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Rogue builder prosecuted for mis-using NICEIC logo

A rogue builder, who falsely claimed to be NICEIC registered, faces a possible jail sentence after deceiving customers out of thousands of pounds. Umran Suleman, from Blackburn, pleaded guilty to 17 charges under trading standards regulations, some in his own name and some in the name of U & A Drylining Limited.

He was committed on bail to Preston Crown Court to be sentenced. District Judge Michael Hopkinson, who heard the case, said he had no doubt the offences merited a custodial sentence.

He said: "The public deserve protection from people like you.

NICEIC moves into the United Arab Emirates

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NICEIC has branched out its operations to include assessments of workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Although it’s still early days for NICEIC in the Middle East, the organisation has already impressed several high-profile regional firms.

Mick Dalton, Director of FM at Meraas, is one proponent of the organisation’s work.

He said: “All FM companies in the Middle East, especially in the UAE, need to raise their game and train their technical staff to NICEIC standards to ensure staff are competent to do electrical work.”

Former England Manager Stuart Pearce tops the bill at Live South

Former England Manager Stuart Pearce

Tickets are selling fast for what promises to be one of the biggest events in the electrical calendar, as the countdown to Live South begins. The award-winning conference and exhibition from NICEIC and ELECSA will return to Epsom Downs Racecourse on Thursday 18 May, featuring a range of star speakers, practical sessions and a chance to meet the industry’s leading suppliers all in one place.

Certsure named 52nd best firm to work for in the UK

Certsure named Times Top 100 company

Certsure, which operates the NICEIC and ELECSA brands, has been named one of the nation’s Top 100 companies to work for the fifth year running. Certsure ranked 52nd in the Times Top 100 list, up an impressive 27 places on last year’s position of 79.

CEO Emma Clancy commented: “To deliver the best service possible to our customers we understand that our teams need to feel empowered, skilled and motivated.

“We have invested in staff training programmes and created an environment that gives our teams the platform to succeed.

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Government-approved electrical Competent Person Scheme Operators

The list of Government-approved electrical Competent Person Scheme Operators and their contact details can be found below:

Benchmark BESCA BSI ELECSA NAPIT NICEIC OFTEC STROMA
Tel: 02380 517069 Tel: 0800 652 5533 Tel: 0845 086 9001 Tel: 0333 321 8220 Tel: 0345 543 0330 Tel: 0870 013 0382 Tel: 0845 6585080 Tel: 0845 6211111
Email: info@benchmark-cert.co.uk Email: info@besca.org.uk Email: cservices@bsigroup.com Email: enquiries@elecsa.co.uk Email: info@napit.org.uk Email: enquiries@niceic.com Email: enquiries@oftec.org Email: info@stroma.com