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shoe leather to support a major initiative by the local library service! In the lead up to Suffolk Libraries Day on Saturday 12 October, the challenge was set to take a book by author Pamela Holmes to all of the 44 libraries across the county, broken down into 42 individual legs, over six days - a total of nearly 325 miles. Suffolk Libraries put out an appeal to local organisations for assistance and Hughes responded by offering to help with legs on each day, including all three on the last which finished at Haverhill Library. Said Ashely Shorey-Mills from Hughes; "We were pleased to play our part in this fun challenge which just emphasises the very important role libraries play in the local community. "Staff from our 12 branches in Suffolk came together to embrace the


opportunity and come up with some ‘interesting' modes of transport. Special mention must go to Peter Harvey who volunteered to run the 16 miles from Eye to Ixworth.”


Carl Kammerling strengthens its marketing team


C


arl Kammerling International has announced the


appointments of Sion Lewis, Trade Marketing Executive, Tomos Williams, Marketing Assistant and Stephanie Grimes, Marketing Assistant, to further strengthen its marketing team. Following the closure of its


marketing office at Daresbury, the department’s relocation back to the company’s head office in Pwllheli, will enable a reinforcement of communication links between sales and marketing functions, to offer even greater customer service. Similarly, CKI is dedicated to bringing new product innovation to its customers and this move will provide closer ties with CKI’s new product development team. Tina Skinner, Marketing Director at CKI comments: “We are delighted to announce these new appointments as we expand our highly integrated marketing team. This will allow us to accommodate our exciting plans for business growth, as well as continuing to offer fantastic opportunities to help drive sales and increase profit margins for our trade customers.”


Sion Lewis (left), Tomos Williams (right)


SP has announced that its growing range of CCTV, access control, fire protection, emergency and external security lighting products


Hager training academy celebrates 1st birthday


H


ager’s UK training academy, based at the company’s Telford headquarters, has celebrated its first


anniversary since its official opening in 2018. During its first year, the training academy has welcomed over 550 electrical contractors who have taken the opportunity to boost their skills and knowledge across a range of subjects, including the 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations. The interactive learning environment, which provides courses


for both domestic and commercial installers, means attendees can immerse themselves in a number of technical subject areas to build on their knowledge and gain certification from City & Guilds accredited courses and seminars. The training sessions are led by Hager’s expert training team, which is dedicated to supporting electrical professionals maintain the highest standards and better understand the changing regulatory landscape brought about by the 18th Edition. Paul Collins Technical and Training Manager at Hager, comments: “The Hager training academy has proven really popular in its first year. The fact we’ve also managed to achieve a pass rate of 99% is further proof of the dedication those working in the sector have for their profession.”


ESP gets Scolmore backing in Scotland E


are now being channelled throughout Scotland by the Scolmore Scotland sales team. Headed up by sales director for Scotland, Barry Taylor, the team comprises


three highly experienced sales managers – Shaun Harrison, Innes Chapman and Kevin Durkin - plus group specification manager, Alex Seath. As a group Scolmore is continually looking at opportunities to improve the


way products and services are delivered through the electrical wholesale channel and believe this dedicated resource will provide ESP with an enhanced and unrivalled service to its valuable and growing customer base.


Left to right: Alex Seath, group specification manager;


Shaun Harrison, area sales manager, East; Barry Taylor, Scotland sales director; Innes Chapman, area sales manager, North and Kevin Durkin, area sales manager, West


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Hughes Electrical staff take on library charity challenge S


taff from Hughes Electrical stores across Suffolk have been taking to vans, tractors, bikes, sports & muscle cars as well as good old


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