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New study reveals a 366% increase in females becoming tradeswomen in the UK

A new study by GoCompare Van has found a growing increase in the number of females taking on ‘trade jobs’ in the UK – a space usually dominated by males. The study which analysed the biggest trade jobs women are stepping into identified a rise in the number of women learning the trade younger. Results […]

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Ecolighting UK consolidates three divisions to form Eco UK Group

National energy solutions provider EcolightingUK has announced the consolidation of its three divisions to form Eco UK Group. The Ecolighting, Ecomech and Ecolectrical divisions will be brought together under the new brand to provide a streamlined service for its customers and support the continued advancement of the organisation’s service offerings. Following consistent growth, the Group […]

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Expert Advice: How landlords & electricians can conduct EICR reports safely

Electrical fires at home are a growing problem in the UK with over 53% of accidental fires occurring from an electrical fault in 2019. Supported by statistics from the Home Office, there was a total of 26 reported deaths in 2019 relating to domestic fires caused by electrical issues. A staggering 19,000 electrical fires were […]

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TECC enjoys successful lift-off with Apollo PAT test kits

TECC enjoys successful lift-off with Apollo PAT test kits

Investment in the latest appliance testing technology is helping a specialist electrical contracting business to introduce dedicated company-wide testing protocols and standards as part of a nationwide expansion programme. Formerly known as South West PAT Test Ltd, the electrical contracting company started in 2006 by Managing Director Peter McCallum has recently rebranded as The Electrical […]

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York becomes LEW’s 14th branch

York becomes LEW’s 14th branch

York has become the home of LEW Electrical Distributors 14th branch. This will become Lew’s seventh branch in Yorkshire. Located on Alexandra Court, off James Street, LEW York has now been open to the public and trade from March 1st. Headed up by Phill Middleton and assisted by Andy Green, LEW York has a wealth […]

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ESP strengthens technical and customer service support

ESP strengthens technical and customer service support

Leading fire and security products supplier, ESP, has made a number of new appointments within the technical and customer service departments, to meet demand for its vital support services as the company continues to expand. Lauren Clarke joins the customer service team as an advisor and will be putting her previous experience in customer facing […]

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Carry on screening: EDA Training Awards go virtual

Carry on screening: EDA Training Awards go virtual

For the first time on screen, the EDA’s Annual Learner Achievement Award trophies were presented to 10 outstanding individuals from wholesaler and manufacturer businesses recently. Around 70 guests – family members, friends, and business colleagues – joined the virtual ceremony alongside the Association’s Board of Management, celebrating outstanding performances in the Electrical Distributors’ Association’s Product […]

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Tyman appoints new UK and Ireland President to lead ERA growth

Tyman appoints new UK and Ireland President to lead ERA growth

ERA, one of the UK’s leading home security and fenestration component providers, has announced the appointment of Helen Downer as the UK and Ireland President of its parent company, Tyman plc. Tyman UK and Ireland encompasses ERA Home Security, Zoo Hardware and Access 360 businesses. Superseding Darren Waters from 1st April 2021, Helen will be […]

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ILP announces new Vice President Local Authority

ILP announces new Vice President Local Authority

The Institution of Lighting Professionals (ILP) is pleased to announce that Michala Medcalf has been appointed to the voluntary role of Vice President Local Authority. Michala, who began her lighting career in 2000, is currently a Street Lighting Manager for Derby Council. Michala said ‘I am honoured and excited to become VP for Local Authority. […]

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ELCO appoints new area sales manager for South East

Leading commercial heating manufacturer ELCO Heating Solutions has appointed Paul Mickleburgh as area sales manager for the South East of England. Paul will be responsible for helping ELCO grow its market share in the region, driving sales of the company’s commercial heating, hot water, district heating and renewable products. Paul has over 30 years of […]

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