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.

Create More Business Opportunities with NAPIT Mobile

Napit Moblie

NAPIT is delighted to announce a brand-new app, NAPIT Mobile, which is specifically designed for NAPIT members to certify their work on the move on mobile and tablet. 

Similar to one of NAPIT’s other software applications, NAPIT Desktop for Windows, NAPIT Mobile has been created to offer the application as a mobile app. 

The mobile app is packed with features allowing NAPIT members to create certificates with the tap of a button.

Some of the new features within the new NAPIT Mobile app enable users to draw their own signature directly into the app and email their certificates directly to their customers.

New course launched to up-skill electrical technicians in response to industry demand

A new course has been launched to enhance the skills of those who work within the electrical sector, in response to the growing demand for multi-skilled electrical technicians.

Teesside-based electrical power training specialist, The Faraday Training Group has launched Up-Skilling, a new course which has been established to up-skill mechanical and non-electrical technicians to the point that they are electrically competent and have the skills required to install, maintain and operate low voltage electrical equipment.

True value engineering

Meter Board

Taking a truly value engineered approach can help deliver long-term benefits, not just short-term cost reduction, when specifying building technologies such as lighting controls and energy metering and monitoring. Ian Smith, Marketing and Support Services Manager from Hager explains more.

Value engineering in its widest sense concerns problem solving and identifying and eliminating unwanted costs, while improving functionality and quality. In essence, it aims to increase the value of product solutions and satisfy performance requirements at the lowest possible cost.

Periodic maintenance of stored electric motors

For a number of different reasons, electric motors can be placed into storage. However, issues can arise while it’s out of service, which could lead to increased costs and time loss in the future.

Periodic maintenance is equally as important as storage preparation. In this article, Houghton International — a global motor rewind specialist — explains the periodic maintenance you need to carry out while your electric motor is stored.

• Every month — Monitor your motor on a monthly basis for signs of moisture, oxidation or contaminants. If contaminants are found, the oil should be replaced.

CMD limited debuts new line-up of office products

Chip products

Offers Designers, Managers and Contractors Quick-Install Solutions to Integrate Power, Technology with Furniture

CMD Limited, the leading maker of custom commercial electrical power solutions since 1984, announced today the launch of its newest office product portfolio full of solutions for designers, managers and contractors to quickly, easily and attractively run power and technology with office furniture. CMD was acquired in January by IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. of Sycamore, Illinois, United States. IDEAL® is a world leader in electrical power control and management. Its core business, wire connectors, are found in virtually any light switch or junction box in North America and around the world.

Why the 2018 halogen ban is brilliant news for everyone

Commercial Property

When halogen bulbs are finally banned across the EU in September 2018, V-TAC – the leading LED lighting company – explains why we should be celebrating the end of unnecessarily high lighting bills, inefficient technology and a massive 15.2 million tonne reduction in Europe’s carbon footprint by 2025.   

Replacing them with more efficient and longer-lasting LED alternatives will cost consumers more than £1 billion* before 1st September, 2018, when the EU halogen ban takes effect.

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.

Training installers for twenty years

Triton, The Great British Shower Company, is set to celebrate twenty years of providing complimentary product training for installers in 2017. 

Since courses first started running at the manufacturer’s Nuneaton based headquarters in 1997, the business has seen thousands of plumbing engineers pass through its doors to perfect their skills and learn how to fit some of the nation’s best-selling mixer and electric showers. 

With practical hands-on sessions proving popular as ever, Triton will continue to offer a series of two day courses over the next twelve months which will be professionally delivered without any cost to the tradespeople attending. 

Poole businessman in 82-mile Purbeck ‘brutal event’ for Motor Neurone Disease

Gary Fisher, managing director of Dorset firm GF Electrical

Gary Fisher, managing director of Dorset firm GF Electrical has set his sights on completing ‘The Oner’ on Saturday April 8, a self-proclaimed ‘brutal event’ to raise funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.  

Gary was inspired to push himself to the limits and raise awareness for the charity when he heard of local estate agent Danny Fudge-Harman’s diagnosis with the disease.

Gary commented: “I like a challenge and I’ve completed a number of triathlons and extreme events over the years, but on hearing of Danny’s diagnosis it knocked me for six - so I decided to put my fitness and midlife crisis to good use and raise as much awareness and funds as possible for the charity.”

Five Rules of Successful Product Development

Guttridge products

Doug Anderson, Sales and Marketing Manager at Guttridge, offers some top tips when it comes to developing a product. Guttridge produce and provide high quality bulk material handling solutions worldwide.

When developing a new product, whether a heavy-duty piece of kit or a simple lightweight maintenance tool, there are several key rules you should stick by to make your industry contribution worthwhile. 

Evaluate the Safety 

Olympia Tools unveils new website

Olympia Tools new website

Olympia Tools, the UK-based distributor and exporter of hand tools and workwear, has revamped its online presence.

The company's new website - - makes it easier to understand the sheer breadth of products available from the business.

These products include the Roughneck® brand of premium quality, professional tools.

Olympia Tools also offers products under a number of other brands such as Gorilla Bars®, the Wood Grenade® and the MUTT® (Multi Use Tough Tool).

Hughes In Dereham Comes To Rescue Of Local Primary School

Hughes In Dereham Comes To Rescue Of Local Primary School

Hughes Electrical in Dereham came to the rescue of a local primary school when it was having problems with its own bake off!

The two ovens in the food technology room at Mattishall Primary School started to cause problems with food being either half cooked or not cooked at all - so teacher Claire Findlay put out an SOS to local firms which was immediately answered by Hughes.


"At the school we deem cooking to be an essential part of our curriculum as it has so much to offer children: measuring, speaking & listening, sharing, working together and reading recipes to name a few of the life skills it supports," said Claire Findlay.