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PRESS RELEASE: Explore the magical Inca trail with EIC’s Challenge for a Cause 2020

24th July 2019

The Electrical Industries Charity (EIC) is giving you an amazing opportunity to follow in the footsteps of a great lost civilisation with its fifth Challenge for a Cause – Inca Trail 2020. Are you up for a challenge? If so, book your place now and do something incredible in the new year. The ten-day spectacular…

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PRESS RELEASE: Get practical with EIC

5th July 2019

Would you like to make a life-changing difference in your colleagues’ or their families’ lives? The Electrical Industries Charity (EIC) is presenting you with an incredible opportunity to get practical and help those in need by signing up to the Practical Participation Programme (PPP). The Practical Participation Programme which is part of the Employee Assistance…

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PRESS RELEASE: Secure your place at the greatest party of the year – powerBall 2019

14th June 2019

Would you like to make history at the party of the century? If so, book your place for the centenary powerBall celebrations today and get ready to party like Jay Gatsby this November. Hurry, tickets are selling fast. This year powerBall is celebrating its 100th Anniversary and promises to deliver entertainment like never before. On the…

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PRESS RELEASE: EIC offers vital support for young talent through the Apprentice Support Programme

1st May 2019

The Electrical Industries Charity (EIC) launched the Apprentice Support Programme (ASP) to help young talent reach their full potential in the electrical sector and is encouraging the industry to show its support. Apprenticeships are crucial in the electrical sector and can bring endless benefits, not just for young talented individuals who are seeking to build…

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PRESS RELEASE: Get ready for the party of the century at powerBall 2019

7th March 2019

The Electrical Industries Trading Company, in support of the Electrical Industries Charity (EIC), is requesting the pleasure of your company to attend the most prestigious event of the year – powerBall 2019 – and this is not an invitation to turn down. Book your table today and get ready to party like Jay Gatsby at…

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PRESS RELEASE: Help your elderly colleagues take a step towards a happier retirement with PSP

21st January 2019

The Electrical Industries Charity (EIC) launched the Pensioner Support Programme (PSP) to provide a safety net to those who are faced with numerous hurdles and are in need of that little extra support during their retirement and is encouraging everyone within the industry to show their support too. Retirement is often seen as a happy…

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PRESS RELEASE: Have you got what it takes to take on the Challenge for a Cause in 2019?

10th December 2018

Are you a brave individual who is looking for a new challenge in 2019? The Electrical Industries Charity (EIC) is offering you an incredible opportunity to take on one of the two life-changing challenges in the new year – Everest Base Camp Challenge and the Croatia Sailing Challenge. Would you like to test your body…

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PRESS RELEASE: Another successful night at powerBall 2018

30th November 2018

The Electrical Industries Trading Company, in support of the Electrical Industries Charity (EIC), is thrilled to announce that powerBall 2018 was a tremendous success and raised over £160,000. With dozens of companies and individuals donating £1,000 each in support of those who are suffering with mental health issues. Over 700 industry professionals got together to…

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PRESS RELEASE: The Electrical Industries Charity urges the industry to show their support for employees and their families

16th November 2018

The Electrical Industries Charity (EIC) launched the Employee and Family Support Programme (EFP) to give a helping hand to employees and their families in their time of need. The Charity is encouraging the industry to sign up to the Programme today and give hope for a better tomorrow to thousands of people within the electrical…

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PRESS RELEASE: Challenge for a Cause team conquers one of the Seven Wonders of the World

29th October 2018

The Electrical Industries Charity (EIC) is thrilled to announce that the team of three selfless trekkers are back from the biggest challenge of the year – the Great Wall of China 2018. In September, the team of three enthusiastic trekkers including Mark Doré of Edmundson Electrical, Monika Gaubyte of Keystone Communications and Jess Vailima of…

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PRESS RELEASE: Big Build Project partner with architect Dhiran Vagdia

19th October 2018

The Electrical Industries Charity is delighted to announce a partnership with architect Dhiran Vagdia of Vagdia and Holmes for Challenge for a Cause – the Big Build Project. The Big Build Project aims to raise £250,000 to purchase a house to transform daily life for Caz Dickinson and her family. This is the first partnership…

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PRESS RELEASE: Tickets are selling fast for powerBall 2018

17th August 2018

Tickets for the biggest and most glamorous event of the year- powerBall 2018 are selling fast. Book your table today and get ready to ‘Have the Time of Your Life’ at the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel this November. Now in its 87th year, powerBall has established itself as the ‘must attend’ event in the calendar of…

