My Local Electrician - Electricians News Magazine and Business Listings https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/rss.xml en Trading Standards Approval Scheme https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/trading-standards-approval-scheme <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Trading Standards Approval Scheme</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">gazza</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 05/12/2019</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-subheader-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>TrustMark and Trading Standards offers additional level of consumer protection and trade accreditation. Following on from the recent inclusion in the ECO3 regulations, TrustMark, the only Government Endorsed Quality Scheme, is offering an additional level of consumer protection and trade accreditation to both householders and tradespeople looking to do any repair, maintenance or improvement work in or around the home.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <a class="image-popup overlayed" href="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/Trading%20Standards%20Approved%20logo.jpg"><img src="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/fancyload/large/Trading20Standards20Approved20logo.png" width="750" height="499" alt="Trading Standards Approval Scheme Logo" title="Trading Standards Approval Scheme Logo" class="fancyload" data-src="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Trading%20Standards%20Approved%20logo.jpg?itok=I-S-TNfc" style="background-color:#9ED3D4;" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <noscript> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Trading%20Standards%20Approved%20logo.jpg?itok=I-S-TNfc" width="750" height="499" alt="Trading Standards Approval Scheme Logo" title="Trading Standards Approval Scheme Logo" /> </noscript> <span class="overlay"><i class="fa fa-plus"></i></span></a> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>In partnership with Buckinghamshire &amp; Surrey Trading Standards, the two government organisations are delivering the ‘Trading Standards Approval’ scheme to help consumers gain confidence when looking to employ a trader.  The scheme is an accreditation that reassures and protects homeowners that the firm they employ to work in their home complies with TrustMark Government-endorsed quality for workmanship, understands fair trading practices and has consumer protection as an integral part of their business.</p> <p>The scheme, which is being delivered by local authorities across the UK, gives firms local reassurance with national recognition.  It also provides firms with further credibility that they are reputable and have a solid trading history as customers will know they have been thoroughly checked and approved by both Trading Standards and TrustMark to use this accreditation.</p> <p>Simon Ayers, CEO of TrustMark, said: “With rising consumer expectations, homeowners are seeking higher levels of service and quality workmanship, resulting in tradespeople having to meet and deliver better standards of work and customer service for every job they do.  The Trading Standards Approved scheme isn't just another 'badge' to add to a firm’s website, van and marketing materials, it's an investment offering great benefits - consumers like the added confidence when seeing businesses that have been ‘approved’ directly by Trading Standards and businesses want to provide a clear message that they can be trusted and relied on.”</p> <p>Steve Ruddy, Head of Service Buckinghamshire &amp; Surrey Trading Standards, added:  "We are keen to help residents find reputable traders to work in their homes.  We are proud to work with TrustMark to provide this reassurance to residents and to support local businesses.  I think it’s a great example of how organisations can work in partnership to deliver more.”</p> <p>To join the scheme, firms will need to be TrustMark registered and then they will be able to apply to TrustMark to complete the necessary checks in order to gain the approved accreditation.  Trading Standards will carry out a background check, and subject to passing[MME1] [g2] [g3]  these safeguards, the firm will then be accredited with trading standards approved status.  </p> <p>The cost of becoming Trading Standards Approved through TrustMark is £90 + VAT per year and is in addition to any Scheme Provider fee.</p> <p>For further information about TrustMark and the services it offers, visit <a href="http://www.trustmark.org.uk/" rel="nofollow">www.trustmark.org.uk</a><br />  </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <h3 class="field__label">Tags</h3> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news-category/trustmark-chartered-trading-standards-institute" hreflang="en">trustmark, Chartered Trading Standards Institute</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/trading-standards-approval-scheme" hreflang="en">Trading Standards Approval Scheme</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/government-endorsed-quality-scheme" hreflang="en">Government Endorsed Quality Scheme</a></li> </ul> </div><section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> </section> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news-category/trustmark" hreflang="en">trustmark</a></li> </ul> </div> Thu, 05 Dec 2019 08:29:02 +0000 gazza 8543 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/trading-standards-approval-scheme#comments Electrical Safety Week 18th to 25th November 2019 https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/electrical-safety-week-18th-25th-november-2019 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Electrical Safety Week 18th to 25th November 2019</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">gazza</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 19/11/2019</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-subheader-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Each year, #ElectricalSafety First works with the Home Office to promote electrical fire safety in the home. Electrical Fire Safety Week runs from 18th to 25th November this year.