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The Princess Royal Training Award

15.11.19

Barlows UK Ltd Celebrate Their Success in Winning The Princess Royal Training Award. Presented by HRH Princess Anne and delivered by the City and Guilds Group at St James Palace. The Princess Royal Training Awards, now in their fourth year, celebrate exceptional training and development programmes across the country. Ranging from apprenticeship schemes and interactive workshops to mental health and employee wellbeing programmes, the businesses recognised this year displayed an exceptional dedication into training, upskilling and reskilling their workforce. Included in the list of recipients were leading public and private businesses of various sizes across a wide range of sectors, including banking, non-profit, childcare, security and manufacturing. Each recipient has been recognised for their innovative vision and dedication to addressing the specific challenges their industries face with highly effective training schemes. These included BAE Systems, RBS, Mitchells & Butlers, Lloyds Banking Group and the Royal Navy. John Barlow who collected the Award discussed with Princess Anne the need to invest in apprenticeships and they should not been seen as the lower option in a career training. John Barlow commented ''This is a fantastic award for the organisation and we are very humbled to receive it. With 95% of our staff having undertaken an apprenticeship, the company truly holds our training culture at the heart of our family run business, it is a fantastic end to another successful year."  

Barlows & Frederic Robinson’s Annual Ride 2019

16.10.19

In October, Barlows took part in the annual charity ride with Frederic Robinson’s Brewery. This year, it was Robinson's turn to pick the charity, they decided all proceeds would go to Help for Heroes. Director, Ed Barlow and Contract Manager, Nick Webb joined a team of five from the brewery on a typical wet Manchester day to complete the 50 mile ride. The route took the team to a few Robinson’s pubs along the way with the odd off-road detour! After 2 torrential downpours, a mechanical problem and 3 stylish dismounts, the team made it back to the brewery one piece just in time for a celebratory beer! The money raised for Help for Heroes is currently a £225 and counting! We want to thank anyone who helped.

Protect your family, home or business

27.09.19

Protect your family, home or business with your local NSI Gold Certified Installer. Pick up to five detection devices of your choice and have the ability to receive event notifications from anywhere any time via the ControlLite Smartphone APP!  

Princess Royal Training Awards 2019

09.09.19

We are proud to announce we have been recognised at the Princess Royal Training Awards 2019! The award recognises organisations ranging from multi-nationals and SMEs, through to charities, the public sector and small employers. What each organisation has in common is its commitment to investing in its people. We are proud to put training at the heart of our strategy with 95% of our staff having undertaken an Apprenticeship. The programme is embedded and integrated in our business and led passionately from the top-down with training meaning that work is done ‘the Barlows’ way’ maintaining the high standard of workmanship. We have a 97% retention rate of employees and the business has grown solidly for the past 25 years, even during recession periods.

Cheshire Business Awards 2019

14.08.19

We are delighted to announce that Clifford College have been nominated for the CheshireAwards 2019 Business of the Year (11-50 employees) 2019 sponsored by NatWest! Also, Barlows UK Ltd are the proud sponsors of the Inspiring Apprenticeships Award along with Cheshire West & Chester Council.

CheckFire Group

13.08.19

Our Fire and Security department are now a stockist for CheckFire for all safety products including, extinguishers, signs and any specialist equipment available on their website!

High Wycombe Apprentices

22.07.19

Since opening our High Wycombe branch 2 years ago, it has grown significantly! We now employ over 17 apprentices for our Electrical Department and our Fire Alarm & Security Department. Here are the future of Barlows in High Wycombe.

NICEIC Apprentice of the <br>Year Runner-Up

NICEIC Apprentice of the
Year Runner-Up

20.06.19

Cameron Molloy, our Apprentice from our Manchester Office was one of eight competitors to reach the grand final which was help on Tuesday 4th June at the head office of the competition partners, Scolmore Group. Cameron was very successful in the competition and finished runner-up. Cameron was also commended for his consumer unit installation and received a separate award for the best consumer unit installation. The final was the third stage of the contest, which saw more than 1,000 apprentices from across the UK take part. The eight finalists were put through a series of challenges across a range of disciplines including; installation, resistance testing, earth loop impedance testing, safe isolation and a conduit challenge. Each candidate also had to undergo a technical interview with Certsure's former Technical Standards Director, Alan Wells. Cameron started his NVQ Level 3 Qualification in Electrical Installation at our in house training provider Clifford College. Cameron was announced as runner-up at the awards ceremony at the nearby Belfry Hotel. Handing over the prizes were Kevin Parker, Managing Director at Certsure, Martyn Walley, Group Technical Director at Scolmore Group and Billy Byrne, Star of TV's DIY SOS. His Contracts Manager Richard Morris said "We are very proud of Cameron's achievement to get to the final and to come runner-up against some tough competition is something that demonstrates the hard work and pride that our apprentices, our training providers at Clifford College and Barlows UK Ltd take in bringing through out next generation of Electricians." "It's been a fantastic process and I'm so happy to be a part of it" Said Cameron" "I've got no idea what I'm going to do with the holiday voucher at the moment. I might treat the lads to a trip to Benidorm."

OLEV Approved Electric
Vehicle Charging

17.06.19

The number of electrical vehicles now on the roads in the UK is growing at a rapid rate. This means the demand for EV charging is increasing. With lots to consider when choosing/installing a charging point, Barlows UK Ltd are now able to help with both the supply and installation of your charging point. We are now OLEV Approved EV Charger installers working with Rolec. OLEV Approval means we are able to install charging points to homes and businesses and you can rest assured it has been installed correctly and to the required regulations. For more information, contact us: Email: enquiries@barlows-electrical.com Or Phone: 01948 820200

The Princess Royal Training Award

15.11.19

Barlows UK Ltd Celebrate Their Success in Winning The Princess Royal Training Award. Presented by HRH Princess Anne and delivered by the City and Guilds Group at St James Palace. The Princess Royal Training Awards, now in their fourth year, celebrate exceptional training and development programmes across the country. Ranging from apprenticeship schemes and interactive workshops to mental health and employee wellbeing programmes, the businesses recognised this year displayed an exceptional dedication into training, upskilling and reskilling their workforce. Included in the list of recipients were leading public and private businesses of various sizes across a wide range of sectors, including banking, non-profit, childcare, security and manufacturing. Each recipient has been recognised for their innovative vision and dedication to addressing the specific challenges their industries face with highly effective training schemes. These included BAE Systems, RBS, Mitchells & Butlers, Lloyds Banking Group and the Royal Navy. John Barlow who collected the Award discussed with Princess Anne the need to invest in apprenticeships and they should not been seen as the lower option in a career training. John Barlow commented ''This is a fantastic award for the organisation and we are very humbled to receive it. With 95% of our staff having undertaken an apprenticeship, the company truly holds our training culture at the heart of our family run business, it is a fantastic end to another successful year."  

Barlows & Frederic Robinson’s Annual Ride 2019

16.10.19

In October, Barlows took part in the annual charity ride with Frederic Robinson’s Brewery. This year, it was Robinson's turn to pick the charity, they decided all proceeds would go to Help for Heroes. Director, Ed Barlow and Contract Manager, Nick Webb joined a team of five from the brewery on a typical wet Manchester day to complete the 50 mile ride. The route took the team to a few Robinson’s pubs along the way with the odd off-road detour! After 2 torrential downpours, a mechanical problem and 3 stylish dismounts, the team made it back to the brewery one piece just in time for a celebratory beer! The money raised for Help for Heroes is currently a £225 and counting! We want to thank anyone who helped.

Protect your family, home or business

27.09.19

Protect your family, home or business with your local NSI Gold Certified Installer. Pick up to five detection devices of your choice and have the ability to receive event notifications from anywhere any time via the ControlLite Smartphone APP!  

Princess Royal Training Awards 2019

09.09.19

We are proud to announce we have been recognised at the Princess Royal Training Awards 2019! The award recognises organisations ranging from multi-nationals and SMEs, through to charities, the public sector and small employers. What each organisation has in common is its commitment to investing in its people. We are proud to put training at the heart of our strategy with 95% of our staff having undertaken an Apprenticeship. The programme is embedded and integrated in our business and led passionately from the top-down with training meaning that work is done ‘the Barlows’ way’ maintaining the high standard of workmanship. We have a 97% retention rate of employees and the business has grown solidly for the past 25 years, even during recession periods.

Cheshire Business Awards 2019

14.08.19

We are delighted to announce that Clifford College have been nominated for the CheshireAwards 2019 Business of the Year (11-50 employees) 2019 sponsored by NatWest! Also, Barlows UK Ltd are the proud sponsors of the Inspiring Apprenticeships Award along with Cheshire West & Chester Council.

CheckFire Group

13.08.19

Our Fire and Security department are now a stockist for CheckFire for all safety products including, extinguishers, signs and any specialist equipment available on their website!

High Wycombe Apprentices

22.07.19

Since opening our High Wycombe branch 2 years ago, it has grown significantly! We now employ over 17 apprentices for our Electrical Department and our Fire Alarm & Security Department. Here are the future of Barlows in High Wycombe.

NICEIC Apprentice of the <br>Year Runner-Up

NICEIC Apprentice of the
Year Runner-Up

20.06.19

Cameron Molloy, our Apprentice from our Manchester Office was one of eight competitors to reach the grand final which was help on Tuesday 4th June at the head office of the competition partners, Scolmore Group. Cameron was very successful in the competition and finished runner-up. Cameron was also commended for his consumer unit installation and received a separate award for the best consumer unit installation. The final was the third stage of the contest, which saw more than 1,000 apprentices from across the UK take part. The eight finalists were put through a series of challenges across a range of disciplines including; installation, resistance testing, earth loop impedance testing, safe isolation and a conduit challenge. Each candidate also had to undergo a technical interview with Certsure's former Technical Standards Director, Alan Wells. Cameron started his NVQ Level 3 Qualification in Electrical Installation at our in house training provider Clifford College. Cameron was announced as runner-up at the awards ceremony at the nearby Belfry Hotel. Handing over the prizes were Kevin Parker, Managing Director at Certsure, Martyn Walley, Group Technical Director at Scolmore Group and Billy Byrne, Star of TV's DIY SOS. His Contracts Manager Richard Morris said "We are very proud of Cameron's achievement to get to the final and to come runner-up against some tough competition is something that demonstrates the hard work and pride that our apprentices, our training providers at Clifford College and Barlows UK Ltd take in bringing through out next generation of Electricians." "It's been a fantastic process and I'm so happy to be a part of it" Said Cameron" "I've got no idea what I'm going to do with the holiday voucher at the moment. I might treat the lads to a trip to Benidorm."

OLEV Approved Electric
Vehicle Charging

17.06.19

The number of electrical vehicles now on the roads in the UK is growing at a rapid rate. This means the demand for EV charging is increasing. With lots to consider when choosing/installing a charging point, Barlows UK Ltd are now able to help with both the supply and installation of your charging point. We are now OLEV Approved EV Charger installers working with Rolec. OLEV Approval means we are able to install charging points to homes and businesses and you can rest assured it has been installed correctly and to the required regulations. For more information, contact us: Email: enquiries@barlows-electrical.com Or Phone: 01948 820200

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