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PRESS RELEASE: Keeping dreams alive

6th August 2018

The Electrical Industries Charity (EIC) is looking for real-life heroes to help keep dreams alive by providing practical support or by signing up to the Charity’s very own powerLottery. Every year EIC makes dreams come true through its Practical Participation Programme (PPP) that harnesses your specialist skills in terms of time, equipment and materials –…

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PRESS RELEASE: Tap the App and win big with Power Lottery

26th June 2018

The Electrical Industries Charity is challenging everyone in the electrical and energy industries to tap the app and play Power Lottery to win big cash prizes while helping hundreds of people in the sector to have a better quality of life. The Charity’s number one fundraising stream, Power Lottery is a fun and easy way…

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PRESS RELEASE: Get ready to party at the biggest industry event – powerBall 2018

22nd June 2018

Are you ready to ‘Have the Time of Your Life ‘at the best party of the year? The biggest event in the electrical industry’s calendar – powerBall 2018 is set to take you by surprise with world-class entertainment throughout the night. Book your table today and get ready to have a night to remember. On…

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PRESS RELEASE: Take on the Great Wall of China challenge

25th May 2018

Do you think you have what it takes to conquer thousands of steps of the Great Wall of China? Sign up for the Electrical Industries Charity’s Challenge for a Cause – the Great Wall of China trek 2018 and help to Raise the Roof for the Dickinson family. The Great Wall of China (also known…

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PRESS RELEASE: Let your company shine at powerBall 2018

9th May 2018

Are you ready to ‘Have the Time of Your Life’ at the biggest industry event of the year? powerBall 2018 is set for another unforgettable night at the Kellerman’s Resort with City Electrical Factors (CEF) as the headline sponsor for the third year running. This year’s phenomenal event will not leave anyone in the corner…

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PRESS RELEASE: The Challenge for a Cause team breaks the ice

The Electrical Industries Charity is thrilled to announce that their team of 18 enthusiastic trekkers are back from their biggest challenge of the year, the Challenge for a Cause –  Arctic Adventure 2018. In March, a team of 18 industry trekkers joined Tessa Ogle, Managing Director of the Electrical Industries Charity and embarked on the…

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PRESS RELEASE: The Charity appoints new members to the Emerging Professionals Board

The Electrical Industries Charity welcomes nine members to the Emerging Professionals Board who will be representing the views of the younger generation and will bring a fresh perspective into the electrical sector which is needed to help the Charity and the industry to move forward. Over the two-year period, the Board will focus on three…

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PRESS RELEASE: New Programme Manager for the Big Build project

20th April 2018

The Electrical Industries Charity welcomes Claire Shelton as the new Programme Manager for the Big Build project which aims to transform the future of the Dickinson family. Claire has extensive experience of working in frontline support services and helping people with a wide range of issues including housing issues, debts and benefits management and mental…

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PRESS RELEASE: The Electrical Industries Charity shows support for apprentices

23rd March 2018

The Electrical Industries Charity is calling on the industry to show support for young apprentices and help them to build a better future by signing up to the Apprentice Support Programme. Apprenticeships are an effective way of bringing talented individuals to the workforce while giving them a great opportunity to earn while they learn –…

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PRESS RELEASE: Have the Time of Your Life at powerBall 2018

Tickets for powerBall 2018 are now on sale and this year we are heading back to 1963 and the famous Kellerman’s resort where Baby’s life changed forever. Guests at this year’s event will undoubtedly be able to say ‘I’ve had the time of my life’ as they celebrate the wonder that is Dirty Dancing with…

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PRESS RELEASE: Raising the roof for the Dickinson family

23rd February 2018

powerBall 2017 brought together hundreds of industry professionals under one roof for the most unforgettable night in the electrical industry’s calendar and saw great support for the Raise the Roof campaign. Raise the Roof – ‘One brick at a time’ aims to raise £250,000 to purchase a house for the Dickinson family and work with…

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PRESS RELEASE: The Electrical Industries Charity shows support for the ‘silent generation’

The Electrical Industries Charity is urging the industry to show their support for over 50,000 retired colleagues who are struggling with loneliness, isolation, poverty and mental health problems. Many people see retirement as a happy phase of life when you stop working and start living, but for some individuals in the electrical sector, retirement is…

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PRESS RELEASE: Play powerLottery and support thousands for just £1

22nd January 2018

The Electrical Industries Charity is offering you a chance to win big in 2018 with its very own powerLottery while helping thousands of elderly people in the electrical sector to have the retirement they deserve. The Charity’s number one fundraising stream, powerLottery is offering everyone in the electrical sector a fun way to get involved…

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PRESS RELEASE: Tremendous success at powerBall 2017- Friday Night Fever

16th January 2018

The Electrical Industries Trading Company, in support of the Charity, is delighted to announce that the phenomenal dance extravaganza – powerBall 2017-raised over £140,000. On top of that, on the night, 51 people pledged to raise £1,000 each for the Charity in the next 12 months through individual fundraising. Since the very first inaugural Festival…

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PRESS RELEASE: Are you up for a life-changing challenge in 2018?

