Author Archive: Electrical Wholesaler

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Klein Tools donates tools to help Salvation Army project in Athens
By November 17, 2017 Read More →

Klein Tools donates tools to help Salvation Army project in Athens

Klein Tools has provided tools for the Salvation Army in Greece, to help the charity upgrade its Athens support centre which helps thousands of people seeking asylum in the city.   There are some 60,000 refugees in Greece, with thousands more arriving daily from Iran, Afghanistan and Syria. Since March 2016, new refugees arriving in […]

Scolmore expands marketing team
By November 17, 2017 Read More →

Scolmore expands marketing team

Scolmore Group has announced two new appointments to the marketing team, as the company invests in high calibre candidates to strengthen its market-leading position within the electrical industry. Katie Plumstead joins the company as marketing assistant and will work with the marketing director to develop and implement marketing campaigns across all traditional, digital and social […]

ACI finds more unsafe cable for sale in the UK
By November 17, 2017 Read More →

ACI finds more unsafe cable for sale in the UK

Dangerous flexible cord cable that could cause injury or death has been found on sale in the UK following random market place sampling by the Approved Cables Initiative (ACI). The cables, manufactured by Italian company Triveneta Cavi, failed the British and European Standards flex test, exposing copper conductors. The ACI is warning that the exposed […]

By November 15, 2017 Read More →

Philips Lighting reaches milestone 1,000th connected LED street lighting installation in Cardiff

Philips Lighting has delivered its 1,000th project using its Philips CityTouch street light management system. The milestone project, involving installing more than 14,000 Philips connected LED street lights in the City of Cardiff, supports safety and security in the Welsh capital and will help reduce the city’s carbon footprint through massive energy savings and increase […]

Accountancy apprenticeship adds up for electrical wholesaler
By November 15, 2017 Read More →

Accountancy apprenticeship adds up for electrical wholesaler

Following the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, electrical wholesaler, CEF, has enrolled 10 members of its UK finance team on a range of professional accounting qualifications as a result of the company’s use of the apprenticeship levy. Whilst many employers have struggled to get to grips with the £3bln Government Apprenticeship Levy, electrical experts CEF […]

Scolmore is proud to support a military veteran family in need
By November 9, 2017 Read More →

Scolmore is proud to support a military veteran family in need

In an episode shown on Wednesday, 8th November, the DIY SOS team returned to Veterans Street in Manchester, where, two years ago, with the help of Prince William and Prince Harry, they launched their most ambitious project yet – transforming a derelict street into a vibrant community for veterans and local people. This time, they […]

Find out about Metpro and win a luxury hamper and Fitbit Charge 2!
By November 3, 2017 Read More →

Find out about Metpro and win a luxury hamper and Fitbit Charge 2!

This month we’re offering readers the chance to win a luxury hamper and a Fitbit Charge 2, courtesy of Metpro. To enter, just read the following article and answer the simple question (closing date November 30th, 2017) . During 2017, manufacturing issues in source factories caused adverse effects in the UK market, particularly on Steel […]

A more hands-on approach to training
By November 2, 2017 Read More →

A more hands-on approach to training

Claire Philpott, of HellermannTyton, explains why wholesalers need to take a more hands-on approach to training – and how closer relationships with manufacturers can help improve customer service. Today’s electrical wholesaler is constantly facing a range of threats with competition emerging daily from new internet retailers, catalogue distributors and other direct sales channels. As such, […]

The smart lighting revolution
By November 2, 2017 Read More →

The smart lighting revolution

Marie Parry, Marketing Director at Scolmore Group, looks at the developments in the lighting sector and how electrical wholesalers can benefit from the smart lighting revolution. Where it used to be considered a luxury and accessible only to the well off, smart lighting is now becoming more widely accessible thanks to the advancements in technology […]

A guide to selling PIRs
By November 2, 2017 Read More →

A guide to selling PIRs

Timeguard’s Managing Director, Andy Douglas, has some excellent advice for electrical wholesalers on how to help customers avoid setting themselves up for failure – especially when they are focused only on price. “What’s the cheapest PIR you’ve got, mate?” That was said within earshot of a visiting Timeguard representative who only stopped spluttering when he […]