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Q-Nect. Strong, Quick & Reliable Solutions.

Q-Nect. Strong, Quick & Reliable Solutions.

Unicrimp adds a brand new category to its cable accessories range. Focusing on strong, quick and reliable solutions, the new Q-Nect range offers great versatility for electrical connections. Each product is packed with features which makes your installations quicker and easier.

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Uncrimp expands sleeving solutions

Uncrimp expands sleeving solutions

More toolbox essentials have been added to Unicrimp’s Q-Crimp fixings range with new Self-Amalgamating Tape and Multi-colour Heat Shrink Tubing now part of the collection.
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Unicrimp turns the screw

Unicrimp turns the screw

Unicrimp, part of the Scolmore Group of companies, continues to develop its product offer to satisfy demand from installers.
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New Q-Crimp Grommet Strips added to Unicrimp range

New Q-Crimp Grommet Strips added to Unicrimp range

Scolmore Group company, Unicrimp, has added a brand new product to its Q-Crimp fixings range – with Grommet Strip Edge Trim Rolls now part of the collection.
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Unicrimp adds Metal Cable Cleats to Q-Fire range

Unicrimp adds Metal Cable Cleats to Q-Fire range

Unicrimp has added a range of Metal Cable Cleats to its growing Q-Fire portfolio of fire-rated cable accessory products.
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Unicrimp adds Earth Electrode Box to Earthing Rods range

Unicrimp adds Earth Electrode Box to Earthing Rods range

Unicrimp’s latest new product development activity sees the addition of a 20mm conduit Earth Electrode Box to the company’s growing Earth Rods and Components range.
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Unicrimp seals the deal with adhesives range

Unicrimp seals the deal with adhesives range

Scolmore Group company, Unicrimp, supplies the Siroflex range of adhesives and sealants - a trusted brand among professional tradespeople. 
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Unicrimp updates cable accessories catalogue

Unicrimp updates cable accessories catalogue

Unicrimp, part of the Scolmore Group of companies, has produced a new catalogue to showcase its newly expanded, market-leading range of cable accessories products.
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Unicrimp Metal Content Cable Ties help reduce contamination

Unicrimp Metal Content Cable Ties help reduce contamination

Unicrimp, part of the Scolmore Group of companies, continues to expand its cable accessories portfolio with the addition of a new range of Metal Content Cable Ties.
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Unicrimp adds new Trade Tubs

Unicrimp adds new Trade Tubs

Unicrimp, part of the Scolmore Group of companies, has expanded its popular range of Q-Crimp Trade Tubs with three new tub additions
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Unicrimp adds new CXT Brass Glands

Unicrimp adds new CXT Brass Glands

Unicrimp, part of the Scolmore Group of companies, has expanded its Brass Glands range to include CXT Brass Glands. 
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 Unicrimp introduces Catenary Wire and Jack Chain ranges

Unicrimp introduces Catenary Wire and Jack Chain ranges

Unicrimp, part of the Scolmore Group of companies, continues to expand its cable accessories portfolio and the latest development sees the addition of Catenary Wire, Jack Chains and associated accesso
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Unicrimp adds new All-round Banding range

Unicrimp adds new All-round Banding range

Unicrimp, part of the Scolmore Group of companies, continues to expand its cable accessories portfolio with the addition of a new range of All Round Banding.
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OB1 the No 1 sealant and adhesive now available from Unicrimp

OB1 the No 1 sealant and adhesive now available from Unicrimp

Leading cable accessories supplier and Scolmore Group company, Unicrimp, has acquired the rights to exclusively distribute the original, multi-surface sealant and adhesive brand.
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New Lever Connectors from Unicrimp

New Lever Connectors from Unicrimp

Unicrimp, part of the Scolmore Group of companies, continues to expand its cable accessories portfolio with the addition of a new range of Lever Connectors.
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Unicrimp introduces new Squarelock Woodscrews

Unicrimp introduces new Squarelock Woodscrews

Unicrimp, part of the Scolmore Group of companies, has added Squarelock Woodscrews to its growing Q-Crimp range of fixings.     
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Why you should be Q-ueuing up for Unicrimp

Why you should be Q-ueuing up for Unicrimp

Q1. Tell us more about the Unicrimp brand and Scolmore's reasons for adding the company to the Scolmore Group.
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Unicrimp introduces new cable accessories catalogue

Unicrimp introduces new cable accessories catalogue

Unicrimp, part of the Scolmore Group of companies, has produced a new catalogue to showcase its market-leading range of cable accessories products.
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Down to earth solution from Unicrimp

Down to earth solution from Unicrimp

Unicrimp's latest new product development activity sees the company enter a brand new product category with the launch of a range of earthing rods and component products.
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18th edition compliant cable clips from Unicrimp

18th edition compliant cable clips from Unicrimp

Unicrimp, part of the Scolmore Group of companies, continues to expand its cable accessories portfolio with new additions to its range of cable clips. The new fire-rated Metal Twin and Earth Cable Cli
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New faces at Unicrimp

New faces at Unicrimp

Leading cable accessory products supplier, Unicrimp – part of the Scolmore Group of companies - has made two new appointments to its sales team.
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Scolmore launches online training

Scolmore launches online training

A mixture of live videos streamed over our social media platforms, and training sessions hosted over zoom will commence on Tuesday, 10th November.
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Scolmore Group Launches Unicrimp

