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Ask the expert: ESP
27/02/2017

Ask the expert: ESP

The world of door entry systems is changing - with new technology comes more options for contractors to offer clients. We caught up with Matthew Parton from ESP.

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Halogen Ban: The best LED alternatives for halogen products
27/02/2017

Halogen Ban: The best LED alternatives for halogen products

Halogen spotlights were banned as of September last year, due to the huge level of energy they consume. Contractors have a role to play in helping their customers get to know what alternatives to go for.

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Easy does it: more time saving solutions from BEW Branches
27/02/2017

Easy does it: more time saving solutions from BEW Branches

We know every second you spend on a job is precious. So, to help save you valuable minutes and hours, we’ve asked our branches to recommend some of their top time-saving products

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Product roundup: Essential safety products for landlords
23/01/2017

Product roundup: Essential safety products for landlords

It’s vital that your landlord customers have everything in place to keep their tenants safe. Here's our list of product suggestions...

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Ask the Expert: Steve Webb, Elnur
23/01/2017

Ask the Expert: Steve Webb, Elnur

Putting the heating on is no longer just about turning up the thermostat. We spoke to Steve Webb, Sales Director at Elnur UK Limited, to find out about innovation in the industry what contractors need to know.

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Three things you need to know about Carbon Monoxide detection
23/01/2017

Three things you need to know about Carbon Monoxide detection

Carbon Monoxide is a silent killer, so it’s vital that reliable alarms are installed throughout a property. Here are the top three things to consider when fitting them.

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Supplier spotlight: Thorn Lighting
23/01/2017

Supplier spotlight: Thorn Lighting

We look at what makes Thorn Lighting, a world renowned supplier of indoor and outdoor lighting, the expert in luminaires.

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15/12/2016

Christmas opening hours

Holiday opening hours for all our branches.

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From the branches: Four products to simplify your next heating install
15/12/2016

From the branches: Four products to simplify your next heating install

BEW Branch Managers round up their best heating products, from combi heaters to intelligent thermostats.

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Ask the Expert: Dan Scott, Philips Lighting
15/12/2016

Ask the Expert: Dan Scott, Philips Lighting

We caught up with Dan Scott, Trade Director at Philips Lighting, to find out how the sector is changing. Here he shares the three things contractors should offer their customers to ensure a great lighting install.

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Supplier spotlight: Dimplex
15/12/2016

Supplier spotlight: Dimplex

Dimplex is the world’s largest electric heating appliance manufacturer. With almost 70 years’ experience, the company is renowned for making innovative, energy efficient products. We find out why Dimplex is the go-to name for all things heating.

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Supplier Spotlight: GreenBrook Electrical
29/11/2016

Supplier Spotlight: GreenBrook Electrical

GreenBrook Electrical have been in the industry for over 60 years, delivering innovative, solution-driven electrical products. We take a look at what makes GreenBrook a valuable supplier to the trade.

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Ask the expert: Christmas Street Lighting
28/11/2016

Ask the expert: Christmas Street Lighting

Think tacking a few LEDs to your roof is a task? We talk to Colin Kelleher at CMK Electrical, who specialises in creating and maintaining bespoke Christmas lighting displays for local councils.

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Surviving the skills shortage
28/11/2016

Surviving the skills shortage

BEW co-founder and Chairman Phil Webb will be sharing his views on the ever changing wholesale market in the next issue of ECN Magazine. Here’s an exclusive preview, on how wholesalers could help the industry survive the skills shortage...

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3 products…to keep in your van this Christmas
28/11/2016

3 products…to keep in your van this Christmas

Be prepared this silly season. Here are three products that could be in hot demand among your clients in the run up to Christmas.

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Thanks for visiting Coventry...Now onto Sandown Park
28/10/2016

Thanks for visiting Coventry...Now onto Sandown Park

The BEW team enjoyed meeting customers and suppliers alike at this September’s Elex Coventry. It was great to see familiar faces and meet new clients at our packed-out stand

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Remember, remember….our fire alarm roundup
28/10/2016

Remember, remember….our fire alarm roundup

It’s fireworks season, so what better time to round up our favourite fire alarms! We have a huge range of fire safety essentials in-branch and online...

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Kitchen Lighting Commandments
28/10/2016

Kitchen Lighting Commandments

The kitchen is the most used room in the house, and whether it’s a tiny galley or a huge kitchen/diner extension, lighting is important. It needs to be practical and flexible

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Easy does it: Four more of the best time-saving on site solutions
28/10/2016

Easy does it: Four more of the best time-saving on site solutions

Always looking for ways to make your job that bit easier, we’ve rounded up some more of our favourite time-saving install solutions.

