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Kew Electrical kickstarts branch expansion plan

Kew Electrical kickstarts branch expansion plan

Electrical wholesaler Kew Electrical is aiming to open two new branches a year following strong sales growth and a £16m support package from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking. The business, which is based in Brighton, is kickstarting an ambitious growth strategy, with plans to grow its 25-strong branch network. It has recently opened stores in Gloucester […]

Signify lights up 10 of the 12 stadiums used for this summer’s soccer tournament in Russia

Signify, a world leader in lighting, has announced that it has lit 10 of the 12 stadiums that will be used as venues for this summer’s soccer tournament in Russia. The stadiums include Luzhniki (Moscow), Krestovsky Stadium (Saint Petersburg), Fisht (Sochi), Ekaterinburg Arena (Yekaterinburg), as well as soccer stadiums in Kazan, Rostov-on-Don, Kaliningrad, Nizhny Novgorod, […]

Zach beats off competition from more than 650 rivals to become NICEIC & ELECSA Electrical Apprentice of the Year

Zach beats off competition from more than 650 rivals to become NICEIC & ELECSA Electrical Apprentice of the Year

The NICEIC & ELECSA Electrical Apprentice of the Year is Zach Swift, 21, from Hellensburgh, Scotland, who is a second year apprentice with North Star Electrical Ltd. In a tightly fought, day-long final, held at Scolmore Group’s HQ in Tamworth, Zach triumphed over seven other finalists to win £2,000 worth of holiday vouchers. He was […]

Training firm announces new workshops for electrical wholesalers

Training firm announces new workshops for electrical wholesalers

Pinnacle Training Solutions, the specialist personal development training company, has announced new electrical industry specific award winning Open Workshops across the UK. Pinnacle Training Solutions’ new workshops are designed so that wholesalers can send individuals or a number of their teams to help them improve bottom line margins. The first course, ‘Excelling at Customer Service’ […]

The Mackwell LIA certificate course Outstanding Student announced

The Mackwell LIA certificate course Outstanding Student announced

The Lighting Industry Academy’s LIA Certificate is recognised throughout the industry and has gone through many changes over the years, because of new legislation, the introduction of LED Lighting and a greater understanding of how lighting affects people. During 2017, over 250 students completed the LIA Certificate Course. The top five were invited for an […]

The Challenge for a Cause team breaks the ice

The Challenge for a Cause team breaks the ice

The Electrical Industries Charity is thrilled to announce that their team of 18 enthusiastic trekkers are back from their biggest challenge of the year, the Challenge for a Cause – Arctic Adventure 2018. In March, a team of 18 industry trekkers joined Tessa Ogle, Managing Director of the Electrical Industries Charity and embarked on the […]

Eight students hoping to become the next NICEIC and ELECSA Apprentice of the Year

Eight finalists have been chosen to go through to the final stage of the NICEIC and ELECSA 2018 Apprentice of the Year competition. The final group will battle it out over a series of practical tests at the headquarters of competition sponsor Scolmore on June 5. The winner will be announced that evening during a […]

CEF apprentice Max awarded VIP visit to No.10

CEF apprentice Max awarded VIP visit to No.10

An aspiring electrical wholesaling apprentice from Redhill, Surrey, was invited to tour  No. 10 Downing Street as part of an industry training programme. Max Kershaw works for CEF, the electrical goods and services supplier, in the company’s Redhill store. The 17-year-old is training for a career in electrical wholesaling and his visit to No.10, on […]

Tamlite Lighting comments on reports that halogen and CFLs are to be banned in Europe

According to recent media reports, draft updates to Europe’s Ecodesign laws “will see the effective banning of both tungsten halogen and compact fluorescent as light sources by 2020”. A minimum efficiency requirement of 85 lumens per watt and a maximum standby power of 0.5W on all light sources is set to come into force in […]

Name change as Philips Lighting becomes Signify

Philips Lighting – the global lighting manufacturer – has changed its name to Signify, following the amendment of the company’s articles of association. “The choice of our new company name originates from the way light becomes an intelligent language, which connects and conveys meaning,” said Eric Rondolat, CEO of Signify. “It is a clear expression […]