Supplier Spotlights: Best of 2018 Awards

With just a few weeks to go until the end of year, we round up our favourite supplier spotlights of 2018…

Best for… Innovative toolsBEW Focus on Suppliers

Draper Tools

Draper Tools have been serving contractors for nearly 100 years.  Within their Knipex range, you’ll find everything from VDE insulated pliers to cable stripping tools. They even cater for insulation tools and anti-static range of pliers for working with electronics.

With signature products including welders, drilling machines and air power tools, their products are robust and vigorously tested without costing the earth. Check out their full range here.

Best for… EV installation

Rolec EV

EV charging is a rapidly growing industry, and Rolex EV are leading the way with Europe’s largest range of electric charging stations and equipment. With a failure rate of less than 1% and a variety of products that can be installed at home, in commercial settings or in public facing places, their range can suit every location and budget. If you’re not already a Rolec EV accredited installer, the time is now.

Best for… Security


For over 20 years, ESP have been manufacturing efficient and versatile security systems and are continuously looking for the next solution, such as their wireless bullet cameras – ideal for a versatile day/night solution. With pre-packaged kits, ESP make choosing and installing the right system simple for contractors and will bring your customer peace of mind without breaking the bank.

Best for… Cable management


Since 1980, contractors have trusted Legrand to design and produce innovative cable management products, and their established Swifts, Salamandre and Cablofil ranges give this UK manufacturer a firm leadership position in cable management. Their great attention to detail always keeps the installer in mind with a strong ‘Faster by Design’ ethos.

Best for… Home automation

Lutron RA2

This people-driven company’s innovation led the way in the 1950s in a New York makeshift lab and a solid-state dimmer. Now, Lutron’s patented Clear Connect RF technology sets the bar for reliability. Their expanded wireless total home control systems give home owners the ability to adjust the amount of daylight, electric light and temperature, and even turns off standby power to small appliances that are not being used. 

For all these suppliers and more, drop in to your local BEW branch.