GOVERNMENT NAMES TRUSTMARK AS THE NEW ALL-ENCOMPASSING MARK OF QUALITY FOR CONSUMERS IN AND AROUND THE HOME - Energy efficiency and clean growth are a key part of the new TrustMark - In support of the Government’s Green GB Week, TrustMark, the Government-endorsed quality scheme for tradespeople, announces that it has expanded its remit to include Repair, Maintenance and Improvement (RMI), retrofit and energy efficiency sectors, in order to now cover any work a consumer chooses to have carried out in or around their home.
NICEIC and ELECSA have launched a partnership with Central Compliance UK (CCUK) to provide training on the dangers of working with asbestos. Figures from the Health and Safety Executive suggest that 14 people will die prematurely every day as a result of being exposed to asbestos - this equates to around 5,000 deaths a year. It is the single greatest cause to work related deaths in the UK and is considered a major factor to many types of health complications.
NICEIC has been helping more women into the electrical industry through its Jobs for the Girls Bursary Scheme. The scheme offers grants to women already working in the industry or looking to get a helping hand at the start of their career. It is open to females of all ages and designed to cover training or other associated costs up to a maximum of £500.
One of those who benefited from a bursary was 40-year-old Amanda Pugh from Buckinghamshire. She used the funding to set up a website for her business Amanda Electrics.
Certsure, which operates the NICEIC and ELECSA brands, has raised £20,000 for Alzheimer's Research UK (ARUK), smashing its two year target one year early. Last year, Certsure staff chose to partner with ARUK, Europe's leading dementia research charity, as its official charity. Certsure committed itself to raise £20,000 across two years, but through various fundraising efforts, the firm has smashed its target one year ahead of schedule.
NICEIC and ELECSA’s 2019 Electrical Apprentice of the Year Competition is now open for entries. The competition, run in partnership with The Scolmore Group, measures the technical skills of electrical students across the UK. It consists of three different stages and regularly attracts more than 500 entrants. Technical Development Manager for NICEIC and ELECSA, Darren Staniforth said:
"Over the past three years, we have seen the standard of applicants improve each time so we are looking forward again to welcoming a new batch of contestants.
More than 6000 electricians from across the UK contributed towards Europe’s largest ever electrical conference this week. NICEIC and ELECSA’s live cinema event saw a broadcast on the new 18 th Edition wiring regulations beamed via satellite to 40 cinema screens simultaneously. It was the first time ever such an event had taken place in the sector with contractors
Over 2,500 tickets already sold with just two weeks to go! There is now just two weeks to go until NICEIC and ELECSA’s 18th Edition Live Cinema broadcast. More than 2500 tickets have already been snapped up for the one-off event, which will be a world first for the electrical industry. Some cinema locations are already close to selling out with Bristol, Southampton and
Nottingham currently leading the way.
Quotatis, a home improvement quotation service and specialist marketing company, have brought in their new Smart Savings plan, providing their members with hundreds of business and personal discounts. Quality UK electricians will be able to save thousands with exclusive deals and get additional work when they need it.
Dwyer Franchising, LLC (“Dwyer Group”), one of the world’s largest parent companies of home service brands, yesterday announced it has been acquired by Harvest Partners, LP (“Harvest Partners” or “Harvest”), a New York-based private equity firm. The deal marks the fourth and largest private equity transaction of Dwyer Group in the franchise organisation’s history. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
It's the weekend, yet again DIY stores up and down the country will be full of people looking to enhance their homes. This could be new light fittings, chrome switches, etc...
So it's only a couple of wires, anyone can do that right?
Before you get the screwdrivers out, arm yourself with the facts