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SELECT urges electricians to comment in second consultation on regulation
By January 28, 2021 Read More →

SELECT urges electricians to comment in second consultation on regulation

SELECT has urged electricians to take part in a second consultation on the regulation of the electrical industry ­– and says only government legislation can bring about “comfort and security” to customers. Scotland’s largest construction trade association is asking Members and the wider industry to make their views known in the latest appeal for feedback, […]

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Ellis Patents repays furlough funds
By January 25, 2021 Read More →

Ellis Patents repays furlough funds

North Yorkshire based SME Ellis Patents has repaid the furlough funds it has used since the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme was announced by Chancellor, Rishi Sunak in March 2020. The cable cleat manufacturer, whose products are in demand around the world, utilised the scheme between March and September 2020 in order to protect its […]

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Bridging trhe skillls gap in lockdown

A new guide providing tradespeople with training tips and practical business advice has been created to help those who are out of work or are looking to develop their existing skill set over lockdown. The resource has been published by heating and utilities training provider Skills Training Group and also contains a detailed breakdown of […]

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2/3 of consumers want greater government intervention to meet net zero targets
By January 19, 2021 Read More →

2/3 of consumers want greater government intervention to meet net zero targets

Over two-thirds (69%) of British consumers believe the government could be doing more to increase energy efficiency in the home, according to a new study by Schneider Electric. However, only 9% of consumers are aware of ongoing government initiatives, suggesting there is room for greater sustainable home improvements. The study of 2,000 UK consumers highlights a […]

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By January 19, 2021 Read More →

SELECT asks Chancellor to withdraw damaging Reverse Charge VAT legislation

Scottish construction trade association SELECT has once again joined forces with more than 40 contractor and trade association members in writing to the UK Government demanding the withdrawal of proposed Reverse Charge VAT legislation. It is the second time the influential trade bodies have felt the need to press the case for a rethink with […]

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Intelliconnect moves to larger factory as sales grow
By January 14, 2021 Read More →

Intelliconnect moves to larger factory as sales grow

Intelliconnect (Europe), a UK based specialist manufacturer of RF, waterproof and cryogenic connectors and cable assemblies, has moved to a larger facility at the Corby Innovation Hub following sales growth of 30% in 2020. The move to a 6400ft² site provides the space required for their immediate increase in production requirements and provides additional space […]

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ERF appoints Andy Laycock as new MD
By January 13, 2021 Read More →

ERF appoints Andy Laycock as new MD

Electrical wholesaler ERF has appointed Andy Laycock as its new managing director to drive the company’s next phase of digitalisation and growth. The scheduled transition is part of a two year plan, with Robin Combellack being appointed CEO. In his new role, Robin Combellack will continue to play a crucial part in the business, despite […]

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Scolmore Group confirms support during pandemic
By January 13, 2021 Read More →

Scolmore Group confirms support during pandemic

While it hasn’t been the start of the year that any of us had hoped for, Scolmore remains optimistic that the roll out of the vaccine programme will help speed up the process of restoring some semblance of normal home and working lives for everyone. For now, however, there are the challenges of another national […]

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OGL Computer hires Gary Reynolds to grow software division
By January 12, 2021 Read More →

OGL Computer hires Gary Reynolds to grow software division

OGL Computer has appointed Gary Reynolds as Software Director to manage the roll out of the company’s next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, Profit4. Gary has been in the software industry for over 24 years and has a wealth of experience in taking new software products to market, from designing new applications by actively collaborating […]

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By January 11, 2021 Read More →

KNIPEX releases ‘How To’ PreciStrip16 video

Leading pliers’ specialists KNIPEX has released a ‘How To’ video on its automatic insulation stripping PreciStrip16 tool. Filmed in the KNIPEX workshop and available to view on the KNIPEX You Tube channel, the video shows just how effective and time saving the tool is for any electrician who needs to strip cable quickly and efficiently. […]

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