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Klein Tools donates tools to help Salvation Army project in Athens
By November 17, 2017 Read More →

Klein Tools donates tools to help Salvation Army project in Athens

Klein Tools has provided tools for the Salvation Army in Greece, to help the charity upgrade its Athens support centre which helps thousands of people seeking asylum in the city.   There are some 60,000 refugees in Greece, with thousands more arriving daily from Iran, Afghanistan and Syria. Since March 2016, new refugees arriving in […]

Scolmore expands marketing team
By November 17, 2017 Read More →

Scolmore expands marketing team

Scolmore Group has announced two new appointments to the marketing team, as the company invests in high calibre candidates to strengthen its market-leading position within the electrical industry. Katie Plumstead joins the company as marketing assistant and will work with the marketing director to develop and implement marketing campaigns across all traditional, digital and social […]

ACI finds more unsafe cable for sale in the UK
By November 17, 2017 Read More →

ACI finds more unsafe cable for sale in the UK

Dangerous flexible cord cable that could cause injury or death has been found on sale in the UK following random market place sampling by the Approved Cables Initiative (ACI). The cables, manufactured by Italian company Triveneta Cavi, failed the British and European Standards flex test, exposing copper conductors. The ACI is warning that the exposed […]

By November 15, 2017 Read More →

Philips Lighting reaches milestone 1,000th connected LED street lighting installation in Cardiff

Philips Lighting has delivered its 1,000th project using its Philips CityTouch street light management system. The milestone project, involving installing more than 14,000 Philips connected LED street lights in the City of Cardiff, supports safety and security in the Welsh capital and will help reduce the city’s carbon footprint through massive energy savings and increase […]

Accountancy apprenticeship adds up for electrical wholesaler
By November 15, 2017 Read More →

Accountancy apprenticeship adds up for electrical wholesaler

Following the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, electrical wholesaler, CEF, has enrolled 10 members of its UK finance team on a range of professional accounting qualifications as a result of the company’s use of the apprenticeship levy. Whilst many employers have struggled to get to grips with the £3bln Government Apprenticeship Levy, electrical experts CEF […]

Scolmore is proud to support a military veteran family in need
By November 9, 2017 Read More →

Scolmore is proud to support a military veteran family in need

In an episode shown on Wednesday, 8th November, the DIY SOS team returned to Veterans Street in Manchester, where, two years ago, with the help of Prince William and Prince Harry, they launched their most ambitious project yet – transforming a derelict street into a vibrant community for veterans and local people. This time, they […]

Find out about Metpro and win a luxury hamper and Fitbit Charge 2!
By November 3, 2017 Read More →

Find out about Metpro and win a luxury hamper and Fitbit Charge 2!

This month we’re offering readers the chance to win a luxury hamper and a Fitbit Charge 2, courtesy of Metpro. To enter, just read the following article and answer the simple question (closing date November 30th, 2017) . During 2017, manufacturing issues in source factories caused adverse effects in the UK market, particularly on Steel […]

R&B Star’s black tie event raises more than £6,000 for Muscular Dystrophy charity
By October 26, 2017 Read More →

R&B Star’s black tie event raises more than £6,000 for Muscular Dystrophy charity

Electrical wholesaler, R&B Star has held its seventh annual Muscular Dystrophy Charity night in the fairytale setting of Leeds Castle, Kent, raising more than £6,000. The event was attended by 150 suppliers, staff and customers all dressed to impress. The evening began with a three course meal followed by a raffle and auction. R&B Star […]

BPT welcomes new Sales Director Gary Hutchins
By October 20, 2017 Read More →

BPT welcomes new Sales Director Gary Hutchins

Birchwood Price Tools has appointed Gary Hutchins as its new Sales Director. Hutchins has joined BPT from Rexel, where he was Regional Director for electrical wholesalers WF Senate. He brings with him over 20 years’ sales experience within a wholesaler and distribution background, having previously worked with many national corporate blue chip customers from the […]

Rexel UK achieves prestigious certification
By October 20, 2017 Read More →

Rexel UK achieves prestigious certification

Electrical distributor, Rexel UK, is celebrating the achievement of certification to four globally recognised ISO and OHSAS standards across its entire UK business. Recognised for its commitment to maintaining robust management systems for ensuring continuous improvement, Rexel has been certified for its environmental management system (ISO 14001); quality management system (ISO 9001); energy management system […]