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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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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 […]

New EDA President, Simon Barkes, to continue driving transformation of the Association

New EDA President, Simon Barkes, to continue driving transformation of the Association

The EDA (Electrical Distributors’ Association) has announced its new President, Simon Barkes, Managing Director of BEMCO, and the third member of his family to lead the Association’s Board. Simon, who serves as President until March 2019, takes over the leadership of the 12-strong Board from Tom Jones, Divisional Director at Lockwell Electrical. Tom’s tenure as […]

By October 13, 2016 Read More →

EDA’s first survey provides launch-pad for action

The Electrical Distributors’ Association (EDA) has published the results of its inaugural survey into the issues and opportunities facing its electrical wholesaler and manufacturer members. The survey – “What keeps you awake at night?” – explores broad themes including technology and online sales, supply-side and sales-side issues, employee training and how to attract a pipeline […]

Marco Cable and Stearn Electric awarded EDA’s most engaged members

The EDA Annual Summer Event took place on Thursday 7th July when 140 senior figures from the UK electrical industry boarded the Dixie Queen Paddle Steamer near Tower Bridge on the River Thames for a cruise downstream. The morning of networking on deck was followed by a pre-luncheon address from EDA President, Tom Jones with […]

By September 24, 2015 Read More →

Have your say on the proposed Apprenticeship Levy

On 21st August 2015, the Prime Minister unveiled plans to increase the number of high quality apprenticeships and give businesses a say in how they are run. UK employers are being asked to participate in a consultation on the introduction of an Apprenticeship Levy, due to be introduced in April 2017. The charge is widely […]

Five EDA module distinctions and a City & Guilds certificate for Stearn Electric employee

Five EDA module distinctions and a City & Guilds certificate for Stearn Electric employee

David A’Hara (left) is pictured receiving his City & Guilds certificate after gaining five distinctions in the EDA MOL Modules from Stearn Electric Glasgow Manager Kristian Van Rensburg. David joined Stearn Electric Glasgow from Travis Perkins on August 1st, 2013. David found the modules to be very informative and insightful in to the product sectors […]

By February 3, 2015 Read More →

Record day for EDA Apprenticeship starters in January

Impressive uptake of EDA ‘Placed’ Apprentice Scheme On January 5th, 16 apprentices turned up for their first day’s work in EDA wholesale branches throughout the country. This was the highest number of starts in one day since the current apprenticeship scheme began. And January 2015 is also set to be the highest month on record, […]