Central Electrical Distributors (CED) is founded on the combined expertise of our core team. We set out to bring together over 70 years of knowledge to deliver excellence in service for our customers. Drawing on experience within the electrical distribution industry and beyond – across multiple companies, regions, customers, roles and challenges – we have built a business that is committed to working for you.


Mike McHale – Managing Director

Originally from the Midlands, Mike has an exceptional track record, over 27 years, of matching the requirements of customers to the operational realities of electrical distribution. He has overseen significant distribution growth in his management roles at regional, area and branch level within Rexel, Edmundson Electrical and Newey & Eyre. Each built on his belief in teamwork and customer services.


Lee Robinson – Director

Lee has 25+ years’ experience in Electrical Distribution. Over 15 of these years has been in the Wolverhampton area where he oversaw significant customer demand growth. Lee is passionate about applying the best of big business thinking to agile, independent distribution for the benefit of our customers in the region.

Darryl Haynes – Sales Director

Darryl has over 14 years of hands-on customer services experience both at national and local independent organisations. His varied roles from area manager to national and regional sales manager come with a deep understanding of how to deliver on customer needs.

Rachel Bennett – Company Secretary

Rachel is a CIMA Qualified Accountant with 16 years post qualification experience. With this comes the balance of experience across CIMA qualified management accounting, finance management and regional operational controller with Rexel.