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NAPIT EXPO Announces Full Technical Line-up

NAPIT EXPO

NAPIT EXPO 2017 kicks off on 7th September in Bristol and has announced a line-up of technical presentations which cannot be missed! 

 

NAPIT will be visiting four major locations in the UK this year with NAPIT EXPO. The EXPO brings tradespeople from all across the UK a day packed full of technical knowledge, industry updates and an exhibition full of the latest products and services useful for their business.

 

Starting the events at Bristol Premier Training Academy, visitors have the option to attend one of two sessions on the day. The afternoon session, which takes place from 12-4pm, or the evening session which takes place from 4-8pm. Visitors can choose which time suits them best to attend so they can fit the EXPO around their working schedules.

IRWIN tools says thanks to tradespeople up and down the country

IRWIN Tools, a leading manufacturer in hand tools and power tools accessories, is celebrating the UK and Ireland’s trade professionals with the return of its National Trade Appreciation Day.

For the seventh year, IRWIN Tools is bringing back its National Trade Appreciation Day to salute the country’s real working hands, and inspire the nation to show more gratitude for our skilled workers.

On Friday 15th September, IRWIN Tools is encouraging people all across the UK to join in and celebrate the trade, even if it’s just with a simple ‘thanks’ to a trade professional.

Industry leaders back new tradespeople comparison service

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HaMuch, a new, pioneering comparison service for tradespeople, has partnered with a group of industry’s leading companies as it prepares its official launch.

The London-headquartered company has received support from 11 manufacturers and companies, which serve the various trades, including Grundfos, Danfoss, Fernox, Franke, Polypipe and WAGO.

Representatives from HaMuch, as well as a number of its partners, gathered at Grundfos’ Leighton Buzzard head office for a pre-launch event for HaMuch’s sponsors, as well as an introduction to the service.

HaMuch is set to be launched throughout the UK to the general public in October.

Get up to speed with the 18th Edition

 

Free webinar for all electrical contractors

 

With just one year to go until the introduction of the 18th Edition NICEC and ELECSA will be giving contractors a preview of what to expect in the latest edition of its live webinar – The Wire!

Industry experts Darren Staniforth and Alan Wells will be discussing the proposals and urging contractors to have their say on the draft for public comment – which is out now until August 23.

They will also be providing an overview of the latest industry news and answering any questions contractors might have.

The next edition of The Wire will be broadcast live on Thursday 6 July at 9am - 10am.

Thousands gain exclusive insight into 18th edition at CEF Live

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Around 3,000 visitors attended this year’s CEF LIVE event – the bi-annual electrical tradeshow hosted by the UK’s expert supplier of electrical products and services, CEF. Held at the NEC Arena on 8th and 9th June, the two-day exhibition featured exclusive insight into the much anticipated 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations.

CEF raising the roof for the Electrical Industries Charity

CEF raising the roof for the Electrical Industries Charity

City Electrical Factors (CEF) is set to Raise the Roof for the Dickinson family as part of the Electrical Industries Charity’s Challenge for a Cause campaign at CEF LIVE 2017.

 

Back by popular demand, CEF LIVE returns to Birmingham’s NEC Arena on the 8th - 9th June, 2017. Hosted by CEF, the UK’s expert supplier of electrical products and services, this year’s event runs across two days and will feature industry leading brands, exclusive on-the-day offers and vital information about upcoming industry changes. 

 

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.

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

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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.

 

NAPIT EXPO is Back and Bigger than Ever

NAPIT EXPO is Back and Bigger than Ever

NAPIT EXPO is back and bigger than ever for 2017.
 
The NAPIT EXPO team will be putting on their biggest show yet at four major locations in the UK, with a line-up of technical presentations set to impress!
 
The free-to-attend exhibition will take place all-day from 12-8pm. At each event there will be two seminar sessions running for three hours. Each session will be the same to allow working tradespeople to have the option of which sessions suites them the best to attend.
 

