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The top informational resources for electrical contractors

1st Oct 2020

A successful electrical contractor is one who is always willing to learn. Whether you want to stay on top of industry trends or learn what other successful electricians are doing, having an open mind and the willingness to learn from others is key.

There are several fantastic resources available for electricians at any career stage. To save you some time, we’ve put together a list of the top industry publications and podcasts so you can jump right in.


  1. Ireland’s Electrical Magazine

As the voice of the electrical industry in the Republic of Ireland, Ireland’s Electrical magazine published both online and in print bi-monthly. Full of expert industry comment and insights, they also have product profiles as well as a dedicated website to keep you up to date.

  1. Voltimum

Voltimum provides a platform for the electrical industry which includes a training academy, product reviews, events and technical advice. This resource is the perfect place for installers, contractors and wholesalers to get all the help and advice they need.

  1. Electrical Contractors’ Association

ECA has been a driving force in the electrotechnical and engineering services industry since the association's formation in 1901. They provide electrical contractors with advice and support on all business matters from human resources to training and education.

  1. SELECT (Scotland)

Founded in 1900 as The Electrical Contractors' Association of Scotland, SELECT became the first trade association in the world to serve the electrical industry. SELECT provides a broad range of services and benefits to members including advice on technical issues, health and safety and employment law.

  1. Electrical Trade Magazine

This magazine is your guide to what’s happening in the industry and the products that can help you provide the best service. Discover the information you need to successfully run your business.

  1. Professional Electrician & Installer

Stay up to date on the latest news and developments in the electrical industry with this leading publication for electrical contractors. Find articles about new technology, stories from electrical business owners and insights for navigating the electrical business world.

  1. Electrician’s Success Podcast

In this engaging podcast, you’ll learn all of the insider tips and tricks you need to run a successful electrical business as well as valuable content for electricians at any stage. The host, Greg Allan, is founder of the Academy and Response Electricians and is passionate about improving the industry for electricians worldwide.

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