Winners – Ireland’s Electrical Awards 2022

Winners announced at Northern Ireland’s Electrical Awards 2022…

Lighting Product of the Year
Thorn Lighting for Novaline Style
Sponsored by IEBG

Novaline Style from Thorn Lighting proved to be an exceptional product for its contemporary looks and versatility. It impressed judges due to the innovation of the control’s aspect and stood out as a clear winner among its rivals.

Electrical Product of the Year
Hager Ltd’s SBE9101SPD
Sponsored by Kempston Controls

Hager Ltd’s SBE9101SPD impressed the judges with its descriptive entry submission and high-quality testimonials. Described as a “cut above the rest” and “filling a necessary gap” this consumer unit successfully set the market standard.

Innovative Product of the Year
EcoVolt’sEcoVolt Ltd’s Carbon Paint Heating System
Sponsored by Greentech

EcoVolt’sEcoVolt Ltd’s Carbon Paint Heating System. This ground-breaking innovative product was deemed a unanimous winner. From an engineering perspective it is both competitive and innovative.

Lighting Project of the Year
ECI Lighting for Ei Electronics Campus HQ, Limerick.

Sponsored by Kellihers Electrical

ECI Lighting for its remarkable high-end finish on the Ei Electronics Campus HQ, Limerick. The prestigious project was completed by Ei Electronics’ top-class service described as “best in class!”

Small Domestic Project of the Year
South Dublin Electricians for Dartmouth Square House, Ranelagh.

Sponsored by Aurora Lighting

South Dublin Electricians for its work on Dartmouth Square House, Ranelagh. A challenging job undertaken during the Covid-19 pandemic which met client’s expectations and ensured all involved worked safely as a team.

Large Domestic Project Award
Ronan Byrne Electrical for Ballinteskin House Smart Home

Sponsored by Gewiss

Ronan Byrne Electrical for Ballinteskin House Smart Home impressed judges as one of the most “high-end stunning houses in Ireland.”

Small Commercial Project of the Year
South Dublin Electricians for Sprezzatura Restaurant in Rathmines

Sponsored by Timeguard

South Dublin Electricians for its work on the Sprezzatura Restaurant in Rathmines excited judges due to the meticulous care and attention given by the contractor to the historical building.

Medium Commercial Project of the Year
NextGen Electrical Ltd

Sponsored by CEF Ireland

A unanimous decision to crown NextGen Electrical Ltd winners in this category for its work on this large-scale complex project throughout the country.

Large Commercial Project of the Year
Cosgrove Electrical Services for UCD Masterplan at The Fulcrum Building

Sponsored by Core Distribution

Cosgrove Electrical Services for its work on Phase 1 of the UCD Masterplan at The Fulcrum Building. This was a high-end submission with clear professional work demonstrated throughout.

Manufacturer of the Year

Sponsored by Derrywood Agencies & Distributors Ltd

Unitrunk were firm winners due to its successful growth strategy which includes its ability to respond to changing needs within the Cable Management Industry. Innovative products ignited judges’ marks and successfully helped Unitrunk gain the top spot.

Distributor of the Year
ATC Electrical and Mechanical

Sponsored by Wesco

ATC Electrical and Mechanical were favoured by the panel due to adapting extremely well to the changing market, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. Many congratulations to all the team.

Readers Choice Wholesaler of the Year
Dolphin Electrical Wholesale

Sponsored by Precision Cables

Dolphin Electrical Wholesale squeezed the most customer votes for staying ahead of the curve on the latest manufacture updates, developments and products. A constantly evolving business with markets to suit all customers’ needs further cemented it top place.

Independent Wholesaler of the Year
CSGL Electrical Wholesalers Ltd

Sponsored by Precision Cables

CSGL Electrical Wholesalers Ltd were crowned winners in this category for the personable touch and friendly atmosphere delivered by the team at this family-run independent electrical wholesaler.

Individual Branch Wholesaler of the Year
Edmundson Electrical Glasnevin

Sponsored by Precision Cables

Edmundson Electrical Glasnevin stood out as the clear winner in this category with judges amazed at the level of dedication this particular branch puts into constantly developing all aspects of the business.

Multi-location Wholesaler of the Year
Kellihers Electrical

Sponsored by Precision Cables

Kellihers Electrical were firm favourites with its core philosophy being customer focus. Kellihers recognise that the success of its company wouldn’t be possible without its greatest asset – its people.