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <a class="image-popup overlayed" href="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/Electrical-safety-week.jpg"><img src="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/fancyload/large/Electrical-safety-week.png" width="750" height="499" alt="Electrical Safety Week 2019 18th to 25th November" title="Electrical Safety Week 2019 18th to 25th November" class="fancyload" data-src="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Electrical-safety-week.jpg?itok=SYqEDJtj" style="background-color:#95624C;" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <noscript> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Electrical-safety-week.jpg?itok=SYqEDJtj" width="750" height="499" alt="Electrical Safety Week 2019 18th to 25th November" title="Electrical Safety Week 2019 18th to 25th November" /> </noscript> <span class="overlay"><i class="fa fa-plus"></i></span></a> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Over half of all accidental house fires are caused by electricity. And nine out of ten electrical fires are caused by electrical products.</p> <p>During Electrical Fire Safety Week, Electrical Safety First work closely with Fire &amp; Rescue Services across the UK to raise awareness of electrical fire risks and the simple steps that people can take to avoid a devastating fire in their homes.</p> <p>Electrical Safety First campaigns offer general safety messages as well as focusing on areas in the home and specific types of product that offer a particular risk.</p> <p>You can follow the campaign on Twitter using the hashtag <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23efsw&amp;src=trend_click">#EFSW</a> or on Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/efsw">#EFSW</a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <h3 class="field__label">Tags</h3> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news-category/electrical-safety-week" hreflang="en">electrical safety week</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/electrical-safety-week-2019" hreflang="en">electrical safety week 2019</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/electrical-safety-first" hreflang="en">Electrical Safety First</a></li> </ul> </div><section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> </section> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news-category/electrical-safety" hreflang="en">Electrical safety</a></li> </ul> </div> Tue, 19 Nov 2019 10:24:13 +0000 gazza 8538 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk Applications for The Electrical Apprentice of the Year Competition coming in at lightning speed https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/applications-electrical-apprentice-year-competition-coming-lightning-speed <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Applications for The Electrical Apprentice of the Year Competition coming in at lightning speed</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">gazza</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 08/11/2019</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-subheader-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Join the 350 students who have entered so far and battle it out for top prize! - Stage one will close on Thursday 12 th December 2019 - Fantastic experience says last year’s winner - For more information about the competition, or to complete stage one, visit <a href="http://www.niceic.com/apprentice" rel="nofollow">www.niceic.com/apprentice</a>.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <a class="image-popup overlayed" href="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/2020%20Electrical%20Apprentice%20of%20the%20Year%20Competition%20LOGO.png"><img src="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/fancyload/large/202020Electrical20Apprentice20of20the20Year20Competition20LOGO.png" width="750" height="499" alt="2020 Electrical Apprentice of the Year Logo" title="2020 Electrical Apprentice of the Year Logo" class="fancyload" data-src="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2020%20Electrical%20Apprentice%20of%20the%20Year%20Competition%20LOGO.png?itok=cfQwBw4U" style="background-color:#1A1617;" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <noscript> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2020%20Electrical%20Apprentice%20of%20the%20Year%20Competition%20LOGO.png?itok=cfQwBw4U" width="750" height="499" alt="2020 Electrical Apprentice of the Year Logo" title="2020 Electrical Apprentice of the Year Logo" /> </noscript> <span class="overlay"><i class="fa fa-plus"></i></span></a> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Calling all electrical apprentices – be part of the Electrical Apprentice of the Year Competition for a chance of winning fantastic prizes and an industry recognised title.<br /> More than 350 electrical students across the UK have already taken part in the first stage of the competition, an online exam comprising of 40 multiple choices questions, as they bid to be crowned this year’s The Electrical Apprentice of the Year.</p> <p>Darren Staniforth, group senior technical presenter for NICEIC and ELECSA said: “I’m amazed at the response we’ve had to the competition thus far, this is the best start<br /> we’ve had in the history of the competition. But there’s still time for students to have a go and get involved.</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>“Don’t just take our word for it. Last year’s winner, 31-year-old Richard Bradley from Southport, Merseyside said: ‘It was a fantastic experience and I would definitely recommend anyone wanting to push themselves further to consider taking part. You’ve got nothing to lose and you never know what will come from it’.</p> <p>“We have some fantastic prizes on offer, including a £2,000 holiday voucher for the overall winner, courtesy of one of our partners, The Scolmore Group. Scolmore also host the grand final at their head office in the Midlands, as well as the awards ceremony and barbecue that takes place at the nearby Belfry Hotel. It’s not just the contestants who get to take home prizes – colleges and employers can also win a host of other prizes by nominating their apprentices or students to take part in the competition so I’m hopeful that it will be another record-breaking year.”