QED - Good People
Quality Essential Distribution was established 1997 and we have grown from strength to strength.
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We’re a security distributor that offers fast and effective solutions for the security and safety of people and property. We are approved distributors of a variety of product ranges including CCTV, access control management, network infrastructure, heat tracking and hygiene control systems, switches, cable, data cabinets and more.
What we believe
To focus on doing what’s right for you, (which just so happens to be what’s right for your business).
No matter what challenges you are faced with we are here to help.
When you boil it down, creating a great customer experience is what we’re about, and when you’re happy, we’re delighted!
What we do
Good customer experiences make for great results.
Our focus is ensuring you receive the best experience with us: from your initial purchase, right through to the installation. We’re confident that after choosing to work with us you will achieve peace of mind, knowing that no matter what we’ll always have your back.
How we do it
Being a good person and building trust is everything.
Honesty is key at QED. We’ll always provide full transparency on the overall cost of the equipment we source for you. You can be confident in the guidance we provide. We’re also people that know what questions to ask in order to return the most exceptional solution to you.
Save time and money and take advantage of our expert advice. We also want you to enjoy working with us and we love working with good people!
How we help you
Our team are committed to building long lasting relationships by continually delivering the best possible service. You can place orders 24/7 via our online shop and we are always just a phone call away to help you source the best products for your projects – big or small!
Company Timeline of Achievements
We started as a small, garage-based business in Preston founded by Ian Smith and Dave Arrowsmith selling cable and cabinets.
Rented first industrial storage unit 2250 sq ft.
Appointed first two employees
Moved to brand new office and warehouse building in Walton Summit, Preston, increasing space by office and warehouse space to 16,000 sq ft.
Rented additional warehouse 5500 sq ft.
Celebrated 10 successful years
Employed first apprentice
Achieved ISO 9001 accreditation
Achieved ISO 14001 accreditation
Expanded Sales and Technical team
Opened new Showroom in January 2019
Expanded Marketing team
New brand identity revealed “Good People”
New website launched