It isn’t the start of the year that any of us had hoped for, but we remain optimistic that the roll out of the vaccine programme will help speed up the process of restoring some semblance of normal home and working lives for everyone. For now, however, we continue to face the challenges of another national lockdown.
Unlike the early days of the first lockdown, construction sites are able to carry on working and tradespeople can also continue to work in other people’s homes. The key to all of this is the adherence to strict Covid secure guidelines, and across the Scolmore group of companies they have measures in place to ensure the safety of their staff, customers and suppliers.
Difficulty in getting hold of some products continues to be an issue for many sectors, but Scolmore have reassured its customers and end users that they are able to continue to supply its full range of products to the professional electrical market.
The company’s ability to always hold vast stock levels means that it is able to fulfil orders from across the group, with a full range of wiring accessories, lighting and lighting control products from Ovia, security and fire protection products from ESP and cable accessory products from Unicrimp all currently available.
As we saw in the first lockdown, there is an appetite for learning and plenty of opportunities to remotely access the latest industry news and developments, get up to speed with recent new product developments and legislation, and for individuals to take on some training to enhance their skill set.
Across the Scolmore Group of companies there are resources that contractors and wholesalers can access. Each group company website hosts a range of products, including range catalogues as well as technical specification brochures. Product videos that make it easy to understand the workings of individual products can be accessed on YouTube. There are case studies demonstrating how products from the group have been specified and installed to provide solutions for specific projects and these include the recent use of our Mode antimicrobial wiring accessories at a newly expanded emergency care unit. The ‘in the press’ sections provide some in depth articles covering a range of topics from smart solutions, to fire-rated downlights safety.
Last year the Scolmore App was updated to incorporate all the businesses within the group. This means users can now access the full range of products and services from Scolmore, Ovia, ESP and Unicrimp – with just one click.