At Gatehead Newcastle for our first Forum

May 5, 2022

A great turn out on Wed 4 May for the first EDA Regional Business Forum of 2022! Over 100 representatives from our Member and Affiliate Member businesses joined us in Gateshead, Newcastle to hear about the latest opportunities and developments for our sector.

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

New generation of wholesalers

Apprentice, Bobbi-Jo Tait of CEF Gateshead, and EDA Product Knowledge Module trophy winner Jack Freshwater of  Carlisle-based Premier Electrical Ltd, took the “stage” to share their career journeys, explaining how they got into electrical wholesaling and how the EDA’s Training and Apprenticeship Service has boosted their confidence and skills.

Bobbi-Jo, Jack and Tracy Hewett

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Gateshead Forum delegate said:

“Very impressed by my first experience of the Regional Forums, looking forward to the next one”

Download the presentations

Changing regulations for the electrification of heat
Neil Preston GDHV

Presenter: Neil Preston, Regional Head of Sales – Northern Region, Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation

The shocking threats of cyber crime and fraud: specialist officers from the police show you how to protect your business
NERSOU on Cyber Crime and Fraud

Presenter: Megan Turner, Brian Collins, Ian Sanders, Jon Hudson and Jonathan Green, The North East Regional Cyber Crime & Economic Crime Unit – representing Cleveland, Durham and Northumbria Police Constabularies

Over 100 attendees
Bobbi-Jo and CEF Colleagues with Tracy Hewett
Park Electrical Team Members
Dan, Upex, and Chris, Sylvania
Dylan Mansfield on UV-C
Discussing Cyber Security
Great turn out from EDA Businesses
Joe Ellwood on EV Developments
Signify Team
Bobbi-Jo Tait and Mike Pearson
Morning Coffee at the Newcastle Forum 22
Mark Thomas, Lynne Jhangeer and Suzanne Adgar
Networking at the EDA Forum
NVC, Hager and Edmundson
New EDA Members Green Bros & ATC
Stephen Balfour on 3D printing
Park Electrical Team
Bobbi-Jo Tait and Jack Freshwater

A great evening at Universally Challenged Quiz and Supper on 3 May

Team 8 Universally Challenged
Team 4 - Universally Challenged
Tracy Hewett & Richard Appleton
Team 1 Universally Challenged
Universally Challenged Winners