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  • Unicrimp News

    Unicrimp adds masonry screws to Q-Fire range

    Unicrimp, part of the Scolmore Group of companies, has added masonry screws to its growing range of fixings.  They will form part of Unicrimp’s Q-Fire range of fire-rated products which… Read full story

    We Are Open For Business As Usual

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    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.  … Read full story

    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. … Read full story

    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.  This is to meet the growing requirement from Unicrimp’s customers… Read full story

    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. The new products will sit within the… Read full story

    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.  … Read full story

    Unicrimp expands fire-rated products range

    Unicrimp, part of the Scolmore Group of companies, has extended its Q-Fire range of fire-rated products to include new metal fire safe cable clips in two additional sizes – 40mm and 50mm. As… Read full story

    Scolmore gets an SOS from DIY SOS for Children in Need Special

    When DIY SOS: The Big Build BBC Children in Need Special is aired next week (Wednesday, 13th November) it will show the transformation of a rundown church hall, into a much needed emergency… Read full story

    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. … Read full story

    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. … Read full story

    Scolmore Group becomes SFHA Commercial Associate

    Scolmore Group is pleased to announce that it been successful in its application to become a Commercial Associate of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA). … Read full story

    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. … Read full story

    Unicrimp Hires New Sales Manager

    Unicrimp, the latest new business to emerge from the successful Scolmore Group of companies, has announced the appointment of Mike Jackson to the position of National Sales Manager. … Read full story

    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… Read full story

  • Scolmore News

    New ‘Specification Solutions’ brochure from Scolmore Group

    Scolmore Group, leading manufacturer of wiring accessories, lighting, security, fire protection, cable accessories and heating control products, has produced a comprehensive ‘Specification… Read full story

    Scolmore Group - open for business

    These are without doubt very challenging times for the industry. Working with a much scaled back operation, and with the safety of our staff a priority, Scolmore Group is able to continue to supply… Read full story

    £100 up for grabs with new Scolmore Group App

    Scolmore has updated its award-winning App to incorporate all the businesses within the Scolmore Group.  This will extend the access for users from Click Scolmore to the full range of products… Read full story

    Unicrimp expands fire-rated products range

    Unicrimp, part of the Scolmore Group of companies, has extended its Q-Fire range of fire-rated products to include new metal fire safe cable clips in two additional sizes – 40mm and 50mm. As… Read full story

    Tony’s Little Helpers Christmas Competition

    The Scolmore Group launched their Christmas campaign on Thursday 24th November. The social media based competition encourages wholesalers and contractors to print off the Tony Cable inspired elves and… Read full story

    Scolmore launches dedicated YouTube channel - SGTV

    Regular engagement with contractors via social media, trade magazines and face to face at exhibitions and trade shows is how Scolmore gains valuable insight into how contractors like to work and what… Read full story

    Scolmore Group becomes SFHA Commercial Associate

    Scolmore Group is pleased to announce that it been successful in its application to become a Commercial Associate of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA). … Read full story

    New business acquisition for Scolmore Group

    Leading wiring accessories, lighting and security products manufacturer, Scolmore Group, continues to expand and develop the business and is pleased to announce the acquisition of Sangamo, the… Read full story

    Scolmore Group Company, Unicrimp, to debut at ELEX

    Attracting electrical contractors from across the UK, the ELEX shows are the ideal platform to showcase the latest products and technologies that are shaping the future of the electrical industry.… Read full story

    Scolmore Group invests in brand new showroom and studio facility

    The recent expansion and total redesign of the Scolmore Visitor Centre has created a state of the art showroom and conference centre, which is now double the size and provides an ideal backdrop to… Read full story

    Round two beckons in the apprentice of the year competition

    Stage one of the 2018 NICEIC and ELECSA Electrical Apprentice of the Year Competition, sponsored by Scolmore, is now officially closed and we are delighted to announce there has been a staggering 60%… Read full story

    Scolmore expands marketing team

    Scolmore Group has announced two new appointments to the marketing team, as the company invests in high calibre candidates to strengthen its market-leading position within the electrical industry. … Read full story

    Scolmore Group Highly Commended Best Manufacturer

    Pictured left to right: Kevin Beech, Scolmore national sales manager, Steph McGovern, BBC Business Presenter, Majella McCabe, Scolmore communications manager … Read full story

    Scolmore Group Company, Unicrimp, voted IBA Best New Supplier

    Scolmore Group’s on-going commitment to deliver a first class service to its customers continues to pay dividends, with two more accolades added to the company’s growing list of industry… Read full story

    NICEIC and ELECSA Apprentice of the Year 2018

    Industry-leading competition sponsored by Scolmore is now open for entries. … Read full story

    Industry legend joins forces with Scolmore

    With a career spanning an impressive 60 years, electrical industry legend, Tony Cable, has amassed a wealth of experience and knowledge during his rise from apprentice at the age of 15, to his most… Read full story

    Partnership Award for Scolmore from Leicester College

    Scolmore Group is delighted to have received recognition for its collaborative work with Leicester College. At the College’s annual ‘Awards to Industry’ event, Scolmore Group was… Read full story

