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LEDVANCE Truck takes to the road

LEDVANCE Truck takes to the road

In conjunction with electrical distributor Rexel, the LEDVANCE truck is back on the road for visitors to experience first-hand the comprehensive range of easy to install LED luminaires. To celebrate the tour, Rexel is running a competition to win a two-night break at the five-star Celtic Manor Resort.

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Over 12,500 electricians needed for new technology skills demand

Over 12,500 electricians needed for new technology skills demand

A new labour market report on the electrotechnical industry has estimated that between 12,500 and 15,000 additional skilled electricians will be needed over the next five years to accommodate forecasted growth.

Path to becoming a qualified electrician plotted in new animation

Path to becoming a qualified electrician plotted in new animation

An animation which showcases the journey to become a fully qualified electrician has been developed in partnership between SELECT and the Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB). The animation covers the electrician starting their career as an apprentice right through to them becoming a company owner. Brought to life by animators at Connect Communications, it is […]

Frank O’Donnell appointed as LED Eco Lights National Sales Manager

Frank O’Donnell appointed as LED Eco Lights National Sales Manager

Leading expert in LED lighting and lighting control solutions, LED Eco Lights, has announced the appointment of Frank O’Donnell as National Sales Manager. Frank brings an excellent track record of success in LED lighting sales to the company and will play an important role in identifying strategic new business opportunities for the company’s Goodlight range.

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94% pass rate on new DTL wiring standard courses

94% pass rate on new DTL wiring standard courses

Develop Training Ltd (DTL), is celebrating the success of electricians on its courses, clocking in a 94% pass rate against the latest national wiring standard. Candidates from across the UK from some of the country’s biggest names in utilities and construction have been training with DTL to meet the new 18th Edition Wiring Regulations (BS7671:2018).

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Chris Gibson named 91st EDA President

Chris Gibson named 91st EDA President

The Electrical Distributors’ Association (EDA) has confirmed Chris Gibson, Projects Director at Rexel UK, as its 91st President. Chris takes over the helm from BEMCO’s Simon Barkes and will lead the Association for the next two years.

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First winners of Apprentice of the Year competition announced

First winners of Apprentice of the Year competition announced

Though the crowning ceremony of the 2019 NICEIC and ELECSA Electrical Apprentice of the Year is set to take place on June 4th, there have already been some winners. Official competition partner, Scolmore Group, offered up prizes to those colleges who entered 20 or more candidates and the company has been on a tour of […]

Special naming ceremony for fleet of ecologically-advanced trucks

Special naming ceremony for fleet of ecologically-advanced trucks

EWRG’s recent event, held to launch its fleet of nine Electrical Waste Recycling Trucks, was a great success – with an extensive list of VIP customers and suppliers from across the UK, plus appearances by the Deputy Mayor and Mayoress of Huddersfield (and a hog roast!).

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Smart meter owners reporting higher bills than savings

Smart meter owners reporting higher bills than savings

According to new survey findings, having a smart meter installed at home does not necessitate lower energy bills.

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IAD Accreditation for Rexel’s Deeside branch

IAD Accreditation for Rexel’s Deeside branch

The Rexel Industrial Solutions Deeside branch has become the fifth UK Industrial Automation Distributor (IAD) under an initiative from Schneider Electric, making it the first within the Rexel network to receive the accolade.

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