IFSEC and FIREX International announce keynotes for 2017; Professor Brian Cox OBE, Dame Kelly Holmes and Simon Weston OBE

London, 3rd April 2017:  IFSEC and FIREX International, organised by UBM EMEA, is thrilled to announce its best ever inspirational speaker line-up. Rock star physicist Professor Brian Cox OBE; double Olympic gold medallist, Dame Kelly Holmes; and Falklands War veteran, Simon Weston OBE. Taking place as part of the Protection and Management Series 2017, Europe’s leading events for security, fire, safety, workwear, facilities and service management, at London’s ExCeL from 20-22 June 2017, these three keynotes will support over 84 hours of security and fire safety content.

Trace Software International to Present its New Software elec calc BIM During BIM World

Trace Software International, leading company in the creation of design software for industrial installations, will introduce its new CAD software elec calc BIM at the BIM World event on March 29-30, 2017 in Paris.

BARCELONA, Spain (March 21st, 2017) - During this major building and construction industry trade fair, Trace Software International is set to present its highly-anticipated new calculation software: elec calc BIM.

HUBER+SUHNER set to make its mark at electronica China with the latest connectivity solutions for industrial, communication and transportation markets

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HUBER+SUHNER will display a wide variety of technologies and solutions for the industrial, communications and transportation markets at electronica China 2017.

Among these products will be the SUCOFLEX 500 family of test assemblies, which hold unique measurement stability, extreme flexibility and usability, and have zero spring back, guaranteeing the most accurate and reliable performance in test and measurement environments.

Other HUBER+SUHNER technologies on show include the Q-ODC-12/24 fiber optic connectors – the smallest and most robust in their class – and the RADOX automotive battery cables. Industrial control and signal cables, radio frequency and microwave antennas, and optic fiber patch panels will also be shown at the HUBER+SUHNER booth.

Energy Storage Innovations Europe 2017

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The field of battery energy storage is set to grow significantly over the coming years. The question that incumbents, raw materials suppliers, end users, and innovators are all asking themselves is whether Li-ion batteries (LIB) will keep the lion’s share of the market, or whether disruptive innovation will drive technology diversification according to applications. Electric vehicles, consumer electronics, and renewable energy sources differ significantly from one another when it comes to which battery should power them or store the energy they generate. Companies like Tesla are betting on a one-size-fits-all approach, with a defined cell chemistry that is applied across their entire product portfolio.

Making informed business decisions

Making informed business decisions

David Allen, director of School Biz Ltd and fellow of the National Association of School Business Management (NASBM), gives us an insight into his presentation at Bett Academies (NEC, Birmingham) at 4:05 on Thursday 16 March

 

The role of the business manager has never been more critical. We’ve certainly seen this vital element within the school structure evolve over the past few years, in terms of both the people doing it and the responsibilities they hold.

 

powerBall 2017 - Friday Night Fever

powerBall 2017 - Friday Night Fever

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.

 

Gooee powers Aurora Lighting's new Smart Lighting platform

IoT start-up Gooee is attending EuroShop, the largest retail exhibition in Europe, where delegates, visitors and exhibitors are able to experience its ‘full-stack’ IoT ecosystem as the first manufacturer previews a Gooee-powered IoT platform for lighting.

Aurora Lighting (Hall 9 Stand 40) is demonstrating AXiO for the first time at EuroShop. By using Gooee’s technology to connect to the IoT, AXiO is set to significantly enhance retailers’ business intelligence and therefore revenues, providing real-time data on a specific environment via lighting.

Explosive Talks at HazardEx 2017

CMP

CMP Products, a leading manufacturer of cable glands and cable cleats, has been selected to present to an audience of more than 100 electrical and process safety experts at next month’s Hazardex conference in Cheshire (UK).

The presentation by Technical Compliance Manager, David O’Brien, will explore the significant update to electrical installation standard IEC 60079-14, in edition 5.0, and the BSI Standards Committee’s response to this.

Jobs for the Girls campaign nominated for award

Jobs for the Girls

NICEIC’s Jobs for the Girls campaign is up for a gong at this year’s Women in Construction awards. The campaign has been shortlisted for the best staff training and development award at the ceremony which takes place in Manchester on March 1. NICEIC CEO Emma Clancy commented: “Although more women are now choosing to take up a career in the trades, the numbers are still painfully low."

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.