Scolmore Group Launches Unicrimp

Unicrimp is the latest new business to emerge from the successful Scolmore Group of companies. Its formation brings to the electrical contracting industry a comprehensive range of cable accessory prod
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Unicrimp expands Siroflex adhesives and sealants range

Unicrimp expands Siroflex adhesives and sealants range

Unicrimp, part of the Scolmore Group, is expanding its Siroflex range of adhesives and sealants with the addition of two new fire resistant products.
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Unicrimp Hires New Sales Manager

Unicrimp Hires New Sales Manager

The continued growth of the Unicrimp business has led to the creation of a new position within the company and the appointment of Mike Jackson as National Sales Manager...
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Unicrimp expands wiring accessories range

Unicrimp expands wiring accessories range

Unicrimp, part of the Scolmore Group of companies, continues to expand its comprehensive range of cable accessories and has just added three new products – Nylon Meter Tail Glands, Saddle Bar Spacers
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Unicrimp adds masonry screws to Q-Fire range

Unicrimp adds masonry screws to Q-Fire range

Unicrimp has added masonry screws to its growing range of fixings. 
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Unicrimp introduces red and white fire-safe metal cable clips

Unicrimp introduces red and white fire-safe metal cable clips

Unicrimp, part of the Scolmore Group of companies, offers an extensive range of cable accessories.  The company has just extended its range of 18th edition compliant fire-rated Metal Twin and Earth Ca
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We Are Open For Business As Usual

We Are Open For Business As Usual

Unicrimp is open and continuing to supply market-leading able management consumables to distributors across the country.
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ELECTRICAL APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR 2017 WINNER ANNOUNCED
ELECTRICAL APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR 2017 WINNER ANNOUNCED

George Maynard from Leicester has been crowned the winner of the 2017 NICEIC and ELECSA Apprentice of the Year competition, sponsored by Scolmore Group.

The 25-year-old was one of eight competitors to reach the Grand Final, which Scolmore was very proud to host at its headquarters on Tuesday, June 6th.

George said: “I was shocked when they called my name out. I thought all the lads in the final produced some great work and they were all top guys. I think getting to the final was a great achievement to be honest. It’s a lovely way to round off all the hard work I have put in over the last three years.”

The finalists were put through a gruelling day of challenges comprising nine separate tasks designed to assess their abilities across a range of disciplines including testing, fault finding, conduit bending, tray manufacturing and safe isolation. This year’s final challenge also included a Virtual Reality test followed by an interview with Certsure’s Technical Standards Director Alan Wells.

As well as hosting the grand finale of the competition at the company’s head office premises, Scolmore also organised the BBQ and awards ceremony at the nearby Belfry Hotel and provided a range of prizes for those apprentices who made it through to the final.  

The winner, George, was presented with a holiday voucher worth £2,000, runner-up Michael Costello, 25 from Edinburgh received a holiday voucher worth £750, while third-placed Billy Stapleton, 20, from Essex received a £250 holiday voucher. All eight finalists were given an engraved glass trophy, an iPad and a kit bag containing an array of Scolmore’s electrical accessories.

Every college that entered 20 students or more for the competition received a Scolmore College Pack containing a variety of Scolmore products, while the college of the overall winner, Leicester College, will receive £1000 worth of Scolmore products.

Handing over the prizes was Alan Wells, Technical and Standards Director at Certsure, Scolmore Managing Director, Gary Mordue and star of TV’s DIY SOS, Billy Byrne.

Alan said: “The standard of candidates has been very high this year and George is a very fitting winner.  His level of skill and overall enthusiasm shone through and we wish him, and all of the other finalists the very best in their future careers.”

More than 400 young men and women entered this year’s competition which recognises the talents of the brightest electrical students in the UK. This year’s contest witnessed more entries from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales and demonstrates the growing appeal of the competition.

Marie Parry, Scolmore Group’s marketing director said: “Scolmore is committed to helping develop the talent of the future and we were once again hugely impressed with the calibre and standard of all eight finalists.  As a business, we believe wholeheartedly in the importance of giving something back to the industry.  It’s an exciting sector, with an abundance of opportunities for the future.  Two of the directors here at Scolmore started out as apprentice electricians and have carved out successful careers on the back of the vital experience and training that the apprentice programme provided.  We wish all the finalists every success as they continue on their journey.”

The journey to the Electrical Apprentice of the Year finals day involved a number of stages.  The first stage of the contest was an online exam comprising a variety of questions relating to electrical installations.  The top 20% performing students from this stage then progressed to stage two - a practical one and a half exam paper, which was held at six locations across the UK.  The eight students with the highest marks then battled it out in the Grand Final.

Darren Staniforth, Technical Development Manager with NICEIC and ELECSA, was involved in the judging process. He commented: “We really wanted to test their ability to carry out a range of tasks that we feel all good, skilled apprentices should be able to do – along with some tests that they might not have been so comfortable with.

“It was tough choosing a winner but I am confident all of them will go on to have a successful career in the industry.”

George is currently studying at Leicester College.  In the short-term he plans on taking his pals away to Barcelona with the voucher from his victory. But longer-term he has bigger plans.

He added: “I am keen to learn as much as I can and just see where it takes me. There are lots of opportunities out there and I want to experience as many aspects of the trade as possible.”

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