The Electrical Industries Charity is offering a once in lifetime opportunity to visit one of the seven wonders of the world while showing your support for the Dickinson family. You could take on the Great Wall of China trek in 2018 which stretches 6000 km in a dotted line across China. During this trek, you…

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PRESS RELEASE: It is time to end the stigma of mental health

The Electrical Industries Charity wants to end the stigma of mental health by offering vital support services for people who are experiencing mental health problems in the electrical sector. Many of you may not be aware that 1 in 4 of us will experience mental health problems in our lifetime. According to the Mental Health…

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PRESS RELEASE: Stay connected with Synapsys Solutions at Smart Buildings Show

Synapsys Solutions will deliver two insightful CPD-Accredited presentations at the Smart Buildings Show which takes place at the Barbican in central London on 08-09 November. This will be the UK’s first dedicated smart buildings event. The first presentation from Synapsys Solutions will focus on “Smart Building Data – How to make it work for you”….

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PRESS RELEASE: The Electrical Industries Charity welcomes Stuart Mackenzie as President

Stuart Mackenzie has become the new President of the Electrical Industries Charity. He succeeds former President and Chairman of Council, Paul Loke. Stewart Gregory will also join Stuart as the Charity’s Vice President. Stuart has extensive electrical industry experience in different roles over a career period of 38 years. He started his career by joining…

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PRESS RELEASE: The power of a £1

The Electrical Industries Charity is challenging the 1.3 million people who work in our sector to give up just one cup of coffee every month and use the money to sign up for powerLottery instead. The Charity’s number one fundraising stream, powerLottery is open to everyone and offers every participant the chance to win a…

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PRESS RELEASE: Providing essential support for people with autism

The Electrical Industries Charity has joined forces with the National Autistic Society (NAS) to provide essential support for individuals and their families who are dealing with autism. Autism is a lifelong, developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, and how they experience the world around them. Autistic people…

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PRESS RELEASE: Final chance to secure your place for powerBall 2017

The most anticipated dance extravaganza – powerBall 2017 is fast approaching. Don’t miss your chance to dance the night away to the best 70s classics while witnessing the phenomenon of the Saturday Night Fever tribute show. Book your place today to avoid disappointment. This year powerBall promises to bring you the best entertainment with iconic…

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PRESS RELEASE: Crucial support for employees and their families

The Electrical Industries Charity has launched the Employee and Family Support Programme which aims to help employees and their families with challenging life situations in their time of need. In the electrical sector, many people are struggling with a wide range of issues. This could be due to caring for a loved one, going through…

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PRESS RELEASE: The Electrical Industries Charity takes on the Arctic Adventure

The Electrical Industries Charity together with Power Players 2017 winners Joseph Wu of T Clarke and Charlie Harwood of CEF are set to take on the Arctic Adventure to raise vital funds for the Dickinson family. The Arctic Adventure is part of the Electrical Industries Charity’s second Challenge for a Cause campaign which aims to…

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PRESS RELEASE: Power Players 2017 winners announced

12th January 2018

Two lucky high flyers, Joseph Wu, a mechanical engineer at T Clarke, and Charlie Harwood, a branch manager at CEF, were announced as the inaugural winners of Power Players 2017 at ED & I Expo on Thursday 7 September 2017. Power Players is a brand-new industry-wide initiative which was created to find and promote young…

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PRESS RELEASE: Help transform the lives of those in need

21st August 2017

The Electrical Industries Charity is urging the industry to join its Practical Participation Programme and volunteer their time and skills to help transform the lives of those in need.

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PRESS RELEASE: Take on a life-changing challenge

The Electrical Industries Charity is calling on the industry to get together and join their Challenge for a Cause campaign to help transform the lives of the Dickinson family.

