Electrical Deals Direct are independent experts in hand dryers, instant boiling water appliances and electric water heating. They provide hundreds of different brands to the trade and commercial customers around the UK.
The company was set-up by Tim Hodder and James Loveridge and along with Kane Hazzard and Harry Turner they are now a 4-strong team in The Hive.
We asked Tim to tell us about Electrical Deals Direct and how they find life in The Hive.
Tell us about your company?
Electrical Deals Direct is a new type of online provider of specialist products to the trades. Offering products at the best prices goes without saying. But we work hard to offer a lot more; as well as fast delivery and customer-focused service, we can give you expert, accurate and independent advice on products in our specialty areas. Whether it is over the phone or via our online guides, reviews and articles, we’ll bring you enough information to make sure you make the right choice of product.
When did you move in?
As relative newcomers, we moved in to The Hive in February 2016 and within just a few days it felt like home.
Why did you choose The Hive?
We have had experience of serviced offices in the past, and so had a good set of benchmarks against which we could compare The Hive. It wasn’t just the clean, modern appearance of the building and the facilities which include showers, and boiling water taps in the kitchens – it was also the friendly but professional atmosphere which seemed to be shared by the staff as well as the other residents.
How have you found The Hive experience so far?
We walked through the door at 8:20 on Monday morning, and were taking incoming calls at 8:35! We haven’t looked back since, everything has worked well and our suppliers now view us in a completely different light. At least one of them is even considering moving in themselves!
Would you recommend it and why?
So we have no hesitation at all in recommending The Hive to anyone looking for an office – particularly those people who may work from home at the moment but have the need for expansion or just want to separate work from home a little more! One of the big competitive advantages it has are the benefits the North Somerset Enterprise Agency brings – far more valuable than any commercial organisation.