</p> <p>The competition, which takes place over three stages, continues its partnership with The Scolmore Group, who provide prizes for all finalists including holiday vouchers, iPads, and tool bags packed with electrical accessories.</p> <p>The Electrical Apprentice website, powered by Voltimum, have also partnered with the competition this year. Marie Parry, group marketing director for The Scolmore Group said:</p> <p>“I am delighted to see that the number of entrants at this stage of the competition has increased by nearly 50% on last year. This shows that the competition continues to gather momentum and is becoming a key event in the industry’s calendar. As a group we are very proactive in targeting the next generation of electricians and the competition is one way for talented and hardworking apprentices to get recognition and help shape their future careers.”</p> <p>Eddie Embleton, Managing Director of Voltimum UK said:</p> <p>““Voltimum are really happy to see the number of applicants this high at such an early start of the competition. As the competition continues to pick up speed, we are excited to see how we can further support and celebrate the next generation of electrical professionals. We launched the website ElectricalApprentice.co.uk to help apprentices through their education and this competition celebrates all the apprentices who want to work at the highest standard.” </p> <p>Stage one will close on Thursday 12th December 2019. The top performing 20% of students from stage one will then progress to the next stage which is a written practical exam. Stage three will see eight finalists take part in a series of practical tests at the Grand Final on Tuesday 2 nd June at The Scolmore Group headquarters in Tamworth.</p> <p>For more information about the competition, or to complete stage one, visit <a href="http://www.niceic.com/apprentice" rel="nofollow">www.niceic.com/apprentice</a>.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <h3 class="field__label">Tags</h3> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news-category/electrical-apprentice-year" hreflang="en">Electrical Apprentice of the Year</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/scolmore-group" hreflang="en">The Scolmore Group</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/darren-staniforth" hreflang="en">Darren Staniforth</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/elecsa" hreflang="en">elecsa</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/niceic" hreflang="en">NICEIC</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/electricalapprenticecouk" hreflang="en">ElectricalApprentice.co.uk</a></li> </ul> </div><section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> </section> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news-category/electrical-apprentice-year-competition" hreflang="en">Electrical Apprentice of the Year Competition</a></li> </ul> </div> Fri, 08 Nov 2019 12:18:16 +0000 gazza 8537 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk Product Safety Conference 2019 https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/product-safety-conference-2019 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Product Safety Conference 2019</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">gazza</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 31/10/2019</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-subheader-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Get ready for Electrical Safety First’s 11<sup>th</sup> annual product safety conference, one of the major events in the industry calendar. This year’s theme is Think Like a Consumer – Behaviour-led insights for Safer Products, which will be held at Church House, Westminster, on Thursday 28th November.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <a class="image-popup overlayed" href="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/Electrical%20Safety%20First%E2%80%99s%2011th%20annual%20product%20safety%20conference.jpg"><img src="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/fancyload/large/Electrical20Safety20FirstE28099s2011th20annual20product20safety20conference.png" width="750" height="499" alt="Electrical Safety First’s 11th annual product safety conference" title="Electrical Safety First’s 11th annual product safety conference" class="fancyload" data-src="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Electrical%20Safety%20First%E2%80%99s%2011th%20annual%20product%20safety%20conference.jpg?itok=nk26LC9M" style="background-color:#3D2C2B;" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <noscript> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Electrical%20Safety%20First%E2%80%99s%2011th%20annual%20product%20safety%20conference.jpg?itok=nk26LC9M" width="750" height="499" alt="Electrical Safety First’s 11th annual product safety conference" title="Electrical Safety First’s 11th annual product safety conference" /> </noscript> <span class="overlay"><i class="fa fa-plus"></i></span></a> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The event attracts an extensive range of delegates from throughout the supply chain, in addition to key stakeholders and related organisations. These include representatives from government departments, manufacturers, retailers and importers, to lawyers, test houses and fire and rescue services - as well as Trading Standards and safety professionals.</p> <p>It’s this broad-church approach which is part of event’s appeal - and the fact it brings to the forefront key and emerging issues impacting on the electrical retail industry and consumer safety. So, while the focus of this conference will be on the relationship between consumer behaviour and product safety, it will also be discussing the impact of Brexit and the mainstreaming of the smart home.</p> <p>The keynote speech will be provided by the Minister for Consumer Affairs and Small Business, Kelly Tolhurst MP, with expert panels and speakers including Wendy Middleton, Behavioural Insights Lead for the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS), along with representatives from Dyson, John Lewis, Dixons Carphone and Cooley LLP.  