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PRESS RELEASE: The Electrical Industries Charity offers vital support for apprentices

14th July 2017

Almost 15% of young adults in the electrical industry are dealing with learning difficulties such as dyslexia and through its Apprentice Support Programme the Electrical Industries Charity is providing vital support to ensure these young people succeed in their chosen career. Dyslexia is a hidden problem that can be missed at schools, and often shows…

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PRESS RELEASE: Create unforgettable memories with the Electrical Industries Charity

19th June 2017

The Electrical Industries Charity is calling on the electrical sector to get fit this summer by joining one or all of its fantastic summer events. Are you an enthusiastic individual who is looking for a challenge which would test your strength and stamina and push you to the limits? Why not join the Electrical Industries…

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PRESS RELEASE: More support for young leaders of tomorrow

9th June 2017

The Electrical Industries Charity is providing more support for the young leaders of tomorrow with the Apprentice Support Programme. The Charity recognises the importance of an essential support network for the young stars of tomorrow and therefore, launched the Apprentice Support Programme to help the apprentices to get the skills and support they need to…

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PRESS RELEASE: CEF raising the roof for the Electrical Industries Charity

City Electrical Factors (CEF) is set to Raise the Roof for the Dickinson family as part of the Electrical Industries Charity’s Challenge for a Cause campaign at CEF LIVE 2017. Back by popular demand, CEF LIVE returns to Birmingham’s NEC Arena on the     8th – 9th June, 2017. Hosted by CEF, the UK’s expert supplier…

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PRESS RELEASE: Around the world in 80 days with the Electrical Industries Charity

25th May 2017

The Electrical Industries Charity invites you to get active this summer by taking on a walking challenge of 80 days around the world while raising vital funds for the Dickinson family. The Charity’s journey around the world is part of its new Challenge for a Cause campaign, which aims to raise £250,000 to transform the…

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PRESS RELEASE: New partnership supports young leaders of tomorrow

The Electrical Industries Charity is proud to announce its partnership with the Electrical Contractors’ Association’s (ECA) Power Players initiative. Power Players is a brand-new industry-wide initiative which was created to find and promote young inspirational talent within the electrical and building controls industry. The Charity is working in partnership alongside industry-wide organisations to provide the…

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PRESS RELEASE: BlueSky Pensions supports new Challenge for a Cause

The Electrical Industries Charity is working in partnership with BlueSky Pensions to increase awareness of the new Challenge for a Cause campaign which aims to raise £250,000 to transform the lives of the Dickinson family. BlueSky will be promoting the Electrical Industries Charity’s new Challenge for a Cause ‘Raise the Roof’ campaign at their Annual…

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PRESS RELEASE: Essential support for young talent

5th May 2017

The Electrical Industries Charity recognises the importance of the essential support network for young talent in the electrical industry and launched the Apprentice Support Programme to help apprentices to create a career they deserve. Apprenticeships offer a unique opportunity for a young person in the electrical industry to earn and learn while gaining invaluable training…

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PRESS RELEASE: Put your company in the spotlight at powerBall 2017

21st April 2017

Are you ready for another unforgettable night? This year powerBall 2017 is set for a remarkable disco explosion with City Electrical Factors (CEF) as the headline sponsor for the second year running. This year’s dance extravaganza will take you on a journey through the days of 70’s disco and will get your feet moving all…

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PRESS RELEASE: Are you ready to take on a Challenge for a Cause in 2018?

7th April 2017

Are you an adventurous type who is looking for the next exciting challenge which will help to reshape the future of those in need? The Electrical Industries Charity is looking for brave individuals to join their second Challenge for a Cause campaign to raise funds for the Dickinson family. Caz Dickinson, a mother, grandmother and…

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PRESS RELEASE: Take on a life-changing challenge in 2017

The Electrical Industries Charity is calling on the electrical and energy industries to take on a life-changing challenge for people in your industry by participating in one or all of the Charity’s sporting events this summer. The Charity has a wide range of events to choose from which will get you fit, push you beyond…

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PRESS RELEASE: The pathway to a brighter future with the Electrical Industries Charity

The Electrical Industries Charity is creating a pathway to a better future for the Northcott family with their Pensioner Support Programme. Alan and Linda Northcott, are in their 60’s and are caring for their son. Alan worked in electronics testing and assembly but was forced to give up work when caring for his son became…

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PRESS RELEASE: The Electrical Industries Charity extends its support network

5th April 2017

The Electrical Industries Charity is working in partnership with the National Autistic Society to bring change in people’s lives across the electrical sector. Currently, in the UK there are over 700,000 people that are on the autism spectrum- which is more than 1 in 100. Autism is a hidden disability that is not always noticeable…

