Awards

Shortlisted for the ECMOD 2015 awards

ECMOD Direct Commerce Award 2015 for Best B2B Brand (Annual Sales £5-10M)

The ESE Direct team are proud to have been awarded an ECMOD award, for the fifth year in a row.

Hosted at the esteemed Hurlingham Club in Fulham, London, our Marketing Manager was on hand to receive the accolade from Dermot Murnaghan. We are delighted to have been named as the Best B2B Brand (annual sales £5-10M), amongst strong competition.

ECMOD 2014 - Best Industrial & Warehouse Supplies

ECMOD Direct Commerce Award for Industrial & Warehouse Supplies

For the fourth year in a row, ESE Direct were proud to have been the recipient of an ECMOD award.

Once again, Dermot Murnaghan was on hand to present the award at a gala dinner at the prestigious Hurlingham Club in London attended by three of our senior management team. We are delighted to have been recognised again in the category of Industrial & Warehouse Supplies, amongst some very strong competition.

Norfolk Future 50

Norfolk Future 50 2013

ESE Direct have once again been awarded the Norfolk Future 50 award in 2013, being recognised for the continual growth of the business.

The Norfolk Future 50 is a collection of 50 businesses that have been chosen for the ability to generate growth.

GB Entrepreneur 2013

GB Entrepreneur 2013 - Finalists

ESE Direct were finalists for the ecommerce category.

This national award received a large number of applicants and ESE made the short list of finalists.


Online Business of the Year - East of England

ESE Direct are very pleased to announce we have won the BCC 2013 Online Business of the Year Award for the East of England.

We will now go forward to the National finals in November, representing the whole of the East of England in a category that recognises businesses who have specialised in using the internet to increase sales and profit and grow their organisation.

Venda ECMOD

ECMOD - B2B Best All Round Business or Brand – Annual Sales £5M

We are proud to have won the above award at the Venda-Ecmod direct commerce industry awards ceremony.

This was the first award handed out at a Gala event which took place on 18th April 2013 at Chelsea Football Club and was again presented by Sky News anchor man Dermot Murnaghan. When receiving the award we were congratulated on being successful for the third year in a row in a very hotly contested category.

We are extremely proud to have won this award a third time as it is recognition from within our industry of the hard work and effort we put into taking the lead in our industry and ensuring we treat every customer as we would wish to be treated in their position.

Venda ECMOD

We were also awarded the Best B2B Industrial & Warehousing Supplies Company at the same Venda-Ecmod direct commerce industry awards ceremony.

Our second award of the night was again presented by Sky News anchor man Dermot Murnaghan who had recently damaged his ribs in a bicycle accident and was by now in a fair amount of pain.

This award was formed from an amalgamation of two categories from previous years (one of which we won in 2012) so the competition was even harder this year. We are extremely proud to have won this award as it is recognition of the significant improvements we have made to our business and the value / range of products we offer in recent years.

Norfolk Future50

ESE Direct have been recognised for their continued growth and innovation by being featured in the Norfolk Future50’s 'Ones to Watch' class of 2012. This publication by leading Norfolk based publisher, Eastern Daily Press showcases leading businesses who have shown exceptional growth.

We have plans for continued growth to reach £10m turnover within five years.

UK National Business Awards finalists

In November ESE were selected as one of the Finalists in the Transformational Change of the Year category of the UK National Business Awards sponsored by Orange.

The judges commented 'ESE recognised that it needed to execute radical changes to avoid stagnating. They optimised technology to improve both efficiency and customer service levels.'

This was the highest profile award we have entered and we are extremely proud to be Finalists alongside such well known companies as Michelin, Kyocera and National Grid.

ECMOD Winner 2012

ECMOD - Best All Round Business or Brand – Annual Sales from £0 - £5M, Business to Business

We have been fortunate enough to been awarded the Best all round B2B Business or Brand award at the recent ECMOD direct commerce industry awards ceremony for the second year in succession.

The award was presented by TV’s Dermot Murnaghan at a Gala Dinner which took place on 27th March at the Lancaster London Hotel.

We are extremely proud to have won this award as it is recognition of our significant success in terms of both sales and customer service from within our industry.

ECMOD Winner 2012

We are proud to announce we have also been awarded the Best Industrial Equipment Supplies Catalogue at the recent ECMOD direct commerce industry awards ceremony.

The award was again presented by TV’s Dermot Murnaghan who congratulated us on being one of only a handful of companies to win more than one award on the night.

We are extremely proud to have won this award for the first time as it is recognition of the significant improvements we have made to our business to business mail order catalogue in recent years (have you ordered your copy).

Other winners on the night included Hotel Chocolat, Argos TV, Artigiano, Macmillan Cancer Support, Ironmongery Direct, Lyco Direct, Morleys of Bicester and Very.co.uk.

Direct Commerce Awards Winners 2012


Chamber of Commerce Awards 2011 - Business of the Year

ESE  is pleased to announce that we have won the East of England region Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year award for 2011.
The Business of the Year award is given to the company that demonstrates all-round excellence in business.
The judging focussed on financial performance and future objectives, the competitive advantage of the business, and looked at examples of specific strategies which have driven business growth.
We are very proud to have been recognised for our achievements in these areas.

Shortlisted for EDP Business Awards 2011 - Business Development Award

Shortlisted for EDP Business Awards 2011 - E-Commerce Initiative Award

Institute of Director's East of England Director of the Year Small and Medium Business
Simon Francis MD ESE Direct - Finalist of Institute of Director's National Director of the Year Small and Medium Business.

Recognising the Best in Business - The IoD Director of the Year Awards celebrate the very best in UK business. Many businesses have suffered at the hands of the recession, so it is now more important than ever to recognise what your business has achieved.

Institute of Director's East of England Director of the Year Small and Medium Business
Simon Francis MD ESE Direct - Winner of Institute of Director's East of England Director of the Year Small and Medium Business

Winning these awards shows that you have been recognised as the best in your field by the organisation for UK business leaders, the IoD.

ECMOD Best All Round Business or Brand (Annual Sales up to £5million B2B)
ECMOD Best All Round Business or Brand (Annual Sales up to £5million B2B)
This catalogue and ecommerce industry award is a much sought after accolade and the judges commented on ESE Direct "A winning proposition that stood it in great stead during the economic downturn. Shows that there is plenty of scope for smaller entrepreneurial b-to-b companies to take on the goliaths."
Dell Global Small Business Excellence Award
Dell Global Small Business Excellence Award
British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) award for Innovation Through Technology
British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) award for Innovation Through Technology 2008
British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) award for Innovation Through Technology
British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) award for Innovation Through Technology 2007
National B2B Manufacturing Excellence Award Winners 2007
National B2B Manufacturing Excellence Award Winners 2007

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