13 05, 2019

What is AWEBB? 5 Things To Know

2019-05-14T10:49:24+01:00May 13th, 2019|Industry News|

Collective Representation & Purchasing Power LEW joined the buying consortium AWEBB in 2000, one of the largest independent purchasing groups of its kind in the UK. It provides its members with collective representation and purchasing power so they can take advantage of bulk pricing and manufacturer agreements to remain competitive [...]

25 04, 2019

Electric Vehicle Charging Course Now Available

2019-06-11T10:24:06+01:00April 25th, 2019|Industry News|

Electric vehicle sales are at an all-time high and with every major manufacturer offering a choice it's hardly surprising many new car buyers have or will consider buying one. There are grants off the cost of up to £500 for EV purchasers to install charge point at home, or up to [...]

8 04, 2019

EDA Award for LEW Apprentice

2019-05-28T14:37:40+01:00April 8th, 2019|Industry News|

Jack Hague, former LEW apprentice, picks up an EDA Learning Achievement Award at a prestigious industry ceremony in March. The annual EDA Education, Training and Learning Awards took place over the 7th, 8th and 9th of March at The Shard in London. Attended by individuals working across the electro-technical sector, the [...]

6 03, 2019

WEEE Regulations 2019 Explained

2019-04-08T16:34:01+01:00March 6th, 2019|Industry News|

What are the WEEE Regulations? The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) regulations were introduced in 2007 to set targets for the collection, recovery and recycling of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). The regulations required that companies that manufactured, imported or sold EEE must report on the weight of the products [...]

28 01, 2019

Industry Apprenticeships Surge In 2018

2019-03-19T09:58:24+01:00January 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+01:00January 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+01:00January 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

Construction Product Regulations Explained

2019-03-08T15:49:14+01:00November 6th, 2018|Industry News|

What are the Construction Product Regulations (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 [...]

20 08, 2018

Open Circuit launched for female Electricians

2018-08-22T11:40:54+01:00August 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). [...]