28 01, 2019

Industry Apprenticeships Surge In 2018

2019-01-28T13:28:47+00:00January 28th, 2019|Industry News|

The Electrical Distributor's Association (EDA) has reported on a 32% increase in industry apprenticeships in 2018 with overall interest in apprenticeships increasing by a further 27% for the year. The EDA supported 450 apprenticeships in 2018 (341 in 2017) and received a total of 782 enquiries between January and November. There [...]

21 01, 2019

The Big Energy Saving Week

2019-01-21T16:00:59+00:00January 21st, 2019|Industry News|

LEW Electrical Distributors are celebrating The Big Energy Saving Week, a national campaign helping raise awareness of how people can reduce their energy bills by switching to a cheaper energy supplier and by making their homes more energy efficient. This week we'll look in to the benefits of making the [...]

9 01, 2019

Product Information Management Systems: What are they?

2019-01-09T14:36:09+00:00January 9th, 2019|Industry News|

In November, our Digital Integration Manager, Kieran Johnson, and IT Manager, Benjamin Cox, both attended a roundtable event at the Electrical Distributors' Association (EDA) head offices in London to discuss with affiliate EDA members Product Information Management systems for the electrical wholesale industry. ETIM-UK is an initiative of the EDA designed [...]

6 11, 2018

CPR for Cables Explained

2018-11-08T09:29:25+00:00November 6th, 2018|Industry News|

What is CPR? The Construction Product Regulations BS EN 50575 (CPR) regulate most cables manufactured after July 2017 to determine their performance in the event of  a fire. Cables that are permanently installed in domestic, residential or commercial buildings, and were manufactured after this date, are subject to BS EN 50575 that [...]

20 08, 2018

Open Circuit launched for female Electricians

2018-08-22T11:40:54+00:00August 20th, 2018|Industry News|

‘Open Circuit’ is a brand new online group designed to help female electricians network with each other. The organisation has been spear headed by the established charity Women on the Tools with the backing of key industry organisations such as the Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) and  the Joint Industry Board (JIB). [...]

26 07, 2018

Electrical Industries Charity Launch Mental Health Campaign

2018-07-26T14:00:55+00:00July 26th, 2018|Industry News|

Suffering from poor mental health leads to increasing pressure and stress on an individual and their family. Having a strong support network is important when combating the issues surrounding mental health and it is especially important that a workplace can provide adequate care for its employees. The Electrical Industries Charity has [...]

27 06, 2018

Colour Temperature: Your Guide

2018-07-02T12:41:27+00:00June 27th, 2018|Industry News|

'Colour temperature' is a classification of the colour of light that scales from warmer to cooler colours. The scale is measured in Kelvins with the higher Kelvin ratings being signified by the 'cooler' lighter, bluer colours, and smaller (K) ratings by 'warmer' reds, oranges and yellows. William Kelvin in 1880 first discovered [...]