WIN a FORD Transit custom van with AIRFLOW

airflow competition

Airflow Developments has launched a major new rewards scheme for installers, electrical contractors and trade professionals who purchase a QuietAir fan in 2017. Inside every reward branded QuietAir box, participants can find a scratch card with a unique eight-digit code to register for points at Points can be accrued and exchanged for e-gift vouchers for over 150 leading retailers. Also when participants redeem enough points during the year they will be automatically entered into a prize draw to win a new Ford Transit Custom van worth over £18,000.

Seeking a new challenge? Hungry for motivation? Keen to secure a permanent job?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an PTS Electrician to join a highly reputable UK leading company, delivering power and electrification projects. This is a fresh, new exciting role with the opportunity to become part of a fantastic and prestigious project. As well as developing experience and opportunities within the rail industry.


Location Aldershot/London
Salary up to £ £25,814 - £28,168  
Date Posted 20th Jan 2017
Our Ref TUSP/2106

Seeking a new challenge? Hungry for motivation? Keen to secure a permanent job?

Setting the standard in cable safety and efficacy for public buildings

When it comes to the materials used in public buildings, such as hospitals, schools and hotels we expect that all measures are taken in order to prioritise and protect public safety. 

These materials also need to stand up to the test when something goes wrong. For example, if there were a fire in the building we would expect the materials to perform and resist the fire, and would think everything possible has been done to ensure only the best materials were in place. 

Green Dream: The Photovoltaic Market in 2017


Breaking all the records, 2016 became the hottest year in modern temperature monitoring according to NASA. Such alarming observation needs to be taken very seriously.

Our Environment at Risk 

According to Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, “90% of the warning signal in 2016 was due to rising greenhouse gas emissions.” And for him, the upcoming year shouldn’t be any different.

NET to run electrical industry skills competition

NET will run the 2017 SkillELECTRIC competition.  

The industry charity will organise the regional heats of the competition, co-ordinate the judging panel and liaise with the competition’s supporters and other sponsors.  

Once the regional heats of SkillELECTRIC have been completed, NET will work with WorldSkills UK to deliver the national final at the Skills Show in Birmingham, where eight candidates from the regional heats will battle it out for the competition’s gold medal.  

Retailers to experience new smart IoT lighting at EuroShop as Aurora Lighting plans to unveil new platform

Aurora Lighting

Global lighting and technology business Aurora Lighting is set to make a significant impact at EuroShop, the world’s number one retail trade fair taking place from 5 – 9 March, 2017. For the first time, retailers will have the opportunity to experience the benefits of IoT lighting with an exclusive preview of Aurora’s new connected IoT platform, AXiO, which incorporates Gooee technology.

Major new fire and security apprenticeship launches

apprenticeship launches

Industry unites to announce start of new trailblazer apprenticeship standard

The fire, emergency and security systems apprenticeship trailblazer has officially launched this week during a major industry event held at the UBM offices in London. The majority of candidates are now expected to formally start their apprenticeship in September this year.

The event was jointly organised by the apprenticeship employers group, alongside the Fire and Security Association (FSA), the Fire Industry Association (FIA) and the British Security Industry Association (BSIA).

Plugging in to modular buildings – lighting controls in the education sector


As a growing population puts further strain on the demand for public services and school places, local authorities are turning to modular buildings to construct lower carbon buildings more quickly. These buildings, which are typically manufacturedoffsite and pieced together, demand an alternative approach when it comes to lighting control solutions. Martyn Frear, Business Development Manager at CP Electronics looks at key drivers behind the modular building boom and what this means for the lighting control industry.

Modular buildings…a viable option?

5 Ways Your Business Can Benefit from Using Second Hand Equipment

Second Hand Equipment

Alex Dalton, Managing Director of woodworking machinery specialists Daltons Wadkin, looks at five reasons why businesses may benefit for using second hand equipment.

For many businesses, the equipment they use and the office-ware they purchase can be as much a part of their brand, as the services they offer. It serves as the first impression for potential clients, the working environment for their employees, and the assets they will invest in to predict the future of their company.

HobSafe helps to avoid costly mistakes

Leaving a hob switched on can prove very costly! 

At best, a waste of energy, at worst, the unthinkable! But, in between, consider the inconvenience and time wasted for fire crews when an alarm is raised in non-emergency situations. This happens with monotonous regularity. Some fire services now charge for unnecessary call outs, particularly if they occur regularly. Not only is this costly but can also compromise ‘real’ emergencies.

Cookers left on is one of the most common causes of fire and a major problem for the fire service. 

HobSafe, is a timer that prevents hobs being left on should the cook be distracted. The simple to use, easy to install device switches the hob off after a predetermined time, ensuring the kitchen is left safe.

Electricians to Plumbers – the best cities for building a career in the trades

Electricians to Plumbers – the best cities for building a career in the trades

A new study from IronmongeryDirect finds that Brighton is the best city to start a construction, carpentry or gardening career – but plumbers and electricians might be better off elsewhere.
If your dream is to build your own UK construction company, or if you’re a carpenter who’d like to up sticks and move elsewhere, now you have the right tool for the job. With 25 new trade startups opening their doors every day, architectural ironmongery suppliers, IronmongeryDirect have produced a tool for exploring the best UK cities to be a tradesman based on local trade company competition, advertising costs, start-up survival rate, among others.

Get the Friday Night Fever at powerBall 2017

Get the Friday Night Fever at powerBall 2017

Save the date- powerBall 2017 is back for another extraordinary night which will recapture the 70s classics and get everyone in the spirit of Friday Night Fever.


This year’s powerBall promises to be the most colourful and unforgettable experience which will get your feet moving all night long to its 70’s disco theme of Friday Night Fever. In 30 mood-shifting, tempo-changing minutes, powerBall 2017 will bring New York City to life in a dance explosion of hot-stepping, glitter ball spinning action.


V-ZUG launches Combi-Steam MSLQ oven

Combi-Steam MSLQ oven

Many of us want to lead healthy lifestyles, but often find our hectic lives can make it difficult to do so. By combining the speed of a microwave with the benefits of cooking with steam, homeowners can now combine both technologies in one appliance. Therefore, as a leader and pioneer in combi-steam technologies; we’ve been determined to create solutions that answer this need.  Our new Combi-Steam MSLQ oven does just this as it helps people to cook healthy meals, yet quickly and easily.  It is time saving as the microwave function knock off a third of cooking times, plus it has 65 pre-set inspiring recipes.  Whilst being time saving, it’s also proven to preserve essential nutrients by tests carried out by the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, so there’s no compromise.