My Local Electrician - Electrical News and Business Listings https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/rss.xml en Online Asbestos awareness training for NICEIC & ELECSA electrical contractors https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/asbestos-online-training-for-electricians <span class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Online Asbestos awareness training for NICEIC &amp; ELECSA electrical contractors</span> <div class="field field-node--field-image field-formatter-image field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden has-single"><figure class="field-type-image__figure image-count-1"><div class="field-type-image__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/asbestos-training-for-electricians.jpg?itok=RnCRZp7t" width="243" height="208" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </figure></div> <span class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gazza</span></span> <span class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Mon, 10/15/2018 - 15:56</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-default field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item"><p>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.</p> <p>Although receiving a total ban in 1999, there are an estimated 12.5m households that could still potentially contain asbestos. Working with CCUK, NICEIC and ELECSA contractors can take online or face-to-face training in asbestos awareness courses, fully certified by the UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA).</p> <p>Mark Smith, Marketing Director for NICEIC and ELECSA said: “Tradespeople need to know they are working in a safe environment. These figures are a startling reminder of the work that needs to be done to protect those who are at greater risk of being exposed to asbestos.</p> <p>“These courses will highlight what to look out for if they believe asbestos to be present in their vicinity and what immediate action they need to take to prevent themselves and others around them from being exposed to this harmful material.”</p> <p>Billy Quinn, Managing Director for CCUK said: “We are delighted to be working with NICEIC and ELECSA who share the same passion to help standards and improve knowledge amongst construction workers.</p> <p>“There are potentially thousands of contractors who are still not aware of the dangers surrounding asbestos. At CCUK we strive to get the message across that professional training can change the way today’s workers operate so they don’t put their lives at unnecessary risk.”</p> <p>The partnership means NICEIC and ELECSA contractors can take online training at a special discounted rate of £15 (inc VAT). Anyone looking to take the course should visit<br /><a href="http://www.centralcompliance.uk/certsure">www.centralcompliance.uk/certsure</a></p> <p>More information can also be found at <a href="http://www.niceic.com/asbestos-awareness-training">www.niceic.com/asbestos-awareness-training</a></p> </div></div> </div> <div class="field field-node-field-news-categories field-entity-reference-type-taxonomy-term field-formatter-entity-reference-label field-name-field-news-categories field-type-entity-reference field-label-above"><h3 class="field__label">News Categories</h3><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item field__item--asbestos-safety-for-electricians"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/asbestos-safety-electricians" hreflang="en">asbestos safety for electricians</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--asbestos-training-for-electricians"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/asbestos-training-electricians" hreflang="en">asbestos training for electricians</a></span> </div></div> </div> <section class="field field-node--comment-node-news field-formatter-comment-default field-name-comment-node-news field-type-comment field-label-hidden display-mode-threaded comment-bundle-comment-node-news comment-wrapper"> <a name="comments"></a></section> Mon, 15 Oct 2018 14:56:21 +0000 gazza 8492 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/asbestos-online-training-for-electricians#comments Jobs for the Girls Bursary Scheme Get more Women in to Electrical Industry https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/jobs-girls-bursary-scheme-get-more-women-electrical-industry <span class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Jobs for the Girls Bursary Scheme Get more Women in to Electrical Industry</span> <div class="field field-node--field-image field-formatter-image field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden has-single"><figure class="field-type-image__figure image-count-1"><div class="field-type-image__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Amanda%20Pugh.jpg?itok=ZhKqaXiw" width="360" height="480" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </figure></div> <span class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gazza</span></span> <span class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Fri, 10/12/2018 - 08:20</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-default field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item"><p>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.</p> <p> </p> <p>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.</p> <p> </p> <p>“I was just starting out on my own and although I had help with some of the training, and was fortunate to have a good amount of tools I still had to pay for additional courses, books, registration, insurance, website fees, business cards, work clothing and other tools.  </p> <p>“The set up costs were more than I anticipated but the bursary from the NICEIC helped to offset some of these costs and meant I was able to start making money from my work sooner.”