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Tradespeople must be trustworthy, reputable and reliable – here’s why

Donald Miller, general sales manager of power tool accessories and hand tool specialist, Starrett, explains the importance of choosing tool providers and tradespeople that can be relied on. Having trust in tools and tradesmen helps ensure the safety of everybody on a work site as well as resulting in a finished product that keeps all […]

Scolmore Group wins ‘Highly Commended’ award

Scolmore Group has won a ‘highly commended’ certificate in the Best Manufacturer category at the inaugural Smart Solutions Awards, which took place at Smart Buildings 2017 at the NEC Birmingham last week (11th October). Smart Solutions is a brand new online resource, developed by Voltimum, which aims to guide electrotechnical professionals along the journey towards […]

SkillELECTRIC finalists announced

The eight competitors who will compete in the 2017 SkillELECTRIC UK final have been named, following a series of challenging regional heats earlier this year. All will now go head-to-head in a three-day practical task on 16-18 November at The Skills Show, the UK’s largest skills and careers event at the NEC Birmingham where over 50 WorldSkills […]

Check out the Fluke Student Kit

Fluke has introduced an ‘Electrician’s Basics in a Box’ which consists of the key tools needed by new and trainee electricians. The Fluke Student Kit (FLUKE-STU-KIT) comprises a Fluke T90 2-pole Electrical Tester, a Fluke SM100 Socket Tester and a Fluke 1AC Non-contact Voltage Detector, together with a Fluke C1600 Toolbox to carry these and […]

CEF shines the spotlight on new services at LuxLive

Representatives from CEF, the UK’s expert supplier of electrical products and services, will be discussing its extensive product offering and bespoke customer services with attendees of Europe’s largest annual lighting show, LuxLive, on 15th-16th November 2017. The electrical wholesaler, which operates nationwide out of 390 UK branches and provides a wide range of luminaires and lighting […]

The EIC celebrates new partnership 

The Electrical Industries Charity has joined forces with the National Autistic Society (NAS) to provide essential support for individuals and their families who are dealing with autism. Autism is a lifelong, developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, and how they experience the world around them. Autistic people […]

Revealed: the best paid electricians around the world

An infographic from online wholesaler, ElectricalDirect, has revealed that British electricians earn the highest average salary among our country’s tradesmen at £30,500, with scaffolders (£30,136) and plumbers (£28,153) completing the top three. This salary fluctuates depending on what area of the UK you operate in – London comes in just above the average at £36,028. […]

Scolmore supports military veteran family in need

In the episode shown last Wednesday, 8th November, the DIY SOS team returned to Veterans Street in Manchester, where two years ago, with the help of Prince William and Prince Harry, they launched their most ambitious project yet: transforming a derelict street into a vibrant community for veterans and local people. This time, they built […]

Wiha presents the true electrician’s case

Hand tool manufacturer Wiha is launching its new, second generation Electrician’s Competence XXL.  Tested and approved since 2015, this case concept is now offered with optimised contents precisely tailored to electricians’ needs. Even more detailed segment knowledge and a continuous, active dialogue with users have inspired Wiha to implement this comprehensive upgrade. Thanks to its […]

CP Electronics keep the HS2 project on track

Input from CP Electronics throughout the construction of the National College for High Speed Rail has supported a quality-assurance approach to lighting control, resulting in a smoother installation for contractors. With the huge investment in infrastructure resulting from HS2, demand for highly-skilled rail engineers is expected to grow significantly over the next few years. Thousands […]