Fire & Security Contractor of the Year
Apex Fire Ltd
Sponsored by Knightsbridge

Apex Fire Ltd delivered work on many impressive contracts including St. Vincent’s Hospital during the Covid-19 pandemic. Judges were highly enthused by how the team delivered a professional and consistent project of work during this time. A very deserving victory.

Specialist Contractor of the Year
Eclipse Controls

Sponsored by Klauke
Eclipse Controls were deemed worthy winners for continually reviewing market trends, requirements and offerings to ensure it offers its clients the very best solutions available in the market, both now and into the future.

Ireland’s Electrician of the Year
Greg Renwick of GTR Electrical

Sponsored by C.K Tools

Greg Renwick of GTR Electrical exemplified quality service and professionalism in his entry form making him a firm favourite in this category. Testimonials and examples of previous work proved him a worthy winner as Electrician of the Year.

Small Contractor of the Year
South Dublin Electricians for the Sprezzatura Restaurant

Sponsored by Luceco

South Dublin Electricians for the Sprezzatura Restaurant, Rathmines stood out as a clear winner due to the challenges involved with working on such an old building and how the team successfully overcame these.

Medium Contractor of the Year
Demesne Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Ltd for the Hibernia Reit Office Development in Dublin

Sponsored by ATC

Demesne Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Ltd for the Hibernia Reit Office Development in Dublin. Judges were inspired by this entry which was a fantastic and well-deserved win in a popular category.

Large Contractor of the Year
Cosgrove Electrical Services for Fulcrum Village Building, UCD Bellfield, Dublin.

Sponsored by AP Haslam

Cosgrove Electrical Services for its work to the Fulcrum Village Building, UCD Bellfield, Dublin. This contractor was deemed a worthy winner due to its “meteoric rise to success” through sheer hard work.

Training Facility of the Year
DG Training Academy

Sponsored by Edmundson Electrical

Winner: DG Training Academy picked up this inaugural award for becoming Ireland’s newest City and Guilds approved training centre for Electrical Testing and Verification.

Sales Representative of the Year
Bernard Carroll of Core Distribution

Sponsored by Gripple

Bernard Carroll from Core Distribution received top marks from the judging panel for being a highly ambitious individual with a strong technical understanding. He has 15 years’ experience sourcing and winning complex sales opportunities across many sectors.

Unsung Hero Award
John Hagerty

Sponsored by Snickers

Jack Hegarty received this award for having a heart of gold when it comes to helping those in need. Through charity work, raising funds for the IEBA, helping new apprentices find work or offering support to those most vulnerable, the judges were extremely inspired and impressed by Jack’s selfless dedication to the electrical industry.

Unsung Hero Award
Paul Noonan

Sponsored by Snickers

Paul Noonan Managing Director of Switch Distribution Ltd still makes time to get involved with his local community by tirelessly giving back through voluntary work.

Special Recognition Award
John Clare

Sponsored by EcoVolt

John Clare who was nominated for his dedication to the electrical industry starting out as an Electrical Inspector in 1992 and now as the owner of his own training company, John Clare Training Ltd to teach the importance of safety and good standards in the electrical trade.

Special Recognition Award
Mervyn O’Toole

Sponsored by EcoVolt

Award was received posthumously to Mervyn O’Toole, an esteemed electrician for Stephen Crean Electrical who sadly passed away in June 2021. Mervyn’s determination to ensure that every job was well done could be seen by his fellow workers and customers alike.

Lifetime Achievement Award
Matt Curran of Wesco

Sponsored by Ei Electronics

Matt Curran from Wesco received this award for his dedication to Wesco having worked his way up through the company after joining in 1973. Matt progressed from working on the stores to trade counter, right up to becoming Managing Director in 2002.

Apprentice of the Year Award
Pictured L-R: Luke Clarke, Zain Kenny, sponsor Paul O’Brien from EWL Electric Group, Jack Duignan and Jamie Sommers.

Sponsored by Edmundson Electrical

Such was the level of skills, dedication and commitment illustrated by our four finalists that for a first time ever in our awards history, the judges have made the decision to award all four apprentices as rightful ‘Winners’ in this category. The judges were extremely impressed at how each one overcame the many challenges that arose through the pandemic to ensure the continued their training. The judges just could not separate any of them in anyway, as they all showed such passion and dedication in their job. The future is certainly bright for all of them.


This slideshow requires JavaScript.