Football legend and radio star announced as post-dinner speaker at the 2018 IER Awards

With the nation set to be gripped by football fever this summer, the organiser of the IER Awards and publisher of IER magazine, Datateam Business Media, is delighted to reveal that Arsenal legend and sports pundit Perry Groves will be making an appearance at this year’s ceremony. Taking place on Thursday April 12 at the Park Plaza London Victoria Hotel, the IER Awards will celebrate innovation and excellence in the electrical retailing sector.

Since retiring from professional football, Groves has put his experience and knowledge to use as a pundit for a number of media outlets and is now a regular feature on TalkSPORT, the world’s biggest sports radio station. Those in attendance will enjoy post-dinner entertainment from Groves as part of the reformatted event, which has been designed to offer a bumper B2B experience.

A new format

This year’s event will kick off at 10am with a unique showcase which will give retailers an opportunity to explore the latest products and solutions from leading manufacturers. Limited stand spaces are still available for those that wish to demonstrate their innovations – for more information, contact Linda Dorling on 01256 321337 or at

Following this, an exclusive drinks reception will serve as the perfect environment to consolidate new and existing industry connections ahead of the hotly-anticipated Awards presentation.

IER Awards sponsor Connect Service comments that the Awards are “extremely useful for anyone in the industry to attend, as they are an ideal place to network with key players. Businesses can also learn about new innovations and important developments through the IER Awards, so they are a useful place to stay ahead of the competition.”

With tickets in limited supply, those that wish to attend are encouraged to secure theirs early to avoid disappointment. Tickets are available via a secure online form available at

Place your brand at the centre of the electrical retailing community

There is still a chance to join the line-up of key industry names sponsoring the IER Awards, which includes ASTRA, Beko plc, Connect Distribution, D.A.D., EPE Group, Electrical Safety First, Glen Dimplex Home Appliances, Montpellier Domestic Appliances Ltd, Retra, Samsung and Sirius Buying Group.

Sponsors enjoy a unique and cost-effective package, providing promotion to a highly targeted and engaged audience, in the lead up to and at the event. Contact Linda Dorling on 01256 321337 or at for more information.