Premier Farnell has won the Technology Provider category in the Yorkshire Business Insider International Trade Awards.

Held at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds, Yorkshire, over 200 representatives from businesses across the region attended the awards dinner.

This year entrants were required to describe their significant and growing sales outside the UK and explain how they plan to grow their export business. In addition judges were looking at how companies planned to use innovation and meet customer needs in the future.

Judges praised Premier Farnell for its use of 29 different local language transactional websites, and the great use of the element14 Community for design engineers, which now has over 170,000 registered members around the world.

Premier Farnell beat off stiff competition in the category from specialist manufacturing company Produmax and global software solutions provider WANdisco.

Commenting on the award Rob Rospepedzihowski, Commercial Sales Director, Premier Farnell, said: “We are delighted to win this award from Yorkshire Business Insider. Premier Farnell has made a concerted move into the Eastern European market, which has been primarily driven through online. The ability to deliver to all Eastern European countries in 24 hours from Leeds, and a second distribution centre in Liege, Belgium, with locally translated web content is a major differential advantage in the supply of electronic component products both locally and internationally.”

About Farnell element14
Farnell element14 is a high-service distributor of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, maintenance and repair. Bringing together the latest products, services, and development software, all connected to an innovative online engineering community where purchasers and engineers can access peers and experts, a wide range of independent technical information and helpful tools. Whether researching a new technology, designing an electronic product, or looking for parts to repair an existing system, Farnell is the trusted source to find the answers and parts you need to keep your project on the fast track, right from the start.

Farnell element14 is the operating business of Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl) in Europe.

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Premier Farnell Key facts

Operations in 35 different countries
4,100 employees
Over 2 million customer contacts in 156 industries
Over 3,500 leading suppliers
Over 400,000 products stocked with access to over four million more on demand
Global leader in legislation RoHS, WEEE, REACH

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Farnell element14
Jen Cooke - European PR Manager
Tel: +44 (0) 113 348 4904
Web: www.premierfarnell.com

May 2013

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