The event will also play host to Electrical Safety First’s Safety Innovation Awards, developed by the Charity to acknowledge companies – or individuals – who put safety at the heart of product design, or go the extra mile in safety advocacy.</p> <p>At the conclusion of the conference, delegates are invited to attend a drinks reception, hosted by the charity, where continuing debate and more informal opportunities for networking will be available. “This conference will investigate how understanding human behaviour can help improve the product design process, particularly in relation to safety and potential misuse - and help in improving reaction to product registration and recall response”, explains Martyn Allen, Technical Director at Electrical Safety First.</p> <p>“Today, we are in a period of intense change – technologically, politically and legislatively. Using behavioural insights to help create safer products, and encourage behaviour that reduces risk, is key to sustainable business and improved consumer protection”.</p> <p>JOIN over 200 leading industry professionals from global retail brands, design, manufacture, import and distribution of electrical goods, lawyers, testing houses, safety experts and government bodies</p> <p>LEARN from expert speakers looking at the latest advances and solutions in connected tech to behavioural insight and its impact on safety</p> <p>SHARE ideas, findings, innovations and knowledge during lectures, panel discussions and breakout sessions</p> <p>Book your place <a href="https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/electrical-product-safety-conference-2019-tickets-68770543547" rel="nofollow">HERE</a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <h3 class="field__label">Tags</h3> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news-category/electrical-safety-conference" hreflang="en">Electrical safety conference </a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/electrical-safety" hreflang="en">Electrical safety</a></li> </ul> </div><section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> </section> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news-category/electrical-safety-first" hreflang="en">Electrical Safety First</a></li> </ul> </div> Thu, 31 Oct 2019 09:53:57 +0000 gazza 8535 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk £26,000 Raised by Certsure for Alzheimer's Research UK https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/certsure-raises-26000-for-alzheimers-research-uk <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">£26,000 Raised by Certsure for Alzheimer&#039;s Research UK</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">gazza</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 29/10/2019</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-subheader-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Certsure staff across Dunstable, Chesterfield and Mansfield took part in a two-year effort to support the UK’s leading dementia research charity. Skydives and Peruvian treks saw the biggest donation levels.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <a class="image-popup overlayed" href="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/Charity1.png"><img src="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/fancyload/large/Charity1.png" width="750" height="499" alt="Certsure staff across Dunstable, Chesterfield and Mansfield" title="Certsure staff across Dunstable, Chesterfield and Mansfield" class="fancyload" data-src="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Charity1.png?itok=LXZjuU5l" style="background-color:#916760;" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <noscript> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Charity1.png?itok=LXZjuU5l" width="750" height="499" alt="Certsure staff across Dunstable, Chesterfield and Mansfield" title="Certsure staff across Dunstable, Chesterfield and Mansfield" /> </noscript> <span class="overlay"><i class="fa fa-plus"></i></span></a> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Certsure, the organisations that operates the NICEIC and ELECSA brands, has raised £26,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK). </span></span></span></span><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">In September 2017, Certsure employees chose to partner with ARUK, Europe’s leading dementia research charity, as its official charity. </span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">There are currently 850,000 people in the UK living with dementia and it 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.</span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Since the partnership began, employees have taken part in any charity and fundraising opportunities including charity auctions, sweepstakes, fantasy football competitions, bake sales, charity runs and more.</span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Some of the biggest donations have come from a charity skydive in 2018 which raised over £10,000 and a trek to Machu Picchu earlier this year, raising over £7,000. </span></span></span></span><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Katy Abraham-Hall, regional corporate partnership officer at ARUK said:</span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">“It has been a fantastic two years working with Certsure. I am so impressed, but not surprised at how much money you they have raised.</span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Certsure’s support is helping to power pioneering research that will lead to the breakthroughs we need to discover life-changing treatments for dementia. Thanks to the wonderful people at Certsure, we’re even closer to bringing about the first life-changing treatment for dementia and transforming the lives of everyone affected by the condition.”