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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

Covid-19 update: How we are responding

It is now over two weeks 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-19...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

Coronavirus (Covid-19): How we are responding

As you are no doubt aware, over recent days the UK government has announced widespread measures to delay the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19). These will inevitably have a major impact on daily an...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

Brexit: Rapid statement

As you are no doubt aware, the United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020. Under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement the UK will be entering into a transitional period, where it wil...read the full story

What Does BS7671 Amendment 1 mean for Electricians & EV Charging Point manufacturers?

By Martyn Berry, Independent Consultant - Solar PV, Storage & EV Charging Over the last three years I’ve worked with many charging point manufacturers and installers to help improve installation ...read the full story

Rapid achieve ISO 45001 and ISO 14001 standards

Rapid has announced that it has achieved two major international certification standards: ISO 45001 and ISO 14001, certified by the global certification body BM Trada. These two new accreditation...read the full story

Visit Replenishh at Elexshow this month!

Replenishh is delighted to be exhibiting at Elexshow, the trade show for electrical contractors, on January 29-30. The show takes place at Alexandra Palace in London and is the first time that Repleni...read the full story

Rapid achieve Customer Service Excellence Standard

Rapid is very proud to have been awarded the Customer Service Excellence Standard, a Quality mark which recognises organisations that focuses on the individual needs and preferences of its customers. ...read the full story

Double framework delight for Rapid

Rapid is delighted to have recently become an approved supplier within the Inter Regional Laboratory Agreement (IRLA) for Chemicals and Consumable agreement. The company won the Glass Consumables ...read the full story

Rapid nominated in two categories at Elektra Awards

Rapid is delighted to have been shortlisted twice at the Elektra 2019 awards, the "Oscars" of the electronics industry. The company features in both the Distributor of the Year and the Educational Su...read the full story

Rapid celebrates National Customer Service Week

October 7-11 is National Customer Service Week, and here at Rapid we are taking part with a full schedule of activities and events. We were finalists in the Customer Service Excellence category at the...read the full story

Replenishh - charging from October

From next month we are doing something different with EV. Replenishh, launching in October, is designed to make EV installations a more straightforward process for procurement teams as well as home...read the full story

Triple nomination for Rapid in Business Excellence Awards Essex

Rapid is delighted to announce that it was nominated in three categories for the 2019 Business Excellence Awards Essex. The company, which this year celebrates its 40th anniversary, has been nominat...read the full story

Rapid celebrates 40th birthday in style

40 years since it was founded, Rapid celebrated with a party and networking event at its Colchester headquarters. The event attracted guests from the electronics industry, local business representativ...read the full story

RoHS 3 update - what has changed?

On 22 July 2019 there will be a change to the RoHS directive (2011/65/EU). The Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) directive (2011/6...read the full story

OLEV Homecharge Scheme SMART update

From 1 July 2019 there will be some significant changes to the OLEV Homecharge Scheme, which gives customers up to £500 off the cost of a new charging station at residential premises. Charging stati...read the full story

Rapid partners with Tektronix to equip Royal Holloway teaching laboratories

Rapid is proud to have worked with Tektronix, a leading worldwide provider of educational measurement solutions, to help supply new engineering teaching laboratories at Royal Holloway, University of L...read the full story

Does Cornwall have a charging problem?

Rapid’s EV Technical & Specifications Manager Jim Rugg has recently taken ownership of a BMW i3, an EV with an official range of 186 miles – though in reality its motorway range is in the region of 13...read the full story

Charge up your EV expertise

As the need to install more EV Charging points becomes an ever greater priority for homeowners, businesses and service providers, what does this mean for purchasing teams? What products do they need t...read the full story