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ESP puts the emphasis on training
By January 23, 2018 Read More →

ESP puts the emphasis on training

A new Training Manager and the refurbishment of ESP’s Mobile Training & Demonstration Unit, confirms the company’s commitment to training and education. After 15 years with ESP, Andy Parton becomes Training Manager, responsible for promoting the facility which will deliver ESP workshops to customers across the UK. Having started out in the technical department, spent […]

EDA leads first-time UK delegation to Frankfurt’s global lighting fair, Light + Building
By January 10, 2018 Read More →

EDA leads first-time UK delegation to Frankfurt’s global lighting fair, Light + Building

Next month (March), the Electrical Distributors’ Association (EDA) will lead a 30-strong delegation to Frankfurt’s Light + Building 2018, the world’s largest trade fair for lighting and building services technology. Representing billions of pounds in purchasing power, the EDA visiting delegation includes senior executives from around 20 wholesaling companies, plus representatives from the Presidential teams at the ECA and SELECT, Scotland’s […]

Demo van visits showcase power tool accessories

Demo van visits showcase power tool accessories

Power tool accessories and hand tool manufacturer, Starrett, is taking its product demonstration van on another tour of distributors, wholesalers and apprenticeship providers across the UK and throughout Europe. The demo van has been visiting the facilities of trade distributors, wholesalers and colleges across the country since 2004, exhibiting its power tool accessories to staff, […]

“Tremendous” powerBall 2017 raises thousands of pounds for industry charity

“Tremendous” powerBall 2017 raises thousands of pounds for industry charity

The Electrical Industries Trading Company, in support of the Charity, is delighted to announce that the phenomenal dance extravaganza – powerBall 2017 – raised over £140,000. And on the night, 51 people pledged to raise £1,000 each for the Charity in the next 12 months through individual fundraising. Since the very first inaugural Festival Dinner […]

How can lighting control benefit the electrical wholesaler?

How can lighting control benefit the electrical wholesaler?

Tony Biggs, Senior Manager, European OEM & UK Electrical Wholesaler Sales, Lutron Electronics, argues that wholesalers can add value and increase the value of their clients’ projects with the latest LEDs and lighting controls technology. The lighting industry is going through rapid change encompassing technology adoption, building and system integration, price erosion and smart enabled […]

Last call for entries for the EW Awards 2018!

Last call for entries for the EW Awards 2018!

Entries for the EW Awards 2018 close this month, so it’s time to get cracking! The popular awards, now in their fifth year, celebrate the great products, service and achievements of electrical wholesalers, manufacturers and suppliers. And it’s now even easier to enter, with the user-friendly, online entry forms at www.electricalwholesalerawards.co.uk Could you be a […]

CPR: Just a noble ambition?

CPR: Just a noble ambition?

Prysmian UK’s Martin Boorman considers the issue of CPR six months after it became mandatory. In common with most reputable cable manufacturers, we welcomed the introduction of the Construction Products Regulation. For the first time, it placed a legal obligation on manufacturers, importers, distributors and wholesalers to ensure cable supplied into the UK market met […]

Helping wholesalers give the right advice about lighting

Helping wholesalers give the right advice about lighting

Simon Greenwood, Trade Channel Director Northern Europe with Thorn Lighting, asks if there is enough support for wholesalers when it comes to lighting. The lighting market is undergoing a rapid transformation, driven by the rise of LED technology and the increasing popularity of connected lighting systems. In these days of difficult trading conditions, electrical wholesalers need […]

By wholesalers, for wholesalers: New apprenticeship set to attract new recruits to the sector

By wholesalers, for wholesalers: New apprenticeship set to attract new recruits to the sector

Attracting talented newcomers keen to launch careers in wholesale and merchant businesses was at the heart of a recent event to announce a brand new apprenticeship standard for the sector – Trade Supplier Level 2. Hosted by the Electrical Distributors’ Association (EDA) and the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF), more than 50 employers and training providers […]

CEF driver crowned ‘King of the Road’ at the What Van? Awards 2018

Stephen Bray, delivery driver at electrical distributor CEF, has been crowned Driver of the Year at the 2018 What Van? Awards. Driver of the Year, a new addition to the influential awards, recognises exceptional driving performance across light commercial vehicle fleets. Beating almost 10,000 other drivers, Stephen picked up the award after consistently achieving 100 […]