Anglia aims to expand sales and engineering teams as it delivers ambitious growth plan

UK’s largest independently owned distributor continues to outgrow the market

Wisbech, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 – Anglia Components today announced that it is expanding its sales and engineering teams as it continues to outgrow the market and deliver on its plan to hit £100 million by 2022.  The company is actively recruiting sales professionals and Field Application Engineers.

Commenting, Steve Rawlins, CEO, Anglia said, “We have a growing base of customers and need to expand our team as our business grows, adding further exceptional people to maintain our high levels of customer service. Right now, we are seeking additional Field Sales, Field Application Engineers (FAEs), and Head Office personnel. We are working closely with our customers and helping them address changes in the market as we leave the EU and new regulations emerge. The market values our solutions-oriented approach which is having a very positive effect on our business.”

Jaqui Fretwell, Business Development Director, Anglia added, “Additional sales people are a particular need for Anglia, and we have three open positions in the South of England at the moment, for example. The most important requirement for us is people with the right attitude. It doesn’t matter if they don’t have previous sales experience. We have a very different approach and are happy to provide any training required. Some of our most successful sales people have been buyers with the ambition and enthusiasm to move round to the ‘other side of the desk’.”

In 2017, Anglia announced a five-year plan to reach £100 million, and it is developing its infrastructure, inventory and tools in place as it grows towards these targets. Its’ growth is based on exceptional service delivered by exceptional people.

Steve Rawlins continued, “We’ve found that customers who export have done particularly well recently benefitting from the realistic valuation of the pound. We’ve taken several initiatives to help them stay successful and address the changes that are coming as we leave the EU. For example, customers using the Anglia 80/20 inventory management system can hold increased levels of inventory at no cost, ensuring that they are well provided with essential components to maintain production without drawing on their own company capital.”

Anglia is the UK’s largest independently owned component distributor with a turnover of £67.1 million in 2018. It was the UK’s fifth largest component distributor in 2018 according to the electronic component supply network (ecsn).

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Photo caption: Jaqui Fretwell, Business Development Director, Anglia

About Anglia

Anglia is the UK’s leading independent authorised distributor of semiconductors, optoelectronics, interconnect, and passive and electromechanical components. A signatory of the ADS SC21 programme, the company holds AS9120, ISO9001 & ISO14001 accreditations and IECQ-CECC qualification.

Technically adept, with an experienced team of staff, Anglia supports OEM and EMS companies in every sector of electronics manufacturing. Anglia’s suppliers include some of the world’s leading electronic component brands, complemented by many smaller companies with leadership in their chosen technologies.

Anglia stocks over 1 billion components from over 900,000 product lines in the UK. Components from every supplier are stocked in depth and breadth for same-day dispatch. Anglia aims to streamline logistics and reduce customers’ transaction costs through services that include KAN-BAN, EDI, and customer-dedicated inventory, while an accurate, on-time delivery performance is a vital goal for the company.

Technical support spans a sampling service that delivers over £150,000 worth of free evaluation parts each year and expert technical advice from well-trained product specialists and face-to-face guidance from field applications engineers. Both commercially and technically, management of industry legislation and component obsolescence are recognised as areas of vital importance to customers.

Anglia is driven by an ethic of ever-improving customer understanding and, as a privately owned business, aims to provide a fast, consistent and highly responsive service. Further information can be found at

For further details please contact:

Michelene Hircock at Anglia, Sandall Road, Wisbech, PE13 2PS, UK

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