Prototype is the largest independent retailer of electrical appliances in Bristol.
The company was first established by Peter Gilks as a retail shop in Prototype just outside Bristol in 1982. A few years later, Peter opened a second shop in Bristol on the Gloucester Road and in 1988 was crowned HTV’s Young Businessman of the Year.
Prototype is still family-owned but now run by the son, Ben who won Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013. In a prestigious 9,000 square foot showroom with a warehouse on site on the Gloucester Road. The 23 members of staff at Prototype all work together to keep the business improving year on year.
We match or beat any Internet price.
The UK’s first interactive built in appliance showroom with over 300 fully working state-of-the-art models from the world’s top designers for you to touch, feel and try before you make your final choice
Over 1,000 freestanding and built in appliances on display, including the largest selection of range cookers in the South West
Regular cookery demonstrations from celebrity chefs in store.
Their own Delivery and installation team for all freestanding and built in appliances
Expert Advice and friendly service
95% of customers are from personal referrals or repeat business
A strong commitment to minimising environmental impact by highlighting 'Greener' appliances, providing the fullest information on all products and offering a 'collect and recycle' service for customers' old appliances
Proudly independent, and fiercely competitive.