a mix of local and British made products and globally recognised brands; which as you know at EPE what we do best is bringing branded SDA to UK retailers and ultimately the British consumer. Leading in the market share for household goods were British companies Dunelm and John Lewis

In a survey of over 4000 respondents taken earlier this year of the most popular brands for household goods some big names made the cut. Coming in top of the list was Philips followed by Bosch, Tefal, Russell Hobbs and Kenwood.

At EPE we are feeling positive about the future of the household goods market going into 2020 and we hope to continue to build on the strong partnerships we have with our brands and supplying high quality branded SDA and providing a stellar service to our retailers.


30th December 2019

EPE’s Linkedin Post Roundup 2019

We’ve had a productive year here at EPE and we’ve been reflecting on the year we’ve had. Take a look back at our top Linkedin 12 posts from this year in our Linkedin roundup below!


27th December 2019

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year from EPE and all of our Brands.


24th December 2019

EPE Congratulate Panasonic on winning at the ERT Awards 2019!

EPE’s Noel Pamment, Managing Director and Harry Singh, Operations and Finance Director congratulate their brand partners Panasonic for their win at the ERT Awards 2019.

Panasonic won Best New Product – Small Domestic Appliances for the their new slimline, combination microwave oven the NN-CD87 being top of the range. With features like the Genius Sensor that take the guesswork our of heating and cooking; One-Push reheating that instructs the Genius Sensor to calculate the exact reheating time and the Junior Menu programme which helps the user cook healthy meals for children.

Graham Goldsmith, Head of the Independents Channel at Panasonic, on winning said:

“We are thrilled that our retail partners are impressed by our products as we are; it is a true testament to the hard work, development and dedication put into the products by our engineers in Japan”

Congratulations again to Panasonic and we look forward to continuing to build strong brand partnerships with them. 

If you would like to become a stockist of the NN-CD87 and other Panasonic products contact: sales@epeinternational.com

Panasonic win Best New Product – Small Domestic Appliances at the ERT Awards 2019

23rd December 2019

EPE International shortlisted for IER Awards 2020 – Vote Now!

EPE are delighted to be shortlisted for The Best Distributor award at the IER Awards, the most prestigious awards event in the electrical retailing sector.

We have been nominated for the 4th year running!

The IER Awards will be held at the Park Plaza London Victoria Hotel on Thursday 7th May 2020

Please click here to vote for us – Voting closes 31st January 2020


17th December 2019

EPE donates to The Salvation Army Christmas Present Appeal

This year, in lieu of an office secret santa, the EPE team has decided to do some good for those in need and run a collection in the office for gifts for the The Salvation Army Christmas Present Appeal.

The Salvation Army Christmas Present Appeal helps to ensure a child who may not otherwise receive a gift, has a present to open at Christmas. The whole team got involved to bring in a whole host of presents, and putting them under our office Christmas tree to before they were taken to out local Salvation Army centre so they could wrap and distribute them before Christmas.

Along with this the team also collected unwanted, clean warm clothing, outer clothing and shoes to be donated to the local homeless shelter to help those who need it the most, especially at this time of year.

 


18th December 2019

EPE get festive for Christmas Jumper Day to help Save the Children!

On Friday 13th December, the EPE team got out their cheesiest Christmas Jumpers and got festive for Save the Children’s annual Christmas Jumper Day!

The team really got in the spirit, with punny jumpers, light up jumpers and even the odd festive onesie. Together we raised £48 for the Save the Children.

We hope to continue supporting such worthy causes in the future. Keep your eyes peeled to see more ways we’ve been supporting charities this December.


16th December 2019

Watson Home Hardware winners of Do Good December Prize Draw!

EPE would like to announce the winner of week 2’s Do Good December Prize Draw, Watson Home Hardware.

Watson Home Hardware are the lucky winners of a Luxury Wine Hamper, with 6 Luxury Mixed Wines from Virgin Wines!

EPE would like to thank all of our customers who participated in week 2 of our Do Good December event and used the trade site voucher as you have helped us raise £240 for Barnado’s; a worthy charity that does so much to help improve the lives of disadvantaged children in our communities.


16th December 2019

Welcoming two new Internal Account Managers : A Message from our Head of Internal Sales

We at EPE have recently added two new Internal Account Managers to our Internal Sales team.

On the new additions, Head of Internal Sales, Natasha Copeman states:

I am pleased to introduce Internal Sales Managers Bushra Khaliq responsible for London North and South West regions and David Elliott responsible for the London South Region.

Bushra’s experience of managing teams within the retail industry has provided her with a wealth of experience when dealing with customer accounts. David has over 5 years of Account Management experience and has worked within sales for 10 years. This foundation has already helped to create partnerships with his customers.

