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ESP puts the emphasis on training
By January 23, 2018 Read More →

ESP puts the emphasis on training

A new Training Manager and the refurbishment of ESP’s Mobile Training & Demonstration Unit, confirms the company’s commitment to training and education. After 15 years with ESP, Andy Parton becomes Training Manager, responsible for promoting the facility which will deliver ESP workshops to customers across the UK. Having started out in the technical department, spent […]

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 […]

Demo van visits showcase power tool accessories

Demo van visits showcase power tool accessories

Power tool accessories and hand tool manufacturer, Starrett, is taking its product demonstration van on another tour of distributors, wholesalers and apprenticeship providers across the UK and throughout Europe. The demo van has been visiting the facilities of trade distributors, wholesalers and colleges across the country since 2004, exhibiting its power tool accessories to staff, […]

“Tremendous” powerBall 2017 raises thousands of pounds for industry charity

“Tremendous” powerBall 2017 raises thousands of pounds for industry charity

The Electrical Industries Trading Company, in support of the Charity, is delighted to announce that the phenomenal dance extravaganza – powerBall 2017 – raised over £140,000. And on the night, 51 people pledged to raise £1,000 each for the Charity in the next 12 months through individual fundraising. Since the very first inaugural Festival Dinner […]

Last call for entries for the EW Awards 2018!

Last call for entries for the EW Awards 2018!

Entries for the EW Awards 2018 close this month, so it’s time to get cracking! The popular awards, now in their fifth year, celebrate the great products, service and achievements of electrical wholesalers, manufacturers and suppliers. And it’s now even easier to enter, with the user-friendly, online entry forms at www.electricalwholesalerawards.co.uk Could you be a […]

By wholesalers, for wholesalers: New apprenticeship set to attract new recruits to the sector

By wholesalers, for wholesalers: New apprenticeship set to attract new recruits to the sector

Attracting talented newcomers keen to launch careers in wholesale and merchant businesses was at the heart of a recent event to announce a brand new apprenticeship standard for the sector – Trade Supplier Level 2. Hosted by the Electrical Distributors’ Association (EDA) and the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF), more than 50 employers and training providers […]

CEF driver crowned ‘King of the Road’ at the What Van? Awards 2018

Stephen Bray, delivery driver at electrical distributor CEF, has been crowned Driver of the Year at the 2018 What Van? Awards. Driver of the Year, a new addition to the influential awards, recognises exceptional driving performance across light commercial vehicle fleets. Beating almost 10,000 other drivers, Stephen picked up the award after consistently achieving 100 […]

Round two beckons in the Apprentice of the Year Competition
By December 22, 2017 Read More →

Round two beckons in the Apprentice of the Year Competition

Stage one of the 2018 NICEIC and ELECSA Electrical Apprentice of the Year Competition, sponsored by Scolmore, is now officially closed and we are delighted to announce there has been a staggering 60% increase in entries compared to last year. This brings to more than 650 the number of budding electricians hoping to lift the […]

Carl Kammerling International’s Winter Wonderland promotion
By December 21, 2017 Read More →

Carl Kammerling International’s Winter Wonderland promotion

Makes hero’s return For the fourth successive year, Carl Kammerling International is launching its annual Winter Wonderland promotion. Featuring a simplified, multi-channel approach, the popular initiative has been designed to ensure sales teams and customers quickly understand the concept in order to maximise the opportunity, and profits, for wholesalers and retailers. The Winter Wonderland 2017 […]

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Are you up for a life-changing charity challenge in 2018?
By December 20, 2017 Read More →

Are you up for a life-changing charity challenge in 2018?

The Electrical Industries Charity is offering a once in lifetime opportunity to visit one of the seven wonders of the world while showing your support for the Dickinson family. You could take on the Great Wall of China trek in 2018 which stretches 6,000 km in a dotted line across China. During this trek, you […]