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Emergency power in focus
By November 29, 2018 Read More →

Emergency power in focus

Jenny Paramore, Product Marketing Specialist for ABB Emergi-Lite highlights the difference between Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) and Central Power Supplies (CPSs) and shares some advice on how the industry should ensure that installations will work as expected to provide power to guide people to safety if the worst should happen.

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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, […]

How can you grow your business from existing low spending accounts?

How can you grow your business from existing low spending accounts?

Electrical wholesaler training advice, with Barry Hall, Sales & Management Training Consultant, Pinnacle Solutions – a specialist training company working specifically within the electrical wholesaling and manufacturing markets. When businesses are constantly under pressure to grow turnover and profitability, it can sometimes seem an impossible task. Given all the new entrants into the marketplace – […]

CP Electronics supplies lighting controls for Oswestry Hospital Cancer Unit

CP Electronics supplies lighting controls for Oswestry Hospital Cancer Unit

A state-of-the-art bone cancer centre at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH) puts energy efficiency first, thanks to CP Electronics’ leading Vitesse Plus standalone lighting control system. The Montgomery Unit at RJAH treats patients with bone and soft tissue sarcomas, bone metastases, benign bone and soft tissue tumours and tumour-like conditions. It […]

High rise heat: focus on electric wet central heating boilers

High rise heat: focus on electric wet central heating boilers

With many areas turning to high rise buildings to combat ‘the housing crisis’, demand for electric wet central heating boilers is also on the rise. Alan Clarke, Technical Support Manager at Heatrae Sadia, discusses the benefits of these systems and why wholesalers should be recommending them. Despite a slow down in their construction in 2017, […]

UK consumers in the dark over halogen lamp ban

UK consumers in the dark over halogen lamp ban

With the sixth stage of the ErP Regulation (EC) 244/2009 coming into force in September, prohibiting certain inefficient non-directional halogen lamps on the market, a consumer study conducted by LEDVANCE has revealed a lack of knowledge about the ban in Europe. An international consumer survey commissioned by LEDVANCE highlights a significant lack of knowledge about […]

The shocking truth about installer safety

The shocking truth about installer safety

Professional electricians and installers are risking their lives every day by not following basic safety procedures like using a lock out kit or a voltage tester to check charge before starting work, according to new research carried out on behalf of Super Rod and Louise Taggart, who tells her brother Michael’s Story. Some 825 members […]