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18th Edition, six months on

18th Edition, six months on

As we approach six-months since the 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations were introduced, Bureau Veritas has revealed that the new framework is helping to raise safety standards in surge protection, electric vehicle infrastructure and energy efficiency.

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Hughes Electrical celebrates new concept and new store opening

Hughes Electrical celebrates new concept and new store opening

Hughes Electrical has announced the opening of its first ever “Outlet” store in Ipswich – as well as the launch of a brand-new concept. The branch on Felixstowe Road offers customers a wide range of domestic appliances with savings of up to 50 percent – including cookers, fridges, freezers, washing machines, dryers, microwaves and TVs.

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Hughes Trade celebrates ties with Sonos

Hughes Trade celebrates ties with Sonos

Hughes Trade is celebrating, following its appointment to sub distributor by California-based electronics firm, Sonos. It will now supply the entire range of Sonos products to installers, businesses and large organisations throughout the country – including the company’s own connected technology specialist department, Hughes Smart.

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Another successful year for SELECT’s 107th AGM

Another successful year for SELECT’s 107th AGM

SELECT, the trade body for the electrotechnical industry in Scotland recorded another year of positive awareness-raising, outreach and training initiatives its President told Members at the Association’s 107th AGM. Kevin Griffin was re-elected as President of SELECT, and Donald W Orr was elected as Vice President at the meeting, which was held at the Grange […]

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Opportunity knocks with SAP

Opportunity knocks with SAP

Electrical wholesalers and installers are being reminded of the opportunities available to them following the recent publication of the latest Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) 10 and the subsequent decision by the Greater London Assembly (GLA) to use the updated carbon emissions factors.

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The shocking truth about installer safety

The shocking truth about installer safety

Professional electricians and installers are risking their lives everyday by not following basic safety procedures, like using a lock out kit or a voltage tester to check charge before starting work, according to new research carried out on behalf of Super Rod and Louise Taggart, who tells her brother Michael’s Story.

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Rexel pair ready to tackle Everest for EIC

Rexel pair ready to tackle Everest for EIC

Two Rexel employees will be taking on their biggest challenge ever later this year, as they trek to Everest base camp in a bid to raise thousands of pounds for the Electrical Industry Charity (EIC). The adventure will take place over a two-week period this autumn, starting on the 28 September and ending at the […]

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Scolmore announces launch of new lighting company

Scolmore announces launch of new lighting company

Three ambitious expansion plans are set to come to fruition during 2019 for Scolmore Group – the launch of a new, , independent lighting company; the appointment of industry expert Mike Collins to head up this new enterprise, plus the acquisition of an additional 67,000 sq ft of head office and warehouse space to accommodate […]

Cleveland Cable Company awarded world-first Registered Stockist certification status

Cleveland Cable Company awarded world-first Registered Stockist certification status

Cleveland Cable Company has become the first cable distributor in the world to be awarded Registered Stockist certification status. The new industry certification scheme has been designed by the British Approvals Service for Electric Cables (BASEC) to raise quality standards in the industry throughout the supply chain.

Schneider Electric opens new purpose-built safety academy

Schneider Electric opens new purpose-built safety academy

Leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, Schneider Electric, has opened a new, purpose-built 660sqm two storey Safety Academy at its UK headquarters in Telford. The facility will enable the company to increase both the number of health and safety training courses it runs, as well as the number of training places available […]