</span></span></span></span></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <h3 class="field__label">Tags</h3> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news-category/certsure" hreflang="en">Certsure</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/alzheimers-research-uk" hreflang="en">Alzheimer’s Research UK</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/certsure-charity" hreflang="en">Certsure Charity</a></li> </ul> </div><section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> </section> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news-category/certsure" hreflang="en">Certsure</a></li> </ul> </div> Tue, 29 Oct 2019 09:17:36 +0000 gazza 8534 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk Mr Electric launches franchise in Wales https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/mr-electric-launches-franchise-wales <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Mr Electric launches franchise in Wales</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">gazza</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 16/10/2019</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-subheader-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Local Abergavenny couple, Michael Stewart and Tracy Yarnall, have embarked on a new business enterprise by launching Wales’ first Mr. Electric® franchise, the UK’s leading electrical franchise brand, covering Newport, Abergavenny, Cwmbran, Pontypool and surrounds.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <a class="image-popup overlayed" href="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/Michael%20Stewart%20and%20Tracy%20Yarnall%20launch%20Mr.%20Electric%20Newport%20.jpg"><img src="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/fancyload/large/Michael20Stewart20and20Tracy20Yarnall20launch20Mr20Electric20Newport20.png" width="750" height="499" alt="Mr Electric launches franchise in Wales" title="Mr Electric launches franchise in Wales" class="fancyload" data-src="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Michael%20Stewart%20and%20Tracy%20Yarnall%20launch%20Mr.%20Electric%20Newport%20.jpg?itok=96g6kLHB" style="background-color:#786D4E;" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <noscript> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Michael%20Stewart%20and%20Tracy%20Yarnall%20launch%20Mr.%20Electric%20Newport%20.jpg?itok=96g6kLHB" width="750" height="499" alt="Mr Electric launches franchise in Wales" title="Mr Electric launches franchise in Wales" /> </noscript> <span class="overlay"><i class="fa fa-plus"></i></span></a> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The new office, which is based in Abergavenny, is ready to start trading from 14th October. Michael and Tracy will be joined by one other fully qualified electrician, providing electrical solutions for homes and businesses in all aspects of electrical repair, installation and energy saving, including electric vehicle car-charging points.</p> <p>Prior to becoming new franchise owners, Michael spent eight years running a successful newsagent and post office in Cwmbran, while Tracy devoted her time to supporting struggling families during her four years of working for Barnardo’s. After taking the business as far as it could go, Michael decided he needed to set himself a new challenge by embarking on an exciting new business opportunity in the electrical industry, a venture Tracy was eager to join him in.</p> <p>Not wanting to start a new business from scratch, Michael and Tracy began researching various franchise opportunities. They decided to make an investment in a future and recession proof sector with a well-known brand and was growing fast. Mr. Electric fitted the bill, particularly as it was part of Neighbourly, the world’s largest franchisor of home service brands, with a franchise network of over 3,700 franchisees worldwide.</p> <p>Michael and Tracy said: “We initially looked at several other franchises but struggled to find a franchisor who made us feel confident that we would be fully supported to make our business as successful as possible. That is until we found Mr. Electric! Not only do we know that we have the support of a dedicated team behind us who are always there to champion our success, we are now also part of a network of franchisees who share our passion for the brand. Joining Mr. Electric given us the opportunity to be a part of a very exciting industry, particularly with the rise of electric vehicles and chargepoints, which we’re thrilled to bring to our local community.”</p> <p>Mr. Electric is the UK’s leading franchise brand with expertise in electrical installation, maintenance and repair, providing a national service with local coverage. It is an authorised OLEV (Office for Low Emission Vehicles) installer of electric vehicle (EV) charging points with a network of franchised electrical businesses who install and manage EV charging points for homes, workplaces and public areas throughout the UK.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <h3 class="field__label">Tags</h3> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news-category/electricians-wales" hreflang="en">electricians in wales</a></li> </ul> </div><section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> </section> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news-category/mr-electric" hreflang="en">Mr Electric</a></li> </ul> </div> Wed, 16 Oct 2019 12:16:52 +0000 gazza 8532 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk Facebook Group for Trades People https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/facebook-group-trades-people <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Facebook Group for Trades People</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">gazza</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 16/10/2019</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-subheader-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>A new support and advice group for trades people in the UK. The idea is for EVERY member to share tips and advice on all aspects of online marketing. The aim is help each other so we can all learn how to attract more business and generate more leads.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>A new support and advice group for trades people in the UK. The idea is for EVERY member to share tips and advice on all aspects of online marketing. The aim is help each other so we can all learn how to attract more business and generate more leads.