Julian Barkes
7 Feb 2018 | 11:30 - 12:00 | Smart Building Solutions Theatre | The British Electrical & Manufacturing Company Add to calendar
The fast track to becoming a smart installer
Julian Barkes
The fast track to becoming a respected smart installer
Data Infrastructure: Help your customer develop a robust IT and data infrastructure, ensuring excellent broadband connection around the home. By creating a mesh or wired infrastructure.2. Deliver quick wins eg. Sonos or remote controlled thermostat 3. Develop the home owner's trust to become their Smart Expert: You need to understand Lighting, Heating and not just AV.4. Consider KNX training to equip yourself with the skills needed to bring multiple systems together using an open platform.
Speaker Biography:
Julian Barkes is responsible for Sales & Marketing at BEMCO, one of the larger Independent Electrical Wholesalers in the UK.Julian joined his family business as 3rd generation in 2012 having previously worked in the Financial Advertising sector for 18 years.Tasked with a brief to modernise the business, Julian set up a Controls division in 2013 with a specific focus on KNX. Based in London with 7 branches round the country BEMCO is developing its business in the face of fundamental industry and technological change. In October 2017 BEMCO won ‘Best Wholesaler’ Award, presented by the portal for the UK electrical industry, Voltimum, as part of its Smart Solutions awards, sponsored by the Electrical Contractors Association (ECA). The judges of the award commented that BEMCO had demonstrated a commitment to training customers about KNX integration, and focused its trade counter displays on smart solutions that are helping facilitate the growth of the smart buildings market. BEMCO has a state of the art Certified KNX Training centre at their flagship Wandsworth branch and a fully integrated KNX home set up, on display, in their Innovation room next to their Trade Counter. Julian holds a BSc degree in Economics & Marketing from Newcastle University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.