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PRESS RELEASE: Challenge for a Cause team makes it to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro

The Electrical Industries Charity is proud to announce that their nine enthusiastic trekkers are back from the biggest challenge of the year- Mt Kilimanjaro Trek. Nine trekkers joined Tessa Ogle, Managing Director of the Electrical Industries Charity for the Challenge for a Cause trek and made it to the Uhuru peak of the highest free-standing…

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PRESS RELEASE: Get the Friday Night Fever at powerBall 2017

3rd March 2017

Save the date- powerBall 2017 is back for another extraordinary night which will recapture the 70s classics and get everyone in the spirit of Friday Night Fever. This year’s powerBall promises to be the most colourful and unforgettable experience which will get your feet moving all night long to its 70’s disco theme of Friday…

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PRESS RELEASE: Prepare for later life with the Electrical Industries Charity

14th February 2017

How well are you prepared for later life? Retirement could be seen as a new phase in life, but for some people, it is a daily struggle.  That is why the Electrical Industries Charity launched the Pensioner Support Programme to provide support for elderly people in the electrical sector. In the United Kingdom, there are…

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PRESS RELEASE: Enter the Powerlottery and support thousands

20th January 2017

Could you be a lucky winner? Join the Electrical Industries Charity’s Powerlottery and be in with a chance to win big while supporting people in the electrical industry. The Powerlottery is the Electrical Industries Charity’s number one fundraising stream which offers everyone in the industry a fun way to support the Charity while having a…

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PRESS RELEASE: Oh what a night at powerBall 2016

16th December 2016

The Electrical Industries Trading Company in support of the Charity is thrilled to announce that the most prestigious event in the electrical industry –  powerBall 2016 was a tremendous success raising over £450,000. Over 800 guests across the sector enjoyed the spectacular entertainment from the headline act of the night- the legendary Jersey Boys. The…

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PRESS RELEASE: Are you ready for the biggest electrical challenge in 2017?

The Electrical Industries Charity is delighted to announce the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) and City Electrical Factors (CEF) as headline sponsors for the biggest sporting event of the year – Dragon Boat 2017. Dragon Boat 2017 promises to be the most exciting sporting event in the electrical calendar bringing the entire industry together for a…

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PRESS RELEASE: Light your competitive fire at Dragon Boat 2017

30th November 2016

The Electrical Industries Charity is calling on all electrical, electronics and energy installers, suppliers, contractors and manufacturers to sign up for the largest electrical sporting event of the year. Light your competitive fire and have a once in a lifetime team-building experience at Dragon Boat 2017. Dragon Boat 2017 is an adrenaline fuelled competition for…

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PRESS RELEASE: Could you be crowned the dragon boat champion of 2017?

11th November 2016

The Electrical Industries Charity is delighted to announce the launch of its 2017 Dragon Boat event which will see industry teams pit their wits against each other to win the coveted Dragon Boat 2017 trophy. Taking place on Saturday 06 May at Peterborough Rowing Lake, Dragon Boat 2017 promises to be a fun filled event…

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PRESS RELEASE: Climb to the top for our Challenge for a Cause

31st October 2016

Enthusiastic trekkers are continuing to sign up to climb the tallest free-standing mountain in the world – Mount Kilimanjaro – to raise money for the Hendrie family. Show your support for this incredible cause and get your company in the spotlight by sponsoring flags which will be placed at the top of the peak. The…

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PRESS RELEASE: Sign up your team for EIC Volleyball 2017 at the prestigious powerBall 2016

13th October 2016

powerBall 2016- the most anticipated industry event of the year is the only place to get your teams booked in for the Electrical Industries Charity’s very own Volleyball event in 2017. This exciting event held by the charity is sure to be bigger than ever before and all proceeds will go directly to the charity,…

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PRESS RELEASE: It’s going to be a night to remember at powerBall 2016

30th September 2016

Guests at powerBall 2016 can look forward to an unforgettable night with breath-taking entertainment from the Jersey Boys to look forward to. Book your table now to avoid disappointment. This year City Electrical Factors (CEF) is the headline sponsor for the most prestigious event in the electrical industry’s calendar which takes place on Friday 11…

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PRESS RELEASE: Take a challenge of a lifetime with the Electrical Industries Charity

16th September 2016

The Electrical Industries Charity is looking for 25 enthusiastic trekkers to take on the Mount Kilimanjaro Challenge and raise £100,000 for the Hendrie family. Christopher Hendrie aged 32 was a well-respected electrician, a loving husband and a father of two who lost his fight to the rare form of Cholangiocarcinoma cancer which is commonly known…

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PRESS RELEASE: Creating a better future with the Electrical Industries Charity

The Electrical Industries Charity has launched its Practical Participation Programme to expand the support network and allow electrical industry professionals to show their support to people who need help the most. The Practical Participation Programme offers an opportunity for companies to get involved using their unique skills of time, equipment and materials to provide the…

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PRESS RELEASE: Are you ready for the Zombie Invasion?

