Around the world in 80 days

The Electrical Industries Charity invites you to get active this summer by taking on a walking challenge of 80 days around the world while raising vital funds for the Dickinson family.  The Charity’s journey around the world is part of its new Challenge for a Cause campaign, which aims to raise £250,000 to transform the…

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Smith brothers

Smith Brothers appoints finance director as revenues soar Following unprecedented success over the past twelve months, Yorkshire-based high voltage electrical engineering firm Smith Brothers has appointed Richard King as their financial director. Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday With over 30 years’ experience as a financial adviser, and previous directing roles within…

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Senior appointment

Senior appointment announced for high voltage power engineers Yorkshire-headquartered power engineering firm Smith Brothers has appointed Danielle Tile as head of business development. She joins from national electrical design consultancy British Power International. Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday Based in Essex, Danielle will strengthen the team’s presence in the South of…

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Practical tips

Jason Swann, product manager for climate at Rittal, offers some practical tips on how to evaluate an existing enclosure’s climate control through a series of simple checks. Manufacturing automation systems are delicate and very expensive pieces of kit, which perform vital functions for the businesses they serve. The enclosures that protect them must have strictly…

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Phillips lighting

A global leader in lighting and operating in Turkey for 87 years, Philips Lighting has installed the first Philips ArenaVision LED pitch lighting system in Turkey at the Sinan Erdem Arena. Energy efficient pitch and stand lighting was installed at the sports arena ahead of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four on May 19-21. The…

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Light efficient design

Light Efficient Design UK Offers Dimmable LED HID Retrofits For Post Top Re lamping Light Efficient Design UK has announced the LED 8085 60W retrofit lighting solution for fast, non-invasive replacement of 250W HID post top lamps. Significant LED energy savings are increased with the dimmable external driver, which can be mounted up to 20m…

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Lew Electrical

LEW Electrical Distributors has expanded its network of branches having signed up to a 4,000ft2 warehouse at Old Mill Lane, Mansfield, in a deal brokered by property consultancy agency Commercial Property Partners LLP (CPP). The electrical wholesaler’s new premises is one of 21 speculatively built units on the park, which has been developed by property development…

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Electrical industry

The electrical contracting industry has continued its excellent safety record with a further improvement in the reportable accident rate, contributing to a remarkable trend of continual improvement over the last 15 years (see graph).  The 2016 JIB ‘Survey of Accidents’ report, based on statistics gathered by JIB and ECA members, shows that the 2016 accident…

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CK Tools

Designed to develop exceptional electricians of the future, the Bright Sparks apprentice scheme supports and promotes vocational education programmes as an attractive option and a viable career path to ensure the industry continues to attract and retain the very best talent. Here, Kirsten Campbell, one of the scheme’s few female apprentices, talks to ECN about…

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