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  1. MG201
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    MG201 Active EF Member

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    Glasgow
    keep getting contacted by STROMA about joining them and using there services for electrical certification , they seem to be implying that they are the new and improved NAPIT service, has anyone else had contact from them
     
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    Oxfordshire
    Yep constantly. They are just another one of the schemes, slightly cheaper fees; although I've read on here that they seem to be struggling slightly with the 'services' these schemes provide, i.e. technical support & on-line certification.

    Thought there was only NICEIC & one other (Select?) authorised scheme in Scotland?
     
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    Rpa07 3000 posts - only 50554 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Bristol
    Business Name:
    Ebenezer electrical
    Never heard of them! Anyone?

    They are legit and they do much the same as the other CPSchemes but for less of the price - that being as you’ve posted, not many people have heard of them, especially customers BUT 90% of customers don’t care about part P or notification to the LBC they just want well installed electrical work that doesn’t cost the earth.
    Ah, I see - they are trying to make it over the border - Build a wall!
     
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    Vortigern Electrician's Arms

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    England
    Business Name:
    F.H. Electrical
    Yeh it's that thing when you get a gastric bypass with a bag to collect your waste.
     
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  5. Vortigern
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    Vortigern Electrician's Arms

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    England
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    F.H. Electrical
    I'm with them great price nice assessment NIC can't hold a candle to them. They are actually polite to their customers unlike NIC who treat you like you are something stuck on their shoe.
     
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  6. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    Woking
    I’m with Stroma ..... cheaper than the others. And just as easy to notify part p stuff...

    Can’t believe you haven’t heard of them tbh

    But as you are in Glasgow, do they operate in Scotland?
     
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  7. MG201
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    MG201 Active EF Member

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    Glasgow
    had an email off NAPIT saying that they were contacting members and saying NAPIT were in financial difficulty and trying to get members which napit say is deflamatory( as they are a charity i defo dont recon they woud be ), STORMA obviously going through NAPIT members to try get membership up thats what a sales team does i suppose
     
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    Andy78 Trusted Advisor

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    Kingston upon Hull
    Been with stroma for a couple of years now with no probs about the way they operate.
    I have had napit ring me bad mouthing stroma before now though.
     
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    netblindpaul Trusted Advisor

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    South Wales
    There is some bad blood between those two schemes as it seems people left NAPIT with their customer list and went to STROMA to set up the electrical section.
    This is only something I was told, I have no evidence to substantiate it.
    However it might explain the way that both are sparring off against each other?
     
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  10. Spud28
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    Spud28 Active EF Member

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    Wales
    im with them and as im part time on the installation side was a no brainer to fork out any more to notify a handful of jobs/ year. notification much easier than napit whom i was with previously in there just 8 scheme or whatever it was called
     
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    JD6400 Trusted Advisor

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    They have been chasing us on and off for the last couple of years , but have stepped it up about 3 months ago .

    When our paid up membership runs out in 6 months , we are going with them.

    We have been with napshite since the beginning but have finally given up on funding big John's piggy bank , their standard response to a problem is to pass it on , that is if one eye Robin was not fleecing you for bent copies of needed documents " so you could pass " your assessment.
    They are all parasites on our once proud industry , but Stroma seem the best at the moment !

    Oh and happy Christmas!!!

    Rant over
     
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  12. SparkySy
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    SparkySy Active EF Member

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    I too am with Stroma, I was with Elecsa before that and napit before them.
    I'm can't say a bad word about them, their surveillance visits are good the guy who comes out to me is a gent and even let me download to my phone some documents that had gone missing since last year's assessment so that I had no non conformance's!
    And they are half the price of the others, no brained to switch really, especially as I try not to do domestic so don't have that many to register a year.
    Not tried their software online for the testing though as I have whatever they are called now,, that's it shineforms!
    Sy
     
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  13. The Mains Man
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    The Mains Man EF Member

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    Bristol
    Business Name:
    The Mains Man
    I'm with Stroma. I use their online forms for certification. It isn't too bad as long as you are using a tablet, not so good on a phone though. Could certainly be better but it works fine. There are some restrictions when it comes to transferring between tablet (on site) and computer (which I use to send out invoices and certs) when it isn't all done in one go. You can't download it back to the tablet after.

    Fees are clearly much cheaper which is partly why I picked them.

    Customer service could be more efficient but seem to do what they need to. Technical support is variable, depending on who you get to speak to, but I guess there is probably better and more useful knowledge here so that doesn't matter so much!
     
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  14. peterhyper
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    peterhyper Regular EF Member

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    London
    I was with stroma and my experience was not good. An assessor that gave misleading information, and I had to chase almost every certificate up that the admin would always insist was sent (which was absolute rubbish). I had direct contact with a manager about this on many occasions, but nothing ever changed, and this made me look unprofessional to my customers who were chasing me up for their certificates.

    Never had one issue with an electrical certificate through the NICEIC, and apart from one assessor shortly after part pee came in who was a bit jobsworth, I have never had an issue with their assessors. Stroma might have saved me £4 a week, but it wasn't worth the hassle.
     
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  15. MG201
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    MG201 Active EF Member

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    Glasgow
    I assume people use this rather than using trimble/amtech etc. Due to cost. What about niceic paperwork . I think it's £1 a cert not 100% though. ...is this what u mean when u say chase up certificate?. ​
     
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