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Coming up this Autumn…
14/09/2016

Coming up this Autumn…

We’ve got big plans this Autumn, from Trade & Calibration days in-branch to exhibition stands at Elex Coventry and Sandown Park. Click through for a full list of where you can catch up with the BEW team over the next few months...

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As seen on Dragon’s Den: Syncbox
14/09/2016

As seen on Dragon’s Den: Syncbox

Flat screen TVs are evolving quickly and the race is on to produce slimmer and sleeker models for the modern home, but clients don't want plugs and cables protruding from the wall. Syncbox has the answer…

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Tech notes: Bathroom Lighting
14/09/2016

Tech notes: Bathroom Lighting

Clients are getting pretty grand ideas when it comes to bathroom design. IOT, mood lighting and speakers all add up to an IP zone nightmare, especially in a cramped en-suite. We recap on ratings and recommend a few products that can help with your next bathroom installation…

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Supplier Spotlight: Armeg
14/09/2016

Supplier Spotlight: Armeg

Armeg are a go-to supplier for power tool and drilling accessories. With over 40 years’ experience, this award winning manufacturer offers top quality products to meet your every need. We find out what makes Armeg stand out from the crowd.

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Wandsworth Calibration Day
13/09/2016

Wandsworth Calibration Day

Save time and money....Get your meters along to the Wandsworth Calibration Day where they will tested and calibrated on the spot at a discounted price...! 3rd October 2016

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Chelmsford Trade & Calibration Day
08/09/2016

Chelmsford Trade & Calibration Day

Discounted calibration, product demos and free food…don't miss BEW Chelmsford's Trade & Calibration day Weds 14th September.

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Visit the Collingwood Mobile Showroom at our Cambridge Branch - 13th September 2016
01/09/2016

Visit the Collingwood Mobile Showroom at our Cambridge Branch - 13th September 2016

The new Collingwood Lighting Mobile Showroom offers an interactive experience where you can discover learn and connect with their extensive range of industry leading LED lighting products.

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Ask the expert: Six steps to stunning Garden Lighting
05/08/2016

Ask the expert: Six steps to stunning Garden Lighting

There’s more to domestic outdoor lighting than fairy lights and solar-powered spikes. Garden Lighting expert John Doyle shares his tips – and reveals a few of the biggest rookie mistakes to avoid. Plus: THREE outdoor lighting products you can’t do without

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Supplier Spotlight: Smart security with RISCO
05/08/2016

Supplier Spotlight: Smart security with RISCO

RISCO’s smart security systems offer straightforward, quick to install wireless and remote programming – making them a popular choice amongst professional installers. Find out what else is making RISCO the go-to provider...

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SNICKERS WORKWEAR
04/08/2016

SNICKERS WORKWEAR

Reinforced protection for knees, sportswear technology for comfort and patented MultiPockets™ for convenience – Snickers Workwear has got it all sewn up with its innovative clothing range.

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Stay one step ahead, think about your next heating install now..!
03/08/2016

Stay one step ahead, think about your next heating install now..!

Heating is the last thing anyone wants to be thinking about in August, but chances are you’re already advising customers on what to install in their soon-to-be-finished home project.
Here’s our guide to getting the best solution for the job.

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News: Introducing Bell Lighting 08182
05/07/2016

News: Introducing Bell Lighting 08182

Fantastic adjustable light output at the flick of a switch, that’s what you can expect with Bell Lighting’s 8W Eco Fire Rated Downlight.

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Supplier Spotlight:  Heat Mat
04/07/2016

Supplier Spotlight: Heat Mat

When it comes to electric underfloor heating, Heat Mat should be top of your list. As one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and distributors, it’s become the brand name of choice for the professional installer – and with good reason! Here’s our five-point guide on why we’re shining the spotlight on Heat Mat this July.

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04/07/2016

Tech Notes: Energy Efficient Devices

With increasing fuel bills and a growing green lobby, we're all under pressure to be more energy-efficient. Being able to offer customers ways to reduce their energy consumption and at the same time save money is a win-win for everyone. Check out some of the energy-efficient products currently available...

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Product Focus: The best outdoor commercial lighting
04/07/2016

Product Focus: The best outdoor commercial lighting

Commercial outdoor lights have many different functions and come in varying shapes and sizes. Choosing the right one depends on where and how it will be used and, of course, what your customer wants. To help you make the right choice, we’ve checked-in with some of our Trade Counter staff to see what they recommend...

