Ireland's Electrical Magazine Issue 85


Bell Lighting has announced the appointment of Aaron Moffatt as National Sales Manager, Ireland. With over 20 years’ experience in the electrical and lighting industries, Aaron brings with him a wealth of knowledge as well as a track record for delivering projects that exceed the expectations of contractors and wholesale partners alike. He spent the early part of his career at Edmundson New Ireland Sales Manager for Bell Lighting

A €30 million donation to Trinity College Dublin by chairman Eric Kinsella and his wife Barbara of electrical giants Jones Engineering, is believed to be the largest single philanthropic donation from individuals in the history of the State. The donation is to be used for Trinity East, a new €1 billion 5½ acre campus, which is to be based in the docklands area of Dublin. It surpasses the €25 million provided by radiator tycoon Martin Naughton and his family in 2018 towards the establishment of the E3 Institute, which is located on the existing campus. The new institute will serve as a venue for large-scale research programmes in engineering, environment and emerging technologies. Mr Kinsella, an alumnus of Trinity and his wife have already previously provided funding for the Kinsella Hall study facility in Ussher Library, as well as a programme of engineering scholarships for talented students. Recorddonation fromJones Engineering Chairman

Aaron Moffatt, National Sales Manager, Ireland – Bell Lighting.

Outside of the office, Aaron is a passionate runner and has completed a number of marathons and half-marathons, including running the London Marathon in 2018 for the Electrical Industries Charity, which raised over £2,500 to help support people working in the electrical industry as well as their families.

Electrical in Coleraine, before taking up the role of Internal Sales Manager for Rexel in Northern Ireland and then Regional Business Manager at Eaton. More recently he held the role of Key Account Manager – Ireland for Ledvance, where he worked closely with contractors and wholesalers.

TESP launchNI electrical training routes

TESP recommended training routes.

A series of recommended training routes have been developed by The

Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP) to provide clear direction on the

right paths to becoming a qualified electrician in Northern Ireland. Hosted on the Electrical Careers website, the routes are designed to educate school leavers and those looking to upskill within the industry.

Recognising that not everyone will be able to secure an apprenticeship place, an alternative route is given for those looking to fund their own skills development, and also those with existing industry experience. “These routes aim to reduce the confusion around electrical training and promote what is valued by employers and will ultimately lead to qualified status,” said

Ruth Devine, Chair of TESP and Managing Director of SJD Electrical. TESP is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company formed by the ECA, JIB, NET, SELECT and Unite the Union. The recommended training routes are available on the Electrical Careers website – visit to find out more.

Chairman of Jones Engineering, Eric and wife Barbara Kinsella, pictured in Trinity College Dublin’s Ussher Library. FOLLOW US ON:


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