About Us

    Founded in 1998, TLA initially opened for business in Nottingham with just three members of staff. We have now grown to employ over eighty staff, opening our second branch at Stafford in 2003, a third in Northampton in 2008, a fourth in Sheffield in 2015 and fifth in Leeds in 2017.

    We proudly operate to the latest quality control and environmental standards, ISO9001:2015 / ISO14001:2015 at all TLA sites.

    We pride ourselves in having built our business around excellent service and superb customer relationships, we make business personal.

    We ask the right questions, 'what do you need from us?'

    We listen carefully to discover our customers' requirements, we are very proud of our rapid response and totally adaptable approach to meeting our customers' demands. We always go the extra mile to help, as many of our existing customers will testify. We work closely with our customers with the aim of building long-term trusting relationships. Our mission statement is simple "if we can, we will", a few simple words that are the mantra of our service commitment.

    Many of our staff have worked in the industry for years, we have experienced panel builders, OEM machine builders, electricians, programmers, electrical engineers. We understand the needs of our customers, many of our staff were once customers!

    We understand our products and are able to assist our customers with selecting, installing and even programming them.

    All our staff regularly receive product training, in house and from our manufacturing partners.

    With our branches based in Nottingham, Stafford, Northampton, Sheffield and Leeds we cover the entire Midlands area. Our locations are strategically chosen to ensure easy access to all the major motorway routes.

    We provide daily deliveries free of charge to customers in our catchment areas, with no minimum order value.

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    How does this benefit you, our customer?

    • Popular products are readily available from our extensive stock.
    • The ongoing technical training programme enables us to help you to select suitable products for your specific application and the relevant accessories to compliment the product.
    • We are able to select and offer the latest products available from ABB enabling you to take advantage of the most up to date products and technology in the market today.


    TLA take our corporate responsibility very seriously and are commited to supporting charities both local and nationwide. There are so many extremely worthy charities and of course we can’t support them all, but supporting ones that affect our staff and friends is our aim and we sincerely hope that every donation makes a real difference to peoples lives.

    Dean’s Run For Motor Neurone Disease

    In April 2017 Dean is running the London Marathon in support of Motor neurone disease (MNDA) and in memory of his mate Andy. You'll probably remember their charity from the "ice bucket challenge", Dean may need more of that ice after running for 26 miles! "I am running the London Marathon 2017 for Motor Neurone Disease Association because this year i turn 50 and my mate Andy should have too."

    If you are able to sponsor Dean then please click on the button below, thank you.

    TLA Are Supporting Ryans Longest Day Golf Challenge

    Raising money for MacMillan Cancer Support, and in memory of Ken Watts, Ryan Watts is undertaking the gruelling Longest Day Golf Challenge!

    Cancer Research & Race For Life

    For July we are making a donation to a cause that has touched TLA friends and family personally- Cancer Research and Race For Life.

    South Staffs High Flyers

    The High Flyers are a charity organisation running a centre in Wombourne for young adults with learning difficulties. At High Flyers, everyone gets a say on what activities are on offer, from work to sport to socialising, they do it all. In August TLA have helped with the funding they need to purchase their current rented building.
    If you'd also like to help the South Staffs High Flyers, please click to visit their page:

    Action Medical Research

    In June we are sponsoring a customer who is carrying out a challenge in aid of "Action Medical Research for Children".

    The Environment

    Founded in 1998, TLA initially opened for business in Nottingham with just three members of staff, all still with the company today. We have now grown to employ over forty staff, opening our second branch at Stafford in 2003, a third in Northampton in 2008 and a fourth in Sheffield in 2015.

    European Quality Assurance

    REACH compliance

    Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) is a European Union Regulation of 18 December 2006.
    REACH addresses the production and use of chemical substances, and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment. Its 849 pages took seven years to pass, and it has been described as the most complex legislation in the Union's history and the most important in 20 years. It is the strictest law to date regulating chemical substances and will affect industries throughout the world. REACH entered into force in June 2007, with a phased implementation over the next decade.

    TLA have carried out extensive research on this subject and as such we state that we comply with the demands of REACH. We can provide individual component certification as required.

    WEEE Directive

    The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive) is the European Community directive 2002/96/EC on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) which, together with the RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC, became European Law in February 2003, setting collection, recycling and recovery targets for all types of electrical goods.

    The directive imposes the responsibility for the disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment on the manufacturers of such equipment. Those companies should establish an infrastructure for collecting WEEE, in such a way that "Users of electrical and electronic equipment from private households should have the possibility of returning WEEE at least free of charge". Also, the companies are compelled to use the collected waste in an ecologically-friendly manner, either by ecological disposal or by reuse/refurbishment of the collected WEEE.

    The WEEE Directive obliged the twenty-five EU member states to transpose its provisions into national law by 13 August 2004. Only Cyprus met this deadline. On 13 August 2005, one year after the deadline, all member states except for Malta and the UK had transposed at least framework regulations. As the national transposition of the WEEE Directive varies between the member states, a patchwork of requirements and compliance solutions is emerging across Europe.

    TLA are actively working with all of our suppliers to ensure that we conform or exceed to these regulations.

    Environmental Policy

    TLA recognises that its business activities have an impact on the environment.
    TLA strive towards achieving a more sustainable future by seeking to minimise any adverse environmental impact in the way it operates / discharges its responsibilities.

    Our full environmental policy statement is available from us upon request.