Congratulations to all the winners at Northern Ireland’s Electrical Awards 2017!

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See the gala awards evening highlights!

APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR
(Sponsored by JIB & Edmundson Electrical Ltd)

  • WINNER: Irwin M&E Limited, Peter Falloon
  • Highly Commended: JBE Mechanical Electrical Ltd, Curtis Reid

SALES REPRESENTATIVE OF THE YEAR
(Sponsored by Crown Industries Ltd)

  • WINNER: EJ Harper & Co, Robert Morrow
  • Highly Commended: Aurora Lighting, Andrea Duignan

BEST MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR
(Sponsored by Kew Electrical)

  • WINNER: Thorn Lighting Ltd, THORNeco
  • Highly Commended: Core Electrical, Core – Power in Progress

UNSUNG HERO
(Sponsored by GR White & Son Ltd)

Two Awards went to;

  • Atlas World, Robert Creagmile
  • Little Electrical Engineers, Ian Little

LIGHTING PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
(Sponsored by William Coates & Megger)

  • WINNER: Aurora Lighting, ENLITE Ariah2 High Power LED highbay
  • Highly Commended: Flexform Ltd, GU10+ System

LIGHTING PROJECT OF THE YEAR
(Sponsored by Harpers & Flexform Ltd)

  • WINNER: Arup, Connswater Community Greenway
  • Highly Commended: Little Electrical Engineers, Creightons of Balmoral

ELECTRICAL PROJECT OF THE YEAR (DOMESTIC)
(Sponsored by BM Electrical)

  • WINNER: James Haughey & Co, Refurbishment of Rathlin Island Manor House
  • Highly Commended: CDE (NI) LTD, Clic Sargent, Homes from Home, 26 College Gardens, Belfast

ELECTRICAL PROJECT OF THE YEAR (COMMERCIAL)
(Sponsored by Scotts Electrical Services)

  • WINNER: William Coates, IFA National Football Stadium at Windsor Park Belfast
  • Highly Commended: Dowds Group, Omagh Hospital & Primary Care Complex

FIRE & SECURITY CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR
(Sponsored by Precision Cables)

  • WINNER: Building Protection Systems (NI) Ltd
  • Highly Commended: Atlas World

SPECIALIST CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR
(Sponsored by Schneider Electric)

  • WINNER: Crown Industries Ltd
  • Highly Commended: Continu Ltd

INNOVATIVE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
(Sponsored by Hanover Systems)

  • WINNER; Megger, DCM305E Earth Leakage Clampmeter
  • Highly Commended: Saturn LED, EASILITE
  • Highly Commended: Timeguard Ltd, Wi-Fi Controlled Fused Spur Timeswitch

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR (SMALL CATEGORY)
(Sponsored by Cudis)

  • WINNER: CDE (NI) LTD
  • Highly Commended: Raymond Lilley Electrical

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM CATEGORY)
(Sponsored by Metcollect Ltd)

  • WINNER: Braham Electrical
  • Highly Commended: GR White & Son Ltd
  • Highly Commended: Little Electrical Engineers

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR (LARGE CATEGORY)
(Sponsored by Atlas World)

  • WINNER: JBE Mechanical Electrical Ltd
  • Highly Commended: William Coates

ELECTRICAL WHOLESALER AWARDS 2017
(Sponsored by Saturn LED)

ELECTRICAL MAGAZINE READERS’ POLL FOR THE 2017 PREFERRED NORTHERN IRELAND WHOLESALER

  • WINNER: BM Electrical Wholesale Ltd

ELECTRICAL WHOLESALER 2017 FOR BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE

  • WINNER: Cable & Accessories NI

ELECTRICAL WHOLESALER AWARD 2017

  • WINNER: KEW Electrical Distributors Ltd

SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD
(Sponsored by BlueSky)

  • William Hutchison, Omak Agencies

OVERALL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2017
(Sponsored by BlueSky)

  • Alfie Watterson, Electrical Contractors Association

RECOGNISING ELECTRICAL EXCELLENCE

Northern Ireland’s Electrical Awards continue to grow in popularity, with the 2017 event moving to the beautiful setting of Titanic Belfast to accommodate the increasing numbers of people who want to attend the gala awards night.

The awards, which are judged by an independent panel of industry experts, incorporate a wide range of categories that reflect the diverse nature of the industry and which enable as many companies as possible to take part.

All the winners will be announced at a gala awards night at Titanic Belfast on Friday, September 15, 2017.

BOOK YOUR TABLE
To attend the gala awards evening, e-mail Karen Jess to book your table or telephone 028 9261 2990.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
For more information CLICK HERE

Some highlights from the previous Electrcial Awards

Shortlist

The shortlist for Northern Ireland’s Electrical Awards 2017 has been revealed! It was a another year of high calibre entries so well done to all who have made the shortlist! We’re now on the countdown to Friday, September 15 when the winners will be officially announced at the Gala Awards Evening at Titanic Belfast.

