About Us

Caldew Electrical Supplies was formed in 1998 by Kevin & Carol Winter. After 15 years of working for national companies in the electrical wholesale trade, Kevin realised there was a real need for a wholesaler that supplies quality products with a service to match.

Following a steady growth, Caldew Electrical Supplies changed to CEP (Carlisle) Ltd meaning 'Caldew Electrical and Plumbing'. With the addition of plumbing materials the customer base continued to grow along with the great levels of service offered.

In 2005 came 'The Great Flood of Carlisle'. CEP was hugely affected, making this the company's largest challenge to date. However, trading was maintained and it was seen as an opportunity to progress the company furthermore. It was time to refocus and a decision was made to extend the warehouse area and create a modernised trade counter, making a more friendly and approachable environment.

CEP (Carlisle) Ltd is a proud member of the IBA, one of the largest independent buying groups in the UK. Being part of the IBA provides direct access to many leading electrical manufacturers, as well as forming relationships with major suppliers. This gives the benefits of increased buying power and improved delivery, which can be then passed onto our customers.

The focus of CEP is entirely on customers, old and new. Here we believe that a superior quality of service and excellent products is the key to future proofing a business. With this in mind, every effort is made to treat customers the way we would expect to be treated ourselves.