19th August 2016

Do you have what it takes to survive the Zombie Apocalypse? The Electrical Industries Charity is looking for brave, enthusiastic and fit runners to participate in a 5k Zombie Evacuation Run to save the Allianz Park from the Zombie Invasion this Halloween. The Zombie Evacuation Race is taking place on Monday 31 October 2016 at…

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PRESS RELEASE: Set yourself to a new challenge in 2017

29th July 2016

The Electrical Industries Charity is delighted to announce that they are now accepting applications for the Virgin Money London Marathon, which takes place on 23 April 2017. Register today and secure your place in one of the largest fundraising events on the planet. Hurry applications are closing soon. The London Marathon remains one of the…

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PRESS RELEASE: Meet the legendary Jersey Boys at powerBall 2016

22nd July 2016

Experience a night of glitz and glamour and get your feet moving with the unforgettable music from the Jersey Boys at powerBall 2016. Get your ticket now and secure your place for this must-attend event. Taking place on Friday 11 November 2016 at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London. This years powerBall promises to be better…

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PRESS RELEASE: Team up for the National Golf Championship 2016

The Electrical Industries Charity’s National Golf Championship 2016 is only one month away. Don’t miss your opportunity to book your team for the best golfing event in the electrical industry. Last few places remain. Sign up today. The 4 Ball competition is taking place on Thursday 29 September 2016 at one of the most iconic…

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PRESS RELEASE: Get together for the National Golf Championship 2016

24th June 2016

The most anticipated National Golf Championship of the year in the electrical industry is fast approaching. Don’t miss your chance to compete among the best golfers in the industry and showcase your business with sponsorship packages available. Teams who have already signed up include: Schneider Electric; Edmundson Electrical, City Electrical Factors (CEF), Calon Energy, GDC…

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PRESS RELEASE: Get active this summer with the Electrical Industries Charity

6th June 2016

It’s time to get active this summer with the Electrical Industries Charity who have lots of sports events to get involved with. The Electrical Industries Charity is offering a number of unmissable events which will push you to the limits and get your heart racing while getting fit and having loads of fun with friends,…

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PRESS RELEASE: EW Awards 2016 is a huge success for the Electrical Industries Charity

18th May 2016

The Electrical Wholesaler Awards 2016 raised a huge amount to help the Electrical Industries Charity to continue supporting people who need help the most. The Electrical Wholesaler Awards 2016 took place at the Park Plaza, London on Thursday 12 May 2016 and raised a massive £1,835 to support the Electrical Industries Charity. The charity will…

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PRESS RELEASE: Marathon runners are a huge success

6th May 2016

The Virgin Money London Marathon proved to be a great success for the Electrical Industries Charity with charity runners raising over £11,000. The London Marathon remains one of the biggest charity fundraising events in the UK and this year the Electrical Industries Charity had nine runners completing the gruelling 26-mile course. The nine Charity’s runners…

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PRESS RELEASE: Charity team head for new heights

4th May 2016

The Rexel Banners team are taking on the mighty and adventurous 24 hour Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for the Electrical Industries Charity. The team facing this immense challenge will consist of representatives from Newey & Eyre, WF Senate, Wilts Electrical Wholesale and Timeguard. The 24-hour Challenge will take place on 09 July 2016,…

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PRESS RELEASE: Help to build a future by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

27th April 2016

The Electrical Industries Charity is set for a Kilimanjaro challenge which aims to raise £100,000 to help the Hendrie family to re-build their lives. Christopher Hendrie, aged 32 was a well-respected electrician, a loving husband and a father of two who lost his fight to the rare form of Cholangiocarcinoma cancer which is commonly known…

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PRESS RELEASE: Challenge the Dragon

22nd April 2016

The Electrical Industries Charity’s first ever Dragon Boat 2016 is fast approaching and what better way to spend some time with your family, friends and colleagues than by signing your team up for the fastest growing water activity in Britain. Dragon Boat 2016 takes place at the picturesque Peterborough rowing lake on Saturday 06 August…

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PRESS RELEASE: Essential support from the Electrical Industries Charity

