Tag: Margaret Fitzsimons

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]