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

Choose one of the following:

Option 1
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.

Option 2
Session details coming soon
Room: To be announced

11.10 – 11.50 Refreshment Break

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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, Mark Coles
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 provide a summary of a major new piece of market research, which is the first of its kind in the UK. The research project will give valuable insights into the pricing charged by electrical contractors by job type, by region and by industry body. In addition, the session will examine wider trends in construction costs overall. The aim of the session is to allow electrical contractors to benchmark their pricing against others in their region.

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12.30 – 13.00 Seminar Sessions

Choose one of the following:

Option 1
Broken neutral problems
Speaker: 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
James Dewane,
Author
Room: Wallis Suite

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

13.00 – 14.10 Lunch Break

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14.10 – 14.40 Seminar Sessions

Option 1
The Story of Electricity
Speakers: 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
How to win clients and influence them… by building rapport and trust
Speakers: Corporate drama
Room: Wallis Suite

Electricians and tradespersons often have a difficult job of gaining a client’s trust before they have even stepped into their client’s home or business. One bad experience in the past can be enough to make a client distrust all tradespersons and tar them all with the same brush. This fascinating ‘prequel’ to last year’s highly popular session will demonstrate how electricians can overcome this barrier through effective verbal and non-verbal communications skills. It will once again feature live actors, who will perform a scenario that every electrician will have experienced at least once in their career – a customer who doesn’t trust them!

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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
Session details coming soon  
Room: To be announced

15.25 – 15.45 Refreshment Break

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15.45 – 16.10 Seminar Session

Thermal imaging in EICR’s
Speakers: Darren Staniforth & Darren Walker, 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!