Blog Awards Finalists

My Local Electrician are Blog Award Finalists!

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

Social Media

Electricians have you got to grips with social media?

If you feel social media is more choc block than junction box then a place on the next ToolBox Live social media workshop will be sure to light the way towards...

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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

ToolBox Live Logo

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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Dextra lighting up the workplace – naturally

Dextra LED Luminaire

The Dextra Group have just released a state of the art lighting facility that allows regulation of lighting controls to enable maximum dependency on artificial lighting.

Better health benefits

The latest lighting offering from Dextra is likely to be of interest to work savvy organisations who see the direct correlation between employee productivity and optimum working environments. Inferior lighting solutions have shown in research that there is a link between workplace lighting with office workers sleep, activity and quality of life.

Domestic or commercial work – what do electricians prefer?

Domestic Vs Commerial

Britain’s number 1 training centre choice for professional electricians Trade Skills 4 U have recently carried out a survey amongst UK electricians to find out what type of work they prefer to do.

Electricians were asked the question “what type of work to you prefer doing?” electricians were then able to choose between domestic and commercial work as their preference. The question raised in the survey although quite light hearted revealed there is a vast difference between domestic and commercial training.

What area is best to train in?

Complimentary Marketing Training Session for Electricians

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James Dewane is the original and leading marketing expert for electricians, dedicated to helping self employed electricians grow their business. James who owns and runs his own small electrical contracting business in Kent launched My Electricians ToolBox™ just over a year ago and since that time it has gone from strength to strength. There is now a solid core of My Electricians ToolBox™ members from all over the UK at varying stages in their business.