2019 SkillELECTRIC UK finalists announced T

he eight competitors who will compete in the 2019 SkillELECTRIC

UK final have been named, following a series of challenging regional heats earlier this year. All will now go head-to-head in November

at WorldSkills UK LIVE, the UK’s largest skills and careers event at the NEC Birmingham where over 70 WorldSkills UK competitions will be held, watched by around 70,000 visitors. In the quest to be crowned SkillELECTRIC champion, contestants will have to install a complicated 2-day practical task set to a strict

timescale and against a rigorous marking criteria. SkillELECTRIC is the only UK electrical competition aligned to the WorldSkills UK network. Those who score most highly will have a chance to compete at the next WorldSkills competition taking place in Shanghai in 2021. Earlier this year past- SkillELECTRIC finalist Thomas Lewis competed internationally in Kazan, Russia and received a Medallion of Excellence in recognition of his work reaching the international skills standard.

Fulham announces appointment of primary UK distributor


ulham Co., a leading manufacturer of LED, emergency, controls and legacy lighting

technologies, is pleased to announce the appointment of Prime Light as the company’s primary distributor in the UK and Ireland. Fulham has appointed Prime Light with a view to

growing market share in the UK and Ireland across all product ranges including LED drivers and light sources, controls, and HotSpot LED emergency solutions. Based in London, Prime Light is the UK’s leading specialist distributor of high-quality electrical components to the lighting and other related markets for approaching 30 years. Its reputation has been built on an extremely high level of customer service, partnering only leading brands, excellent stock holding, specialist sourcing and being a solutions provider across all areas of the lighting market. Antony Corrie, President and CEO of Fulham said,

The finalists are: ●Alex Rendall, Bridgwater and Taunton College ●Ben Kidner, Rogers Restorations Ltd ●Blair Angus, SECTT ●Darren Kerr, SECTT

●Jonathon Sherratt, Oldham College ●Kevin Brown, Army – Royal Engineers ●Lewis Sim, Moray College Technology Centre ●Scott Barr, South Eastern Regional College

“The partnership will bring substantial synergies for both companies. We will be able to capitalize on Prime Light’s experience and knowledge of the UK lighting sector in order to promote our growing range of market leading solutions, while Prime Light will be able to add our expanding range of market leading solutions to their portfolio.”


SWAstrengthens its Management Team

Sales professional Julie Banks joins Specialised Wiring Accessories


WA, the UK's leading supplier of specialist wiring accessories, has boosted its

management team with the appointment of Julie Banks to head up the company's sales activities. An experienced sales professional, Julie

(pictured) brings with her over 20 years' experience in the electrical industry. "I'm delighted to join SWA” commented Julie. "The company is a major player in the specialist wiring accessory field and I'm excited to add

value to such a committed team." Today, Specialised Wiring Accessories employs over 60 people, many of whom have been with the company since its inception in 1988 providing unparalleled knowledge and experience. Handling over 8,000 product lines from its 50,000+ sq ft warehouse, bringing value for money products to more than 4,000 customers. October 2019 electrical wholesaler | 7

Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56