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Kerridge Commercial Systems acquires EDP

Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) has acquired EDP, a company listed on The London Stock Exchange. EDP supplies sales analytics & CRM and ERP software, such as Vecta and Quantum, to merchants and other distributors. The K8 ERP solution, developed by KCS, is widely used in similar markets, where the company has over 40 years of […]

Rexel to become Siemens Industrial Controls Partner

Rexel to become Siemens Industrial Controls Partner

Rexel UK is gearing up to become an Industrial Controls Partner of Siemens Industrial GB&I. The move will see Rexel gain more share in the automation market place, with nine key Rexel branches across the country distributing Siemens industrial control products. These branches will be considered Siemens Industrial GB&I partner branches and are located in […]

Martyn Walley to head up Scolmore Group’s Technical Department

Martyn Walley to head up Scolmore Group’s Technical Department

Scolmore has appointed Martyn Walley (pictured) to the newly created position of Group Technical Manager. A well-known name within the industry, Martyn comes to Scolmore following a four year term with Aico. He brings a wealth of technical experience and knowledge garnered over a career spanning 29 years, which began with an apprenticeship with Midlands […]

Electrical Distributors’ Association announces engagement champions

Electrical Distributors’ Association announces engagement champions

Electrical distributors making the most of their EDA benefits in 2017 were announced in front of more than 150 senior wholesalers and manufacturers, who gathered for a day of networking and ideas exchange at the recent annual EDA Summer Event. Stearn Electric Company Ltd was named most engaged wholesaler, with Prysmian Cables & Systems Ltd, […]

Moss Electrical, contractors and manufacturers tee off for The Dream Factory

Moss Electrical, contractors and manufacturers tee off for The Dream Factory

Moss Electrical was joined by a host of the UK’s most prestigious electrical contractors and manufacturers at The London Club on Friday 13th July for their annual Charity Golf Day. This year Moss dedicated the day in honour of Avril Mills and her charity The Dream Factory. The Dream Factory is a registered Charity set […]

New apprentices for Devondale in South Devon

New apprentices for Devondale in South Devon

The two South Devon branches of Devondale Electrical Wholesalers have each taken on an apprentice, continuing the company’s commitment to encouraging young talent into the trade. Ethan Stapleton has joined the Paignton branch, which is headed up by Ryan Peryer, himself a former Devondale apprentice. Ethan, 17, comes from the area and attended South Devon […]

Hamilton mourns the passing of founder, Rod Hamilton, following a stroke

Hamilton mourns the passing of founder, Rod Hamilton, following a stroke

Hamilton Litestat, which this year is celebrating 50 years since the company’s incorporation, has announced the death of its founder, Rod Hamilton at the age of 90, following a stroke. Rod (pictured left, with son Ian) started as a commission agent selling electric shavers, smoothing irons and electric fires. A request to try selling a […]

Buy a ticket and help provide practical support to electrical industry colleagues in need

The Electrical Industries Charity (EIC) is looking for real-life heroes to help keep dreams alive by providing practical support or by signing up to the Charity’s very own powerLottery. Every year EIC makes dreams come true through its Practical Participation Programme (PPP) that harnesses your specialist skills in terms of time, equipment and materials – […]

Marshall-Tufflex funds new hospital ventilator

Marshall-Tufflex funds new hospital ventilator

Staff caring for critically ill patients at the Conquest Hospital, Hastings, have a new ventilation machine, thanks to town employer Marshall-Tufflex. The cable management manufacturer is a long-time supporter of the hospital, having donated many thousands of pounds to it for medical equipment and items to make patients’ stays more comfortable. The latest donation enabled […]

Rexel welcomes electrical vehicle Road to Zero strategy

Electrical wholesaler Rexel has welcomed the government’s Road to Zero strategy which will see greater numbers of  electric vehicle (EV) charging points installed in new homes, office blocks and roadsides – but has warned this is only part of the wider picture. Wayne Bridgehouse, Head of Corporate Sales for Facilities & Energy Management Solutions at […]