Programme

NICEIC ELECSA Live is relevant to all professionals within the sector and features content of interest to everyone, spanning sole trader domestic installers to CEOs of major electrical contracting businesses.  The event is packed with seminars covering a range of areas and topics.

See below for the Live North 2017 programme.  Keep checking back for updates!

08.15 – 09.30 Registration and refreshments

09.30 – 09.45 Welcome speech and introduction

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09.45 – 10.25 Keynote Speaker

Keynote speaker
Speaker: Kriss Akabusi MBE, Olympian, Motivational Speaker, Businessman
Room: Princess Royal Suite

Kriss will speak about his career in athletics and what it meant to him to take home a gold medal. He considers the lessons in teamwork, dedication, motivation and leadership.

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10.30 – 11.10 Seminar Session

Proposed 18th Edition changes and the Document for Public Comment
Speakers: Darren Staniforth & Alan Wells, NICEIC & ELECSA
Room: Princess Royal Suite

Looking at the proposed changes to BS 7671 (excluding Part 8) and reviewing the IET’s document for public comment.

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11.10 – 11.50 Refreshment Break

Demo zone:

11.15 – 11.30: Labelling Machine
Brother UK

11.30 – 11.45: Consumer Unit
CPN Cudis

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11.50 – 12.20 Seminar Sessions

Choose one of the following:

Option 1
NICEIC & ELECSA: Technical debate
Speakers: Darren Staniforth, Tim Benstead, Alan Wells and Mark Coles, NICEIC & ELECSA and IET
Room: Princess Royal Suite

Our technical panel discuss methods of design, installation and inspection and testing, and a number of the common problems electrical contractors face.

Option 2
UK Electricians – Are you charging enough?
Speaker: Chris Ashworth, Competitive Advantage Consultancy
Room: Wallis Suite

This session will give electrical contractors a valuable insight into the pricing being charged by electrical contractors across the UK by job type (domestic property), with a particular focus on the North of England region. The aim of the research is to allow electrical contractors to benchmark their company’s prices against others in the UK and the region.

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12.30 – 13.00 Seminar Sessions

Choose one of the following:

Option 1
Broken neutral problems
Speakers: Darren Staniforth & Alan Wells, NICEIC & ELECSA
Room: Princess Royal Suite

A look at the problems with broken neutrals within electrical supplies.

Option 2
How to attract and keep more customers
Speaker: James Dewane, Author
Room: Wallis Suite

Marketing and business tactics that electricians can apply to promote their local business.

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13.00 – 14.10 Lunch Break

Demo zone:

13.10 – 13.25: Labelling Machine
Brother UK

13.30 – 13.45: Consumer Unit
CPN Cudis

13.50 – 14.05: Cable Glands
WISKA UK

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14.10 – 14.40 Seminar Sessions

Option 1
The Story of Electricity
Speaker: Professor Jim Al-Khalili OBE
Room: Princess Royal Suite

This session will look back at some of the key milestones, people and discoveries made in the history of electricity. Professor Al-Khalili will take the audience on an amazing journey from the initial discoveries of Franklin, Faraday and Volta to a world that has now been utterly transformed by light and power.

Option 2
18th Edition – How to prosper during the changes
Speaker: Corporate drama
Room: Wallis Suite

This session aims to provide electrical contractors with the knowledge and skills they need to adapt to changes resulting from the 18th Edition. A real-life scenario will be performed by actors to show how contractors can recognise and overcome any ‘resistance to change’ that they may have themselves or encounter in clients and colleagues. This session will help your business to stay ahead of the game and ensure that your staff are not playing catch up.

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14.45 – 15.25 Seminar Sessions

Choose one of the following:

Option 1
An overview of the 18th Edition – Part 8  
Speaker: Mark Coles, The IET
Room: Princess Royal Suite

Looking specifically at Part 8 of the proposed changes to BS 7671 and the impact of its inclusion in the 18th Edition.

Option 2
18th Edition – How to prosper during the changes
Speaker: Corporate drama
Room: Wallis Suite

This session aims to provide electrical contractors with the knowledge and skills they need to adapt to changes resulting from the 18th Edition. A real-life scenario will be performed by actors to show how contractors can recognise and overcome any ‘resistance to change’ that they may have themselves or encounter in clients and colleagues. This session will help your business to stay ahead of the game and ensure that your staff are not playing catch up.
*Please note this is a repeat of the 14.10 session

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15.25 – 15.45 Refreshment Break

Demo zone:

15.30 – 15.45: Cable Glands
WISKA UK

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15.45 – 16.10 Seminar Session

Thermal imaging in EICR’s
Speaker: Darren Staniforth, NICEIC & ELECSA
Room: Princess Royal Suite

A look at the problems with broken neutrals within electrical supplies.

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16.10 – 16.15 Closing Speech & Prize Draw

Make sure you stay to the end to be in with the chance of winning many fantastic prizes!