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Carillion: “Thousands of pounds of unsecured debt will be lost by small businesses” A snap poll of Carillion engineering sub-contractors shows that many companies are facing huge financial losses from the collapse of the construction giant, according to data obtained by the ...

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Renfrewshire tackles fuel poverty with IoT technology An IoT initiative underway in Renfrewshire is helping to tackle fuel poverty in social housing and could save local authorities millions of pounds on property management and repair bills. Working ...

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UK facing an EV charging challenge as sales soar The UK added less than one new public charging point for every six new plug-in cars sold during 2017, according to car news title Auto Express. A total of 3,178 ...

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Scotland a ‘world leader for renewables’ in 2017 Scotland remained at the forefront of the global renewables revolution in 2017, according to environmental and industry groups. Highlights from the year included the world’s first floating wind farm delivering ...

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Jan 2018 Electric Vehicles, Training | Comments Off on Accelerating EV infrastructure

Accelerating EV infrastructure

Accelerating EV infrastructure

The growth in electric vehicles has increased dramatically over the past three years, with registrations of new vehicles rising to around 3,000 per month – meaning in 2017 there were around 100,000 on UK roads. Rexel UK national account manager Euan Anson outlines the opportunities – and how to get involved. With government plans set […]

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Jan 2018 Smart Homes, Training | Comments Off on Knowledge is power

Knowledge is power

Knowledge is power

The role of the electrician is evolving and investing in training is key to staying ahead. Demand for smart technology in the home continues to rise and – with the right knowledge – electricians are ideally positioned not just to install but to advise on the best product to suit the customer’s lifestyle. Honeywell marketing […]

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Jan 2018 Cable & Wire, Electric Vehicles | Comments Off on SCAME: Fully charged

SCAME: Fully charged

SCAME: Fully charged

From wiring accessories to electric vehicle charging, SCAME doesn’t let the grass grow under its feet when it comes to developing products and seeking out new markets for its technological expertise. You know the saying “think global, act local”? SCAME, the Italian manufacturer of electrical components and systems for civil and industrial applications, is taking […]

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Jan 2018 Lighting | Comments Off on PJC Light Studio – Winner of LuxLive 2017 retail category

PJC Light Studio – Winner of LuxLive 2017 retail category

PJC Light Studio – Winner of LuxLive 2017 retail category

The new store for concept-led luxury fashion and accessories brand Varana has very low ceiling heights (2.27m in some locations) and is spread over four floors, with a long and narrow footprint on each level. Initial surveys confirmed that the false ceilings had limited available space for the lighting due to other services and structural […]

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Jan 2018 Lighting | Comments Off on PJC Light Studio – Shortlisted for LuxLive 2017 retail category

PJC Light Studio – Shortlisted for LuxLive 2017 retail category

PJC Light Studio – Shortlisted for LuxLive 2017 retail category

PJC Light Studio’s brief for the ground floor was to follow the new Harvey Nichols approach to luxury and its new daring style and image. The company worked closely with Virgil & Partners to integrate discreet light details into the ceiling architecture and furniture designs to enhance each space and bring maximum focus to the […]

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Jan 2018 General, Lighting | Comments Off on Hoare Lea – Shortlisted for LuxLive 2017 retail category

Hoare Lea – Shortlisted for LuxLive 2017 retail category

Hoare Lea – Shortlisted for LuxLive 2017 retail category

The Light is a leisure and retail centre in central Leeds, and includes shops, restaurants, a Vue Cinema, Radisson Blu hotel and Virgin Active. In 2016, the lighting was given a major overhaul to create a dynamic and engaging environment. Studiotech UK was brought in by lighting designer Hoare Lea to assist with the detailed […]

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Jan 2018 Lighting | Comments Off on Lighting Design International – Shortlisted for LuxLive 2017 retail category

Lighting Design International – Shortlisted for LuxLive 2017 retail category

Lighting Design International – Shortlisted for LuxLive 2017 retail category

Lighting Design International (LDI) has put together a lighting scheme that reflects the name of the Milton Keynes Sunset Walk shopping mall, which is 1km long and 116m wide, and houses more than 200 stores. The refurbishment by British architects Rawls & Co covered just under a quarter of the overall circulation of the mall. […]

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