#CityRegion2015: A big YESSS to Skills and Apprentice Award

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Entirely unknown in the UK three years ago, YESSS Electrical has since become the UK’s fourth-largest electrical wholesaler – opening almost 90 branches, taking on over 800 employees and achieving turnover of £140 million, which makes it one of the UK’s fastest-growing companies.

Including YESSS’ mammoth distribution centre in Normanton, there are now 87 state-of-the-art YESSS branches across the UK including six branches across Doncaster, Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley and Derbyshire.

The stores offer customers complimentary hot drinks and snacks as well as free Wi-Fi and a warm, helpful welcome. Quality leading brands are in stock for same day collection or delivery. YESSS customers receive free technical advice, free lighting design services and top quality brands – all offered with a smile.

YESSS Electrical is a dynamic and forward-thinking company that has been transforming the electrical wholesale industry since 2012.

The firm focuses on what YESSS stands for – Your Electrical Supplies, Service and Solutions.

YESSS is proud to provide a combination of intuitive product displays, great promotions and special offers, plus outstanding customer service to ensure that both tradespeople and home DIY customers alike get exactly what they are looking for.

As well as being the only UK wholesaler to achieve ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001, YESSS has been awarded Wholesaler of The Year for the last two years.

Now owned for over 38 years by the same family, the company has over 412 branches throughout Europe and was also awarded Best Newcomer at this year’s Business Masters Awards.

YESSS’ sponsorship of the Skills/Apprentice/Training category at the City Region Awards sits in line with the company’s own commitment to staff training.

YESSS has a purpose-built training centre, The Academy, based at its Normanton headquarters and runs a highly-successful apprenticeship scheme across the Yorkshire and Derbyshire regions.

The company strives to provide a working environment through which its employees can flourish.

The vast majority of the management team has worked for YESSS since its inception – many of them starting out in the industry more than 20 years ago as warehouse assistants and van drivers.

By sponsoring the Skills/Apprentice/Training category, it hopes to help recognise the achievements of other, like-minded companies with a similar ethos.