This is a short list of suppliers which I am happy to recommend. Please notify me if you find any of the links broken. (Links last tested 26th Jan. 2009)
ESR Electronic Components Ltd. Station Road, Cullercoats, North Shields, Tyne & Wear. NE30 4PQ.
Registered in England & Wales. Company Number 06526729
Suppliers of almost everything you will ever need electronically. I have dealt with ESR ever since moving back to North Shields in 1990. ESR are one of the very few remaining independent electronics suppliers left in the UK. They will ship to anywhere in the world and their prices are very competitive. Their sister company The Electronics Shop specialises in Audio-Visual equipment, Effects processors, stage lighting etc., etc.
Crownhill Associates Richmond House, Broad Street, Ely, Cambs, CB7 4AH.
Registered in England and Wales. Company Reg Number: 2947425.
Supply a range of components and software including PIC development boards. Watch out for their frequent clearance sales of PIC controllers.
Cricklewood Electronics Ltd. 40-42 Cricklewood Broadway London NW2 3ET England.
Stock a large range of electronic components including many hard-to-find or obsolete parts. (especially Japanese transistors & ICs) They also sell a good range of Valves (Tubes), Valves bases etc.
Microchip. Microchip is still possibly the cheapest source of PIC microcontrollers, and if you are interested in recent additions to their range will sometimes supply free samples.
Danbury Electronics. British-made transformers suppliers. A wide-range of standard mains and audio transformers including those used with Valves (Tubes).
Mega Electronics. Mega are specialists in printed circuit production supplies, from boards, through chemicals to large machines.
RS Components. Stockists of a very large selection of electronic components, machinery and hardware.
Farnell. Another large stockist, similar to RS above.
Arc Euro Trade sell everything for the Home Shop Machinist. Friendly staff and prompt delivery from a company I’m pleased to recommend. Tel: 0116 269 5693
Bay Plastics stock a very wide range of plastic materials including Tufnol sheet (Phenolic Resin Bonded paper, SRBP, or Paxolin).
PlasticStockist.com Another plastics supplier with a wide range of products including Tufnol & Nylon 6.