TLC was founded in 1991. The first branch was a small warehouse in Crawley, with 3 employees and a range of 2,500 products. Three months later a second branch was opened in London and since then the company has grown steadily, opening new branches and extending the product range.
The company currently employs 250 people throughout 33 branches in England and Wales.
With a reputation for customer care, TLC has become a leading independent wholesaler, importer and exporter of electrical goods.
TLC now have over 17,000 product lines and £10,000,000 in stock, so we are able to supply a complete range of products at discounted prices you'll find hard to beat.
Our position as one of the leading independent Electrical Wholesalers has been built on a commitment to customer service, investment in skilled, friendly staff and by offering a huge range of products at a discount price.
New products are added every month, so if you do not see your exact requirements please ask as we will probably have it in stock or be able to source it if not.
Annual sales of over £55,000,000 means we have the power to buy the best quality goods in bulk and pass on the savings to our customers. With discounts as high as 85%, every item listed is discounted below trade price.
Further discounts are reflected in the quantity breaks; this gives you the chance to save even more money, the more you purchase.
We do not sacrifice the quality of our products to keep prices down. Over the last 25 years, we have seen companies start and fail by selling poor quality goods at what seem to be ‘bargain’ prices. We will not advertise or supply poor quality imported products just to display the lowest price.
TLC use huge purchasing power to keep standards high and prices low.
TELCO own branded range
Included in the TLC stock profile is the hugely popular Telco brand, TLC’s own brand of quality, value for money products.
The TLC stock control system is fully integrated across our network of 33 branches and updated stock information can be accessed instantly from any branch location. TLC -Direct’s products are sourced from around the world. Every item is scrutinised to ensure that it meets our standards of quality, only then is it endorsed with the TLC - DIRECT name. TLC - Direct offers quality products, quality service and convenience, giving you the best value products money can buy.
Let our experienced buying team take the strain and order your specialist requirements with confidence. New products are being added to our profile every month, so if you do not see your exact requirement please ask us if we have it in stock; alternatively we will be able to order it for fast delivery.
Our lighting department can supply qualified engineers who will advise and design complete lighting schemes for shops, offices and exterior public floodlighting.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your requirements.
We have an additional range of products called The Extended Range.
The vast majority of internet stock products are held** at selected TLC branches, and will normally be available for next day delivery to any of our branches, for either collection or local delivery.
With mail order customers we are able to offer express deliveries direct to your door.
Extended Range items are heavily discounted from the Manufacturers price list and may have a special Manufacturers promotion to launch the product.
Alternatively, it will be an item or items that compliment an existing range.
** Currently Selected Cooker Hoods, Ovens and some Hobs are held externally.
Each of our branches offer a fast local delivery by their own delivery van - with various methods of payment available.
Nationwide - Export / Worldwide Delivery
We have the power to deliver - fast !
With over 25 years experience of Mail Order, we appreciate that when you place your order, you will need it quickly, properly packed and with all goods present and intact.
This we always endeavour to do, by treating every order individually and working on the basis that if you are happy with your order, you will use us again and have no hesitation in recommending us to others.
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There are several methods of payment available, including:
- American Express
- Bank Transfer
- Payment on Delivery
Please note that orders placed using Payment on Delivery will be delivered within 1–3 working days.
Here are the bank details for TLC:
Bank: Barclays Bank
Address: North Street, Brighton. BN1 1SF
Sort code: 20 - 12 - 83
Account Number: 205 00 585
Account Name: TLC (Southern) LTD
Europe / International
IBAN: IBAN GB17 BARC 201283 205 00585
VAT No. 550 4472 58
Company Registration No. 2480571
For information on career opportunities with TLC please see our Employment Opportunities page.