Tony's final TechTalk


After more than 100 shows industry legend Tony Cable signed off from his last TechTalk event recently.

The veteran has decided to call time on his career after more than 60 years in the electrical industry.

There was a packed audience at Leicester racecourse to witness his final TechTalk – the series of regional roadshows he has co-presented for the last nine years.

“I enjoy chatting to fellow sparks about the industry and that is what I will miss most," commented Tony.

“I would like to thank everyone who has ever attended a TechTalk for their support. Every single one has been a pleasure and I hope everyone who ever attended found them useful.”

Tony’s career began in 1957 as an apprentice aged just 15. He joined NICEIC in 1998 and spent seven years on NICEIC’s Technical Helpline, before joining the Marketing Team in 2005 as Senior Marketing and Events Engineer.

Since then he has gone on to present a series of award winning DVDs aimed at electrical students and apprentices. He also appeared on a number of TV programmes such as Rogue Traders and Help My House Is Falling Down as the electrical expert.

In 2009, Tony won the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Electrical Excellence’ from the Electrical Times, in recognition of his career achievements.

Tony added: “I have enjoyed my time in the industry immensely. It has been very good to me and allowed me to carry out a number of different roles.

Although officially retiring from his TechTalk duties Tony will be making one final appearance at Live South in Epsom on May 18.

If you would like to see him in action - visit to book your ticket.

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