Ireland's Electrical Magazine Issue 85

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The IEBG has a membership of 28 branches with strong ties between each. So it was with great sadness in 2018, that they mourned the loss of one of their members, Gerry O’Sullivan, owner of Trade Kit (taken over by Trade Electric in December 2019).

David Nolan, Branch Manager Trade Electric Limerick.


Trade Electric joined the Irish Electrical Buying Group (IEBG) back in 2006 and has played a pivotal role in the growth of the group. With nine branches currently, Trade Electric has the most outlets in the IEGB. “As a group, we are firmly focused on working very closely with our Strategic Suppliers to offer our customers the widest range possible at the most competitive prices,” says Peter Curran, IEBG Chairman, “and we look forward to getting through this pandemic and kicking on from there”. “We are not actively canvassing for new members at the moment,” says Ken Legros, IEBG Administrator, “although we are always willing to talk to suitable candidates.” Part of the IEBG success story


D ave Nolan has taken on the standing employee, Pat O’Callaghan who is stepping into another role within the company. Dave began his electrical wholesale career as a van driver, 20 years ago, steadily moving up the ranks. “My mantle of Trade Electric Limerick Branch Manager, from long- appointment as Branch Manager means a great deal to me,” said Dave. “It truly shows how hard work and drive pays off.” His main priorities and goals are to grow Trade Electric in Limerick further in both sales and customer base. “My aim is to make Trade Electric Limerick the first choice for customers.” Congratulating Dave on his new position, Trade Electric MD, Fergal Costelloe said, “Dave joined us over six years ago and very soon I realised that he had the potential to succeed and move up the ladder in Trade Electric. “Dave has built a reputation for himself within the industry in Limerick for his customer service. No matter how big or small the customers’ needs may be, Dave will always ensure they

get his time. He never stops building relationships and can often be found working late into the evenings to get quotes back to his customers. “This dedication and work ethic is there for everyone to see and for anyone looking to progress in the industry they only need to be around Dave for a short while to see how and why he has progressed.” Commenting on Pat’s move, Fergal said, “Pat is moving to another role in the business where I’ll be able to lean on his experience to help me with certain projects that I may have struggled to give the time to in the past. “In my 17 years with the company, Pat has been a great source of information for me and I have learned an incredible amount about the industry from him. I will always be grateful to him for his support.” “My aim would be to make Trade Electric in Limerick the first choice for customers to go to in Limerick.”

For more details on the IEBG and its branch network, please visit or call Ken Legros on +353 (0)85 2072761 or email Ken at FOLLOW US ON:


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