</p> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="border-collapse:collapse;" width="100%" class="tablesaw tablesaw-stack" data-tablesaw-mode="stack" data-tablesaw-minimap=""><tbody><tr style=""><td height="28" style="line-height:28px;"> </td> </tr><tr><td style=""> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="border-collapse:separate;background-color:#ffffff;border:1px solid #dddfe2;border-radius:3px;font-family:Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;margin:0px auto;" width="280" class="tablesaw tablesaw-stack" data-tablesaw-mode="stack" data-tablesaw-minimap=""><tbody><tr style="padding-bottom: 8px;"><td style=""><img alt="" class="img" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="146" src="https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p526x296/72486797_10220897892781145_6515447598277459968_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&amp;_nc_oc=AQmkjMKaMGPPEgigYE_RPdEwbBPnE-cuLMC_MVuzhjQ0_hOYxJjgTgMwUOrbDyGCrP4&amp;_nc_ht=scontent-lhr3-1.xx&amp;oh=1ce52ed500929b62ee80f8ce305997e0&amp;oe=5E6453BA" width="280" /></td> </tr><tr><td style="font-size:14px;font-weight:bold;padding:8px 8px 0px 8px;text-align:center;">My Local Trades</td> </tr><tr><td style="color:#90949c;font-size:12px;font-weight:normal;text-align:center;">Private group · 1 member</td> </tr><tr><td style="padding:8px 12px 12px 12px;"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="border-collapse:collapse;width:100%;" class="tablesaw tablesaw-stack" data-tablesaw-mode="stack" data-tablesaw-minimap=""><tbody><tr><td style="background-color:#4267b2;border-radius:3px;text-align:center;"> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="0" style="border-collapse:collapse;" class="tablesaw tablesaw-stack" data-tablesaw-mode="stack" data-tablesaw-minimap=""><tbody><tr><td style="border-bottom:3px solid #4267b2;border-top:3px solid #4267b2;color:#FFF;font-family:Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:12px;font-weight:bold;"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/group/join/popup/?group_id=720032661845560&amp;source=email_campaign_plugin" rel="noopener" style="color:#3b5998;text-decoration:none;cursor:pointer;width:100%;" target="_blank">Join Group</a></td> </tr></tbody></table></td> </tr></tbody></table></td> </tr><tr><td style="border-top:1px solid #dddfe2;font-size:12px;padding:8px 12px;">A support and advice group for trades people in the UK. The idea is for EVERY member to share tips and advice on all aspects of online marketing. The...</td> </tr></tbody></table></td> </tr><tr style=""><td height="28" style="line-height:28px;"> </td> </tr></tbody></table></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <h3 class="field__label">Tags</h3> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news-category/trades-group" hreflang="en">trades group</a></li> </ul> </div><section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> </section> Wed, 16 Oct 2019 09:46:13 +0000 gazza 8531 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk Scottish Government on product safety https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/scottish-government-product-safety <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Scottish Government on product safety</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">gazza</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 07/10/2019</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-subheader-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>“We are delighted that Scotland’s Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills, Jamie Hepburn MSP, supported our call for a central product recall database to be established as quickly as possible. And has committed to raising the issue with the UK Government.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <a class="image-popup overlayed" href="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/47685080_2056992070987691_2983111922469044224_o.jpg"><img src="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/fancyload/large/47685080_2056992070987691_2983111922469044224_o.png" width="750" height="499" alt="Electrical Safety First Register your electrical appliance" title="Electrical Safety First Register your electrical appliance" class="fancyload" data-src="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/47685080_2056992070987691_2983111922469044224_o.jpg?itok=3kEMQzky" style="background-color:#1989B9;" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <noscript> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/47685080_2056992070987691_2983111922469044224_o.jpg?itok=3kEMQzky" width="750" height="499" alt="Electrical Safety First Register your electrical appliance" title="Electrical Safety First Register your electrical appliance" /> </noscript> <span class="overlay"><i class="fa fa-plus"></i></span></a> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; line-height: 19.5px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Commenting on the recent debate on product safety and the Whirlpool recall in the Scottish Parliament, Wayne Mackay of leading consumer protection charity, Electrical Safety First, said:</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; line-height: 19.5px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">“We are delighted that Scotland’s Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills, Jamie Hepburn MSP, supported our call for a central product recall database to be established as quickly as possible. And has committed to raising the issue with the UK Government.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; line-height: 19.5px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; line-height: 19.5px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Electricity is responsible for almost three quarters of fires each year in Scottish homes – most of which arise from electrical products.  Yet despite our repeated calls, there is still no one-stop-shop for consumers to find out about potentially lethal recalled electrical products.”