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?

Cable Services Group installs defibrillators at all its branches

Cable Services are the UK’s number one specialist electrical equipment and component distributor. We supply a wide range of cable and cable accessories to the domestic housing, commercial and industrial sectors from our UK locations based in Wrexham, Liverpool, Stone, Swindon and Glasgow.

We are delighted to announce that we have now installed Defibrillators at all our sites and have notified all local businesses that these Defibrillators are available to them should they have an emergency.

We have informed all local businesses of the location and have added a map so they are clear to where each defib is situated at each site.

Trace Software International Releases elec calc™ 2017


Trace Software International introduces its new electrical design software to the public.

World leading company specialized in the development of software and services dedicated to the industrial engineering, Trace Software International has released last week its new electrical design software: elec calc™ 2017.

Launched in 1987, Trace Software International has developed throughout the years a unique and extensive expertise in the design of electrical installations. Major actor in the engineering sector, Trace Software International enjoys now a strong worldwide presence thanks to its multiple offices in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

“Just draw, and it’s calculated!”

The art of energy saving

Stuart Clegg, commercial director for Powerstar

One of the UK’s leading energy storage and voltage optimisation brands, Powerstar, is likely to save mac Birmingham up to 9% on its annual electricity consumption. 

The successful installation of a Powerstar voltage optimisation solution is part of ‘Sustainable mac’, a strategy which aims to reduce the venue’s environmental impact. Previous environmentally friendly measures undertaken by the venue include the installation of a 9.9 kilowatt solar PV system and installing low energy hand dryers.

Powerstar voltage optimisation was specified as an energy saving solution that would assist the organisation in lowering carbon emissions and further increasing sustainability. 

One third of Scots have unused smartphones going to waste

smartphones going to waste

Scots are being called upon to declutter and help the environment by putting their unwanted tech to good use.

Nearly 60% [59%] of people in the UK say they have an electrical item at home that they don’t use anymore. In Scotland alone 32% say they have an old smartphone tucked away, while a quarter admit to hoarding a digital camera they no longer use and 19% say they still have a computer or laptop they don’t need.

Zero Waste Scotland is challenging people nationwide to get involved with its ‘Big Electric Amnesty’, as part of this year’s Pass it on Week (11-19 March 2017), by donating their unwanted electricals to others.

Save 75% on energy costs with SLG lighting

SLG lighting

A new LED lighting installation service from UK lighting supplier SLG Lighting is helping businesses across the UK to slash their energy and lighting maintenance costs – and become eco-friendly at the same time.

Under SLG Lighting’s Energy Saving Programme, businesses and public sector organisations can reduce their electricity expenditure by up to 75%, which can help to repay the installation costs in fewer than two years. 

Take control of your electrical business in 2017

tradesman with phone

Spreadsheets, whiteboards, job sheets, time cards, and piles of paperwork... They seem inevitable for the electrical business owner, whether you’re a sole trader or you manage several field engineers, administration staff and subcontractors.

If you rely on paper methods such as these to run your business, you might find you’re often lost in messy paperwork and working long hours. You might feel you’re ‘flying blind’, as you can’t easily see exactly where your business is making (or losing) money, and you can’t effectively manage your resources (your staff, stock and equipment).

You might find you want more control.

Acting on Instinct: Crabtree launches progressive wiring accessories range


Range includes over 300 new products designed for commercial installations

Crabtree, the UK-based wiring accessories company, has launched a new product range called Instinct. The range, specifically designed to improve the installation experience and aesthetics in commercial projects, contains over 300 products with new innovations and benefits within sockets, fuse connection units and data outlets.

Lighting Industry Association Trainers recognised by the Institute of Training and Occupational Learning

LIA Andy and Paul

The Lighting Industry Association’s (LIA) QA and Training Development Manager, Paul Sargent, and Andy Guest, LIA’s Membership Services Manager have both been recognised as qualified in Certificate Programme & Training Practices by The Institute of Training and Occupational Learning (ITOL).

ITOL is the UK’s elite professional body for trainers, learning and development professionals and has become recognised as the premier organisation for everyone involved in the world of training and development.

Ringing the CCT changes with LED


Alan Morton, Managing Director of Amitex LED, introduces the latest LED colour temperature changing technology.

A recent survey by workplace solutions provider Steelcase highlights the importance of lighting, and the ability to control it. It found that 32% of UK workers are unhappy with the light intensity at work. Only 21% of those surveyed said they could alter the lighting, yet the study showed that a lack of flexibility & control over their physical work environment meant a lack of engagement by workers, which translated into poor concentration and productivity.

Electrical power training specialist launches innovative new course

A new technical course has been launched to boost the skills of personnel working with high voltage electrical equipment, within the maritime industry.

Teesside-based electrical power training specialist, The Faraday Training Group has launched the Refresher in the Safe Operation of Offshore/Maritime High Voltage Power Systems course, in response to customer demand for refresher and reassessment courses for the maritime industry.

The aim of the course is to provide refresher training to electro-technical officers, senior engineers and other senior authorised personnel who are responsible for carrying out high voltage switching duties and the issuing safety documents associated with such work.

Electrical Training in 2017


Steve Willis Training Centres, offer a complete range of electrical training including short courses for electricians, training packages for new entrants to the industry and full Electrical Apprenticeships.

This March to coincide with National Apprenticeship Week we are holding Open Mornings for young people who are thinking about their futures. If you’re considering about taking on an apprentice, or if you know a young person who’s looking to start their career as an electrician - this is the perfect opportunity to come and see what we have to offer. There will be tours of the centres including the workshops and classrooms, and the chance to find out all about an apprenticeship from course trainers and our current apprentices.

LIA Awarded Best Construction Industry Trade Association - UK

The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) have received the award for Best Construction Industry Trade Association – UK, in the 2016 Facilities Management Awards, organised by Build Magazine.

These prestigious awards are in their third year and recognises those hidden heroes within Facilities Management. Covering all aspects from the larger companies to individual consultants; from construction to transport; and engineering to hospitality and hotels, plus much more.

All winners are nominated for the award and these nominees’ accomplishments for the past year areexamined by the Build Magazine team to decide the final Winners.