11th April 2016

How well do you know your employees? According to the Health and Safety Executive, one in six workers are currently experiencing stress, anxiety or depression and 43% of them still state that they would not feel comfortable discussing mental health issues with their manager or employer. Over 70 million working days are currently being lost…

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PRESS RELEASE: Put your senses into overdrive with a Charity Skydive

31st March 2016

Imagine an experience that pushes you to the heights of your limits. One that has your heart racing, the adrenaline pumping and leaves you so ecstatic you want to scream out loud. The Electrical Industries Charity is hosting the most thrilling, skydiving experience which is taking place on Saturday 16th July 2016 at the Go…

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PRESS RELEASE: The Electrical Industries Charity is all set for the London Marathon

29th March 2016

The Electrical Industries Charity is delighted to announce their ten runners for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2016. The Virgin Money London Marathon is one of the biggest fundraising events in Great Britain bringing thousands of people together to raise money for different charities. This year the Electrical Industries Charity is proud to announce their…

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PRESS RELEASE: Let your company shine at powerBall 2016

Are you ready to be part of an unforgettable night? This year powerBall 2016 is all set for another spectacular night, with City Electrical Factors (CEF) as the headline sponsor. So why not show your support and put your company in the spotlight by sponsoring the most prestigious event in the electrical industry calendar. This…

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PRESS RELEASE: Financial support for apprentices

18th March 2016

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, which takes place on 14-18 March, the Electrical Industries Charity has launched an Apprenticeship Bursary Scheme which is aimed at supporting apprentices working in the electrical or energy related industries who are struggling with family and financial commitments. Young people who started their apprenticeship after 1 July 2015 and who…

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PRESS RELEASE: Showcase your business at the National Golf Championship 2016

Team up with the Electrical Industries Charity and compete among the best golfers in the industry at the National Golf Championship 2016. Sponsorship packages are now available so don’t miss a chance to showcase your business at the prestigious Belfry Hotel on Thursday 29 September 2016. The 4 Ball competition will tee off at one…

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PRESS RELEASE: Tickets for powerBall are now on sale

4th March 2016

It’s the one you have all been waiting for. Tickets for powerBall, the biggest and best party which the electrical industry has to offer, are now on sale. Taking place on Friday 11 November 2016 at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London, this year’s event promises to be as spectacular as ever with the internationally…

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PRESS RELEASE: Enter the Dragon

19th February 2016

The Electrical Industries Charity is delighted to announce its first ever Dragon Boat event and is urging companies to sign up for what promises to be an unforgettable experience. Taking place on Saturday 06 August 2016 at Peterborough rowing lake, the Dragon Boat event will bring together industry professionals to raise money for those who…

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PRESS RELEASE: Apprentices gain access to help and support

The Electrical Industries Charity has teamed up with JTL, the leading work-based training provider of electrical apprentices across England and Wales, and the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT), to launch the Apprentice Support Programme. Designed to help young people deal with some of the key challenges that affect them as they work towards their…

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PRESS RELEASE: The Electrical Industries Charity joins the Queen for tea

The Electrical Industries Charity is delighted to be taking part in The Patron’s Lunch – an event which will honour The Queen’s patronage of over 600 charities and organisations on the occasion of her 90th Birthday. The Patron’s Lunch is an iconic event that celebrates a lifetime dedicated to service and support that our Monarch…

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PRESS RELEASE: The Electrical Industries Charity announces the sad loss of Ray Hall

The Electrical Industries Charity has announced the sad loss of Ray Hall, a well loved and highly respected member of the electrical industry. Ray started his career in the electrical industry as a trainee for the Yorkshire Electricity Board, he continued to move his way up through roles with the CEGB before taking on the…

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PRESS RELEASE: Dream big with the Electrical Industries Charity

15th February 2016

The Electrical Industries Charity is delighted to be helping a young electrician, Brendan Moseley, in fulfilling his dream of becoming an engineer. Brendan who is currently at Huddersfield University studying for a BSc in Engineering, has received financial support from the charity throughout his course. This includes a grant of £500 each term to help…

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PRESS RELEASE: PowerBall is a huge success

24th November 2015

The Electrical Industries Charity is delighted to announce that PowerBall, the industry’s biggest and best party of the year, was a massive success raising £236,000. Over 1000 guests enjoyed a night of glittering entertainment which included some of the best music from the Motown era. The headline entertainment, Dancing in the Streets, took guests on…

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PRESS RELEASE: Tessa Ogle joins Electrical Industries Charity

