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Marwood Electrical Company Limited is one of the leading distributors of street lighting products in the United Kingdom. The Company’s Head Office is based in Paddock Wood, Kent, with a substantial Sales and Distribution Centre in Cumbernauld, Glasgow.

Marwood was founded in 1958 and was originally located in the City of London. Gradual expansion over the years has seen the company relocate to Croydon and in 1980 to Paddock Wood. By 1993, Marwood had outgrown these premises and moved to its current location, still in Paddock Wood.

Its current site consists of over 35,000 sq.ft. of warehouse and office space as well as a bespoke Lighting Display Studio, which, due to its size and vast selection of products displayed, is unique to the streetlighting distribution market. In 2004, Marwood set up its Lighting Design Department in order to increase the range of services it can offer its customers.

Recognising the need to be closer to its customer base, Marwood acquired its 40,000 sq.ft Sales and Distribution Centre in Cumbernauld in late 2010. The operation was officially opened in 2011 by the Provost of North Lanarkshire and provides sales and logistics support for customers in Scotland and the North of England.

Marwood is still a family owned business with two generations sitting on the Board of Directors. The Company’s founders, Bill and Marian Woodcock, have always believed in offering the highest levels of service and integrity to the industry and this was recognised in 2008 when they were awarded the ASLEC/HEMSA Service to Industry award. Within the same forum, Marwood has also been awarded ASLEC/HEMSA Distributor of the Year Award in 2007 and 2011 and Tony Walker, Marwood’s Warehouse and Distribution Manager, won the ASLEC/HEMSA Employee of the Year Award in 2009.


In addition to its membership of the Highway Electrical Association (HEA), Marwood is also a member of the Institute of Lighting Professionals (ILP).


Marwood also holds the UKAS OHSAS 18001 accredition for health and safety and are members of the British Safety Council.


Marwood is an equal opportunities employer.