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Rapid shortlisted for Distributor of the Year at Elektra Awards 2021

Rapid is delighted to have been shortlisted in the category of Distributor of the Year at the Elektra 2021 awards, the Oscars of the electronics industry. It will be the fifth time in six years th...read the full story

What does the Dual control of energy policy in China mean for Rapid?

Supplies of goods from the Far East will be significantly reduced this autumn by the Dual control of energy consumption policy affecting China's industrial output. What is the Dual control of energy...read the full story

Rapid shortlisted for Distributor of the Year at Elektra Awards 2021

Rapid is delighted to have been shortlisted in the category of Distributor of the Year at the Elektra 2021 awards, the Oscars of the electronics industry. It will be the fifth time in six years th...read the full story

Tried and trusted technology – introducing R-TECH

We are proud to be launching R-TECH – a new, exclusive own brand of products that will deliver tried and trusted technology to industrial customers. R-TECH is the new name to look out for, especiall...read the full story

Rapid becomes Tektronix technical partner

Rapid is delighted to announce that it has become a technical partner of Tektronix, a global leader in test and measurement technology. This increased partnership means customers in the UK will ben...read the full story

Rapid shortlisted for two Elektra Awards

Rapid is delighted to have been shortlisted twice at the Elektra 2020 awards, the Oscars of the electronics industry. The company features in both the Distributor of the Year and the Educational S...read the full story

Rapid becomes approved reseller for Raspberry Pi

Rapid is delighted to have officially become an approved reseller for Raspberry Pi, the Cambridge-based company that over the last decade has been almost single-handedly responsible for the global sin...read the full story

Brexit, Covid, 2021 and all that

If anyone had said at the start of this year that Brexit would play second fiddle on the news agenda, then you would have got some very strange looks. What could possibly dislodge the issue that has d...read the full story

Covid-19 business survey - the results

In October we ran a survey gauging the experiences of our customers during the coronavirus pandemic, to get a better picture of how business was coping and what the mood was like as we started to feel...read the full story

Covid-19: company update

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic Rapid Electronics has been operating in accordance with its business continuity plan. As for all organisations it has been an exceptionally challenging period, but ...read the full story

Brexit: Rapid statement

The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020. Under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement the UK is currently in a transitional period, and will remain within the EU Single Market a...read the full story

Covid-19 update: How we are responding

It is now over five months since Rapid Electronics rolled out its business continuity plan in response to the restrictions announced by the UK government to delay the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-...read the full story

It's work, almost as we knew it

As remote workers up and down the country tried to keep cool at their home desks during the recent heatwave, many would have pined for the air conditioned spaces of their actual offices. Remember thos...read the full story

What type of face mask should you wear?

As of July 24th wearing face coverings in shops and supermarkets in England is to be made mandatory to fight the spread of Coronavirus. But what kind should you wear? When choosing what kind of face...read the full story

Wearing facemasks whilst out shopping to be made compulsory

From Friday 24th July wearing face coverings in shops and supermarkets in the UK is to be made mandatory to fight the spread of Coronavirus reports the BBC. Police will be given the power to enforce t...read the full story

What will the post-lockdown office look like?

July 4th looks set to be independence day for many people in England, as pubs, restaurants, cafés, museums, hairdressers and cinemas reopen with reduced 1 metre social distancing guidelines. But what...read the full story

What type of face mask should I wear?

As the UK begins to move out of its lockdown phase of the coronavirus outbreak, it is very likely that the wearing of face masks will become more widespread, if not mandatory in certain environments. ...read the full story

Printing PPE for the frontline

When the coronavirus outbreak forced schools to close on March 20th, it was a desperately sad day; an acknowledgement that normal life was being put on hold for an indefinite period of time. But t...read the full story

Coronavirus: Rapid statement

The outbreak and spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19) poses a major threat to public health, but it also has the potential to disrupt the world economy. China is critical to the global supply chain, parti...read the full story

Helping where we can in the fight against Covid-19

As the world comes to terms with the coronavirus crisis, different parts of the economy are adapting and collaborating in ways that would have been unthinkable even weeks ago. Hotels are offering thei...read the full story

How to work from home and stay connected

Footballers are doing it, DJs are doing it, even MPs are now doing it. Anyone who is able to is working from home during the coronavirus emergency. If you’ve never done it before, and you’re finding...read the full story