Sitting waiting for the phone to ring

How to make a sale without selling anything

If making a sales pitch and touting for business is not for you, and selling is not your thing then you might well...

Electric Vehicles

Is 2015 the time to invest in an electric vehicle?

A year ago it would have been a rare occurrence to come across an electric vehicle charging point, and to some extend they are still a head turner if only to try...

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How to make a sale without selling anything

Sitting waiting for the phone to ring

If making a sales pitch and touting for business is not for you, and selling is not your thing then you might well be thinking that becoming a self employed electrician might be a mistake?

Wrong! Believe it or not the most successful sales people do not actually have a sales pitch. They sell based on likeability factor and a different outlook on selling. If all this sounds way out and you feel you have to be a 'certain type' to be successful in selling then keep reading as this blog will change your thoughts.

Is 2015 the time to invest in an electric vehicle?

Electric Vehicles

A year ago it would have been a rare occurrence to come across an electric vehicle charging point, and to some extend they are still a head turner if only to try and fathom out how they might work! However, most of us would probably know where to direct someone if they were looking for an electric vehicle charging point in the local area.

Charging points coming to a place near you

More powers are needed to protect householders against dangerous electrical work

Electrical Safety Roundtable ESR Logo

A report published by the Electrical Safety Roundtable (ESR) reveals damning evidence that 72% of Local Authorities had taken no action against Part P non-compliance between 2011 and 2013. The report also highlighted that only 2% of Local Authorities had attempted to prosecute under Part P with only one successful prosecution during the entire 3 year period.

My Local Electrician are Blog Award Finalists!

Blog Awards Finalists

There is nothing to beat a dreary Monday morning to discover that My Local Electrician became a finalist in the UK Blog Awards!

This is thanks to our very generous readers and followers who took to their screens to kindly vote for us – each of your votes contributed to this momentous achievement and to each and every one of you who voted -THANK YOU- we wouldn't be here if it wasn't for your vote – every single one counted!

So what next?

Electrical DIY Resources – Are these horrors lurking in your local library?

Electricians Blog

The threat of unregistered electricians and dangerous DIY electrical works being carried out in unsuspecting households is showing no sign of abating just yet. From the expert on line forum user suddenly being able to install garden lighting to the genuine mix up when changing light fittings, householders are often hesitant to pick up the phone to speak to a qualified and registered electrician until disaster occurs or serious damage has occurred.

Marketing Event for Electricians this Friday

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This Friday the 5th of September from 1pm-4pm, at a private location in Daventry, the very first marketing event for electricians will be run by “ToolBox Live”. This event will be focusing on how electricians can gain more domestic electrical work using directory and magazine advertising. The event will cover many areas of this type of advertising including:

Dextra Receive Lighting Manufacturing Company of the Year Award

Keith Brownhill, CEO, Rupert Martin, Owner & Darren Ward, Group Technical Director, receive the award

Dextra Group plc. have been presented with the highly prestigious Lighting Manufacturing Company of the Year Award, from Building and Facilities News. Upon being presented with the award, Rupert Martin, Group Chairman and Owner at Dextra Group plc, commented, “We are very proud that after 37 years, a privately owned and managed UK lighting company has been recognised and appreciated for their commitment to UK manufacturing.

Launch of all new Part P electrical contractors register

Registered Competent Person Electrical

Monday 30th June 2014 saw the new competent person electrical directory website, which lists all full scope competent registered domestic electricians in England and Wales, go live.

The new website is known as Registered Competent Person was launched with a single quality mark which was created following an agreement made by all full scope electrical Competent Person Scheme Operators.

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