Electricbase gives away trip to Vegas


Whitstable developer George Wilson has won a trip to Las Vegas after entering a competition with electrical wholesaler Electricbase.

He was entered into the ‘Watt’s Up’ prize draw after spending more than £100 on his first order with Electricbase, the electrical and lighting specialist within builders’ merchant Buildbase. 

Mr Wilson was up against thousands of tradespeople across the UK, who flocked to branches to win on-the-spot prize as well as to be in with a chance of taking the ultimate prize, a trip for two to Las Vegas.

He said: “I was shell shocked to hear I’d won. I’ve never been to America in my life. I’m a boxing fan, so I hope to see one of the big fights.”

Young electricians wanted for industry skills competition

Young electricians wanted for industry skills competition

SkillELECTRIC organiser NET is calling on electrical business owners and managers to put their best young electricians forward for the 2017 competition. 

The window to enter SkillELECTRIC runs from March 1st to April 7th, and NET is looking for employers of final year apprentices or newly qualified electricians who think they are ready to compete against the best in their region. 

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.  

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.

Could you be crowned the dragon boat champion of 2017?

Dragon Boat 2017

The Electrical Industries Charity is delighted to announce the launch of its 2017 Dragon Boat event which will see industry teams pit their wits against each other to win the coveted Dragon Boat 2017 trophy. 

Taking place on Saturday 06 May at Peterborough Rowing Lake, Dragon Boat 2017 promises to be a fun filled event for the whole family with teams of 9 to 11 taking to the water, paddling to the beat of the drum.

An ancient Chinese tradition, dragon boat racing is one of the fastest growing water activities in Britain – and one of the most fun. So if you think you have what it takes to challenge the dragon sign up now.   

Win a labelling kit for electricians

Brother PT-E550WSP Labelling Kit

Competitions now closed

The Brother PT-E550WSP Labelling Kit is an all-inclusive, portable labelling solution for electricians, providing everything you need to leave the mark of a smart professional.

The exclusive kit has been developed around Brother’s flagship PT-E550W label printer and includes a protective case, charger, rechargeable battery, plus four packs of durable tapes, worth £289.*

Grants up to £10,000 offered to help spread knowledge of smart meters



NEW grants of up to £10,000 are being offered to community groups across Britain to help spread understanding about the introduction of energy smart meters.

A major fund has been launched which offers the cash to non-profit organisations which can help explain the smart meter rollout to vulnerable and difficult to reach groups. Every home in the country is to be offered a smart meter free of charge by 2020. They tell customer exactly how much gas and electricity they are using, in pounds and pence.

Raise your glasses this Father’s Day with Haier’s WS50GDBI Wine Cellar


With Father’s Day just around the corner, Haier would like to raise a glass to dads all over the UK with their special promotional offer on the WS50GDBI, a new and improved free standing wine cooler for all wine lovers. Equipped with an electronic control panel and LED interior lighting, the WS50GDBI has ‘zero-noise’, ‘zero vibration’, and ‘zero fluctuation of temperature’ functionalities which highlight Haier’s keen focus on product innovation.

Win a Bosch Wireless Charging System Kit - Competition Now Closed

For a chance to win a Bosch Wireless Charging System Kit tell us which power tool our resident electrician is reviewing in the article below. Send your answers to by the closing date of 28th November 2015

ETM’s Resident Electrician reviews Bosch’s New Wireless Charging Kit

When using a cordless drill as an electrician the main thing I'm looking for is torque. I want to be able to drill through brick, instead going through the pain of changing over half way through a job to a more trusty corded drill. That's not the case with Bosch wireless drill as it has the torque to do everything required, of course depending on you using a decent masonry drill bit.