News TRIC announces exclusive in-person Summer Awards

This summer the famous TRIC Awards will return to London! Latest Government advice suggests that the UK is

on track to open up fully by 21 June – and TRIC will once again bring the industry back together for one of the first events of 2021 and to celebrate the nation’s favourite television and radio stars. The TRIC Summer Awards will take place on 30

June as an exclusive VIP in-person event for celebrities, sponsors, partners and press at the elegant 8 Northumberland Avenue in central London. The Awards will be hosted in-person by TV presenter, Alison Hammond, and there will also be a special live


performance on the day – to be revealed soon. TRIC Chair, Jane Ostler, said: “TV, radio and

podcasts have entertained and informed the UK throughout lockdown – it’s wonderful to be able to say a massive thank you to the industry and to celebrate

the nation’s favourite shows at the TRIC Awards.” ERT is the B2B media partner with TRIC once again

this year. Jack Cheeseman, Editor of ERT, added: “We are very excited to once again be partnering with TRIC, especially as I think now we all need events like this to lift our spirits!” The format of the Awards has been changed slightly this year, and it is also being livestreamed to the public.

detailed description of how it operates, together with supporting evidence of how it fulfils award criteria. Applications are open to projects and products at all stages of development, including design and concept. This year’s shortlisted applicants will be notified

Electrical Safety First’s Safety Innovation Award returns

Electrical Safety First has opened applications for its Safety Innovation Award, and the closing date for entries is 28 August 2021. The winner will be selected by the audience at the

charity’s annual Product Safety Conference, on 24 and 25 November 2021, taking place online across both days.

The Safety Innovation Award – which is now in its

fourth year – recognises those who put safety at the heart of product development, while encouraging sustainability and innovation. ESF is inviting applications from businesses of all

sizes – as well as individuals – that have developed an innovative product or project which enhances consumer electrical safety. Entrants must include a

in September, with selected finalists presenting to judges in October. The top two finalists will go head-to-head at the Product Safety Conference in November. “At Electrical Safety First, safety is the core of

everything we do,” said Martyn Allen, Technical Director at Electrical Safety First. “Our Safety Innovation Award reflects this and encourages other like-minded organisations that prioritise safety. “In a time of uncertainty and rapid technological

change, there is huge opportunity for innovation and creativity in product safety to thrive. This award is all about acknowledging those individuals and companies who stand out as safety champions.”

John Lewis focuses on experiential with reopening of new-look Edinburgh store

John Lewis and Partners in Edinburgh has opened its doors to customers once again after a multi-million pound refurbishment. The retail giant said the renovation is an important part

of its investment in its existing store estate… “creating inspiring spaces to showcase our products, experiences and services”. There is a new large electricals department in the store,

as John Lewis aims to make shopping for fridges, cookers and washing machines “a seamless and sensory experience”, as well as its largest ever ‘World of Design’

to provide home design inspiration and advice. Occupying almost 3,000sq ft, home stylists will offer

free drop-in appointments to help customers design an instant home makeover. Barry Blamire, Head of Branch for John Lewis Edinburgh

– which is located within the new St James Quarter, said: “The past year has shown just how much our customers rely on our Partners for that much needed advice and guidance. This new shop provides an inspirational physical space to come and browse everything and anything from homeware to fashion, nursery to technology.”

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