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Electrical training routes launched by TESP

Electrical training routes launched by TESP

A series of recommended training routes have been developed by The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP) to provide clear direction on the right paths to becoming a qualified electrician. Skills, qualifications and competence are firmly at the top of the agenda following the Hackitt Review recommendations, ongoing reforms to building regulations and the sharp focus on […]

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Technological Innovations Group to represent SiliconCore Technology in EMEA

Technological Innovations Group to represent SiliconCore Technology in EMEA

Technological Innovations Group (TIG) , the leading technology sales agency in the EMEA region offering integrated automation and control solutions for smart spaces, announces a strategic partnership with SiliconCore Technology, the global leader in energy efficient LED displays. Bringing together the very best manufacturers from across the AV and UC industries into a single portfolio, […]

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Scolmore launches new podcast series for on-the-go Electricians

Scolmore Group has announced it will be making some of its SGTV content available through a brand new series of weekly podcasts, enabling electricians to tune in at a time that suits them. Regular engagement with contractors is how Scolmore gains valuable insight into how electricians like to work and what products and solutions they […]

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1 in 5 businesses would consider sabotaging a competitor’s online business

Building a business is tough. But sometimes, the hardest challenge is competing with established businesses, especially if your business has a limited marketing budget. Consequently, competition from other brands in your niche may cause some to act unethically and consider sabotaging a competitor (hindering/damaging the reputation of an online business). Acts of online sabotage can […]

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JTL calls for employers to hire new apprentices following the Chancellor’s Plan for Jobs

JTL calls for employers to hire new apprentices following the Chancellor’s Plan for Jobs

Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on those employed in the UK, and with the Prime Minister highlighting the unfortunate fact that young people have been hardest hit, leading training provider JTL is encouraging employers to harness the new government funding initiative and hire new apprentices now. During the delivery of the summer statement, the […]

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Multi-channel sales are increasingly important for fastener and tooling business success

Multi-channel sales are increasingly important for fastener and tooling business success

Nick Davies, head of software development, OGL Computer, shares more.   When facing uncertain times in the wider economy, market flexibility is key to maintaining revenues. Most importantly, the ability to target different market channels as they rise and fall in popularity is essential. Lockdown – and the relaxation of it – are perfect albeit […]

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Industry-wide ‘skills for climate’ consultation launched

Industry-wide ‘skills for climate’ consultation launched

A major new industry-wide consultation has been launched on ensuring the UK has the necessary skillbase for delivering a low carbon economy in the coming years. The consultation is being run by ECA, in association with the REA, STA, BESA and The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP). It is also being supported by an array of […]

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Ventilation proves key for pubs

Ventilation proves key for pubs

Life is being breathed back into pubs and bars across the country following an impromptu closure due to the Coronavirus lockdown, But it’s been vital that these businesses were made COVID-secure before they re-opened to help protect both customers and employees. Jenny Smith, head of marketing at Vent-Axia, explains the vital role ventilation is playing […]

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Howard Wilson appointed sales manager Ireland for Siemens Building Products

Howard Wilson appointed sales manager Ireland for Siemens Building Products

Howard Wilson is the new sales manager for Siemens Building Products in Ireland. He is responsible for promoting the Desigo Building Management System and associated peripheral devices. He also has responsibility for the Siemens Gamma KNX product range and the Cerberus PRO fire detection systems through the expanding Siemens partner network. Howard has extensive experience […]

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Heidi Cooper joins Knightsbridge

Heidi Cooper joins Knightsbridge

Dunstable-based Knightsbridge – one of the UK’s leading manufacturer of wiring devices, accessories and lighting – has appointed Heidi Cooper as national specification manager. With over 20 years’ experience in quality wiring devices and electrical accessories, Heidi will be working with national and large regional contractors, main contractors and M&E consultants to deliver robust specifications […]

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