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21 leading businesses from across the engineering and electrotechnical services sector have been shortlisted by judges for this year’s ECA Annual Awards, beating off major competition in the process. The successful organisations have been recognised by the judges for their performances in eight categories, which include: ‘Contractor of the Year’, ‘Best Client / Contractor Partnership’, ‘Innovation in Contracting’, ‘Best Health and Safety Initiative’, and ‘Excellence in Training and Development’.

The panel of judges, who included the ECA’s Paul Reeve (Head Judge), Philip Buckle, Director General of Electrical Safety First, and Mark Smith, Marketing Director at Certsure, convened on 25 April to consider and rate all the entries. (See below for a full list of judges).

Adjudicator and ECA Director of Member Services Helen Atkinson said: ‘As in previous years, the standard of entries was again exceptionally high and I congratulate all those who have been shortlisted for their achievements. We look forward to welcoming many of these top businesses to our industry-leading Annual Awards and Gala Dinner in June.’

The eight winners will be announced at the ECA Gala Dinner, supported by headline sponsors LEDVANCE and Electrium, which is being held on Friday 9 June at London Hilton Bankside. Alan Dedicoat - the voice of the National Lottery - is back by popular demand as the compère.

Guests on the night will be treated to a range of entertainment, including comedy from TV star Hugh Dennis, and live music, and will have the opportunity to network and socialise with colleagues from the industry. The event also aims to raise thousands of pounds for the Electrical Industries Charity.

Full list of shortlisted nominees at this year’s ECA Annual Awards (in alphabetical order only):

 

· A Archer Electrical Limited

· A J Taylor Electrical Contractors Ltd

· Bowers Projects

· C D Engineering Services Ltd

· Combined Electricals Ltd

· Essex Services Group plc

· GW & E Wright Limited

· Haste

· Hawkesworth Appliance Testing Ltd

· Housing Plus T/A Property Care

· Imtech Engineering Services Central

· Knight Electrical

· Piggott and Whitfield Limited

· Power Electrics

· SES (Engineering Services) Ltd

· Smarta: Construction & Technology

· SPIE Limited

· SPL Installations Ltd

· The Best Partnership Limited

· Vision Accendo Ltd

· William Coates Limited

 

Full list of ECA Annual Awards categories

· Large Contractor of the Year - turnover over £20 million (2016 winner – WT Parker)

· Contractor of the Year - up to £20 million turnover (2016 winner – Haydon M&E)

· Contractor of the Year - up to £5 million turnover (2016 winner – Amalgamated Ltd)

· Contractor of the Year - under £1 million turnover (2016 winner – Power Electrics (Bristol))

· Best Client / Contractor Partnership Award (2016 winner – DES Electrical Contractors UK)

· Innovation in Contracting Award (2016 winner – Marshall Land Systems)

· Best Health and Safety Initiative Award (2016 winner – Imtech Engineering Services Central)

· Excellence in Training and Development Award (2016 winner – Quartzelec Ltd)

 

Full list of ECA Annual Awards judges 2017

1. Paul Reeve, Director of Business and External Affairs, ECA (Head Judge)

2. Philip Buckle, Director General, Electrical Safety First

3. Tessa Ogle, Managing Director, Electrical Industries Charity

4. Caroline Turner, Director of Policy and External Relations, JTL

5. Daniel Kemp, Features Editor, Construction News

6. Wendy Griffiths, Executive Director, CEDIA

7. Mark Smith, Marketing Director, Certsure

8. Adjudicator: Helen Atkinson, Director of Member Services, ECA