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.

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The new from Olson Electronics.

Olson Electronics have recently released their new website to enable purchasing of their products online for the very first time.

The website is a significant improvement from their previous version and has been released in-line with their 55-years of British manufacturing celebration. With Olson being the market leader of PDUs and highly regarded within the industry, I can already see this will be welcomed by all of Olson’s current and future customers.

Not only is the new site much more aesthetically pleasing with a modern look, it also features an integrated easy navigation system to enable their customers to quickly find the product they need.

In the Spotlight – Local Staffordshire wholesaler wins national award

Sole branch

Cannock-based wholesaler G2 Electrical Limited has been named Best Wholesaler Sole Branch 2017 at the national Electrical Wholesaler Awards.

It was the first time independent electrical wholesaler G2 had entered the awards, and voters highlighted the level of service received as the primary reason for supporting the firm.

In the dual-criteria system, judges said they were ‘very impressed’ with the testimonials and how G2 has embraced modern technology to enhancing the business.

Winners were decided on a two-part arbitrating criteria consisting of a judging panel of industry professionals coupled with customer and supplier voting.

R&B Star celebrates at the 2017 Electrical Wholesaler Awards

R&B Star

R&B Star an independent and family run electrical wholesaler based in Kent and London are celebrating success, their Chairman Bob Robertson received the prestigious ‘Lifetime Contribution Award’ at this year’s Electrical Wholesaler Awards 2017.

This year’s awards evening saw the electrical industry’s crème de la crème come together at the Lancaster Hotel in London on May 18th.

The evening provided a very proud moment for Andrew when his father Bob Robertson was awarded with the 'Lifetime Contribution' award for his outstanding service and dedication to the industry over the last 42 years. The award was presented by Margaret Fitzsimons the EDA Director.

Phone Activated Electronics

Phone Activated Electronics

GSM Activate are a manufacturing company specialising in electronics utilising GSM technology for Home Automation, Security & Fire and Access Control applications. Our off the shelf products are all fully designed and manufactured in the UK, and by buying direct from us we can provide the best prices on GSM Auto diallers, GSM Intercoms and Gate Automation, GSM Alarms and GSM Switching equipment. We are a small and relatively young company, but have vast experience in electronics and use the latest technology such as 3G capable modules and GPS tracking. We pride ourselves on the level of support we offer our customers , and provide technical backup 7 days a week if required.
Some typical Examples of applications where our products can be used are;

FIREX International and Autonomous FM add another phenomenal inspirational speaker to the 2017 June Keynote programme

FIREX International and Autonomous FM add another phenomenal inspirational speaker to the 2017 June Keynote programme

London, 17th May 2017:  Following the announcement last month of FIREX International’s best ever keynotes; rock star physicist Professor Brian Cox OBE; double Olympic gold medallist, Dame Kelly Holmes; and Falklands War veteran, Simon Weston OBE, FIREX International and Autonomous FM are thrilled to reveal a fourth inspirational speaker for this year’s event. Nigel Owens MBE, acknowledged as the best referee in rugby union, will join these phenomenal speakers on stage to discuss operating at peak performance and making tough decisions.

INEQUALITY STREET - which Scottish homes are more at risk?

(A leading safety charity thinks you might be surprised).

Did you know you could be safer living in Scotland’s Private Rented Sector (PRS) than in social housing – or even in your own home?

Electricity is the number one cause of fires in Scottish homes but the law provides varying levels of protection for those living in different housing tenures. So, leading safety charity, Electrical Safety First, is calling on the Scottish Government to ensure that everyone – no matter where they live – are protected from electrical accidents

Lantei Compliance Services to support businesses by hosting electrical safety seminars near you


Nationwide electrical testing company, Lantei, have announced the return of their best practice, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accredited electrical safety seminars which are going to be bigger and better than ever before.

From previous successful seminars, Lantei are broadening their horizons by focusing increasingly on the seminars. The seminars aim to educate Duty Holders about the latest legislation and news within the electrical industry. They will support the delegates with their responsibilities by explaining how they can keep their workplaces safe and compliant.

Things electricians will want know about Haley Cable Tray Brackets


Haley Products make brackets for supporting tray and basket fixed to walls, ceilings, under floors and suspension from threaded rod and suspension wire products.

Fixing Cable Basket and Cable Tray to walls

Fixing Cable Basket and Cable Tray to ceilings

Under floor support brackets (These brackets are also used as standoff brackets) Suspension of tray or basket

£500 Holiday Winner!

Adam Garner of Dodd Group was the lucky winner in SWA’s national Tauras Challenge.

Hundreds of installers from all over the UK were challenged to see how quickly they could install SWA’s Tauras Cable Gland Kit against a conventional SWA Gland Pack.

Pictured is SWA’s regional engineer Mike Allen (left) presenting Adam with his £500 worth of holiday vouchers.

SWA’s Marketing Manager, Colin Fletcher, said: “Congratulations to Adam. His winning time of 24.4 seconds proves that Tauras Cable Gland Kits will save busy contractors time & money”.

Tamlite Lighting's new xcite range offers British design excellence at an affordable price

Tamlite Lighting's new xcite range offers British design excellence at an affordable price

Tamlite Lighting, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and designers of lighting, has created xcite; a new, affordable range of LED lighting products.
Unlike many other LEDs on the market, the xcite range offers quality, safety, performance and reliability at a competitive price, in keeping with Tamlite’s commitment to product excellence.
xcite: the perfect cross market solution
xcite enables installers and end-users to make simple and quick choices on product selection for a wide range of installations including offices, schools, factories and residential buildings, all backed by the strength and assurance of one of the UK’s largest and most experienced lighting companies.

Common causes of lift electrical failure

~ Expert recounts instances of elevator electrical problems ~

A passenger lift is essentially a small, metal box with limited airflow, suspended many meters in the air by nothing more than a hoist. When you think of it like that, it is hardly surprising that so many of us harbour phobias of elevators. One of the most pressing threats is from electrical faults. In 2007, Liftstore Ltd’s Gary Morgan recalled some instances of electrical interference in elevator systems, highlighting issues that are still prevalent in many systems to this day.

Commitment to quality assurance secures important inaugural LIA award for Tamlite Lighting

Tamlite Lighting

UK lighting manufacturer Tamlite Lighting has been recognised for its commitment to best practice, excellence and quality assurance by the Lighting Industry Association’s Quality Assurance (LIAQA) Award. Tamlite is the first company to be bestowed this prestigious annual award.


Tamlite’s win was announced at the LIA’s annual luncheon in London – an event which brings together respected industry figures to celebrate the growth and successes of the lighting sector. 

The award acknowledges Tamlite’s exceptional support of the LIAQA scheme, a highly robust quality management system that is regarded as a mark of confidence across the industry.