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Freddie Collins succeeds Andy Burnett as Managing Director at Kidde

Freddie Collins succeeds Andy Burnett as Managing Director at Kidde

Kidde Safety Europe – the smoke, heat and carbon monoxide alarms manufacturer – has announced the retirement of Managing Director Andy Burnett. Previous UK Sales Director Freddie Collins, pictured, succeeds him as Managing Director. Kidde is a member of the United Technologies Corporation (UTC), alongside iconic brands such as Chubb fire and security systems, Carrier […]

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Niglon invests £4million in new headquarters

Niglon invests £4million in new headquarters

Electrical components and accessories supplier, Niglon, has invested £4 million in a purpose-built headquarters, laying the foundations for an ambitious growth plan that aims to double the company’s turnover within the next five years. The West Midlands-based company has been based on an adjacent site to its new premises since 1993 when it purchased an […]

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LIA welcomes Lutron’s Dave Ribbons as President

LIA welcomes Lutron’s Dave Ribbons as President

At the LIA’s Annual Luncheon, Peter Scott from Fern-Howard handed over his tenure as President of the LIA Council of Management to Dave Ribbons of Lutron EA Ltd. Dave (pictured) thanked Peter for his contribution in overseeing the completion of the Lighting Industry Academy, for his contimued efforts to improve the association and for mentoring […]

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Big-hearted LEW Electrical to place defibrillators in all branches

Big-hearted LEW Electrical to place defibrillators in all branches

Gainsborough-based electrical wholesaler LEW Electrical Distributors have pledged their commitment to helping the wider community with an investment into placing a defibrillator in every one of their branch locations across the country. The commitment sees the first defibrillator placed within LEW’s founding Gainsborough branch with additional defibrillator units to be placed in every other LEW […]

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Lighting company fined £2.7 million for restricting online prices

Lighting company fined £2.7 million for restricting online prices

A lighting supplier has been fined for requiring retailers to use a minimum price when selling their products online. The National Lighting Company (NLC) supplies light fittings to a range of retailers who then sell them on. After a detailed investigation, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) found it imposed a minimum price on online sellers, […]

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Timeguard and Stearn Electric achieve the 3-Peaks Challenge 2017

Timeguard and Stearn Electric achieve the 3-Peaks Challenge 2017

A team of ten climbers (plus two support crew) took part in the Timeguard 3-Peaks Challenge on June 22 and 23 which involved climbing the three highest mountains in Wales (Snowdon), England (Scafell Pike) and Scotland (Ben Nevis) to raise funds for the Electrical Industries Charity. The seven climbers from Stearn Electric, two from Timeguard […]

Electrical Safety First comments on confirmed origin of Grenfell Tower fire

Responding to police confirmation that the Grenfell Tower tragedy was caused by a faulty Hotpoint fridge freezer, the Chief Executive of Electrical Safety First, Phil Buckle, commented: “While investigations continue into why this tragic fire spread so quickly, we know that fridge freezers –  along with other large white goods – cause a significant number […]

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Create unforgettable memories with the Electrical Industries Charity

Create unforgettable memories with the Electrical Industries Charity

The Electrical Industries Charity is calling on the electrical sector to get fit this summer by joining one or all of its fantastic summer events. Mudnificent 7 Are you an enthusiastic individual who is looking for a challenge which would test your strength and stamina and push you to the limits? Why not join the […]

Honeywell scoops Red Dot award for T Series

Honeywell scoops Red Dot award for T Series

Honeywell, the heating controls manufacturer, has won a prestigious 2017 Red Dot Design Award for ‘superior product design’ for its new T Series connected, programmable thermostats. With thousands of product entries submitted from across the globe, the competition’s international jury of around 40 independent designers, design professors, and specialist journalists, tested, discussed and assessed each […]

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New Midlands Sales Manager for Sontay

New Midlands Sales Manager for Sontay

Leo Coghill has joined Sontay, the manufacturer and distributor of field control devices, as the new Sales Manager for the Midlands area. Coghill has over 12 years of sales and account management experience in the B2B market, working for leading manufacturers in the KBB Sector and Construction tools sector including Mira Showers and Makita Power […]

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