As one of the touch points at EPE, the Internal Sales function always ensures a heavy focus on delivering customer centric service. Establishing and understanding customer’s needs through dedicated Account Management, growing existing relationships and assisting with industry insights and brand updates to help open new sectors. I am also looking to expand the team further in 2020.

For more information, get in touch at: Natasha@epeinternational.com

Natasha

Natasha Copeman, Head of Internal Sales with her new team (from l-r): Bushra Khaliq – London North & South West;
Debra Nichols – Electrical Wholesalers; David Elliott – London South; Natasha Copeman and Craig Foley – North & M62 regions

12th December 2019

Only 3 Days left to take advantage of our Trade Site Voucher!

Only 3 days left to use this week’s trade site voucher and get £10 off any order over £200 on our Trade Site!

Every time a voucher is used £20 goes to our nominated charity of the week, this week it is Barnado’s and as an added bonus each voucher used in a entry into our weekly prize draw!

Get involved, head to our trade site today to avoid missing out!


11th December 2019

Congratulations to Beric Appliances Cranbrook: Winner of our Do Good December Prize Draw!

EPE would like to congratulate Beric Appliances Cranbrook, the lucky winners of Week 1’s Do Good December prize draw.

Beric Appliances Cranbrook have received a Luxury Hamper, packed full of Christmas goodies! Beric’s were kind enough to send us a photo of a member of their team; Tim with the Hamper.

Congratulations once again to the Beric Appliances Cranbrook team and we hope you enjoy your hamper!

You too can be in with the chance of winning in our prize draw like Beric Appliances; just enter this week’s Do Good December voucher code on the trade site and receive £10 off orders over £200, entry into this week’s prize draw and £20 will go to our nominated charity Barnado’s every time the voucher is used.


11th December 2019

Ireland Visit: A Message from our Sales Director

Ireland Visit

I just had a great two days with our National Sales Manager for Ireland Ciarán Ward.

It was fantastic to meet with our customers in the North of Ireland. One of the perks of the role is getting to spend time with the business owners and getting to understand their businesses and how we at EPE can help them to be successful by providing them with the best brands in the industry.

We had great sales over the two days and met some fantastic people.

Looking forward to the next trip.

Clive


11th December 2019

Supporting Barnado’s: Do Good December

Throughout December EPE are supporting a worthy charity each week, for the second week of our Do Good December event we have chosen to support Barnado’s. You can help us do so too, every time this week’s voucher code is used at checkout on our trade site, you save £10 and we donate £20 to Barnado’s and as an added thank you to you every voucher used in entered into our weekly prize draw, this week you could win a luxury Wine Hamper.

Get involved!

Barnado’s is a charity that helps protect, support and nurture the UK’s most vulnerable children. They work to help children through the trauma of sexual abuse and exploitation. They provide support for young people in care, give children caring for a loved one the help and support they deserve. That’s not all, their specialist workers support families through domestic abuse, mental health problems, prison sentences, asylum seeking and much more. They also amplify the voices of young people to influence Government on the issues that affect their lives, fighting their corner and making sure their voices are heard. Their aim is simple – to provide the best outcome for every child, no matter who they are or what they have been through.


10th December 2019

EPE Congratulates Beric Appliances Cranbrook Prize Draw Winners!

EPE would like to announce the winner of week 1’s Do Good December Prize Draw is Beric Appliances Cranbrook.

Beric Appliances Cranbrook are the lucky winners of a Luxury Hamper, packed full of Christmas goodies!

EPE would like to thank all of our customers who participated in week 1 of our Do Good December event and used the trade site voucher as you have helped us raise £260 for Age UK; a worthy charity that does so much to help improve the lives of older people in our communities.


10th December 2019

Kettles and Coffee Machines; Luxury Gifts for Christmas

Christmas is on the horizons and many of our retailers are hopeful that Christmas season brings in the sales. Personal Care products tend to have the regular spot in festive gifting but have you ever considered the humble Kettle or a Coffee Machine?

Long gone are the days of basic kettles and coffee machines simply being staples in homes up and down the country. While still the most commonly bought SDAs by consumers, style factors in highly alongside functionality with these kitchen staples. Consumers are looking for elegant and aesthetically pleasing SDAs that coordinate with their kitchen decor as well helping them make a nice cuppa.

On gifting SDA, Keval Shah, Head of Marketing at Beko states: “The gifting opportunity for SDA over the festive period is an important one. The types of gifts consumers are considering have changed over the past few years. Whereas kettles and coffee machines never used to be considered as Christmas gifts, they are now luxury items that people actively covet.” – Read the full article on ERT Magazine November 2019

We couldn’t have put it better ourselves. Become a stockist of some coveted, luxury kettles and coffee machines over on our trade site today, where currently you can get £10 off orders over £200 as part of our Do Good December event.


