RS Components (RS), a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), a global omni-channel solutions partner for industrial customers and suppliers, has been shortlisted in the 13th annual Shorty Awards for its micro-influencer strategy around the RadioGlobe project. By teaming up with creative technologist Jude Pullen, who has featured on the BBC’s Big Life Fix and Channel 4’s Great British Inventions with David Jason, RS developed a community electronics project that could be worked on remotely by members of its DesignSpark engineering community and beyond during lockdown. The end result was a 3D printed globe with a screenless interface that is powered by a Raspberry Pi and Bourns rotary encoders. It can play over 2000 web radio stations from around the world and has not only been re-created by engineers in three different continents but has also reached viral fame on TikTok and Reddit. Robbie Dunion, Senior Marketing Manager for…


Farnell has been named Gold High Service Distributor of the Year by TDK. The award reflects Farnell’s outstanding performance in key areas such as business development, inventory management and operations, delivered globally through Farnell’s European business.