Author Archive: Electrical Wholesaler

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By October 18, 2018 Read More →

Electric heating can be key to clean growth

The success of the Government’s Green GB Week should be used as a catalyst to further promote the potential of modern electric heating systems, says manufacturer Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation. Shaun Hurworth from Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation, which includes the Dimplex, Xpelair, Redring and Creda brands amongst others, said: “The Government launched Green […]

Seaward helps voluntary organisation keep people safe
By October 15, 2018 Read More →

Seaward helps voluntary organisation keep people safe

When a volunteer-led organisation approached Seaward to see if it could help keep its customers safe, the electrical test expert was happy to help.     Seaward donated a PrimeTest PAT testing device to Bath Repair Café after it reached out to the electrical test expert to see if it could help with safety testing […]

Hamilton named Best Manufacturer 2018 at Voltimum’s Smart Solutions Awards
By October 15, 2018 Read More →

Hamilton named Best Manufacturer 2018 at Voltimum’s Smart Solutions Awards

Hamilton Litestat was voted the Best Manufacturer 2018 at Voltimum’s Smart Solutions Awards, held on 10 October 2018 at The Digital Construction Hub, UK Construction Week 2018, at Birmingham’s NEC. The highly-prized accolade comes following Hamilton’s significant investment and support in promoting the smart control sector over the past 18 months, with the brand working […]

Save the date: Product safety conference comes to town

This is the 10th anniversary year of Electrical Safety First’s annual product safety conference – an event that has led the way in raising the profile of product safety. This year, the theme is Reflecting on the Future and once again it will be held at Church House, Westminster, on Thursday 29th November. While full […]

ACI warns of dangerous Turkish flexible cord

ACI warns of dangerous Turkish flexible cord

Unsafe flexible cord, intended for use in domestic and industrial applications, has been found on sale in the UK, prompting the ACI to issue a fresh alert to the electrical supply chain. The latest find of substandard flexible cords is marked ‘Made in Turkey’ and ‘Ermaks’. Samples came to light following the Initiative’s recent `Counterfeit […]

ESP boosts its credentials

ESP boosts its credentials

ESP has announced two significant achievements this month, as the company continues to build its reputation and credentials in the industry. As well as being accepted as a member of the FIA (Fire Industry Association), the ESP team has been successful in gaining the new International Quality Standard ISO 9001:2015 certification. The FIA is the […]

Safe isolation: Wholesalers in prime position to offer safe maintenance solutions
By September 26, 2018 Read More →

Safe isolation: Wholesalers in prime position to offer safe maintenance solutions

Wholesalers are ideally placed to offer a complete electrical safety solution, whether it’s a quick fix for an electrician who is on-site and does not have the right locking off device, or for maintenance teams who need complete test kits that will keep them safe wherever they are working, says Martindale Electric. Implementing safe isolation […]

A breath of fresh air
By September 26, 2018 Read More →

A breath of fresh air

With growing awareness of the dangers of poor indoor air quality, effective ventilation is now key to the energy and sustainability agenda. Lee Stones, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation, discusses recent policy changes surrounding ventilation and how electrical wholesalers can support customers in helping to improve the quality of air […]

How to build a business that can compete with Amazon
By September 26, 2018 Read More →

How to build a business that can compete with Amazon

The rise of e-commerce giants like Amazon has transformed how brands engage with consumers and Amazon ‘owns’ the largest share of the pie. Electrical equipment is one of the many industries that have become heavily commoditised in recent years, enabling Amazon to move in quickly. Paul Black, CEO, sales-i, offers some advice on how electrical […]

Customer Service: Knowledge is Power!
By September 26, 2018 Read More →

Customer Service: Knowledge is Power!

Varilight’s Andrew Wilson reflects on the growing importance of knowledgeable personnel in customer service functions to support wholesalers. Varilight won the Best Supplier Customer Service award in this year’s EW Awards.   With the current focus on smart technologies in the wiring accessories market, such as programmable lighting control products and integrated home automation systems, […]