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EDA celebrates Apprenticeship Service landmark

EDA celebrates Apprenticeship Service landmark

Nineteen-year-old Jonathan McArdle is the 2000th apprentice to join the UK’s electro-technical sector through EDA Apprenticeship Plus, the organisation behind the apprenticeship service for members and affiliates of the Electrical Distributors’ Association (EDA).

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Hamilton joins the Electrical Distributors’ Association
By November 13, 2018 Read More →

Hamilton joins the Electrical Distributors’ Association

  Hamilton Litestat, in order to further build on its relationship with the electrical wholesale network, has joined the Electrical Distributors’ Association (EDA) as an Affiliate Member. Effective as of 1 November 2018, Hamilton’s partnership with the EDA will facilitate closer collaboration with electrical wholesalers and distributors.

Hamilton named Best Manufacturer 2018 at Voltimum’s Smart Solutions Awards
By October 15, 2018 Read More →

Hamilton named Best Manufacturer 2018 at Voltimum’s Smart Solutions Awards

Hamilton Litestat was voted the Best Manufacturer 2018 at Voltimum’s Smart Solutions Awards, held on 10 October 2018 at The Digital Construction Hub, UK Construction Week 2018, at Birmingham’s NEC. The highly-prized accolade comes following Hamilton’s significant investment and support in promoting the smart control sector over the past 18 months, with the brand working […]

CEF apprentice Max awarded VIP visit to No.10

CEF apprentice Max awarded VIP visit to No.10

An aspiring electrical wholesaling apprentice from Redhill, Surrey, was invited to tour  No. 10 Downing Street as part of an industry training programme. Max Kershaw works for CEF, the electrical goods and services supplier, in the company’s Redhill store. The 17-year-old is training for a career in electrical wholesaling and his visit to No.10, on […]

Megaman’s Kerry wins national education and training award

Megaman’s Kerry wins national education and training award

Kerry Simms, Business Development Manager at Megaman, celebrated in style at London’s iconic The Shard after receiving a Learning Achievement Award 2018 from the Electrical Distributors’ Association (EDA). The annual awards, selected from members of the EDA, recognises the learners who have impressed their assessors and managers most during their one-year apprenticeships. Kerry Simms, who […]

EDA gears up to launch new training modules exclusively for members

EDA gears up to launch new training modules exclusively for members

The Electrical Distributors’ Association (EDA) has invested in the development of a new set of 12 distance-learning product knowledge modules to be launched exclusively to members this year. Developing the 12 EDA Product Knowledge Modules, which have achieved City & Guilds Accredited Programme status, has been a two-year collaborative process between manufacturers, wholesalers and independent […]

New Trade Supplier apprenticeship for trainee wholesalers gets funding all-clear

New Trade Supplier apprenticeship for trainee wholesalers gets funding all-clear

It’s full steam ahead for managers keen to attract talented trainee wholesalers to their teams as the employer-created Trade Supplier Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard (ST0334) cleared its final hurdle recently. The Institute for Apprenticeships has confirmed the funding band which sets the cost of training and assessment on the Standard. Training providers are now gearing […]

Former Communard, Rev Richard Coles, applauds EDA Award winners

Former Communard, Rev Richard Coles, applauds EDA Award winners

  Cleric, broadcaster and former Communard, the Reverend Richard Coles, helped celebrate the 2018 Electrical Distributors’ Association Education & Training Awards last week, when outstanding managers from wholesalers and manufacturers were presented with their trophies in front of 550 guests at the Associations’ Annual Dinner in London. Nine managers, some of whom travelled from as […]

EDA leads first-time UK delegation to Frankfurt’s global lighting fair, Light + Building
By January 10, 2018 Read More →

EDA leads first-time UK delegation to Frankfurt’s global lighting fair, Light + Building

Next month (March), the Electrical Distributors’ Association (EDA) will lead a 30-strong delegation to Frankfurt’s Light + Building 2018, the world’s largest trade fair for lighting and building services technology. Representing billions of pounds in purchasing power, the EDA visiting delegation includes senior executives from around 20 wholesaling companies, plus representatives from the Presidential teams at the ECA and SELECT, Scotland’s […]

By wholesalers, for wholesalers: New apprenticeship set to attract new recruits to the sector

By wholesalers, for wholesalers: New apprenticeship set to attract new recruits to the sector

Attracting talented newcomers keen to launch careers in wholesale and merchant businesses was at the heart of a recent event to announce a brand new apprenticeship standard for the sector – Trade Supplier Level 2. Hosted by the Electrical Distributors’ Association (EDA) and the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF), more than 50 employers and training providers […]