Are You An Electrician Fed Up With The Constant Battle To Find New Work?

James Dewane, the creator of My Electricians ToolBox (MET), has today (Friday 29th September 2017) launched a new promotional video which you can watch below. MET is the only resource of its kind in the UK that teaches Electricians how to Market their business effectively to a Local Market.

On the Tools Awards Launched

‘On the Tools’ is now the largest online construction community in the UK with a Facebook following of more than 1.5 million. The annual ‘On the Tools’ awards are going to be here before we know it. We are delighted to have Jewson as our headline sponsor for the second year in a row. This year’s entries have now been shortlisted by our expert judges and many categories are now in the hands of the public vote. We want to ensure that your favourite brands and talented tradespeople are recognised for their input over the past twelve months.

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.

Grenfell Tower Tragedy - comment on speculation regarding its cause

CAUSE AND EFFECT
Commenting on the speculation around the cause of the terrible events at Grenfell Tower, Phil Buckle, Chief Executive of the leading charity, Electrical Safety First, said:
“Firstly, on behalf of us all at Electrical Safety First, I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the families and friends of those who have lost loved ones in the fire – and to all those injured and made homeless, following this deeply disturbing incident.
The cause – or causes - of the tragedy of Grenfell Tower are unlikely to be resolved quickly.

Get more work in your electrical business using video

As professional electricians, most of us know or should know by now, that marketing and promoting your services and more importantly yourself online, should be forming part of your marketing efforts and campaign. Whilst there is a mirad of content online that tells you how important it is to have a website, use social media and all that jazz, there is less out there telling us we should be using video in our business and even less on how to do all this marketing stuff correctly.

NICEIC moves into the United Arab Emirates

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

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.

31% of people admit they do not register an electrical appliance

Electrical Safety First has partnered with Beko Plc. UK to explore consumer attitudes around product registration. Research revealed that despite a number of high profile safety notices and product recalls issued last year, nearly half of all consumers who purchased an electrical item in the last 12 months did not register their purchase.

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