EDA businesses out in force at Daventry Forum

November 11, 2021
EDA businesses turn out in force for the EDA Daventry Forum

Thank you to the 130 representatives from our Member and Affiliate Member businesses who joined us on Wed 10 November 2021 at Hellidon Lakes, Daventry, Northamptonshire. It was great to see so many of you, and the fantastic turnout meant this was one of our best-attended Forums – no doubt helped by addition of the ‘Universally Challenged’ quiz and supper the night before.

All the presentations are available to download via the links below.

New generation of wholesalers

During the Forum we welcomed EDA Learner Achievement Award Winners 2021 Olie Jeffs of CEF, Wellingborough, and Dyllon Parsons of Power Wholesale Ltd, Netherfield, Nottinghamshire. Inspiring and confident speakers, Olie and Dyllon shared their career stories including how the EDA’s Training and Apprenticeship Service has boosted their confidence and skills.

Margaret Fitzsimons, EDA CEO, presented Dyllon (below left) and Olie with their latest EDA Product Knowledge Module certificates.

EDA CEO Margaret Fitzsimons with Dyllon Parsons of Power Wholesale
EDA CEO, Margaret Fitzsimons with CEF's Oli Jeffs

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Daventry Forum Delegates said

“Very good day, a broad range of topics covered”

“Excellent presentations and very worthwhile”

“A well run informative day”

“Dyllon and Oli were excellent – great to hear from them.”

Download the presentations

EDA Update: Digitalisation, Training, Apprenticeships, State of the Sector Survey and more

Presenters: Margaret Fitzsimons (pictured), Richard Appleton, Tracy Hewett, Anne Vessey

Key topics from the manufacturers: BCA, LIA and BEAMA
Bob Bohannon, Head of Policy and Academy at the Lighting Industry Association

Presenters: Dr Jeremy Hodge, Secretary General, British Cables Association (BCA) and Bob Bohannon (pictured), Head of Policy and Academy, Lighting Industry Association.

Bob also presented content from BEAMA, who were unable to join us on the day.

Innovations in lighting: the latest opportunities for wholesalers
Richard Law of Signify

Presenters: Dylan Mansfield, Terry Ganslandt, and Richard Law (pictured), Signify (Philips) Lighting

Contractors' outlook for Zero Carbon Britain and how the wholesaler can benefit

Presenter: Luke Osborne, Energy & Emerging Technologies Solutions Advisor, ECA (Electrical Contractors’ Association)

Luke was unable to join us on the day but you can watch a recording of his presentation.

l-r Dyllon Parsons, Tracy Hewett, Oli Jeffs
l-r From Signify Dylan Mansfield, SImon Greenwood, Matt Burton, and Richard Law
EDA Forums are great for networking
Grabbing a coffee at the break
Samantha McFall, CEO of ANEW with SWA's Julie Banks
Amanda Craig and Paul Darling at the EDA Forum, Daventry
Delegates at the EDA Forum, Daventry
l-r Adam Stapleford-Jones, Yvonne Savage and Jon Chamberlain
Catching up with colleagues
WAGO team
l-r Richard McCartney with the ABB team: Chris Clements, Dean Fairbourn and Joe Ellwood
l-r Richard McCartney, Dylan Mansfield, Richard Law, Terry Ganslandt, and Matt Burton
EDA Regional Business Forum, Daventry
CEF team out in force