</p> <p> </p> <p>Coleen Everitt, runs Alto Electrical in Lincolnshire. She used the money to buy materials for circuit boards, which she custom builds and uses for talks in local schools and colleges.</p> <p>“I am a keen advocate of promoting a career in the trades to young boys and girls. By offering a hands on practical lesson I want to encourage both boys and girls into the construction sector.</p> <p>“It was great to get support from NICEIC and as a female in the trade I fully support the Jobs for the Girls campaign.”</p> <p> </p> <p>Another one to benefit was 18 year-old Britany Douglas. She had just started an apprenticeship and used the money to buy tools and the latest 18<sup>th</sup> Edition wiring regulations.</p> <p>She said: “The bursary meant I was able to buy the tools I needed to start my apprenticeship. There are a lot of things you need to buy when just starting out so it was great that I could get a helping hand.”</p> <p> </p> <p>In the six months since launching the bursary, NICEIC has provided £5000 of funding to more than 20 women.</p> <p>The youngest applicant was a 17 year-old just staring out at college and the oldest was a 55 year-old who wanted to get back on the tools after a career break.</p> <p>The average age of all applicants was 29 - perhaps an indicator of the later age that women traditionally come into the electrical industry.</p> <p> </p> <p>Emma Clancy, CEO of NICEIC, commented: “Over the last seven years we have seen a marked increase in the number of women who come to us looking for help and assistance. Employers have also been in touch to see how they can attract more female candidates.</p> <p> </p> <p>“Where possible we have provided access to training, technical information and opportunities with our registered contractors, but it has not always been possible to assist those who just need a helping hand along the way.</p> <p>“Through this bursary we have been able to offer practical and financial support and hopefully create a smoother route into the industry.</p> <p>“If we can help out those women who are just starting out or inspire others who might be thinking about a career in the electrical industry then we will be well on the way to addressing the gender imbalance directly.”</p> <p>NICEIC is committed to encouraging more women in to the electrical industry via its Jobs for the Girls campaign. Applications for the 2019 Jobs for the Girls bursary will open in Spring next year.</p> </div></div> </div> <div class="field field-node-field-news-categories field-entity-reference-type-taxonomy-term field-formatter-entity-reference-label field-name-field-news-categories field-type-entity-reference field-label-above"><h3 class="field__label">News Categories</h3><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item field__item--jobs-for-the-girls-niceic"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/jobs-girls-niceic" hreflang="en">Jobs for the girls, NICEIC</a></span> </div></div> </div> <section class="field field-node--comment-node-news field-formatter-comment-default field-name-comment-node-news field-type-comment field-label-hidden display-mode-threaded comment-bundle-comment-node-news comment-wrapper"> <a name="comments"></a></section> Fri, 12 Oct 2018 07:20:26 +0000 gazza 8491 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/jobs-girls-bursary-scheme-get-more-women-electrical-industry#comments NICEIC & ELECSA raise £20,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/niceic-elecsa-raise-ps20000-alzheimers-research-uk <span class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">NICEIC &amp; ELECSA raise £20,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK</span> <div class="field field-node--field-image field-formatter-image field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden has-single"><figure class="field-type-image__figure image-count-1"><div class="field-type-image__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Certsure%20ARUK%20Logo.png?itok=JOD-7Wjk" width="480" height="162" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </figure></div> <span class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gazza</span></span> <span class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Tue, 09/25/2018 - 09:41</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-default field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item"><p>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.</p> <p> </p> <p>There are currently 850,000 people in the UK living with the condition and is set to rise to one million people by 2025. It is only through vital research carried out by ARUK that finding a solution to the problem is possible.</p> <p> </p> <p>Over the past year, Certsure employees have taken part in sweepstakes, charity auctions, dress down collections, charity auctions, bake sales and runs. One of the biggest donations came from a charity skydive which saw 22 Certsure staff parachute 10,000 feet from a plane and raised over £10,000 in the process.</p> <p> </p> <p>Katy Abraham, Regional Corporate Partnerships Officer at ARUK said:</p> <p> </p> <p>"It's been fantastic working with Certsure and I'm so impressed that they have already hit their fundraising target. The enthusiasm and support has been incredible as they have literally thrown themselves out of planes and into this partnership. Their efforts will make a real difference in our search for a cure to dementia."</p> <p> </p> <p>Certsure will continue to work with ARUK and hold fundraising events throughout the year, raising even more money for the charity.