Switch Electronics was founded in 2013, in a bedroom by our owner Ben at the age of 19. Originally an idea to fund his ambition of a career in Golf, it rapidly became too consuming and required a dedicated warehouse and staff.
The business made a name for itself on eBay supplying a wide variety of components (and of-course switches!) to hobbyists, and soon became the largest seller on the platform selling components.
3 years later the business expanded into the neighbouring warehouse and was receiving over 300 orders daily. It also became a family business with Ben's triplet brother (Alex) and sister (Hannah) joining the company.
2017 saw a move to a new warehouse and a rapidly expanding portfolio of 5000 components. It also saw the launch of a new website towards the end of the year (that wasn't built by Ben) and a printed catalogue.
The next few years where a period of rapid growth with the addition of many new employees and more than doubling the product portfolio. It also involved expanding into many new markets and in 2020 receiving the 1,000,000th order.
During 2021 the business moved to a 7000sqft warehouse and was receiving around 25,000 orders each month. The product portfolio had also grown to 15,000 parts helped by the addition of well known manufacturers including Wago, Hammond and IDEC.
Towards the end of 2022 Ben's achievements where recognised; being awarded the regions 'Young Entrepreneur Award' and finishing the year with the companies most successful year to date.
2023 to be continued....