RS Components

RS Components

October 05, 2012 09:01 ET

RS Components Named East Midlands Business of the Year by British Chambers of Commerce

Second award for Excellence in Innovation gives RS two places in Chamber Awards 2012 national finals

CORBY, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Oct. 5, 2012) - RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products such as the latest in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's) has triumphed in the regional heat of the Chamber Awards 2012.

RS has been named Business of the Year and won the Excellence in Innovation award in the East Midlands category. The achievement means the company will now automatically be entered into the national finals which take place at a glittering awards ceremony in London this November.

The Chamber Awards were launched by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) in 2004 to recognise and celebrate business excellence through the successes and achievements of its Accredited Chambers of Commerce and their members. Submissions are invited from the 10 Chamber regions in the UK, including the East Midlands.

Iain Lennard, Head of UK Sales at RS commented: "We are thrilled to have been recognised by the British Chambers of Commerce by winning two categories of the prestigious Chamber Awards. We have worked hard to build a successful business that offers a huge product range yet continues to provide a service second to none to our customers. This achievement is testament to the devotion of our employees across the UK."

Paul Griffiths, Chief Executive of Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce added: "It is always a great pleasure to see one of our members succeed as regional winners in the Chamber Awards. RS is a hidden gem within this county and a worthy winner of this accolade. We will be cheering them on in the Grand Final, where they also have a real chance of winning £25,000 and this year's title of 'Outstanding Business Achievement'."

The national awards ceremony takes place on 29th November at the London Guildhall.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 550,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 46,000 parcels on the same day the orders are received. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronics, automation and control, test and measurement, electrical and mechanical components.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2012 had revenues of £1.27bn.

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