</p> <p> </p> </div></div> </div> <div class="field field-node-field-news-categories field-entity-reference-type-taxonomy-term field-formatter-entity-reference-label field-name-field-news-categories field-type-entity-reference field-label-above"><h3 class="field__label">News Categories</h3><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item field__item--niceic"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/niceic" hreflang="en">NICEIC</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--elecsa"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/elecsa" hreflang="en">elecsa</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--aruk"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/aruk" hreflang="en">ARUK</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--certsure"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/certsure" hreflang="en">Certsure</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--alzheimer’s-research-uk"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/alzheimers-research-uk" hreflang="en">Alzheimer’s Research UK</a></span> </div></div> </div> <section class="field field-node--comment-node-news field-formatter-comment-default field-name-comment-node-news field-type-comment field-label-hidden display-mode-threaded comment-bundle-comment-node-news comment-wrapper"> <a name="comments"></a></section> Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:41:18 +0000 gazza 8490 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/niceic-elecsa-raise-ps20000-alzheimers-research-uk#comments Electrical Apprentice of the Year Competition https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/electrical-apprentice-year-competition <span class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Electrical Apprentice of the Year Competition</span> <div class="field field-node--field-image field-formatter-image field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden has-single"><figure class="field-type-image__figure image-count-1"><div class="field-type-image__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/20180605SCOLMORE-115.jpg?itok=JjY8NN4f" width="480" height="320" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </figure></div> <span class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gazza</span></span> <span class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Thu, 09/20/2018 - 09:29</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-default field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item"><p>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:</p> <p>"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. </p> <p> </p> <p>“As the most recognised names in the industry, NICEIC and ELECSA have a responsibility to work with, encourage and promote apprenticeships and careers in the electrical industry to the next generation."</p> <p> </p> <p>The competition is not only an opportunity for students to prove their knowledge and abilities but also a chance to win some fantastic prizes – all generously supplied by competition partner, Scolmore Group. Eight finalists will each receive a brand new iPad, with a £2,000 holiday voucher being awarded to the overall winner. There will also be two runner up prizes of a £750 holiday voucher and a £250 holiday voucher.</p> <p> </p> <p>Each finalist will also receive a Scolmore Van Pack, Trophy and NICEIC and ELECSA Goody Bag.</p> <p> </p> <p>Every college that enters 20 or more students into the competition will qualify for a College Pack from Scolmore, featuring: 25 Double Sockets, 25 Switches, 25 6" Pendants and 25 Batten Holders. </p> <p> </p> <p>The College that produces the eventual winner will also receive £1,000 worth of Scolmore products.</p> <p> </p> <p>Marie Parry, Group Marketing Director for Scolmore Group said:</p> <p> </p> <p>"The competition continues to gather momentum and gain recognition throughout the industry.  Students, lecturers, trainers and employers all recognise the opportunity and value it brings. </p> <p> </p> <p>“We understand the importance of supporting the next generation of electricians. We have a number of directors currently working in the business that started out as electrical apprentices and through hard work and determination; they have worked their way up to the boardroom. </p> <p> </p> <p>“This competition recognises the important role apprentices play within our industry and we look forward to working with them once again.”</p> <p> </p> <p>Last year saw 650 candidates whittled down to eight finalists before 21-year-old Zach Swift from North Star Electric, Glasgow, was chosen as the 2018 Apprentice of the Year.</p> <p> </p> <p>Zach said:</p> <p> </p> <p>"When my name was called out as the Apprentice of the Year I don't think I've ever been so surprised. I never thought I would even pass the first stage, let alone win the overall title. The quality of work that the rest of the guys were producing was fantastic so when I heard my name called out, I was staggered.</p> <p> </p> <p>“The competition is a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate your ability.</p> <p>It doesn't cost anything to apply and I would say to anyone who is thinking about entering to just go for it. “</p> <p> </p> <p>The competition consists of three stages and registration for Stage One is open now.