BOOK YOUR TABLE
To attend the gala awards evening, contact Karen Jess to book your table.

SHORTLISTED FINALISTS

  • Activ8 Solar Energies
  • AG Electrical (NI) Ltd
  • AM Electrical Services
  • Arup
  • Atlas
  • Aurora Lighting
  • Bell Lighting
  • BM Electrical Wholesale Ltd
  • Braham Electrical
  • Building Protection Systems NI
  • Cable & Accessories NI
  • Carl Kammerling International Ltd
  • CDE (NI) LTD
  • Continu Ltd
  • Core Electrical (N.I)
  • Crown Industries Ltd
  • Delta Communications Security Systems
  • Dowds Group
  • Dyson Ireland
  • Enisca
  • Fitzgerald Lighting Ltd
  • Flexform Ltd
  • Fuse Systems
  • GR White & Son Ltd
  • Hager Ltd
  • Harpers
  • HellermannTyton
  • Hilti (Fastening Systems) Ltd
  • Irwin M&E Limited
  • James Haughey & Co
  • JBE Mechanical Electrical Ltd
  • John Dynes Electrical
  • K-Glackin Electrics Ltd
  • Kedington NI Ltd
  • KEW  Electrical
  • Knipex
  • Little Electrical Engineers
  • LM Services (NI) Ltd
  • McKeown Pat Testing
  • Megger
  • Metro Surveillance Group
  • O’Neill Electrics Ltd
  • Peak Electrical
  • Premier Electrics Limited
  • Raymond Daly Electrical
  • Raymond Lilley
  • RD Electrical
  • Saturn LED
  • Solas Geal Distribution Ltd
  • Stran Security Systems
  • Thorn Lighting Ltd
  • Timeguard Ltd
  • WAGO Limited
  • Wallace Electrics
  • William Coates
  • WKK Electrical Services

Categories

The categories for Northern Ireland’s Electrical Awards 2017 include:

Apprentice of the Year
Sponsored by JIB (Winner) and Edmundson Electrical Ltd (Highly Commended)
This award seeks to acknowledge and celebrate an apprentice’s outstanding contribution to their workplace.

Manufacturer’s Representative of the Year

This award will recognise a manufacturer’s representative who provides outstanding customer service, superior product knowledge and support to meet customers’ needs. Nominations are welcomed for this category.

Best Marketing Campaign of the Year

This category will look at how a company has marketed a new service and/or product across a number of platforms, including digital media.

Lighting Product of the Year
Sponsored by William Coates (Winner) and Megger (Highly Commended)
This category is open to lighting manufacturers and will look at innovation, background and performance in the marketplace of a product that was launched in the last two years.

Innovative Product of the Year
Sponsored by Hanover Systems
Open to manufacturers, this category looks at innovation, background and performance of a product that has been launched in the last two years.

Unsung Hero

This category is aimed at recognising an individual within the electrical industry who makes a substantive contribution to their company, local community or charity.

Lighting Project of the Year
Sponsored by Harpers Flexform
This category is open to M&E consultants and/or contractors. Entries will be judged on a presentation of their work on the lighting aspect of a project that has been completed in the last two years.

Domestic Electrical Project of the Year
Sponsored by BM Electrical (Highly Commended)

This category is open to small electrical contractors. Entries will be judged on a presentation of how they worked positively on a new build or retrofit domestic electrical project to deliver high standards and meet strict deadlines. The project must have been successfully completed in the last two years.

Commercial Electrical Project of the Year
Sponsored by Scotts Electrical Services Ltd
This category is open to M&E consultants and/or contractors. Entries will be judged on a presentation of how they worked positively throughout a commercial electrical installation project completed in the last two years to deliver high standards and meet strict deadlines.

Specialist Contractor of the Year
Sponsored by Schneider Electric
Recognising contractors who bring a specialist set of skills to a project that cannot be completed by the main electrical contractor, this new category will focus on the high level of expertise they bring to a project. Entries will be judged on a presentation of how the specialist contractor provided a solution for a project completed within the last two years.

Fire & Security Contractor of the Year
Sponsored by Precision Cables (Winner)
This award will recognise fire and security companies within this specialist sector and will be judged on their ability to provide solutions to recent challenging project(s).

Electrical Contractor of the Year (Small)
Sponsored by Cudis (Highly Commended)

This category is open to all electrical contracting companies, and entries will be judged on a presentation of how they provided a solution to recent challenging project(s) completed in the last two years alongside customer testimonials.

Electrical Contractor of the Year (Medium)
Sponsored by Metcollect

This category is open to all electrical contracting companies, and entries will be judged on a presentation of how they provided a solution to recent challenging project(s) completed in the last two years alongside customer testimonials.

