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Kew Electrical kickstarts branch expansion plan

Kew Electrical kickstarts branch expansion plan

Electrical wholesaler Kew Electrical is aiming to open two new branches a year following strong sales growth and a £16m support package from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking. The business, which is based in Brighton, is kickstarting an ambitious growth strategy, with plans to grow its 25-strong branch network. It has recently opened stores in Gloucester […]

Signify lights up 10 of the 12 stadiums used for this summer’s soccer tournament in Russia

Signify, a world leader in lighting, has announced that it has lit 10 of the 12 stadiums that will be used as venues for this summer’s soccer tournament in Russia. The stadiums include Luzhniki (Moscow), Krestovsky Stadium (Saint Petersburg), Fisht (Sochi), Ekaterinburg Arena (Yekaterinburg), as well as soccer stadiums in Kazan, Rostov-on-Don, Kaliningrad, Nizhny Novgorod, […]

Zach beats off competition from more than 650 rivals to become NICEIC & ELECSA Electrical Apprentice of the Year

Zach beats off competition from more than 650 rivals to become NICEIC & ELECSA Electrical Apprentice of the Year

The NICEIC & ELECSA Electrical Apprentice of the Year is Zach Swift, 21, from Hellensburgh, Scotland, who is a second year apprentice with North Star Electrical Ltd. In a tightly fought, day-long final, held at Scolmore Group’s HQ in Tamworth, Zach triumphed over seven other finalists to win £2,000 worth of holiday vouchers. He was […]

CASE STUDY: A 5% margin increase for Bonus Electrical!

CASE STUDY: A 5% margin increase for Bonus Electrical!

Kerridge Commercial Systems’ K8 software has delivered cost and time savings across every area business for wholesaler, Bonus Electrical. A key element of the software is its ability to provide the business intelligence that the management team needed, enabling them to analyse sales in more depth… Bonus Electrical is the wholesaling division of the East […]

Getting to grips with the new fire safety standard

Getting to grips with the new fire safety standard

With fire detector technology constantly evolving, standards also change in order to keep up with the latest developments. ESP’s Sales Director, Neil Baldwin, looks at the revised BS 5839-1:2017 standard, to help wholesalers understand the changes. BS 5839-1:2017 fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings standard provides recommendations for the planning, design, installation, commissioning […]

Training firm announces new workshops for electrical wholesalers

Training firm announces new workshops for electrical wholesalers

Pinnacle Training Solutions, the specialist personal development training company, has announced new electrical industry specific award winning Open Workshops across the UK. Pinnacle Training Solutions’ new workshops are designed so that wholesalers can send individuals or a number of their teams to help them improve bottom line margins. The first course, ‘Excelling at Customer Service’ […]

The Mackwell LIA certificate course Outstanding Student announced

The Mackwell LIA certificate course Outstanding Student announced

The Lighting Industry Academy’s LIA Certificate is recognised throughout the industry and has gone through many changes over the years, because of new legislation, the introduction of LED Lighting and a greater understanding of how lighting affects people. During 2017, over 250 students completed the LIA Certificate Course. The top five were invited for an […]

The Challenge for a Cause team breaks the ice

The Challenge for a Cause team breaks the ice

The Electrical Industries Charity is thrilled to announce that their team of 18 enthusiastic trekkers are back from their biggest challenge of the year, the Challenge for a Cause – Arctic Adventure 2018. In March, a team of 18 industry trekkers joined Tessa Ogle, Managing Director of the Electrical Industries Charity and embarked on the […]

Eight students hoping to become the next NICEIC and ELECSA Apprentice of the Year

Eight finalists have been chosen to go through to the final stage of the NICEIC and ELECSA 2018 Apprentice of the Year competition. The final group will battle it out over a series of practical tests at the headquarters of competition sponsor Scolmore on June 5. The winner will be announced that evening during a […]

CEF apprentice Max awarded VIP visit to No.10

CEF apprentice Max awarded VIP visit to No.10

An aspiring electrical wholesaling apprentice from Redhill, Surrey, was invited to tour  No. 10 Downing Street as part of an industry training programme. Max Kershaw works for CEF, the electrical goods and services supplier, in the company’s Redhill store. The 17-year-old is training for a career in electrical wholesaling and his visit to No.10, on […]