    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. … Read full story

    Scolmore joins the sponsor line-up at the Electrical Wholesaler Awards

    The Electrical Wholesaler Awards will take place at Madame Tussauds, London on Thursday 18th May 2017. Organised by Datateam, the publisher of Electrical Wholesaler magazine, the event is designed to… Read full story

    Scolmore achieves ISO 9001:2015 Accreditation

    Scolmore Group is delighted to announce that it has been successful in upgrading its ISO 9001 certification to the new International Quality Standard ISO 9001:2015.  With only 15% of UK companies… Read full story

    Scolmore sponsors the second Electrical Apprentice of the Year competition

    Following the huge success of the inaugural event last year, which attracted more than 400 entrants from across the UK, Scolmore Group is delighted to announce its continued sponsorship of the NICEIC… Read full story

    Free access to calculator feature with new Scolmore App

    The innovative new mobile App from leading wiring accessories and lighting manufacturer, Scolmore Group, is packed full of features and calculators to make life easier for electricians on the job. … Read full story

    International Award for Scolmore Sales Manager

    Scolmore Group’s Sales Manager (Middle East), Tim Piggott, has been presented with the Best Technical Speaker of the Day Award at the Integrated Institute of Electrical Engineers (IIEE) 4th… Read full story

    Apprentice of the Year contest reaches final stage

    More than 300 started out but the quest to be crowned NICEIC and ELECSA Apprentice of the Year is now down to the final eight. … Read full story

    Refreshed website for Unicrimp

    Leading cable accessory products supplier, Unicrimp – part of the Scolmore Group of companies - has re-designed its website at www.unicrimp.com to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience… Read full story

    New National Sales Manager for Unicrimp

    Unicrimp, the latest new business to emerge from the successful Scolmore Group of companies, has announced the appointment of Mike Jackson to the position of National Sales Manager. Unicrimp brings to… Read full story

    The DIY SOS Big Build

    14-year-old Jack Morris was born with a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy called central core myopothy, and in his short life he has had 19 operations to try to correct the symptoms of this disorder,… Read full story

Scolmore Group – our journey through the pandemic

These are without doubt the most challenging times that our industry, the country and the world has faced in the last century.  It is now more than 100 days since the country was placed into lockdown and our way of working and living was changed overnight beyond recognition.  As we start to emerge from the tight restrictions of lockdown, we are learning to embrace a new way of working that puts the safety of our employees, customers and suppliers at the forefront of everything we do.   

When we look back to early February we were still talking about coronavirus as something that was happening in China. When it became apparent in March that the UK was heading for an enforced lockdown, we needed to urgently prepare ourselves for the challenges that were coming.  With a company the size the Scolmore Group – in excess of 250 employees – and working across a number of sites in the UK – Tamworth and Redditch in the Midlands, as well as Glasgow – there was a considerable amount of planning and organisation required to work out how best we could keep the company operating in this new environment. 

By the time total lockdown was announced on Monday, 23 March, the entire work force was either working from home or placed on furlough.  A lot of work had already been undertaken to ensure all the right equipment, systems and procedures were in place to allow members of the various teams to work safely and securely from their new home environments. 

Like many others, we were faced with a sudden and dramatic fall in orders, as construction work was put on hold and wholesale counters decided to close in line with government guidelines.  As we continued to make plans behind the scenes for how best to keep the business going during the early days, we focussed a lot of attention on communicating with our wholesale customers, contractors and installers via direct marketing as well via the various digital platforms.  We wanted to let them know that we remained open for business and also wanted to provide them with some valuable resources that they could use during the time when they were unable to work. 

Working with a much scaled back operation, and with the safety of our staff a priority, we were able to continue to supply our full range of products to the professional electrical market, through the wholesale channel.  We have always had the ability to hold vast stock levels which means that we were able to continue to fulfil orders from across the group, with our full range of wiring accessories from http://www.scolmore.com, lighting and lighting control products from http://www.oviauk.com, security and fire protection products from http://www.espuk.com and cable accessory products from http://www.unicrimp.com  all currently available.

We appreciate that there are many in the industry who have been unable to work, but we believe that this can be seen as an opportunity to spend time we may not normally have, to catch up on some of the latest industry news and developments, get up to speed with recent new product developments and legislation, and maybe even to add to our skillset.  

Across the Scolmore Group of companies there is a wealth of resources that contractors and wholesalers can access.  Each group company website hosts a vast 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.  

Every aspect of the working environment across the Scolmore Group has been affected, as we have had to implement all the necessary measures to ensure that social distancing and hygiene standards are met across all departments and at all points of interaction with suppliers and customers.

As restrictions continue to be lifted and with building projects being resumed, we have been seeing a steady increase in orders coming through.  However, with local lockdowns still being considered and the winter months threating a potential second wave of Covid-19, we are only too aware that we all remain in a precarious situation and we will be taking the progress we are making one day at a time. 

Upcoming Events

17 Sep

Elex Coventry

Ricoh Arena, Coventry - 17th & 18th September 2020

15 Oct

Elex Harrogate

YEC, Harrogate - 15th & 16th October 2020

05 Nov

Elex Sandown

Sandown Park, Surrey - 5th & 6th November 2020

09 Dec

Elex Exeter

Westpoint Arena, Exeter - 9th & 10th December 2020