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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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Scolmore-sponsored NICEIC and ELECSA Electrical Apprentice of the Year winner announced

Scolmore-sponsored NICEIC and ELECSA Electrical Apprentice of the Year winner announced

Electrical Wholesaler was invited to the finals of this year’s NICEIC and ELECSA Apprentice of the Year final, which was hosted by the initiative’s sponsor, Scolmore Group, at its Tamworth HQ. This was the second year that the competition has been held and it attracted more than 400 entries. George Maynard (pictured receiving his prize […]

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Defining ‘Dimmable’: what should end-users expect from dimmable LED lighting?

Defining ‘Dimmable’: what should end-users expect from dimmable LED lighting?

Andrew Wilson at Varilight calls for greater clarity around the term “dimmable” when it’s applied to LED lighting. With a diverse array of driver technologies, only the best LED dimmers in the market can reliably deliver on the promise made by the “dimmable” label. This is not always made clear by lamp manufacturers, leaving wholesalers […]

All systems go for home automation product sales

All systems go for home automation product sales

Marie Parry, Scolmore Group Marketing Director looks at the growing home automation market, what’s driving consumer demand and how wholesalers are in a prime position to educate and advise their customers. The growth of home automation continues to be driven by the rapid advance in technology which is bringing intelligent automation systems to a growing […]

The importance of aesthetics in wiring accessories

The importance of aesthetics in wiring accessories

Building designers, product specifiers and installing contractors have traditionally been just as interested in the appearance of wiring accessories, as how easy they are to install and use. But recently, people have started to expect more from their wiring accessories, and for that reason they’re garnering attention like never before, writes Jim Hutchison, National Sales […]

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Business software: Is your ERP clock ticking?

Business software: Is your ERP clock ticking?

ERP software can be a central part of a wholesaler’s business growth strategy but knowing when to update your system can be tricky. Stuart Hall, Sales Director for Epicor BisTrack UK and Ireland, explains what to look out for. It is no exaggeration to say that making the right ERP (enterprise resource planning) choice can […]

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10% growth forecast for UK water heating market

10% growth forecast for UK water heating market

The value of the UK water heating market increased by a modest 1% in 2016, according to a new report by AMA Research. However, the sector is set to increase by around 10% between 2017 and 2021. The market for domestic and non-domestic water heating products has seen relatively steady growth overall since 2013, with […]

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