</p> <p> </p> <p>Students can enter the competition and complete the first stage by visiting <a href="http://www.niceic.com/apprentice" rel="nofollow">www.niceic.com/apprentice</a>. </p> </div></div> </div> <div class="field field-node-field-news-categories field-entity-reference-type-taxonomy-term field-formatter-entity-reference-label field-name-field-news-categories field-type-entity-reference field-label-above"><h3 class="field__label">News Categories</h3><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item field__item--electrical-apprentice-of-the-year-competition"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/electrical-apprentice-year-competition" hreflang="en">Electrical Apprentice of the Year Competition</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--niceic"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/niceic" hreflang="en">NICEIC</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--elecsa"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/elecsa" hreflang="en">elecsa</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--darren-staniforth"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/darren-staniforth" hreflang="en">Darren Staniforth</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--the-scolmore-group"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/scolmore-group" hreflang="en">The Scolmore Group</a></span> </div></div> </div> <section class="field field-node--comment-node-news field-formatter-comment-default field-name-comment-node-news field-type-comment field-label-hidden display-mode-threaded comment-bundle-comment-node-news comment-wrapper"> <a name="comments"></a></section> Thu, 20 Sep 2018 08:29:14 +0000 gazza 8489 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/electrical-apprentice-year-competition#comments NICEIC Commercial - Back to school https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/NICEIC-commercial <span class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">NICEIC Commercial - Back to school</span> <div class="field field-node--field-video-embed field-formatter-video-embed-field-video field-name-field-video-embed field-type-video-embed-field field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item"><div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video element-container-wrapper"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/tw31haNcmWo?autoplay=1&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> </div></div> </div> <span class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gazza</span></span> <span class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Mon, 09/17/2018 - 12:58</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-default field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item"><p>NICEIC have launched a second TV commercial promoting the use of registered electricians. Kids Questions features NICEIC’s Senior Technical Presenter Darren Staniforth giving a talk about electricity to a group of schoolchildren.</p> <p> </p> <p>The children put Darren under pressure with a series of curious questions about electricity before the tagline ‘<u>With Electrics we are all children – always use a registered electrician’</u> appears at the end.</p> <p> </p> <p>Darren commented: “It was a real fun advert to make as the kids’ questions were all unscripted. </p> <p> </p> <p>“That made it difficult for me as I just had to react and provide an answer as best I could.  </p> <p> </p> <p>“And that is the message we want to get across. When it comes to dealing with electrics some people might think they know a little bit, but in reality they don’t have all the answers. That is why it is always best left to the professionals.”</p> <p> </p> <p>The 30 second advert is set to feature on a number of online sites throughout September and October including:</p> <p> </p> <ul><li>ITV’s Video on Demand</li> <li>Sky Go</li> <li>YouTube Pre-roll</li> </ul><p> </p> <p>With more and more people now choosing to watch TV online at a time and date of their own choosing the clip is expected to be seen by more than 10 million viewers.</p> <p> </p> <p>Darren added: “We are committed to promoting our contractors in new and innovative ways and this commercial is just the next step </p> <p> </p> <p>“The advantage of this platform is that viewers are obliged to watch the commercial for the full 30 seconds before they can watch their favourite programme, so we felt it was a great platform on which to promote our registered contractors.</p> <p> </p> <p>“We want to promote the benefits of using an NICEIC registered electrician to homeowners and help our contractors win more work.”</p> <p> </p> <p>You can also watch the commercial on YouTube here: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tw31haNcmWo" rel="nofollow">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tw31haNcmWo</a></p> <p> </p> <p>The film is the second TV commercial produced by NICEIC. The first The Cage, appeared on prime TV in 2016 and was viewed by more than 13 Million people.</p> </div></div> </div> Mon, 17 Sep 2018 11:58:37 +0000 gazza 8488 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk More than 6000 electrical contractors witness 18th Edition Live Cinema Event https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/more-6000-electrical-contractors-witness-18th-edition-live-cinema-event <span class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">More than 6000 electrical contractors witness 18th Edition Live Cinema Event</span> <div class="field field-node--field-image field-formatter-image field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden has-single"><figure class="field-type-image__figure image-count-1"><div class="field-type-image__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Darren%20at%20the%20Faraday.jpg?itok=NPQqV2nT" width="480" height="320" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </figure></div> <span class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gazza</span></span> <span class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Tue, 07/10/2018 - 14:58</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-default field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item"><p>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<br /> from Aberdeen to Plymouth getting involved and many more in between. Several of the 40 cinema screens sold out in advance with Leeds, Sheffield, Birmingham, Southampton, Bristol and Leicester all recording more than 200 attendees at each location.