Taking Stock

Published quarterly, Taking Stock keeps you up-to-date on all the EDA news.

Taking Stock: your regular EDA newsletter

Published quarterly in January, April, July and October, Taking Stock launched in 2015 to keep you in-the-loop with all your Association news, and how to make the most of your benefits.

If you’re the main EDA contact for your business, you’ll receive a copy in the post. Please do share copies with your team. Copies are also distributed to 3,000 readers of Electrical Wholesaler magazine.

You can download the latest issue and back copies on this page.

Affiliates: showcase your products to wholesalers

One of your EDA benefits is FREE editorial in Taking Stock. If you’re interested in featuring your products and services in future issues, please use the online form below or call the EDA on 020 3141 7350.

Your latest issue of Taking Stock, January 2019

Taking Stock Library

Download back issues by clicking on the front cover. If you're looking for an earlier copy of Taking Stock than is shown here, please call the EDA on 020 3141 7350.

Issue 15: October 2018

In this issue:

  • Lead story: How the EDA is working with allied trade associations for your benefit
  • From the Boardroom: featuring EDA Board Member, Dave Huggin of E.D.S. Electrical
  • Page 2: Announcing the EDA Engagement Champions 2018
  • Page 2: How the EDA represents your interests in Europe through the EUEW
  • Page 3: ETIM update
  • Page 4: Dates for your diary
  • Pages 5 and 6: Boost your team’s sales performance with EDA Product Knowledge Modules
  • Page 6 and 7: Manufacturer news from a selection of EDA affiliates. This quarter we feature:
    1. Atlantic Heat
    2. B.E.G.
    3. BELL Lighting
    4. Channel Safety
    5. GreenBrook Electrical
    6. Integral LED
    8. Termination Technology
    9. Trench Ltd
    10. Venture Lighting
  • Sector news from BESA, Gambica, BEAM and the LIA.


EDA Affiliates: reach wholesalers with FREE editorial in Taking Stock. It’s all part of your EDA benefits.

For more information and to book your space call Anne on 020 3141 7354.

Issue 14: July 2018

In this issue:

  • Lead story: Updated Product Knowledge Modules make their debut
  • First ETIM-UK translations available to download
  • EDA’s first Forum for 2018 heads to Belfast
  • Manufacturer news featuring:
    1. Megger
    2. Deta
    3. Philips
    4. Brother UK
    5. Fern-Howard
    6. Collingwood Lighting
    7. Heatrae Sadia
    8. Megaman
    9. Doncaster Cables
    10. Cembre
  • Sector news summary

Issue 13: April 2018

Front cover of Taking Stock April 2018

In this issue:

  • Lead story: EDA Education & Training Awards 2018, celebrating with the Rev Richard Coles
  • EDA Learner Achievement Awards 2018
  • Pull out feature on EDA-led delegation to Light + Building 2018
  • Trade Supplier Level 2 Apprenticeship launches
  • Manufacturers collaborate on ETIM-UK
  • Bob Robertson steps down from the Board
  • Manufacturer news featuring:
    1. Eland Cables
    2. Prysmian
    3. Lutron
    4. Kosnic Lighting
    5. Crompton Lamps
    6. Thorn Lighting
    7. Legrand
    8. NVC Lighting
    9. Marshall-Tufflex
    10. Copper Cable Company
  • Llyr Roberts, CEO, of Prysmian UK and President of the Approved Cables Initiative and the British Cables Association sets out his vision for the future.

Issue 11: October 2017

Front cover image of Taking Stock, October 2017

In this issue:

  • Lead story: who’s the most engaged member and affiliate member in 2016?
  • From the Boardroom: Dan Poole, EDA Board of Management and EDA Board Member
  • Page 2: Anchors aweigh: 150 senior managers attended this year’s EDA Summer Event
  • Page 3: Light + Building, Frankfurt, March 2018: are you exhibiting?
  • Page 3: Are you ETIM ready? View our hints and tips and visit the new ETIM-UK website
  • Page 4: Introducing David Lorrison, the EDA’s new Head of Education & Training
  • Page 5: Catch up with the Birmingham Regional Business Forum
  • Pages 6 & &: Manufacturer News featuring:
    1. GE Lighting
    2. Ansell Lighting
    3. Eaton
    4. GEWISS
    5. GreenBrook
    6. Redring
    7. Venture Lighting
    8. Unitrunk
    9. Reggiani
    10. Zip

Issue 12: January 2018

Front cover of Taking Stock January 2018

In this issue:

  • Lead story: Apprenticeship standard set to attract recruits to the sector
  • From the Boardroom with Glyn Prestwood
  • Jess Heppleston wins national apprenticeship title
  • EDA Scottish Section Wholesaler Apprentice of the Year is announced at the SELECT awards 2017
  • Review of the Forum at LuxLive 2017
  • Manufacturer news from:
    1. Zehnder and Greenwood Electric
    2. Manrose
    3. MK
    4. Heat Mat
    5. JCC
    7. Lewden Palazzoli
    8. Kingfisher Lighting
    9. Deta Electrical


EDA Affiliates: promote your business and products to wholesalers

As an EDA Affiliate (manufacturer or service provider) one of your benefits is free editorial in the Manufacturer News section of Taking Stock, the EDA’s quarterly newsletter.

Taking Stock is circulated to over 3,000 readers of Electrical Wholesaler magazine, and to all EDA members and affiliates.

Your featured content

Your editorial (200 words including title) could announce:

  • new technology, product or legislation
  • a new training initiative
  • forthcoming events

You’ll also need to supply an image to accompany your editorial.

If you’d like to reserve space in upcoming issues, use this form to let us know or call the EDA on 020 3141 7350.

EDA AFFILIATES: Book your FREE editorial space in Taking Stock

  • April 2019 is fully booked