About us

Tough Leads is a family business situated in the heart of Somerset, supplying premium quality extension leads, adaptors, workshop controls and power meters.

When we were busy renovating our dilapidated house, we managed to damage two extension leads in as many weeks. Frustrated at the lack of high quality leads available, we made our own. After receiving so many positive comments from trades people who visited the house and wanted one, Tough Leads was born. From humble beginnings selling just five different types of extension leads, we have grown to become the UK go to company for EV, hot tubs, garden heater and generator leads.

Our newer plug in power meters and commando socket splitters are also becoming really popular. Discussions on online forums show that our workshop foot switches, NVRs and dust extractor controls are gaining quite a following from woodworking hobbyists to commercial joineries for being the most robust on the market. 

All of our wide range of over 500 products are designed with two aims in mind:

  • To provide the most robust highest quality product of their type in the UK.
  • To be carefully designed to reflect the needs of the end user.

We invest a lot of time researching each product area and love talking to our happy customers to get their feedback. We obsessively seek out and test each component (it took us two weeks and 14 samples just to select a Schuko socket!), to ensure that it is worthy of becoming part of a Tough Lead's product.

As a small family business, our success rests on providing good customer service. The fantastic feedback we receive and our many repeat customers demonstrate that in this age of call centres and faceless larger organisations, the personal touch still goes a long way. Your enquiry will be answered by someone who actually makes our products and has the level of knowledge that only comes with hands on experience.

Our support guides continue to be really popular, explaining often complex topics in a clear concise way, with illustrations of many of our products in use. 

If you can't find exactly what you're looking for, then please get in touch; we are able to make leads, meters and controls to any international requirement.

All of our assembled products are made in our UK workshop