</p> <p>NICEIC and ELECSA’s marketing Director, Mark Smith, commented: “The introduction of a new standard within the industry is an important time for every electrician “We wanted to do something unique, affordable and easily accessible to help contractors gain an improved insight into the forthcoming changes. “It was a genuine world first and I am delighted that contractors came along and got involved. We hope they enjoyed the experience of learning and developing their knowledge in this different format.”</p> <p>The 18 th Edition seminar was broadcast from the world famous Faraday Theatre, in The Royal Institution. Hosted by industry experts Darren Staniforth and Alan Wells the talk focused on the changes included in the new regulations and what it will mean for electricians in their day-to-day work.</p> <p>It also included a section on the history of electricity, and how Michael Faraday demonstrated his discoveries to the public way back in 1824. “We wanted to create a cinematic experience that was technical based and informative with a bit of fun also,” added Mark.</p> <p>“Since we were broadcasting from the iconic Faraday centre there was a natural link to provide viewers with some historical context about electricity, and the job contractors play in carrying on the work he started.”</p> <p>The seminar was hosted by BBC TV star Ore Oduba and featured some key insights from industry experts including; Mark Coles, head of technical regulations at the IET, Robin Earl from Dehn, Simon Rawlinson from Siemens and David Garrett from Electrium.</p> <p>The seminar went through all seven sections of the new book with discussions on the major changes in each section. This included discussions on the introduction of Arc Fault Detection Devices (AFDDs) and Surge Protection Devices (SPDs) which have been included as recommendations to improve safety within certain electrical installations.</p> <p>Mark added: “We wanted to try something new and on a grand scale, however, the most important part was that everyone got to see the same seminar and that we were able to communicate a single, consistent message to the industry, which will only increase electrical safety.</p> <p>“The live cinema event was just another example of NICEIC and ELECSA leading the way in the industry to promote electrical safety.”</p> <p>For more information about the 18 th edition, including a technical overview of the changes, visit 18edition.com</p> </div></div> </div> <div class="field field-node-field-news-categories field-entity-reference-type-taxonomy-term field-formatter-entity-reference-label field-name-field-news-categories field-type-entity-reference field-label-above"><h3 class="field__label">News Categories</h3><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item field__item--_8th-edition"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/18th-edition" hreflang="en">18th edition</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--niceic-live"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/niceic-live" hreflang="en">NICEIC Live</a></span> </div></div> </div> <section class="field field-node--comment-node-news field-formatter-comment-default field-name-comment-node-news field-type-comment field-label-hidden display-mode-threaded comment-bundle-comment-node-news comment-wrapper"> <a name="comments"></a></section> Tue, 10 Jul 2018 13:58:41 +0000 gazza 8485 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/more-6000-electrical-contractors-witness-18th-edition-live-cinema-event#comments Buzz grows for live 18th Edition cinema experience https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/buzz-grows-live-18th-edition-cinema-experience <span class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Buzz grows for live 18th Edition cinema experience</span> <div class="field field-node--field-image field-formatter-image field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden has-single"><figure class="field-type-image__figure image-count-1"><div class="field-type-image__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/17946-Live-Cinema-FB-1200x628.jpg?itok=PkcCnXTe" width="480" height="251" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </figure></div> <span class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gazza</span></span> <span class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Tue, 06/19/2018 - 13:54</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-default field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item"><p>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<br /> Nottingham currently leading the way.</p> <p>“The reaction so far has been brilliant,” commented NICEIC and ELECSA’s Marketing Director Mark Smith. “This is something totally new for our industry. It’s a new concept but contractors have embraced the idea and we can’t wait to get going. “It promises to be a chance for electricians and business owners to have a day out and learn about the changes with like-minded professionals in a relaxed environment.”</p> <p>On July 4th NICEIC and ELECSA will be transmitting a live talk on the 18th Edition which will be beamed via satellite to 40 cinema screens simultaneously. It is the first time such an event has ever taken place in the construction industry. The 18th Edition seminar will be broadcast from the world famous Faraday Theatre, in The Royal Institution. Hosted by industry experts Darren Staniforth and Alan Wells the talk will focus on the changes included in the new regulations and what it will mean for electricians in their day-to-day work.</p> <p>“When the 17th Edition was launched in 2008, a lot of industry myths emerged because multiple messages were communicated by different speakers. The advantage of broadcasting to all four corners of the UK on a single day is that we can communicate a single, consistent message to the industry,” commented Darren Staniforth.