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COVID-19 industry shutdown must exclude HVACR businesses, says Eurovent and REHVA

COVID-19 industry shutdown must exclude HVACR businesses, says Eurovent and REHVA

Eurovent and REHVA have issued a statement calling on all relevant authorities in the EU and globally to recognise the manufacturing, distribution, installation, maintenance and repair of HVACR equipment as essential business activities and therefore exempt them from COVID-19 shutdown orders and travel restrictions. HVACR equipment supports critical infrastructure in the healthcare, food cold chain, […]

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Eurovent Middle East shares COVID-19 recommendations for ventilation and air filtration 

Eurovent Middle East shares COVID-19 recommendations for ventilation and air filtration 

Eurovent Middle East is calling on building owners, operators and facility management providers as well as healthcare facilities to carefully observe the following recommendations by the industry to minimise risks related to the transmission of airborne viruses through ventilation and air-conditioning systems and support government efforts to contain the outbreak.  Proper ventilation, with a higher degree of fresh […]

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Ellis adds to its export expertise 

Ellis adds to its export expertise 

World leading cable cleat manufacturer, Ellis has added to its team of export experts by appointing Helen Anderson as export sales executive.     The team, which is headed by export sales manager, Kelly Brown, currently sells into over 40 countries around the globe through an extensive network of local distributors. Kelly is already supported by […]

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Bureau Veritas appoints new divisional director for electrical and mechanical

Leading UK compliance, testing and inspection authority, Bureau Veritas has appointed Stephen Lea as the new Divisional Director for its mechanical and electrical divisions.   Stephen brings with him a wealth of experience split across two very different arena’s, which helps bring a different dynamic to the organisation. His most recent role was working at global […]

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Quality Essential Distribution announces partnership with Lucy Zodion 

Quality Essential Distribution announces partnership with Lucy Zodion 

Quality Essential Distribution has announced its latest partnership with Lucy Zodion. QED hopes Lucy Zodion’s wealth of experience in the manufacture and supply of pre-wired power distribution systems will combine with QED’s market leading ranges for the security and networking market, to provide security solutions across a wide range of sectors.  Ian Smith, Quality Essential Distribution, sales director said: “We believe customers will benefit by being associated […]

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IBA Buying Group lighting initiative 

IBA Buying Group lighting initiative 

In a UK first for the wholesaler sector, the IBA Buying Group has recently announced that it intends to only accept applicants for its Highly Desired Preferred Supplier Status from Lighting suppliers who are also Full Members of the Lighting Industry Association (LIA).  After receiving overwhelming support from the IBA buying group, Paul Jenner (COO of IBA) was pleased to […]

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EW Awards – Coronavirus update 

EW Awards – Coronavirus update 

In light of the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, Datateam Business Media wants to assure all associated and invested in the EW Awards that we are monitoring the situation very closely.  We recognise that now is a time of uncertainty for many businesses operating in the electrical wholesaling sector, and we feel it is our duty to do what […]

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New research shows 80% of companies plan to invest in warehouse tech

New research shows 80% of companies plan to invest in warehouse tech

A recent global study found that 80% of companies were intending to invest in new warehouse technology as part of their strategy to become more competitive, with 60% of those reporting challenges due to inadequate labour efficiency and productivity. E-commerce is growing rapidly across the world and is changing the way people shop – as […]

Gas Safety Trust launches 2020 Small Grants call for Carbon Monoxide poisoning

Gas Safety Trust launches 2020 Small Grants call for Carbon Monoxide poisoning

The Gas Safety Trust (GST) today (Thursday 19 March 2020) launched its 2020 Small Grants call. This Spring the Trust is looking to fund smaller, short-term, innovative and experimental projects based on unproven ideas that have potential. The GST want to see some really innovative projects that need some seed funding that will contribute to […]

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EDA High Flyers

EDA High Flyers

Twelve outstanding individuals from EDA member and affiliate member businesses took home EDA Learning Achievement Awards recently at a high-flying ceremony on the 34th floor of the Shard, the UK’s tallest building. Now in its sixth year, this EDA annual celebration of training excellence brings together talented individuals who have delivered an outstanding performance in the […]

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