Tag: EDA

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 […]

Accountancy apprenticeship adds up for electrical wholesaler
By November 15, 2017 Read More →

Accountancy apprenticeship adds up for electrical wholesaler

Following the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, electrical wholesaler, CEF, has enrolled 10 members of its UK finance team on a range of professional accounting qualifications as a result of the company’s use of the apprenticeship levy. Whilst many employers have struggled to get to grips with the £3bln Government Apprenticeship Levy, electrical experts CEF […]

Trade counter star wins national award
By October 10, 2017 Read More →

Trade counter star wins national award

Talented electrical wholesaler apprentice, Jessica Heppleston, 17, has beaten rivals from top UK retailers to claim Retail Week’s Apprentice of the Year 2017 title at their glittering Rising Star Awards ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. Jessica, an apprentice with Electrical Distributors’ Association members, Jack Hinton’s of Wakefield (part of national wholesale chain Edmundson Electrical) declared […]

EW Awards winners honoured at gala celebration and dinner in London

EW Awards winners honoured at gala celebration and dinner in London

The fourth Electrical Wholesaler Awards provided the opportunity for wholesalers and manufacturers alike to celebrate those within their industry who go that extra mile and stand out in their sector. And at a fabulous awards dinner, hosted by TV’s Ryan Philpott, at the London Lancaster Hotel (May 18), the industry gathered to honour the best […]

New EDA President, Simon Barkes, to continue driving transformation of the Association

New EDA President, Simon Barkes, to continue driving transformation of the Association

The EDA (Electrical Distributors’ Association) has announced its new President, Simon Barkes, Managing Director of BEMCO, and the third member of his family to lead the Association’s Board. Simon, who serves as President until March 2019, takes over the leadership of the 12-strong Board from Tom Jones, Divisional Director at Lockwell Electrical. Tom’s tenure as […]

Plans to overhaul product data for the UK launched by the EDA

The Electrical Distributors’ Association (EDA) has launched its ETIM-UK campaign, designed to transform the quality of technical product data flowing through the electrical installation supply chain. The EDA’s vision is for all UK manufacturers and distributors to adopt ETIM’s global standard for classifying technical products, bringing us in line with key markets across Europe, the […]

Electrical Distributors’ Association shines a spotlight on education and training stars

Twenty-four EDA awards, recognising outstanding achievement in education and training across the UK’s electrical wholesale sector, have been presented at two glittering ceremonies. Twelve managers received EDA Investor in Training Awards at the Association’s Annual Dinner in front of over 550 guests at the InterContintental Hotel on London’s Park Lane on Thursday 9 March 2017. […]

Education & Training: a pipeline of new talent
By February 1, 2017 Read More →

Education & Training: a pipeline of new talent

Recruiting and retaining a talented team can be a challenge for any business – and electrical wholesalers are no exception. For most organisations, people are the most valuable asset, but is the sector taking every opportunity to attract and keep talented employees? Here, the Electrical Distributors’ Association (EDA) explores the challenges and opportunities for education […]

IBA Buying Group delivers membership boost for the Electrical Distributors’ Association

IBA Buying Group delivers membership boost for the Electrical Distributors’ Association

The Electrical Distributors’ Association (EDA) began the New Year welcoming more than 70 new members, each one a member of the IBA Electrical Wholesale Buying Group. The membership unlocks a package of benefits for IBA’s independent wholesale members. IBA’s Chief Operating Officer, Paul Jenner, explains why membership of the EDA is so important to his […]