</p> <p>“We believe this will benefit the whole industry and increase safety standards as a result.” The live seminar and cinema event will take place from 9am on Wednesday, 4Th July. Tickets cost just £5 for the biggest electrical conference ever staged and can be booked online at a cinema close to you now by visiting <a href="http://www.18edition.com/cinema">www.18edition.com/cinema</a></p> </div></div> </div> <div class="field field-node-field-news-categories field-entity-reference-type-taxonomy-term field-formatter-entity-reference-label field-name-field-news-categories field-type-entity-reference field-label-above"><h3 class="field__label">News Categories</h3><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item field__item--_8th-edition"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/18th-edition" hreflang="en">18th edition</a></span> </div></div> </div> <section class="field field-node--comment-node-news field-formatter-comment-default field-name-comment-node-news field-type-comment field-label-hidden display-mode-threaded comment-bundle-comment-node-news comment-wrapper"> <a name="comments"></a></section> Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:54:03 +0000 gazza 8481 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/buzz-grows-live-18th-edition-cinema-experience#comments Quotatis Brings In Big Savings for Electricians with New Smart Savings Account https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/quotatis-brings-big-savings-electricians-new-smart-savings-account <span class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Quotatis Brings In Big Savings for Electricians with New Smart Savings Account</span> <div class="field field-node--field-image field-formatter-image field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden has-single"><figure class="field-type-image__figure image-count-1"><div class="field-type-image__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/perkboxing.jpg?itok=ubNQ5ltv" width="480" height="320" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </figure></div> <span class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/11346" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">erivers</span></span> <span class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Wed, 06/13/2018 - 11:31</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-default field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item"><p>Quotatis, Europe’s leading home improvement marketing service, have announced the launch of their new Smart Savings account. This new account provides electricians with a unique chance to save thousands for their business and get more work with its flexible Pay-As-You-Pick feature.</p> <p>“We’re delighted to be able to offer our members so many savings at such a low price,” said Marketing Director, Tom Crosswell. “The large size of our contractor network means that we’ve been able to leverage our position and secure huge savings for our members to help them keep their business costs down.  And because we know that our members don’t just work, we’ve included some great extra personal savings like free movie downloads and coffee too.”</p> <p>Quotatis, who provide electricians with customer enquiries from all around the UK, have created a package of over 200 trade and leisure deals and discounts and made them available through their new Smart Savings account. The account costs just £10 per month and gives members the chance to use hundreds of deals, make back their subscription fee and save £900 a year.</p> <p>Some of the great trade deals and discounts available include:</p> <ul><li>Up to 5p per litre off fuel</li> <li>Preferential rates on TradePoint supplies</li> <li>Free commercial vehicle recovery</li> <li>10% off at Electrical<em>Direct</em></li> </ul><p>There are also a range of brilliant leisure deals, including:</p> <ul><li>Free movie downloads</li> <li>Discounts at high street restaurants</li> <li>A free drink from Caffè Nero every month</li> </ul><p>Other Smart Savings account features are a closed reviews system and customisable profile page to help members boost their online presence and reputation. The account also includes Quotatis’ Pay-As-You-Pick feature, which gives members the flexibility to pick and pay for customer enquiries as and when they want more work.</p> <p>As Quotatis are currently generating increasing numbers of electrical enquiries, now is the ideal time for electricians to sign up for a Smart Savings account to save money and get more work when they want it. As a limited-time special offer, the Smart Savings account is available for just £100 a year when paid upfront. Sign up for Smart Savings <a href="https://www.quotatispro.co.uk/smartsavings.html?spn=2528" rel="nofollow">here</a>.</p> <p><strong>About Quotatis</strong></p> <p>Quotatis is an international business and Europe’s leading home improvement marketing service. They supply contractors with qualified home improvement leads in their local area and consumers with free quotes from quality tradespeople. To learn more about Quotatis and their service, visit <a href="www.quotatis.co.uk?spn=2528" rel="nofollow">www.quotatis.co.uk.