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Hot from the Press - BEW Guildford Open Day is a huge success
28/06/2016

Hot from the Press - BEW Guildford Open Day is a huge success

It might not have moved far, but the opening of newly relocated BEW Guildford was certainly something to celebrate.

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Tech notes: Conduits for Critical Cabling - With Flexicon
07/06/2016

Tech notes: Conduits for Critical Cabling - With Flexicon

Taking care to fit proper cable protection is important for every installation, but when it comes to installing critical systems, there’s even more at stake. Choosing the right conduit can be complicated, which is why Flexicon launched their smart product finder, Flexiapp

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BEW committing to consumer safety with NAPIT
07/06/2016

BEW committing to consumer safety with NAPIT

DIY electrical work is dangerous. NAPIT are on a mission to tackle the problem of DIY installations and encourage consumers to bring in the professionals. Their front line in this mission? Trade Counters. Read more about how BEW will be supporting their initiative in-branch

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Supplier Spotlight: Armour Home
07/06/2016

Supplier Spotlight: Armour Home

Armour Home is the award-winning brand behind Systemline, a hugely popular range of IoT home entertainment systems sold across the BEW network. We take a look at how their products could make an impressive add on for your next domestic project

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Product Focus: Go Wireless
07/06/2016

Product Focus: Go Wireless

Looking for an easy install? Look no further. Here are four wireless products to add to your next project (and give yourself a break from running cables). To find out more about any of these products, drop in to your local BEW trade counter.

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EW Awards Branch Manager of the Year goes to… Martin Rand, BEW Chelmsford!
07/06/2016

EW Awards Branch Manager of the Year goes to… Martin Rand, BEW Chelmsford!

Congratulations to BEW’s Martin Rand, who took home the award for Branch Manager of the Year at the Electrical Wholesaler Awards 2016.

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Telford Mayor cuts the ribbon at our new branch in Shropshire
03/05/2016

Telford Mayor cuts the ribbon at our new branch in Shropshire

Cllr Leon Murray gave a warm welcome to BEW Electrical Distributors as he cut the ribbon at our new branch in Hortonwood, Telford, on Wednesday 20th April.

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Easy does it: Four of the best time-saving cabling solutions
03/05/2016

Easy does it: Four of the best time-saving cabling solutions

Scolmore bring us four innovative contractor solutions, Studbox, Spacer Connect, Yoozybox Plasterguards and Yoozybox Boxguards.

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Wireless switch + LED strip: 1 Package, 5 Uses
03/05/2016

Wireless switch + LED strip: 1 Package, 5 Uses

One great product package, five problem solving applications. Created by our Lift Product Specialist with lift contractors in mind, this simple combination of energy-saving LED ribbon and wireless switches is actually a problem-solving lighting package for any electrician

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Spotlight on…Schneider
03/05/2016

Spotlight on…Schneider

Schneider are far from your average electrical trade goods supplier. Committed to creating sustainable, efficient and reliable technologies across a huge range of sectors - from domestic installation to industrial power connectors - they employ over 160,000 staff in more than 100 countries to tackle the complex issue of developing products that benefit the user and the planet.

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BEW launches into lift industry at LiftEx
20/04/2016

BEW launches into lift industry at LiftEx

For lift contractors, sourcing quality stock at the right price isn’t always easy. That’s why this year, we’ve made an extensive range of lift products available in select BEW branches...

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New branch, familiar faces at Telford - NOW OPEN
07/04/2016

New branch, familiar faces at Telford - NOW OPEN

When BEW heard that a national wholesaler was pulling out of the Telford area, Midlands Regional Manager John Hill saw an opportunity; not only in the location, but in the people who had serviced the branch.

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Tech Notes: Brushless power tools
07/04/2016

Tech Notes: Brushless power tools

Brushless technology is nothing new, but only recently has the same technology that’s been driving factory conveyor belts and large machinery for decades found its way into the back of the average tradesperson’s van.

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Spotlight on…Philips
06/04/2016

Spotlight on…Philips

Philips know lighting. For over 125 years, Philips have manufactured world class lighting products, pioneering breakthroughs in lighting technology to improve energy efficiency, performance and installation processes.

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Product Focus: There’s an app for that...!
06/04/2016

Product Focus: There’s an app for that...!

Demand for IoT (Internet of Things) homeware is on the up. Here are our top three unexpectedly useful app controlled devices to recommend on your next install.

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