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SPARKS apprentice competition is back – and bigger than ever!

SPARKS Magazine is on the lookout for the UK’s best electrical apprentice.

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Fix Radio on the lookout for UK’s best electrician

Fix Radio is looking for the UK’s best electrician and best apprentice.

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LEDVANCE launches new TruSys trunking systems

LEDVANCE has expanded its portfolio of TruSys trunking systems.

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CEF launches second edition of its trade catalogue

CEF has launched its second priced trade catalogue, now containing almost 30,000 products.

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IET announces new amendment to wiring regulations

The IET has this week announced a new amendment to BS 7671:2018 (IET Wiring Regulations 18th Edition).

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Selco gives ‘Britain’s dirtiest van’ a makeover

A Surrey tradesman’s van dubbed ‘the dirtiest in Britain’ has been given a professional makeover – thanks to Selco Builders Warehouse.

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Electrical contractor to the rescue for garden TV show

An electrical contractor came to the rescue recently to help out with a couple of projects for the TV show Love Your Garden.

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Latest ultra-flexible LED strip lighting to debut at ELEX show

New flexible LED Strip lighting will be making its debut on the LEDVANCE stand at ELEX Coventry this year.

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Features

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SPARKS Blog: The value of hiring apprentices

Pete Arrow is the director of a construction company and a time-served electrician. He is passionate about hiring apprentices and wants to encourage other business owners to do the same.

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SPARKS Blog: Keeping electrical equipment safely maintained

Acorn Stairlifts covers the laws in place when it comes to maintaining electrical equipment.

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SPARKS Blog: The benefits of hiring apprentices

Apprenticeships are now at a record level – according to Gov.co.uk, there were 509,400 apprenticeships started during the 2015-2016 academic year. Apprenticeships benefit not just the individual but also the businesses who employ them, and the economy as a whole. If you haven’t yet hired your first apprentice, now is the time to consider the […]

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Hall of Shame – 18th July

Here’s some examples of what not to do! We teamed up with Crap Electrical UK to showcase some of the biggest electrical tragedies around.

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