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Signify calls for accelerated transition to energy-efficient LEDs to mitigate energy crisis

Signify calls for accelerated transition to energy-efficient LEDs to mitigate energy crisis

With the recent change in price cap introduced in April 2022, millions of households have been pushed into fuel poverty and several businesses are now facing added volatility due to its impact. In light of this, Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, advocates an accelerated transition to energy-efficient connected LED lighting to help […]

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Vent-Axia welcomes new Infection Resilient Environments report

Vent-Axia welcomes new Infection Resilient Environments report

Leading ventilation manufacturer Vent-Axia has welcomed a recent report on infection resilient environments, by the National Engineering Policy Centre (NEPC), which calls for a major upgrade of buildings to create healthier indoor environments. The report ‘Infection Resilient Environments: Time for a Major Upgrade’ reveals that infection control measures could save up to £23 billion a […]

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Siemens acquires Brightly Software to accelerate growth in digital building operations

Siemens acquires Brightly Software to accelerate growth in digital building operations

Siemens Smart Infrastructure (SI), the frontrunner in digital buildings, has signed an agreement to acquire Brightly Software, a leading U.S.-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider of asset and maintenance management solutions. The acquisition elevates SI to a leading position in the software market for buildings and built infrastructure. The purchase price is USD 1.575 billion, plus an […]

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Develop Training team returns from life-changing utility venture in Nakuru, Kenya Derby-based Develop Training welcomes home three of its colleagues who have recently returned from Nakuru, Kenya after embarking on a project to change the lives of communities in remote and impoverished areas. Part of the JTL Group, Develop Training is one of the UK’s […]

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WernerCo to reach new heights with Ladder Safety Campaign

WernerCo to reach new heights with Ladder Safety Campaign

WernerCo, the leading access equipment specialist, has unveiled a new safety campaign – Stepping up to Ladder Safety – to promote best practice when working at height. The campaign explores how to stay safe on site for both construction workers and health and safety professionals. As part of the campaign, WernerCo has created a series […]

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Knightsbridge helps students stay the course

Knightsbridge helps students stay the course

Students at Bedford College are getting to grips with their hands-on electrical installation work with renewed enthusiasm thanks to Knightsbridge, one of the UK’s leading brands of wiring devices, accessories and lighting. The company donated a substantial quantity of wiring accessories to the college to help students complete this important part of their curriculum. Like […]

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Advanced welcomes fire safety guidance for new high-rise residential buildings

Advanced welcomes fire safety guidance for new high-rise residential buildings

Fire protection solutions manufacturer, Advanced, has welcomed the amended Approved Document B of the Building Regulations as a “positive step in the right direction to improve fire safety in new high-rise residential buildings”. Published on 1 June 2022, Part B (Fire Safety) offers new improvements to fire safety guidance to ensure tall buildings are made […]

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NAPIT continues to educate with free Webinar and Guidance on new Welsh Regulations.

NAPIT continues to educate with free Webinar and Guidance on new Welsh Regulations.

The Renting Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) (Wales) Regulations come into effect on 1st December 2022 for all new social and private rented tenancies and a year later for existing tenancies in Wales. The Regulations place new legal requirements on landlords in relation to electrical safety checks, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. As part of […]

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Apprenticeships and regulation are priorities for new SELECT president Alistair Grant 

Apprenticeships and regulation are priorities for new SELECT president Alistair Grant 

A veteran small business owner with more than 40 years’ experience in the electrical industry has been elected as the new President of SELECT, Scotland’s largest construction trade association. Respected professional Alistair Grant pledged to put apprenticeships and regulation of the sector top of his agenda after taking up his post at the body’s AGM […]

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June issue – Mental Health Awareness

June issue – Mental Health Awareness

Welcome to the June issue of Electrical Wholesaler. May was mental health awareness month. With the cost of living on the rise, plus materials shortages and supply chain issues adding to work stress, it is perhaps not surprising that IronmongeryDirect’s annual Mental Health in the Trades report found that four in five (82%) UK tradespeople […]

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