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Smart thermostats top the list of smart home products for 2020

Smart thermostats top the list of smart home products for 2020

A recent survey has found that smart thermostats are the smart home product that Brits most want to own in 2020. Sellhousefast.uk surveyed 1,462 UK households to discover the smart home products they planned to purchase this year and a smart thermostat topped the list with 71% of respondents. Security was also very much in mind, with […]

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Schneider Electric launches Electrical Industries Charity fundraising campaign

Schneider Electric, a leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has launched a fundraising campaign to support electricians across the UK through the Electrical Industries Charity (EIC). In partnership with Tomorrow Rising Fund, a global initiative to support emergency response and restarting activities post-Covid-19, Schneider Electric will be raising money through ’80 Days Around […]

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How to manage the transition back into office working 

How to manage the transition back into office working 

Will we ever go back to working in an office 9-5 five days a week? This has been a prominent talking point in the business world over recent weeks, with many forecasting a “new normal” where remote working becomes commonplace. Nic Redfern, finance director at KnowYourMoney.co.uk, shares his insigts. It seems likely that, having been […]

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EW Awards – winners revealed! 

EW Awards – winners revealed! 

Following the latest information and social distancing guidance issued by the UK government, Datateam Business Media made the difficult decision this year to cancel the EW Awards event, which was due to take place on Thursday 21 May 2020. Although the winners haven’t been able to collect their trophies in person this year, winning an […]

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SELECT President praises industry bodies for standing up for members during pandemic

SELECT President praises industry bodies for standing up for members during pandemic

SELECT President Kevin Griffin has praised the remarkable way in which construction trade and professional associations have stepped up to the plate to protect members’ interests during the coronavirus crisis. The head of the influential electrotechnical association said the bodies have made enormous efforts to keep members updated and focused at a time of unprecedented chaos […]

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Lighting and the Circular Economy – Webinar 14 July

Lighting and the Circular Economy – Webinar 14 July

Industry experts in sustainability and product design are set to gather to discuss how the lighting sector can address its environmental impact. The second Circular Economy webinar organised by Recolight will take place on 14 July at 11:00 to 12:30. Speakers will challenge the industry to set ambitious goals and explore how innovative product design […]

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Manufacturer helps healthcare charities and customers get back on track

Manufacturer helps healthcare charities and customers get back on track

Wire joining device and suspension system manufacturer, Gripple, has pledged at least £10,000 to healthcare charities with a new fundraising initiative. The announcement forms part of Gripple’s campaign to ‘Get Back on Track’ supporting businesses in the construction and agriculture industries to restore momentum following the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The Sheffield-based manufacturer, which […]

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Survey on face masks in engineering services launched

A new survey which aims to establish the availability, cost and use of respiratory protective equipment (RPE) in engineering services has been launched. The survey, which is being run by leading engineering services trade bodies ECA, BESA, LEIA and SNIPEF, will take just minutes to complete, and is open to anyone in the engineering services […]

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Online marketplaces criticised for allowing WEEE non-compliance to flourish

Online marketplaces criticised for allowing WEEE non-compliance to flourish

The European WEEE Registers Network (EWRN) this week released a report that strongly condemns online marketplaces for the high level of WEEE non-compliance. The EWRN is an independent network of governmental organisations, such as the EA in England, that maintain official registers of WEEE compliant companies in countries across Europe.  The strongly worded report states “Online […]

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SJIB and SECTT stress the value of pre-apprenticeship programme 

SJIB and SECTT stress the value of pre-apprenticeship programme 

As the construction industry gets ready to return to work, the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT) and Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB) have stressed the importance of preparing the next generation of electricians through the Pre-apprenticeship Programme. Since its launch in 2000, the programme has given thousands of youngsters a thorough grounding in the […]

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