Published 12th April 2021

We Love Local! Euronics Agents Serving the Community

There’s no doubt about it, the last year has been one filled with ups and downs, challenges, uncertainty, and has proven difficult for so many. Whilst it has been incredibly tough, it has also brought about a time for reflection on what’s important, more focus on enjoying the little things we used to take for granted, embracing nature, and pulling together as a local community to help one another, and those most in need.

Whilst all of our members are firm High Street favourites, we’d like to shine a light on four stories from our independent stores for their outstanding efforts in their respective local communities. Its stories like these that we hear going on up and down the country throughout our network of independent electrical retailers, and it’s what makes them, and Euronics different.​​​


Heart of the Community | Michael R Peter

Established in 1966, Michael R Peters is a Founder member of Euronics UK. Mike Peters championed the Independent Electrical Trader throughout his career until his untimely death in 2007. His passion and enthusiasm created the Michael R Peters Group as it is today, and the reputation that the business has within both the trade and the Bedford area, is due to his efforts and the trading ideals that he instilled in his staff. Mrs Mary Peters has continued to uphold these ideals and the business continues to provide a level of service that is difficult to match. ​​
A firm favourite of the local community, and here’s why;
  • They were delighted to receive a visit from Rupert Murdock when they supplied their millionth Sky satellite system. 
  • They run their own consumer electronics show at the local corn exchange. 
  • Trevor Baylis, inventor of the windup radio, has spent a day with them at the store. 
  • The late Bob Monkhouse made a purchase from them! 
  • Proud to have won the ERT Awards
  • Won the Jayne Beard Heart of the Community Award (for five decades of providing outstanding customer service and support to local folk!) 
  • They participate in the Bedford River Festival, and once built a full-size Dalek to fund raise in Bedford town! 
  • In 2018, they also carried out their first international installation in Les Gets. 

​​​​​​​The team is delighted to be welcoming you back in-store from today. Visit them at 19 The Broadway, MK40 2TL or give them a call on 01234 352107.​​​​ Why not give them a follow on Facebook & Twitter.
Michael R Peters MD Paul Mead and accountant Eric Walke (back row centre 2nd and 3rd from left) with some of the staff.​​​​​​

Environmentally Friendly Community Initiatives | HBH Woolacotts

Founded in 1976, HBH Woolacotts is a local, family run business with 9 shops throughout Cornwall and Devon specialising in selling and servicing a wide range of electrical appliances. With the letters HBH representing their motto - 'Happy to Be Helpful'. ​​​​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​More recently, the HBH Woolacotts team have been recognised for their efforts in sustainability and social responsibility by Business Live. Having teamed up with a Plymouth social enterprise, Plymouth's Collectrical CIC, they are working hard with this not-for-profit organisation to reuse electronic items in an effort to continue to become more environmentally friendly.
A flashback to 2016 when HBH Woolacotts Liskeard branch made this amazing cake to celebrate 40 years in business. 
From the partners they work with, to the processes they employ, HBH Woolacotts has made an enormous effort to become more green and environmentally sound. In fact in 2013, Chris Hemmerle, Director of HBH Woolacotts, invested in polystyrene and cardboard balers that reduced waste packaging down to no more than five or six pallets of baled packaging! The bales were of recyclable quality and continue to be collected weekly by a local recycling business. 

The £25,000 investment has been such a success that they invested in another extra-large cardboard baler, and now have three separate machines for cardboard, polystyrene and plastic! All waste packaging from the entire business is now processed at their main depot into recyclable bales.

To further reduce their carbon footprint, solar panels are installed at every suitable site and the company is entirely paperless too!​

With branches in Bude, Launceston, Holsworthy, Barnstaple, Plymouth, Wadebridge, Liskeard, St Austell and Bodmin, and free delivery in Cornwall and Devon, you can be sure the team at HBH Woolacotts will be ‘Happy to Be Helpful’ with any of your appliance needs. 

​​​​​​​Whilst some stores are open again, branches in Cornwall remain temporarily closed, you can check their website for updates here. Or contact their Head Office on 01288 352269. Go give them a follow on social media (Facebook & Twitter).

Appliances Supplier of the Year | Frank B. Craigs

A family run business and one of South Lanarkshire’s Highstreet favourites! Frank B. Craigs have been trading since 1932 and are well known in the area for their outstanding service.

​​​​​​​Frank B. Craigs offers a wide range of home and kitchen appliances, a plethora of accessories for home audio video products, and a free local delivery service. 
The FBC team are looking forward to opening their doors again. Here’s Colin, showing some of his favourite ranges. ​​​​​​​
Keeping the community entertained via their social media channels (Facebook & Twitter) and working alongside Macmillan to fundraise for charity, we’d like to highlight just a couple of their further accomplishments to date:
  • ​​​​​​​Winner of The SME News UK Enterprise Awards 2020 for Best Kitchen & White Good Appliances. (The SME Awards brought to you by SME News celebrate the success stories of one of the most important sectors in the UK economy).
  • They won Kitchen Appliances Supplier of The Year at the Corporate LiveWire Global Awards 2020. (The Corporate LiveWire Awards represent the pinnacle of business achievement, championing the best in their respective fields). 
Whilst Frank B Craigs are temporarily closed in line with Scottish government guidelines, they are looking forward to welcoming customers back in-store from 26th April. In the interim why not give the team a call on 01698 882029 or visit them online here.   
Here’s John, showing some of his favourite ranges. ​​​​​​​

Service you had forgotten to expect | Webbs of Crickhowell 

​​​​​​​Nestled in the beautiful Wye Valley with the River Usk running through the village, in the southern part of the Brecon Beacons is Webbs of Crickhowell, a three generation family business. Trading in the market town since 1936, Mike says, "Crickhowell is in my blood, community and the high street". 

Supporting their local community "with service you had forgotten to expect", Webbs deliver electrical appliances to their surrounding towns and cities including Brecon, Abergavenny & Newport, and Hereford & Cardiff.  ​​​​​​Watch the video to meet the Crickhowell team!
At the end of the rainbow, you’ll find Webbs of Crickhowell.​​​​​​
Celebrating their 80th year in business in 2016, here’s a just a few things that have cemented Webbs of Crickhowell as a high street favourite.
  • In 1992, they acquired the Cambrian Arms in Crickhowell and transformed it into their furniture retail arm of the business. 
  • In 1999, Webbs acquired and converted a beautiful 16th Century granary barn and turned it into their bedroom & bathroom showroom. 
  • In 2009, they were shortlisted for the Local Business of the Year award, run by popular consumer magazine, Which? The Which? Awards are designed to recognise great customer service and excellent work by local businesses.
  • In 2016, Webbs celebrated their 80th year in business, and is now run by second and third generations, the sons and grandsons of the founder, Herbert Webb; John, Richard, and Michael, alongside Peter (John’s son) and James (Richard’s son).
  • Every year Webbs has Santa's Post Box in-store for children to write their Christmas lists. Each letter received is thoughtfully written back to by the team. 
Now welcoming customers back in-store you can contact the team on 01873 810331 or visit them online here. ​​​​​​​Give them a follow on Facebook!

We Love Local

Whilst everyone is delighted that restrictions are gradually being lifted, coronavirus remains a serious threat across the country and the government is urging us to Stay Local. More information can be found here as to the recommended cautionary measures.  

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