Based in Epsom, Surrey and with 80 years in business, AWE is the leading UK distributor to some of the custom installation trade’s highest quality brands. These include the exclusive distribution of URC Total Control and Complete Control home automation systems, the Philips Dynalite lighting control system, Marantz and Denon AV products, speakers, cables and brackets from Kinetik Labs and projectors from Epson. Other CI distribution agreements include flat panel TVs from Sony, Panasonic, LG, Loewe and Samsung, window shading from Silent Gliss and Qmotion, HDanywhere™ 4K HDMI® distribution and home cinema speakers from KEF.
AWE is acknowledged as setting the standard in CI for customer service with award-winning training, technical support and competitive pricing. AWE introduced its Smart Home Academy in 2014 to ensure that there is a training course available for a range of industry professionals, from the custom install newcomer to the veteran integrator. AWE’s Technical Services division can also provide its trade dealer base with specification, site survey, delivery and installation support for all large screen TV projects. The company is able to supply the vast majority of its products nationwide, ex-stock for next day delivery.
Ashley Shorey-Mills, Hughes Smart Home
“We voted for AWE as Best Trade Supplier due to its excellent training and customer service skills. We attended the pilot Smart Home Academy® course in 2014, and found it to be incredibly useful, with the content providing us with the key skills and understandings for basic smart home installations. Since then, we have had a further 20+ staff attending AWE training sessions, ranging from the Foundation Workshop, up to Whole House Integration with URC Total Control. All the staff who have attended these courses have been ultra-positive on the way the training has been delivered, as well as the friendly, professional, but laid back atmosphere offered by the team at AWE.
We find the AWE team to be incredibly helpful when it comes to specifying the correct products for a job. They have been on hand to advise us on which product ranges will suit specific installs, and have always been available to give us advice over the phone at the drop of a hat. This is why we felt that they were the obvious choice for this award. Great products, good pricing, but above all else, a really helpful, knowledgeable team that are always there to give us relevant and accurate advice.
Stuart has built up a core team of specialists that I would have no problems whatsoever in recommending any other business. We have recently arranged for a customer or two to go down and visit their home cinema showroom, to truly showcase what is possible in a customer’s home.”
Jamie Erasmus, Knektd Ltd
“AWE is a breath of fresh air to deal with. The staff are both friendly and helpful.”
Rufus Greenway, Sound Environment
“AWE got our vote as they recently invested heavily in new offices, combining a demonstration facility and training centre, that not only encompasses their own training requirements, but also CEDIA training initiatives, which shows their commitment to the wider AV industry.”
Sean Hardiman, H&H Audio Visual
“AWE provide us with an excellent range of products, and back it up with industry leading technical support. Their streamlined ordering process is great and they are always easy to reach by phone when we need them.”
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