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SPARKS Blog: Cable strapping and good workmanship

David Watts is the mastermind behind YouTube channel SparkyNinja, which offers unbiased help with electrical training, UK regulation and design, among many other topics. Here he discusses cable strapping.

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Eight tips to stay healthy behind the wheel

Motoring experts have warned that the UK’s four million tradespeople face serious health risks from sitting in their vans all day.

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Latest figures show late customer payments are rife

A survey has revealed that up to eight out of ten engineering services companies typically receive payment more than 30 days after they are due.


Apprenticeships set to increase as Government halves costs to small businesses

City & Guilds have welcomed the announcement that small businesses’ payments towards apprenticeships will be halved.

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International E-Waste Day raises awareness about electronic waste

Fifty million tonnes of e-waste is expected to be generated globally by the end of this year – but only 20% of that will have been recycled.


#noVANber petition targeting 100,000 signatures

A campaign aimed at introducing measures to deter van thieves has reached almost 20,000 signatures – and is aiming to hit 100,000 to be discussed in Parliament.

ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year

ECA Industry Awards open to entries

The ECA Industry Awards 2019, which recognise top-performing organisations and individuals throughout the electrotechnical and engineering services industry, are now open to entries.

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Electrical Industries Charity tackles Great Wall of China

Three electrical explorers have returned from a mammoth charity challenge trekking the Great Wall of China.

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Cable management system installed at football club’s state-of-the-art media centre

Swansea City Football Club’s media centre requires a vast amount of data cabling to keep it running smoothly – and Marshall-Tufflex’s Sterling Curve and Sterling XL PVC-U trunking have provided the perfect cable management solutions.

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SPARKS Blog: The Big Renewable Power Charge!

Geoff Nesbitt, CEO of Verditek, explores the rise in renewable energy resources.