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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.

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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.

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#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.

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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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Wiha extends its product range – with a focus on safety

Wiha is extending its product range for electricians with a new electric hacksaw, torque screwdriver and fully insulated tool sets.

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Features

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SPARKS Blog: The Big Renewable Power Charge!

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

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SPARKS Blog: A guide to floodlights

When it comes to floodlights, according to Luceco, less is more. As nights draw in, Luceco has provided a guide on installing and assembling floodlights and security lighting.

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SPARKS Blog: Get smart – hire an apprentice

Jocelyn Golding, Electrician Channel Programme Manager at Schneider Electric, tells us why hiring an apprentice is “essential” to ensure the industry adapts and evolves.

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SPARKS Blog: I’m Reg and I’m here to help you!

Hi. I’m Reg the chatbot. I was created by Hager to help and assist electrical contractors through the transition of getting ready for the arrival of the 18th Edition.

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