Town Centre Retailer Wins Two Top Awards

Published on 28 October 2014


The Michael R. Peters Group has won two major awards from ERT Magazine which represents the Electrical Retailing Industry.  The presentation lunch, sponsored by all the major manufacturers in Electrical Retailing, was held at the Connaught Rooms in Covent Garden, London.

The first award was presented to Michael R. Peters Group after the company was voted  “Euronics Retailer of the Year 2014.”

Euronics is the largest buying group in Europe for the Electrical Retailing Industry and has some 650 members in the UK.

The second award was made specifically to Managing Director, Paul Mead and he received the ERT Magazine “Special Achievement Award” for services to the Electrical Retailing Industry.

Paul has worked in the industry for 31 years after joining the Michael R. Peters Group from school in 1983. He carried out a variety of roles within the company and in 2007, after the death of Mike Peters, Paul took up the reins as Managing Director. Mike Peters was very well known in the industry and was a great supporter of the independent electrical retailer so Paul had big act to follow. He has been very successful in keeping the company at the forefront of Electrical Retailing in Bedford and has also become involved with other organisations which promote and give support to independent retailers in much the same way as did Mike Peters himself.

Paul said: “I am immensely proud to have been given these awards and will strive to ensure that the Michael R. Peters Group stays in the forefront of electrical retailing in Bedford.

“I remain committed to electrical retailing both in Bedford and nationally through my involvement in other bodies representing electrical retailers.

“I would like to thank Mrs Mary Peters for her continued faith in me and all the staff in the business for their support and efforts over the years.”

 Mary is the widow of Mike Peters who can still be seen on advertisements for the company. Mike was a champion of Bedford Town Centre and member of the founding BID Board

L – R Sean Hannam, Editor ERT magazine, Stuart Cook, Chief Executive Euronics, Paul Mead MD Michael R. Peters.  

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