back to listings SME Profile: Smith Bros. (Caer Conan) Wholesale Ltd

Greyfriars House, Sidings Court, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 5NU

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About Us

Dedicated in-house team providing solutions in the fields of lighting, renewables, electrical and security.

Here at Smith Bros (Caer Conan) Wholesale Ltd. we can trace our roots back to 1814, where an ironmongers was established at 14 High Street, Rotherham by William Radford Bayliffe. In 1840, this business was taken over by Brothers Smith who promptly re-named the company. This business went from strength to strength, sourcing hardware of all descriptions and even installing electric lighting in Rotherham Congregational Church.

In 1925 a Doncaster branch was opened on Silver Street and then in 1932, the business was incorporated. The Doncaster branch of the business outgrew its location, moving to Market Street and delivering locally using hand carts and bicycles and then subsequently to the old Waterways Canal Depot on Greyfriars Road delivering nationally using a fleet of 15 vehicles.

The business was streamlined in 1996 whereby the Rotherham branch was incorporated into the much larger two-site operation headquartered on Greyfriars Road in Doncaster with a larger warehouse located on Friarsgate.

The business went through another change just after the turn of the millennium with the construction of a new Head Office on Sidings Court in Doncaster and subsequent relocation. Unfortunately, in 2008 the business was hit by a large fire that levelled the warehouse and our stock within it. This allowed us to come back stronger though and with the construction of a new warehousing facility and implementation of a new electronic stock management system the business is even more equipped to deal with customer requirements, which is where we are today.

So where does the "Caer Conan" come from?

When the Doncaster branch was opened in 1925, one of the directors of the time, Thomas Cocker, owned another business where this was part of the title and it was used to differentiate the branches of the business. It is an ancient term that would ultimately become the name for the town of Conisborough as it is today.



If you require more than supply of materials, we can also offer solutions via either our in-house team or via one of our partners.

Our services include:

  • Lighting scheme design
  • Energy saving and efficiency studies
  • Servicing spares stocks
  • Lighting install & maintenance
  • Creation of unique kits for housing rewires
  • Renewables, solar and battery storage schemes
  • Tailored management reports for the customer
  • Panel and Switchgear Design & Build
  • Custom delivery options




We have the capability to supply your requirements for internal, external and street lighting. We can also complete site appraisals and cost-benefit/energy saving calculations.


A variety of renewable and sustainable technologies are available from solar panels and controls, energy saving lighting, battery storage, voltage optimisers and charging stations.



Fire and Security

All aspects of electrical installation products can be supplied for all sectors and from a wide variety of manufacturers; including electrical accessories, lighting, containment, control and protection, cabling and ventilation.


We are one of the country's leading suppliers of wholesale security products including wired and wireless intruder and security alarms, CCTV, and domestic fire and smoke alarms.













Quality of service is fundamental to what we do. With our management systems fully certified to ISO 9001 we aim to provide the best possible service in all areas and for this reason we have been quality accredited since 1995. We also boast accreditation to ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 meaning you can be sure that every aspect of what we do, including behind the scenes, is of the highest standard.

We have robust systems and procedures in place and a proven track record with over 98% of deliveries "Right first time". Our dedicated support team offer a single point of contact with speedy response to enquiries, pro-active advice, in-depth understanding and technical knowledge resulting in exceptional customer service.

ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001

Our Quality, Occupational Health & Safety and Environmental Management systems have been assessed by ForeFront Certifications to the provisions of ISO 9001, ISO 14001and ISO 45001 including SSIP.

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