6th December 2019

Last chance to use this week’s trade site voucher!

Last day to use this week’s trade site voucher and get £10 off any order over £200 on our Trade Site!

Every time a voucher is used £20 goes to our nominated charity of the week Age UK and as an added bonus each voucher used in a entry into our weekly prize draw!

Get involved, head to our trade site today to avoid missing out!


6th December 2019

Euronics Lunch at Claridge’s: A Message from our Sales Director

Date: 4th December 2019 | Venue: Claridge’s London

“It was great to meet with the Euronics Directors and members yesterday at Claridge’s in London. The Chairman and Directors ran a fantastic event at one of London’s landmarks.

It was a perfect opportunity to spend time with store owners and get to know more about their businesses; sharing our plans to partner with them to grow sales. I am looking forward to meeting the members in their shops and working closely with them to build strong partnerships.

Clive


05 December 2019

Only 2 days left to take advantage of our Trade Site Voucher!

Only 2 days left to use this week’s trade site voucher and get £10 off any order over £200 on our Trade Site!

Every time a voucher is used £20 goes to our nominated charity of the week Age UK and as an added bonus each voucher used in a entry into our weekly prize draw!

Get involved, head to our trade site today to avoid missing out!


5th December 2019

Supporting AGE UK: Do Good December

Throughout December EPE are supporting a worthy charity each week, for the first week of our Do Good December event we have chosen to support Age UK.  You can help us do so too, every time this week’s voucher code is used at checkout on our trade site, you save £10 and we donate £20 to Age UK and as an added thank you to you every voucher used in entered into our weekly prize draw, this week you could win a luxury Christmas Hamper.

Get involved!

AGE UK are the UK’s leading charity working with older people. Offering them information and advice on money and legal matters, health and wellbeing, care and support and even offering them avenues to assist them in in finding hobbies, travel and work advice. They also champion campaigns and research into making sure older people have a better later life. 

They tackle major issues that affect older people in the UK, such as loneliness and isolation. 1.4 million older people struggle with loneliness in the UK and 225,000 say that they often go a whole week without speaking to anyone. Their Donate Your Words campaign is playing a big part in helping to tackle this with encouraging people to reach out to the older people in their families, neighbourhoods and communities and just having a conversation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


04 December 2019

It’s Cyber Monday!

Cyber Monday is the biggest online only sales event of the year!
Head over to our Trade Site now and order from a range of premium branded SDA at unbeatably low prices! Not to mention, our Do Good December event which allows you to save even more money of your order plus the chance to donate to charity!


2nd December 2019

A Successful Meeting with Sirius & Beko: A message from our Sales Director

Date: 26th November 2019 | Venue: Beko Head Office, Watford

“It was great to meet with Steve Jones Commercial Director for Sirius at Beko in Watford on Tuesday the 26th November.

The meeting was organised by Philip Fletcher, National Sales Manager, Beko and I to give Steve the opportunity to look at the Beko range and meet the Beko team.

It was a key meeting to build the partnership with Beko and Sirius and for me to share with all; the investment we have made in the new sales structure at EPE.

The new RSM team will enable us to visit every Sirius member on a regular basis and help them to develop and grow their business.”

Clive


02 December 2019

Do Good December

Do Good December

3 Weeks. 3 Charities. 3 Big Prizes to be won.

Do Good December is an event we have come up with to give back to our customers and the community over the next 3 weeks on the run up to Christmas from the 2nd December to the 20th December.

Exclusive to our trade site customers we are offering:

1) £10 off every order over £200 made on the EPE Trade Site

2) Every £10 saved is matched by us and donated to the charity of the week. Every time a customer uses the voucher code on a purchase we will donate £20 to the nominated charity of the week.

3) Every time a voucher is used the customer also gets entry into the Weekly Prize Draw.

Terms & Conditions

  1. Promotion open only to EPE International Ltd customers with a valid trade site account.
  2. Promotion only valid between 02.12.19 to 20.12.19.
  3. Voucher code can only be used once per customer and only in the week it is promoted.
  4. One voucher code used is equal to one entry into the weekly prize draw.
  5. Voucher cannot be used more than one and must only be used on the EPE trade site with a valid trade site account
  6. Multiple voucher codes must not be used on one purchase.

02 December 2019

December Promotions Brochure Out Now!

The December 2019 EPE Promotions brochure is now available in print format and for digital download. 

Big Brands, Massive Savings & packed full of seasonal mega deals, make sure you look out for our Christmas offers!

If you would like to start receiving the Promotions Brochure please contact our sales team for more information on 0844 800 8055 or sales@epeinternational.com

For full product ranges please see our semi-annual Buyers Choice catalogue.


2nd December 2019

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