As Britain comes to terms with an EU referendum result which has far reaching implications for the economy and government, it is too early to predict the political landscape or the regulatory one which will shape our future and the impact it will have on our industry.

We live in an age where the answer to most questions is only a click away but the answers to some of the big questions surrounding this result will be hard to find and may take some time.

After last week’s shock decision for the UK to leave the EU, Bsria says it is ‘business as usual’ for its members and that the construction industry should remain confident and optimistic about the opportunities out there for existing and new industry projects.

Indeed Bsria is committed to giving ‘extra service to members’ throughout this uncertain time. 

The 2016 SkillElectric heats have got off to a flying start with three talented electricians taking top spots around England and Wales.

Statnett, Norway’s state owned power system operator, has energised 68 km of Nexans’ coloured conductors on its new overhead transmission line connecting central Norway to western Norway. The line will secure the supply of power in the region. Nexans’ coloured conductors have been used on 8.5 km of the line that run through a protected nature reserve, allowing the cables to blend in with the environment.

Power Control has appointed Greenville Electrical as its key Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) representative in Northern Ireland. 

A new scholarship grant that will award £3000 to an individual studying in the electrical industry has been launched by the Joint Industry Board (JIB).

Tratos has become the newest member to sign the Europacable Industry Charter, joining an group of European and worldwide cable manufacturers that have pledged to uphold ethical, sustainable and high quality cable development and manufacturing.

BKK Nett AS, the Norwegian power company based in Bergen, will soon be the operator of a recording breaking subsea power link as Nexans just completed a project to install the world’s longest and deepest 420 kV XLPE (cross-linked polyethylene) insulated submarine cable system. In a turnkey project worth around 75 million euros to reinforce the grid in western Norway, Nexans has delivered 90 km of 420 kV AC XLPE cable. This contract fulfils Nexans’ vision of helping to meet the growing global demand for electricity.

Bsria has announced the final speaker to the line-up at its flagship event – the annual briefing and lunch – Matthew Webster, head of wellbeing and futureproofing, British Land.

BCAS (the British Compressed Air Society) is urging businesses to adopt ISO 11011 to cut the cost of running their compressed air systems, even if they don’t have to comply with ESOS (Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme).

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