The Electrical Industries Charity is delighted to welcome Tessa Ogle as the new Managing Director. An experienced general management professional with an extensive track record in leading business growth, Tessa joins the charity from Parsons Brinckerhoff (a Balfour Beatty company) where she held the position of National General Manager for Oil & Gas. Tessa says:…

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PRESS RELEASE: Club together for the 2016 National Golf Championship

The Electrical Industries Charity has launched its 2016 National Golf Championships which will take place at the prestigious Belfry Hotel & Resort on Thursday 29 September. The 4 Ball competition will tee off at one of the most famous golfing locations in the UK, the stunning championship Brabazon Course. Surrounded by 500 aches of countryside,…

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PRESS RELEASE: Time is running out to get your place in the London Marathon

The Electrical Industries Charity is delighted to announce that it has places available for the Virgin Money London Marathon which takes place on Sunday 24 April 2016. Those who didn’t manage to secure a place for the big event in the public ballot can now apply for Gold Bond places and be in the running…

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PRESS RELEASE: Put yourself in the spotlight

PowerBall is fast approaching and what better way to put your company in the spotlight than by sponsoring the electrical industry’s biggest and most prestigious party of the year. The ‘must attend event’ is an excellent opportunity to showcase your company to over 1000 key decision makers in the electrical industry and enjoy a night…

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PRESS RELEASE: Apply now for your marathon place

15th September 2015

The Electrical Industries Charity is delighted to announce that they are now accepting application forms from people who want to run for charity in the Virgin Money London Marathon 2016. The Virgin Money London Marathon remains one of the biggest charity fundraising events in the UK and the Charity is urging members of the industry…

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PRESS RELEASE: Where there’s a Will there’s a way

9th June 2015

The Electrical Industries Charity is urging everyone in the industry to make a Will to ensure that your estate is shared amongst the important people in your life when you’re gone. Coming to the end of our days is something which many people find difficult to talk about but if you want to protect the…

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PRESS RELEASE: Huge success for charity runners

1st June 2015

The Virgin Money London Marathon proved to be a huge success for the Electrical Industries Charity with charity runners raising over £33,000. The London Marathon remains one of the biggest charity fundraising events in the UK and this year the Electrical Industries Charity had a staggering 28 runners complete the gruelling 26 mile course. But…

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PRESS RELEASE: Get the job you want

If your career is at a turning point and you’re not sure where to turn then pick up the phone because the Electrical Industries Charity now offers career advice via their Confidential Helpline. Working with a leading provider of interactive online career management, the service utilises through a ‘work friend’ portal which has a wealth…

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PRESS RELEASE: Let’s get this party started!

Tickets for PowerBall 2015, the electrical industry’s biggest party of the year are now on sale and it looks like it will be one of the biggest and best yet. This year’s event will celebrate everything that there is to love about the Motown era and the organisers are delighted to announce that the headline…

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PRESS RELEASE: Keep on running

Spring is in the air so why not put a spring in your step by taking part in a sponsored run for the Electrical Industries Charity. The Charity has joined forces with www.runforcharity.com to give the electrical industry access to a wide range of running events which include the Milton Keynes half marathon, The Mudnificent…

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PRESS RELEASE: Anyone for golf?

The Electrical Industries Charity has launched its 2015 National Golf Championships which will take place at Woburn Golf Club’s Duke’s Course on Thursday 15 October. The Electrical Industries Charity has a long history of organising golf events and currently hosts ten regional events across the UK. For the first time in 2015 these regional competitions…

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PRESS RELEASE: It’s good to talk

A friendly ear is only a phone call away says the Electrical Industries Charity which is urging people to talk about their problems rather than try to cope alone. Operations Manager, Jill Nadolski says: “The benefits of telephone counselling have been well researched and it is often the preferred option for people who are dealing…

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PRESS RELEASE: Calling all budding cyclists

You are just one step away from making this a year to remember according to the Electrical Industries Charity which has joined forces with www.cycleforcharity.com to offer amazing opportunities for people to take part in a cycle challenge in 2015. Charity challenges offer unrivalled opportunities to cycle in some of the biggest and most exciting…

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The Electrical Industries Charity is the national charity for the electrical, electronics and energy industries. It aims to look after people from these industries whenever they or their families need help with life’s challenges. The charitable services are available to individuals and their families if they currently work or have worked in areas such as electrical contracting and facilities management; electrical and electronic manufacturing, wholesale, distribution and retail; electrical power generation, distribution and supply (including nuclear and renewable energy) and the lighting industry.
www.electricalcharity.org

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