About TLC


TLC was founded in 1991. The first branch was a small warehouse in Crawley, with three employees and a range of 2,500 products. Three months later, TLC opened a second branch in London, and since then, the company has grown steadily, opening new branches and extending the product range.

The company currently employs over 300 people throughout 36 branches in England and Wales.

Huge Stocks

TLC has earned a reputation for exceptional customer care and has become a leading independent wholesaler, importer and exporter of electrical goods.

TLC now have over 18,000 product lines and £20,000,000 in stock, so we can 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 builds on a commitment to customer service, investment in skilled, friendly staff, and offering a vast range of products at a discount price.

Many new products get 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.

Buying Power

Annual sales of over £100,000,000 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 the trade price.

Customers can benefit even further from discounts available in 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. We will not advertise or supply low-quality imported products to display the lowest price. Over the last 25 years, we have seen companies start and fail by selling poor quality goods at what seem to be ‘bargain’ prices.

TLC use our superior purchasing power to keep standards high and prices low.

TELCO own branded range

The TLC stock profile includes the hugely popular Telco brand. TLC’s own brand of high quality and value for money products.

Stock Control

TLC Direct offers quality products, quality service and convenience, giving you the best value products money can buy. Our stock control system integrates across our 36 branches, allowing stock information to be accessed instantly from any branch location.

TLC Direct’s products are sourced from all over the world. Every item we offer is scrutinised to meet our quality standards. Only then shall it be endorsed with the TLC Direct name.


Let our experienced buying team take the strain and order your particular requirements with confidence. New products are added to our profile every month, so if you do not see your exact requirements, please ask us if we have it in stock; alternatively, we will order it for fast delivery.

Lighting Department

Our lighting department can supply qualified engineers who will advise and design complete lighting schemes for shops, offices and exterior public floodlighting.

Please email sales@tlc-direct.co.uk with your requirements.

Extended Range

We have an additional range of products called The Extended Range.

Most internet stock products are held ** at selected TLC branches and will typically be available for next day delivery to any of our branches, for either collection or local delivery.

For mail-order & Internet customers, we can offer express deliveries direct to your door.

Extended Range items are heavily discounted from the Manufacturer’s price list and may have a special Manufacturers promotion to launch the product.

Alternatively, it will be an item that compliments an existing range.

** Currently Selected Cooker Hoods, Ovens and some Hobs are held externally.


Local Delivery

Each branch offers a fast local delivery by their own delivery van with various payment methods available.

Nationwide - Export / Worldwide Delivery

We have the power to deliver - fast!

With over 25 years of experience in Mail Order, we appreciate that you will need it quickly, properly packed, and with all goods present and intact when you place your order.

We always endeavour to do this 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.

Click here for full details of delivery areas.


There are several methods of payment available, including:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Paypal
  • Bank Transfer

Company Details

VAT No. 550 4472 58

Company Registration No. 2480571

Employment Opportunities

Please see our Employment Opportunities page for information on career opportunities with TLC.