Electrical Contractor of the Year (Large)
Sponsored by Atlas

This category is open to all electrical contracting companies and entries will be judged on a presentation of how they provided a solution to recent challenging project(s) completed in the last two years alongside customer testimonials.

Electrical Wholesaler Awards
Sponsored by Saturn LED (Winner)

Electrical wholesalers will compete across four categories in this section:
While wholesalers can nominate themselves, customers will also have the opportunity to vote for their preferred electrical wholesaler through an online poll. The successful nominees will then be judged through a combination of their entry form and the online vote.

Overall Achievement Award
Sponsored by BlueSky Pensions
This category will recognise an individual or a company that has enhanced the electrical sector through their dedication and tireless hard work within the industry.

To sponsor a category, telephone Janice on 028 9261 2990 or e-mail janice@kmpltd.co.uk

Awards’ Judges

Our respected panel of independent judges will have the difficult task of selecting the winners of Northern Ireland’s Electrical Awards 2017 –


GREG POWER – With 45 years’ experience in the electrical wholesale industry, Greg has undertaken practically every role within this sector. He joined Walter S Mercer & Son in 1971 and moved to H.Ritchie and Sons Ltd in 1989 to develop the company’s new premises and take it forward as a shareholding director. In 2006, Greg joined Century Electrical Wholesale as a Director, and before his semi-retirement last year the company had expanded from two branches to nine in as many years.


GORDON NIXON – The winner of the 2015 Overall Achievement Award, Gordon is best known for his role in transforming his business, Scotts Electrical Services. He entered the electrical trade as an apprentice with H.J. Scott Ltd in 1979 where he worked his way up to manager. In 2007, following the demise of the former company, Gordon set up a new company, Scott’s Electrical Services, showing the vision to see the company’s potential. Through his determination and drive to succeed, he grew the business, evolving the services and specialisms offered.

 


MORRIS CAIRNS – With over 50 years’ experience in the electrical contracting industry, Morris has been involved in many major contracts across the UK, ranging across all sectors such as health, education, leisure, commercial and industrial. His early career provided ranges from contracting through to industrial electronics and all aspects of fault diagnostics and repairs. A return to the contracting industry saw him remain with Blackbourne Electrical for 35 years, including several as MD, before his retirement in 2014.


ANGUS BIGGERSTAFF – As a Chartered Engineer with over 45 years’ experience, Angus has been involved in all aspects of electrical and mechanical engineering nationally and internationally, including the design, manufacture, and installation of switchgear and HVAC controls. He has worked for the Northern Ireland Electricity utility company and White Young Green where he led the Ireland M&E offices and was Director & Head of Ireland Region responsible for M&E, C&S, Water, Highways, Management Services and Environmental disciplines.


Sponsorship opportunities

A wide range of sponsorship opportunities are available at Northern Ireland’s Electrical Awards 2017.

Becoming a sponsor allows your company to unequivocally demonstrate your support for excellence and high standards within the electrical industry and promote a positive image of your organisation to other industry leaders in Northern Ireland.

As well as sponsoring an individual category or an individual award, additional sponsorship opportunities include the drinks reception, menus, table wine, table cards and table gifts.
Contact Janice Uprichard on 028 9261 2990 or e-mail janice@kmpltd.co.uk for more information.

IN ASSOCIATION WITH
Blue Sky Pensions

Atlas
Sponsors of Electrical Contractor of the year (Large Category)

Hanover Systems
Sponsors of Innovative Product of the Year

Saturn LED
Sponsors the Electrical Wholesaler Awards – Winner

Schneider Electric
Sponsors of Specialist Contractor of the Year

Precision Cables
Sponsors the Fire & Security Contractor of the Year – Winner

Metcollect
Sponsors the Contractor of the Year (Medium Category)

Harpers Flexform
Sponsors the Lighting Project of the Year

Cudis
Sponsors the Contractor of the Year (Small Category) – Highly Commended

Scotts Electrical Services Ltd
Sponsors the Electrical Project of the Year (Commercial)

JIB
Sponsors the Apprentice of the Year – Winner

William Coates
Sponsors of Lighting Product of the Year – Winner

Megger
Sponsors the Lighting Product of the Year – Highly Commended

BM Electrical
Sponsors of Electrical Project of the Year (Domestic) – Highly Commended

Edmundson Electrical Ltd
Sponsors of Apprentice of the Year – Highly Commended

WorkPal
Sponsors of the Gala Awards Evening Drinks Reception

Selectric
Sponsors of the Gala Awards Evening Menu’s

DATES: Awards 2017
GALA EVENT: Friday 15 September
LOCATION: Titanic Belfast
TIME: 7pm-Late

Awards Sponsors