Smashed It - #TeamNoel

We were delighted to welcome Cheryl Brown of Chest Heart & Stroke to the Ampion office to present her with a cheque for £4660.81 which was raised via #TeamNoel for the Belfast Marathon.

Our initial goal was £1000 and we are overwhelmed with the support of our friends, families and corporate partners who helped us completely smash that target.

Congratulations to everyone!


Ampion Newcastle Pool League

As the proud sponsors of the Newcastle Pool League, Ampion were proud to present a cheque to club secretary Alan McEvoy. 

We Did It! #TeamNoel

Massive congratulations to all Ampion Staff & Friends who took part in the Belfast City Marathon on behalf of #TeamNoel.

We smashed our fundraising target and the donations are still coming in. There's still time to make a contribution - every penny makes a difference. Please visit our Sponsor Page to make a safe and secure online donation.

A huge thank you to everyone who sponsored TeamNoel and helped out with fund rasing activities!

Two firms sentenced for misuse of NICEIC logo

Two company officials were ordered to pay more than £30,000 for a number of offences relating to mis-selling the Green Deal scheme, failure to provide the appropriate cancellation rights and mis-use of the NICEIC logo.
Abdul Muhith and David N Clarke of Becoming Green (UK) Ltd were sentenced on January 16 this year at Cardiff Crown Court in relation to their guilty pleas under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 Act.

Read more: Two firms sentenced for misuse of NICEIC logo

#TeamNoel - We're Running Away!

Marathon Participants

Ampion staff and friends are taking part in this years Belfast City Marathon in memory of our dear collegue Noel, and we need your help. We're raising money for Chest, Heart & Stroke and you can make a difference too by sponsoring us. Please visit our simple Donation Page (opens in new window) where you can secure and safely make a contribution.

Thank You!



Minister unveils new register for all Part P registered electrical installers

Searching for an electrician is now easier than ever thanks to a new website listing all firms registered to carry out domestic electrical work in England and Wales.

The new site (here) and logo was developed by all Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) authorised electrical Competent Person Scheme Operators in a bid to create a single point of reference for consumers seeking a registered electrical contractor.

Read more: Minister unveils new register for all Part P registered electrical installers

ELECSA and NICEIC call for rethink over Third Party Certification Scheme

A recent survey of NICEIC and ELECSA registered contractors revealed that 78% of respondents believe the scheme will undermine their work. Just over 85% believe it weakens Part P of the building regulations with 85% also believing it will compromise safety in the home. Significantly, nearly 80% backed NICEIC and ELECSA’s decision to not operate a scheme. 

Read more: ELECSA and NICEIC call for rethink over Third Party Certification Scheme

Get Up To Speed With Amendment 3

NICEIC and ELECSA have launched a range of options for electrical contractors wanting to get up to speed with the upcoming changes to the BS 7671 wiring regulations.

Amendment 3 to BS 7671: 2008, The IET Wiring Regulations, will be effective from January 1 2015 and will become the new national standard for electrical installation work in the UK.

Read more: Get Up To Speed With Amendment 3