</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; line-height: 19.5px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; line-height: 19.5px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">The power to regulate consumer protection is held by Westminster and in 2015, the UK Government established the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS), which is co-ordinating the Whirlpool recall. However, Electrical Safety First believes the Scottish Government could use its new consumer advice and advocacy powers to tackle some of the major failings in the current recall system. In particular, the low – just 10-20% - success rate of recalled products.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; line-height: 19.5px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; line-height: 19.5px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">“Many electrical products are recalled because they can lead to fire or electric shock – presenting a serious threat to life and property”, adds Wayne. “And with the low success rate of recalls, there could potentially be thousands of such items still in Scottish homes.  A central database - which has been promised by the OPSS - where consumers could readily check if their items have been recalled, is a 21<sup>st</sup><span> </span>Century safety fundamental.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; line-height: 19.5px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; line-height: 19.5px;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 24px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">However, with just a third of Scottish consumers registering their electrical products – which would allow manufacturers and retailers to contact them in the event of a recall – more needs to be done to encourage product registration. So we were extremely pleased that a number of MSPs taking part in the debate also lent their support to our forthcoming campaign on this issue.”</span></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <h3 class="field__label">Tags</h3> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news-category/electrical-safety-council-product-safety" hreflang="en">electrical safety council, Product Safety</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/product-safety" hreflang="en">product safety</a></li> </ul> </div><section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> </section> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news-category/product-safety" hreflang="en">product safety</a></li> </ul> </div> Mon, 07 Oct 2019 07:06:42 +0000 gazza 8530 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk Phil Buckle Retires from Electrical Safety First https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/phil-buckle-retires-electrical-safety-first <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Phil Buckle Retires from Electrical Safety First</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">gazza</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sat, 05/10/2019</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-subheader-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Phil Buckle has retired from his position of Chief Executive of leading UK charity, Electrical Safety First. Phil, who has led the charity for over ten years, has seen it grow from a niche organisation into one of the UK’s leading consumer protection bodies.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <a class="image-popup overlayed" href="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/Phil-Buckle.jpg"><img src="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/fancyload/large/Phil-Buckle.png" width="750" height="499" alt="Phil Buckle" title="Phil Buckle" class="fancyload" data-src="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Phil-Buckle.jpg?itok=MGDgsxL-" style="background-color:#C4B0A0;" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <noscript> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Phil-Buckle.jpg?itok=MGDgsxL-" width="750" height="499" alt="Phil Buckle" title="Phil Buckle" /> </noscript> <span class="overlay"><i class="fa fa-plus"></i></span></a> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="MsoNormal" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10pt; padding: 0px 0px 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); line-height: 19.5px;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Phil Buckle has retired from his position of Chief Executive of leading UK charity, Electrical Safety First. Phil, who has led the charity for over ten years, has seen it grow from a niche organisation into one of the UK’s leading consumer protection bodies.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10pt; padding: 0px 0px 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); line-height: 19.5px;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">“I am, of course, sad to depart from the organisation but I leave with great satisfaction at what has been achieved”, says Phil. “And I would like to thank my colleagues for their dedication and support in helping to make the charity what it is today – a key player in UK consumer protection.”</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10pt; padding: 0px 0px 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); line-height: 19.5px;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">During his tenure, Phil has overseen the charity extend its influence into Government policy; establish a major product safety conference; and create a series of campaigns placing product safety firmly on the media and political agenda.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10pt; padding: 0px 0px 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); line-height: 19.5px;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">“<span style="box-sizing: border-box; background: white;">We would all like to thank Phil for his hard work and dedication over the last decade”, adds Chair of Electrical Safety First’s Board, Alison Parkes. “Phil has been in the role of Chief Executive at the Charity during a period of intense change – yet one in which the organisation has always ‘punched above its weight. He is leaving the organisation with a recognised reputation in the field of electrical and consumer safety.”