(PRWEB UK) 27 May 2014
This year marks the inaugural Electrical Wholesaler Awards 2014, hosted by Electrical Wholesaler Magazine at the Gourman Tower Hotel in London. The awards highlight the best performing wholesalers, suppliers, and manufacturers in the United Kingdom.
Gil-Lec managed to beat rival website Sparks Direct to the award of Best Electrical Wholesaler Website 2014, an award well deserving of the wholesaler who parted ways with their ecommerce agency just under two years ago.
“In 2012 it became obvious we had to leave our ecommerce agency, and whilst having our own in-house web team had always seemed a dream rather than a realistic goal - I was determined not to put our internet business in the hands of an external agency again.”
“In the last 14 months we’ve not only built a brand new website, but formed an entire Web Development department, including a head coder, content manager, and network specialist. We’ve had to learn about URL redirects, canonical tags, A/B testing, speed testing, responsive templates, CSS sprites, CDNs, PHP, Nu-Soap, HTML, Java and everything else you can think of!”
Darren Gilbert of Gil-Lec was keen to highlight the monumental efforts made by the Web Development team in the last 18 months:
“The guys have put in long, hard hours; they’re talented and passionate – and what they didn’t know, they learnt on the job.”
“Whilst we already knew that our decision to rebuild our website and go ‘in-house’ had been a good one, it’s great to have recognition from one of the industry’s leading publications. The award proudly sits alongside our four ‘Best UK Electrical Wholesaler’ awards, presented by rival publication ‘The Electrical Times’ in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.”
The awards ceremony has been deemed roaring success, and received high praise from the industry. It’s an evening of which Electrical Wholesaler Magazine should feel very proud to host.