Tag: Electrical Distributors Association

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.

Electrical Distributors’ Association announces engagement champions

Electrical Distributors’ Association announces engagement champions

Electrical distributors making the most of their EDA benefits in 2017 were announced in front of more than 150 senior wholesalers and manufacturers, who gathered for a day of networking and ideas exchange at the recent annual EDA Summer Event. Stearn Electric Company Ltd was named most engaged wholesaler, with Prysmian Cables & Systems Ltd, […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

EDA Director joins The Worshipful Company of Lightmongers and gains Freedom of the City
By October 31, 2016 Read More →

EDA Director joins The Worshipful Company of Lightmongers and gains Freedom of the City

Margaret Fitzsimons, Director of the Electrical Distributors’ Association, has become the newest member The Worshipful Company of Lightmongers. Mrs Fitzsimons made the announcement at the Lightmongers’ inaugural annual charity lecture in October, at The London Transport Museum. The lecture was given by leading environmental campaigner, author and broadcaster, Jonathon Porritt, who spoke about ‘Lighting Up […]

Marco Cable and Stearn Electric awarded EDA’s most engaged members

The EDA Annual Summer Event took place on Thursday 7th July when 140 senior figures from the UK electrical industry boarded the Dixie Queen Paddle Steamer near Tower Bridge on the River Thames for a cruise downstream. The morning of networking on deck was followed by a pre-luncheon address from EDA President, Tom Jones with […]

Electrical distributors have a new champion
By November 6, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Electrical distributors have a new champion

This summer, the Electrical Distributors’ Association (EDA) celebrated its centenary with a fantastic industry lunch at Kensington Palace and in April, MARGARET FITZSIMONS took over as EDA Director from Ray Evans (who this year, received a Lifetime Achievement Award in the first ever Electrical Wholesaler Awards). Editor, DEBBIE EALES met Margaret – six months into […]