</span></span></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <h3 class="field__label">Tags</h3> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news-category/phil-buckle" hreflang="en">Phil Buckle</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/electrical-safety-first" hreflang="en">Electrical Safety First</a></li> </ul> </div><section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> </section> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news-category/electrical-safety-first" hreflang="en">Electrical Safety First</a></li> </ul> </div> Sat, 05 Oct 2019 11:42:19 +0000 gazza 8528 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk NICEIC contractor helps out on love your garden https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/news/niceic-contractor-helps-out-love-your-garden <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">NICEIC contractor helps out on love your garden</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">gazza</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 02/09/2019</span> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <img src="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/fancyload/large/Dale20Montague20Electrical20Ltd20Staff.png" width="750" height="499" alt="" class="fancyload" data-src="https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Dale%20Montague%20Electrical%20Ltd%20Staff.png?itok=5riYjVYZ" style="background-color:#46403E;" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <noscript> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Dale%20Montague%20Electrical%20Ltd%20Staff.png?itok=5riYjVYZ" width="750" height="499" alt="" /> </noscript> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%"><span style="mso-bidi-font-size:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;Calibri">An NICEIC registered contractor came to the rescue recently to help out with a couple of projects for the hit TV show Love Your Garden. </span><span style="mso-bidi-font-size:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;Calibri">The producers of the show initially needed an electrical contractor to help with a garden revamp for an elderly war veteran in Derbyshire. <p></p></span><span style="mso-bidi-font-size:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;Calibri">Dale Montague Electrical Ltd, based in Chesterfield, answered the call and were only too happy to go out and get the job finished. They made such a good impression they were called back to help out with another project in Nottingham, this time helping a couple coping with a disability.<p></p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%"><span style="mso-bidi-font-size:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;Calibri">Managing Director Rebekah Tucker commented: “We get a few emergency calls but this one was a little bit different. It took us a bit by surprise, but when we found out more about what was involved we were only too happy to help out.”<p></p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%"><span style="mso-bidi-font-size:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;Calibri">Love Your Garden sees a team of experts transform gardens for people in need. It regularly attracts more than 4 million viewers and is the nation’s most watched gardening show.<p></p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%"><span style="mso-bidi-font-size:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;Calibri">The team from Dale Montague Electrical LTD were asked to provide power, sockets and lights to a new outbuilding on both builds, whist ensuring the work carried out by the entire team was done so safely and in accordance with the appropriate regulations. The work generally took one to two days to complete.<p></p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%"><span style="mso-bidi-font-size:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;Calibri">Managing Director and Head Electrician Dale Montague commented “The job itself was nothing too difficult, but obviously with the camera crew on site there did feel a bit of extra pressure to make sure it was all working ok. Thankfully it did.<p></p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%"><span style="mso-bidi-font-size:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;Calibri">“It was a real fun and interesting couple projects to be part of. It was good to be able to give something back to help out.”<p></p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%"><span style="mso-bidi-font-size:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;Calibri">Dale Montague Electrical Ltd<span style="color:red"> </span>are <span style="mso-no-proof:yes">NICEIC Approved</span> Contractors based in Chesterfield. They carry out a wide range of electrical services in the domestic, commercial, industrial and electrical vehicle charging sectors around the city and surrounding areas.<p></p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%"><span style="mso-bidi-font-size:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;12.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&lt;br /&gt;&#10;Calibri">The company was set up by Dale and Rebekah four years ago and now employs five people. Dale added: “It was great for a small business like ours to be given this fantastic opportunity.”<p></p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;&lt;br /&gt;&#10;mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri">The new series of Love Your garden started on ITV on August 27<sup>th</sup> and runs for 10 episodes.<p></p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">NICEIC worked with the producers of the show to provide registered electrical contractors for each project across the UK.<p></p></span></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-news-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <h3 class="field__label">News Categories</h3> <ul class='links field__items'> <li><a href="/news-category/niceic" hreflang="en">NICEIC</a></li> <li><a href="/news-category/love-your-garden" hreflang="en">love your garden</a></li> </ul> </div> Mon, 02 Sep 2019 13:50:32 +0000 gazza 8515 at https://www.mylocalelectrician.uk