Newly published studies by two market research organisations show that the ability to provide higher energy efficiency and precise motion control are once again speeding the uptake of electric drives and motions controls sectors in Europe and beyond. By James Hunt:
It has been announced that Liz Male, chair of quality mark TrustMark, has been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s New Year 2015 Honours List. This award is in recognition of her long term services to construction and consumer protection. James Hunt reports:
The Business Minister has announced new £50m fund for UK waste infrastructure during a visit to a new advanced-technology waste-to-energy plant. This fund, from the Green Investment Bank (GIB), will support projects that use waste wood to generate electricity. By James Hunt:
Royal Philips has, through its Lighting Division, completed the upgrade of 10 ships for Europe’s leading holiday cruise company, Costa Cruises. More than 300,000 Philips LED lights have been installed to enable a massive 60% reduction in the energy used to power each ship’s lighting. By James Hunt:
A project to upgrade lighting in the gallery spaces at the National Portrait Gallery has made full use of Lumicom’s luminaire disposal services to ensure that all end-of-life fixtures were disposed of responsibly.
Golf fans are on for a treat this year because the Electrical Industries Charity has launched the 2015 National Golf Championships which will take place at Woburn Golf Club’s Duke’s Course on Thursday 15 October.
Electric Event sponsor JIB will also be at the show. JIB membership – available free to ECA members – offers an innovative package of services and benefits to give companies a competitive edge over non-members. See the JIB at the Employment Hub in the ECA Electrical Event, ICC Birmingham from 28th to 30th May:
On just one day, the first day back at work after New Year’s Eve - January 5th - the largest number of apprentice starters commenced work in Electrical Distributors’ Association (EDA) wholesale branches throughout the UK. This is a successful reflection of just how hard the EDA has been working to make learning core to the electrical wholesaling...