</a></p> </div></div> </div> <div class="field field-node-field-news-categories field-entity-reference-type-taxonomy-term field-formatter-entity-reference-label field-name-field-news-categories field-type-entity-reference field-label-above"><h3 class="field__label">News Categories</h3><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item field__item--marketing-for-electricians"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/marketing-electricians" hreflang="en">marketing for electricians</a></span> </div></div> </div> <section class="field field-node--comment-node-news field-formatter-comment-default field-name-comment-node-news field-type-comment field-label-hidden display-mode-threaded comment-bundle-comment-node-news comment-wrapper"> <a name="comments"></a></section> Wed, 13 Jun 2018 10:31:28 +0000 erivers 8480 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk Dwyer Group® Acquired by Harvest Partners https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/dwyer-groupr-acquired-harvest-partners <span class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Dwyer Group® Acquired by Harvest Partners</span> <div class="field field-node--field-image field-formatter-image field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden has-multiple"><figure class="field-type-image__figure image-count-1"><div class="field-type-image__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/DwyerGroup-Logo-2015-Color%20%28002%29.jpg?itok=7UfamCLN" width="480" height="287" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </figure><figure class="field-type-image__figure image-count-2"><div class="field-type-image__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Mr.%20Electric%20logo%20%28new%29.jpg?itok=7ml6wTkI" width="480" height="101" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </figure></div> <span class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gazza</span></span> <span class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Wed, 06/06/2018 - 06:20</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-default field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item"><p>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.</p> <p>Mr. Electric, the UK’s leading electrical franchise brand with expertise in electrical installation, maintenance and repair, is part of the Dwyer Group with over 17 years of experience and over 200 locations arounds the world. </p> <p>Dwyer Group, headquartered in Waco, Texas, with offices in Banbury and Manchester UK, serves as the holding company for 20 service brands, with a franchise network including more than 3,200 franchisees operating in the United States, United Kingdom and seven other countries. The combined businesses offer domestic and commercial customers with a community of professional services and account for approximately £1.3 billion in annual system-wide revenues.</p> <p> </p> <p>Harvest Partners, is an established middle-market private equity firm with a 35+ year history of investing in companies and partnering with high-quality management teams to support those businesses as they continue to grow to the next level.</p> <p> </p> <p>“We are thrilled to partner with the Dwyer Group management team. They have built an excellent company and we look forward to providing additional financial and strategic resources to help them further build on their market leader status in the service franchise category,” said Steve Eisenstein, Partner at Harvest Partners.</p> <p> </p> <p>Harvest’s purchase transfers majority ownership of Dwyer Group from The Riverside Company, a global investment firm that invested in Dwyer Group two separate times – taking the company private in 2003 and reacquiring the company in 2014.</p> <p> </p> <p>“This acquisition is exciting news for Mr. Electric as it will open up many more opportunities for us to grow our network of franchises and clients even further across the UK, says Pierre Jeannes, Vice -President of Mr. Electric.  “It will also be great to benefit from Harvest Partners vast expertise and experience in the service sector.”</p> <p> </p> <p>With each private equity transaction, Dwyer Group has expanded exponentially through add-on acquisitions of complementary franchise service brands and the organic growth of its existing service brands. In recent years, the company has expanded its franchisee-support structure significantly by adding 35% more corporate associates and new facilities at headquarters in the U.S. and offices in the UK and Europe. During this time, Dwyer Group tripled in enterprise value and launched the overarching Neighbourly brand to unify and market a growing roster of service brands that provide a seamless one-stop shop for consumers’ home service needs.</p> <p> </p> <p>“The incredible support of Riverside, the skill and resources of our team, and the successful completion of 11 add-on acquisitions, including three in the UK (Drain Doctor<sup>®</sup>, Bright &amp; Beautiful<sup>®</sup> and Countrywide Grounds Maintenance<sup>®</sup>) to Dwyer Group during this second investment have dramatically shaped the trajectory of our growth. We intend to build on our dominant position as a leader in services helping people repair, maintain and enhance their homes and businesses,” said Mike Bidwell, President and CEO of Dwyer Group. “We are in the strongest fiscal position with the largest global reach in our company’s history. And Harvest brings capital, experience and enthusiasm to support our ambitions for continued growth.”</p> <p> </p> <p><u>About Harvest Partners:</u></p> <p> </p> <p>Founded in 1981, Harvest Partners is a leading New York-based private equity investment firm pursuing management buyouts and recapitalisations of middle market companies in North America. Harvest focuses on acquiring profitable companies in the business services and consumer, healthcare services, industrial services, and manufacturing and distribution sectors. This strategy leverages Harvest Partners’ more than 35 years of experience in financing organic and acquisition-oriented growth companies. For more information, please visit their website at<a href="http://www.harvestpartners.com/" rel="nofollow"> </a><a href="http://www.harvestpartners.com">www.harvestpartners.com</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p><u>About The Riverside Company:</u></p> <p> </p> <p>The Riverside Company is a global private equity firm focused on making control and non-control investments in growing businesses valued at up to $400 million. Since its founding in 1988, Riverside has invested in more than 530 transactions. The firm’s international portfolio includes more than 80 companies.