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  • Unicrimp News

    Unicrimp Hires New Sales Manager

    Unicrimp, the latest new business to emerge from the successful Scolmore Group of companies, has announced the appointment of Mike Jackson to the position of National Sales Manager. … Read full story

    Scolmore Group Launches Unicrimp

    Unicrimp is the latest new business to emerge from the successful Scolmore Group of companies. Its formation brings to the electrical contracting industry a comprehensive range of cable accessory… Read full story

  • Scolmore News

    New business acquisition for Scolmore Group

    Leading wiring accessories, lighting and security products manufacturer, Scolmore Group, continues to expand and develop the business and is pleased to announce the acquisition of Sangamo, the… Read full story

    Scolmore Group Company, Unicrimp, to debut at ELEX

    Attracting electrical contractors from across the UK, the ELEX shows are the ideal platform to showcase the latest products and technologies that are shaping the future of the electrical industry.… Read full story

    Scolmore Group invests in brand new showroom and studio facility

    The recent expansion and total redesign of the Scolmore Visitor Centre has created a state of the art showroom and conference centre, which is now double the size and provides an ideal backdrop to… Read full story

    Round two beckons in the apprentice of the year competition

    Stage one of the 2018 NICEIC and ELECSA Electrical Apprentice of the Year Competition, sponsored by Scolmore, is now officially closed and we are delighted to announce there has been a staggering 60%… Read full story

    Tony’s Little Helpers Christmas Competition

    The Scolmore Group launched their Christmas campaign on Thursday 24th November. The social media based competition encourages wholesalers and contractors to print off the Tony Cable inspired elves and… Read full story

    Scolmore expands marketing team

    Scolmore Group has announced two new appointments to the marketing team, as the company invests in high calibre candidates to strengthen its market-leading position within the electrical industry. … Read full story

    Scolmore Group Highly Commended Best Manufacturer

    Pictured left to right: Kevin Beech, Scolmore national sales manager, Steph McGovern, BBC Business Presenter, Majella McCabe, Scolmore communications manager … Read full story

    Scolmore Group Company, Unicrimp, voted IBA Best New Supplier

    Scolmore Group’s on-going commitment to deliver a first class service to its customers continues to pay dividends, with two more accolades added to the company’s growing list of industry… Read full story

    NICEIC and ELECSA Apprentice of the Year 2018

    Industry-leading competition sponsored by Scolmore is now open for entries. … Read full story

    Industry legend joins forces with Scolmore

    With a career spanning an impressive 60 years, electrical industry legend, Tony Cable, has amassed a wealth of experience and knowledge during his rise from apprentice at the age of 15, to his most… Read full story

    Partnership Award for Scolmore from Leicester College

    Scolmore Group is delighted to have received recognition for its collaborative work with Leicester College. At the College’s annual ‘Awards to Industry’ event, Scolmore Group was… Read full story


    George Maynard from Leicester has been crowned the winner of the 2017 NICEIC and ELECSA Apprentice of the Year competition, sponsored by Scolmore Group. … Read full story

    Scolmore joins the sponsor line-up at the Electrical Wholesaler Awards

    The Electrical Wholesaler Awards will take place at Madame Tussauds, London on Thursday 18th May 2017. Organised by Datateam, the publisher of Electrical Wholesaler magazine, the event is designed to… Read full story

    Scolmore achieves ISO 9001:2015 Accreditation

    Scolmore Group is delighted to announce that it has been successful in upgrading its ISO 9001 certification to the new International Quality Standard ISO 9001:2015.  With only 15% of UK companies… Read full story

    Scolmore sponsors the second Electrical Apprentice of the Year competition

    Following the huge success of the inaugural event last year, which attracted more than 400 entrants from across the UK, Scolmore Group is delighted to announce its continued sponsorship of the NICEIC… Read full story

    Free access to calculator feature with new Scolmore App

    The innovative new mobile App from leading wiring accessories and lighting manufacturer, Scolmore Group, is packed full of features and calculators to make life easier for electricians on the job. … Read full story

    International Award for Scolmore Sales Manager

    Scolmore Group’s Sales Manager (Middle East), Tim Piggott, has been presented with the Best Technical Speaker of the Day Award at the Integrated Institute of Electrical Engineers (IIEE) 4th… Read full story

    Apprentice of the Year contest reaches final stage

    More than 300 started out but the quest to be crowned NICEIC and ELECSA Apprentice of the Year is now down to the final eight. … Read full story

    Refreshed website for Unicrimp

    Leading cable accessory products supplier, Unicrimp – part of the Scolmore Group of companies - has re-designed its website at to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience… Read full story

    New National Sales Manager for Unicrimp

    Unicrimp, the latest new business to emerge from the successful Scolmore Group of companies, has announced the appointment of Mike Jackson to the position of National Sales Manager. Unicrimp brings to… Read full story

    The DIY SOS Big Build

    14-year-old Jack Morris was born with a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy called central core myopothy, and in his short life he has had 19 operations to try to correct the symptoms of this disorder,… Read full story

NICEIC and ELECSA Apprentice of the Year 2018

Industry-leading competition sponsored by Scolmore is now open for entries.

The 2018 NICEIC and ELECSA Electrical Apprentice of the Year Competition is now open for entries.

Now in its third year, the competition, which is sponsored by the Scolmore Group, is for all Level 3 students, and will once again seek to test the skills and knowledge of those candidates who put themselves forward. 

The registration process has been simplified for this year so that now when students log into register at they can go straight to the online test, which forms the first stage of the competition.

Darren Staniforth, Training Development at Certsure, said: “NICEIC and ELECSA have a responsibility to ensure we are doing all we can to work with, encourage and promote apprentices.

“Through this competition we want to recognise the talents of electrical apprentices and acknowledge all the good they do.

“We had a great response last year and we are looking forward to seeing another good crop of apprentices this time around.”

There are three stages to the competition. The online assessment to test levels of electrical knowledge will be open to all students, with the top 20% qualifying for the next round – a 90 minute practical exam to be held at a number of locations across the UK and marked by industry experts. Eight students with the highest scores from stage two will go through to the final.  Every college that enters 20 students or more for the competition will receive a Scolmore College Pack containing a variety of Scolmore products.

The brightest talents will be rewarded with a range of prizes – including holiday vouchers worth £2000 for the winner, £750 for the runner up and £250 for third place. The eight finalists will also each receive an engraved trophy, an iPad and a ‘Van Pack’ of Scolmore products, while the college of the overall winner will receive £1000 worth of Scolmore products.

The grand final will take place at Scolmore Group’s head offices in Tamworth, Staffordshire, on Tuesday, 5th June, when candidates will be required to complete a number of challenging practical tasks over the course of the day. The Electrical Apprentice of the Year will be crowned at a special barbecue and awards ceremony to be held at The Belfry Hotel & Resort that evening.

Commenting on the company’s continued association with the initiative, Marie Parry, Scolmore marketing director, said: “We couldn’t be more pleased with how last year’s event went. The talent of the individuals who made it through to the finals was very impressive indeed and we are hoping to build on this success and attract even more entries and industry interest as the competition gathers momentum. 

“We value highly the role that NICEIC and ELECSA play in educating and developing the electricians of the future and we are excited to be playing a key role in this prestigious award, which will encourage the next generation of talent.” 

For further information or to enter the competition visit

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