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Freddie Collins succeeds Andy Burnett as Managing Director at Kidde

Freddie Collins succeeds Andy Burnett as Managing Director at Kidde

Kidde Safety Europe – the smoke, heat and carbon monoxide alarms manufacturer – has announced the retirement of Managing Director Andy Burnett. Previous UK Sales Director Freddie Collins, pictured, succeeds him as Managing Director. Kidde is a member of the United Technologies Corporation (UTC), alongside iconic brands such as Chubb fire and security systems, Carrier […]

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Niglon invests £4million in new headquarters

Niglon invests £4million in new headquarters

Electrical components and accessories supplier, Niglon, has invested £4 million in a purpose-built headquarters, laying the foundations for an ambitious growth plan that aims to double the company’s turnover within the next five years. The West Midlands-based company has been based on an adjacent site to its new premises since 1993 when it purchased an […]

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LIA welcomes Lutron’s Dave Ribbons as President

LIA welcomes Lutron’s Dave Ribbons as President

At the LIA’s Annual Luncheon, Peter Scott from Fern-Howard handed over his tenure as President of the LIA Council of Management to Dave Ribbons of Lutron EA Ltd. Dave (pictured) thanked Peter for his contribution in overseeing the completion of the Lighting Industry Academy, for his contimued efforts to improve the association and for mentoring […]

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Big-hearted LEW Electrical to place defibrillators in all branches

Big-hearted LEW Electrical to place defibrillators in all branches

Gainsborough-based electrical wholesaler LEW Electrical Distributors have pledged their commitment to helping the wider community with an investment into placing a defibrillator in every one of their branch locations across the country. The commitment sees the first defibrillator placed within LEW’s founding Gainsborough branch with additional defibrillator units to be placed in every other LEW […]

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More showers forecast!

More showers forecast!

Far from the ‘kettle on the wall’ of yesteryear, a new wave of design-led electric showers is changing the game. Lisa Ward, Product Group Manager at Bristan, explains how electric showers have changed in line with the needs of consumers and why wholesalers need to take stock. Alongside new innovations, wholesalers will find that more […]

Fire and CO solutions for the elderly

Fire and CO solutions for the elderly

James King, Sales Director of SONA by FireAngel, reflects on what measures can be implemented to best protect older residents from the risks of fire and carbon monoxide. Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors perform a vital function in homes, providing early warning of fire and potentially deadly carbon monoxide poisoning. However, these devices […]

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CEF LIVE hailed the ‘biggest and best yet’

CEF LIVE hailed the ‘biggest and best yet’

CEF LIVE returned to Birmingham’s NEC on June 8 and 9, with stands from more than 50 leading suppliers attracting almost 3,000 visitors over the two days. This year’s CEF LIVE was a winner on all fronts, significantly raising awareness of the leading electrical distribution chain, its online offering and services, as well as providing […]

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Outdoor Power: Get a slice of the great outdoors

Outdoor Power: Get a slice of the great outdoors

Peter Ratcliffe, Sales Director of GreenBrook Electrical, discusses the growing demand for outdoor power products, the variety of solutions on the market and the up-selling opportunity for the wholesaler and contractor. Years ago, it was unlikely that homeowners would need to use electrical power outdoors unless they were mowing the lawn or cutting the hedge […]

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Lighting company fined £2.7 million for restricting online prices

Lighting company fined £2.7 million for restricting online prices

A lighting supplier has been fined for requiring retailers to use a minimum price when selling their products online. The National Lighting Company (NLC) supplies light fittings to a range of retailers who then sell them on. After a detailed investigation, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) found it imposed a minimum price on online sellers, […]

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Timeguard and Stearn Electric achieve the 3-Peaks Challenge 2017

Timeguard and Stearn Electric achieve the 3-Peaks Challenge 2017

A team of ten climbers (plus two support crew) took part in the Timeguard 3-Peaks Challenge on June 22 and 23 which involved climbing the three highest mountains in Wales (Snowdon), England (Scafell Pike) and Scotland (Ben Nevis) to raise funds for the Electrical Industries Charity. The seven climbers from Stearn Electric, two from Timeguard […]