</p> <p> </p> <p><u>About Dwyer Group®:</u></p> <p> </p> <p>Founded in 1981 and based in Waco, Texas, Dwyer Group is a holding company of 20 service brands and eight corporate support centres throughout North America, U.K. and Europe. In the United States, Dwyer Group’s franchise organisations are marketed under the umbrella brand Neighborly and<a href="https://www.getneighbourly.ca/" rel="nofollow"> </a>Neighbourly in Canada. Neighborly® is a community of experts who repair, maintain and enhance properties united under one platform to better meet the needs of today’s consumer. Collectively, these concepts offer customers worldwide a broad base of domestic and commercial services. More information about Neighborly/Neighbourly, and its franchise concepts, is available at <a href="http://www.getneighborly.com">www.getneighborly.com</a> and<a href="http://www.getneighbourly.ca/" rel="nofollow"> </a><a href="http://www.getneighbourly.ca">www.getneighbourly.ca</a>, respectively. Learn more about Dwyer Group at<a href="http://www.dwyergroup.com/" rel="nofollow"> </a><a href="http://www.dwyergroup.com">www.dwyergroup.com</a> and<a href="http://www.dwyergroup.eu/" rel="nofollow"> </a><a href="http://www.dwyergroup.eu">www.dwyergroup.eu</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p><u>About Mr. Electric®:</u></p> <p> </p> <p>With over 17 years of experience and over 200 locations around the world, Mr. Electric is the UK’s leading electrical franchise brand with expertise in electrical installation, maintenance and repair.           Mr. Electric is an authorised OLEV (Office for Low Emission Vehicles) installer of electric vehicle charging points, with a team of electricians who are NICEIC (National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting) approved.  Compliant with BS 7671, the Electrical Safety Quality and Continuity Regulations and the new IET (Institution of Engineering &amp; Technology) Code of Practice.  Learn more about Mr. Electric at  <a href="http://www.mr-electric.co.uk">www.mr-electric.co.uk</a></p> </div></div> </div> <div class="field field-node-field-news-categories field-entity-reference-type-taxonomy-term field-formatter-entity-reference-label field-name-field-news-categories field-type-entity-reference field-label-above"><h3 class="field__label">News Categories</h3><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item field__item--mr-electric"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/mr-electric" hreflang="en">Mr Electric</a></span> </div></div> </div> <section class="field field-node--comment-node-news field-formatter-comment-default field-name-comment-node-news field-type-comment field-label-hidden display-mode-threaded comment-bundle-comment-node-news comment-wrapper"> <a name="comments"></a></section> Wed, 06 Jun 2018 05:20:42 +0000 gazza 8479 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/dwyer-groupr-acquired-harvest-partners#comments Tackling some DIY with your lights this weekend? #getthefacts https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/tackling-some-diy-your-lights-weekend-getthefacts <span class="field field-name-title field-formatter-string field-type-string field-label-hidden">Tackling some DIY with your lights this weekend? #getthefacts</span> <span class="field field-name-uid field-formatter-author field-type-entity-reference field-label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/11326" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">electricblu</span></span> <span class="field field-name-created field-formatter-timestamp field-type-created field-label-hidden">Fri, 06/01/2018 - 19:26</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field-node--body field-formatter-text-default field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden has-single"><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item"><p>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...</p> <p>So it's only a couple of wires, anyone can do that right?</p> <p>Before you get the screwdrivers out, arm yourself with the facts</p> <p><a href="http://www.electricblu.co.uk/blog/2018/06/01/diy-lighting-advice/" rel="nofollow">DIY Lighting Advice</a></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.electricblu.co.uk/blog/2018/06/01/diy-lighting-advice/" rel="nofollow"><img alt="DIY Lighting Advice" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.electricblu.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/DIY-questions.jpg?resize=500%2C250" /></a></p> <p> </p> <p>Electrician In Wakefield</p> <p>01924 654034</p> <p> </p> </div></div> </div> <div class="field field-node-field-news-categories field-entity-reference-type-taxonomy-term field-formatter-entity-reference-label field-name-field-news-categories field-type-entity-reference field-label-above"><h3 class="field__label">News Categories</h3><div class="field__items"><div class="field__item field__item--diy-electrics"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/diy-electrics" hreflang="en">diy electrics</a></span> </div><div class="field__item field__item--electrical-fire-safety"> <span class="field__item-wrapper"><a href="/news-category/electrical-fire-safety" hreflang="en">electrical fire safety</a></span> </div></div> </div> <section class="field field-node--comment-node-news field-formatter-comment-default field-name-comment-node-news field-type-comment field-label-hidden display-mode-threaded comment-bundle-comment-node-news comment-wrapper"> <a name="comments"></a></section> Fri, 01 Jun 2018 18:26:17 +0000 electricblu 8478 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk