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Tips/Advice

2019’s New Year Training Tips for Tradespeople

 Jan, 08 - 2019   Tips/Advice

The New Year always feels like a reset from a tough previous 12 months, or a follow up to a successful year gone by in your chosen trade.   Whether you made a list of goals or not, it’s useful to look at where you are in your career.  ...


What’s Your Next Step as a Building Services Engineer?

 Dec, 10 - 2018   Tips/Advice

In the extensive field of building services engineering (BSE), the possibilities for career development are endless.   According to our recent research, upskilling to different areas leads to enhanced work satisfaction (+39%), a larger customer base and, above all, an increased hourly rate.   If you have come to a...


Tip #2: Setting Up a Business – Our Advice on the Law

 Dec, 02 - 2018   Tips/Advice

What are the first steps to trade legally as a business? Firstly, to avoid getting in trouble for cash in hand work, you need to register with HMRC – Its simple, just fill out an online form!   Register Your Business With HMRC: HMRC’s Online Form   What is your...


Here ye, here ye!  Announcing the Advent Calendar of Advice!

 Nov, 29 - 2018   Tips/Advice

Advent is nearly upon us and to celebrate the run up to Christmas, we’re introducing the Advent Calendar of Advice.   Every day in December, we’ll be offering you glad tidings in the form of blog posts covering everything you need to have a prosperous 2019.   The articles will...


Van Branding Tips for Tradespeople

 Jul, 23 - 2018   Tips/Advice

Van branding is an extremely cost-effective way for building services installers to attract the attention of potential customers and grow awareness of their business.   Do you drive around one of the UK’s major cities in the course of your daily work? As many as 3,000 potential customers per hour will...


Have You Paid Your Van Tax?

 Feb, 14 - 2018   Tips/Advice

The case of a tradesman in Powys was brought to our attention recently. On the way to his first job of the morning, he was pulled over by the police as the road tax on his van had run out. So sure was he that he was up-to-date with his...


New Year Training Tips For Tradespeople

 Jan, 03 - 2018   Tips/Advice

January, it’s a time for fresh starts and clearing out the December cobwebs. The New Year always feels like a reset from a tough previous 12 months, or a follow up to a successful year gone by in your chosen trade. Whether you made a list of goals or not,...


Are you really self-employed?

 Dec, 20 - 2017   Tips/Advice

If you are self-employed, or you regularly employ self-employed contractors, you need to be aware of some recent court rulings. They could change the legal status of your working relationships, contracts, rights and how you pay your taxes. Since the financial crisis in 2008, more people than ever before are...


New Year Objectives – Look After Yourselves!

 Dec, 11 - 2017   Tips/Advice

Most of us spend December in a strange state of autopilot. It’s the busiest time of the year, where you juggle the Christmas rush with work. For gas engineers and plumbers the cold weather means boiler breakdowns, cracked pipes and people desperate for heating and hot water to work. Trades...


TradesTalk – Training

 Jul, 17 - 2017   Tips/Advice

On Tuesday 11th July  2017, 8pm, Logic4training alongside a range of industry professionals took part in another TradesTalk live twitter chat about training. These discussions will now take place every Tuesday. You can take part by following @TradesTalk and by using the hashtag #TradesTalk. Make sure you save the dates and get involved!...


EU Energy Labelling Changes

 Jun, 30 - 2017   Tips/Advice

The European Parliament approved the revision of the EU energy legislation on energy labelling, LabelPack A+, from A to G on the 13th of June. The revision will apply to electrical appliances in the EU from the end of 2019. This will include the UK. However, when it comes to...


Spotting Cowboy Customers

 Jun, 16 - 2017   Tips/Advice

National plumbing company with a difference Stopcocks Women Plumbers has come up with 12 top tips to spotting a cowboy customer.  Unfortunately many tradespeople will come across cowboy customer at some point, so it’s important to stay aware of any unusual behaviour right from taking the first phone call to finishing the job....


TradesTalk – Products

 Jun, 13 - 2017   Tips/Advice

On Sunday 11th June 2017, 8pm, Logic4training alongside a range of industry professionals took part in TradesTalk live twitter chat about products. These discussions will take place on the second Sunday of every month. You can take part by following @TradesTalk and by using the hashtag #TradesTalk. The next Twitter...


Understanding Energy Labelling – Solid Fuel Appliances

 May, 22 - 2017   Tips/Advice

HETAS has been helping installers and manufactures understand the changes this April with the Energy Labelling directive introduced in the UK/Europe by creating a guide, so they can help consumers make informed choices on solid fuel appliances in relation to the efficiency of the appliance The Energy Labelling directive was...


Trades talk – questions on twitter

 May, 09 - 2017   Tips/Advice

Starting from this Sunday (14th May) We will be taking part in a series of regular Twitter conversations with other industry figures on a variety of subjects. The first is all about Twitter. Our resident Digital Marketing expert, Jonny Lawrence, will be on hand to answer questions from Trades Talk...


Protect Your Van From Thieves

 Apr, 18 - 2017   Tips/Advice

Despite the fact that vehicle crime figures have actually declined in the UK, there are still many business owners who still see their vehicles targeted by the thieves. Trevor Hodgson-Philips, Head of Service and Parts at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles offers some advice so van owners can better protect their vehicles. Parking...