The inaugural Ireland’s National Electrical Awards will recognise the high levels of excellence from all across the country.
Taking place in Dublin for the first time, the country’s top electrical contractors, consultants, wholesalers, manufacturers, people, products and projects will be recognised and rewarded at a gala ceremony on Friday, May 11, 2018, at the historic Mansion House in Dublin.
Hosted by Ireland’s Electrical Magazine, the awards are judged by an independent panel of respected industry experts who, through their experience, industry knowledge and professional approach, will have the difficult task of selecting the winners from across 16 different categories.
This event builds on the success of Northern Ireland’s Electrical Awards, which have been running in Belfast since 2013.
Entry is free. For more information, contact Janice Uprichard on (RoI) 01 696 8319 or (NI) 028 9261 2990 or e-mail [email protected]
The categories for Ireland’s National Electrical Awards 2018 include:
APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR This award seeks to acknowledge and celebrate an apprentice’s outstanding contribution to their workplace.
SALES REPRESENTATIVE OF THE YEAR This award recognises a sales representative who provides outstanding customer service, superior product knowledge and support to meet customers’ needs.
BEST MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR
This category looks at how a company has marketed itself, a new service and/or product across a number of platforms, including digital media.
INNOVATIVE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR Open to manufacturers, this category recognises the innovation, background and performance of a product that has been launched in the last two years. Judges will also look for a genuine innovative or novel approach of existing technology to new markets. – Sponsored by Click Litehouse
LIGHTING PRODUCT OF THE YEAR This category is open to lighting product manufacturers and will look at energy efficient credentials, innovation, background and performance in the marketplace of a product that was launched in the last two years.
LIGHTING PROJECT OF THE YEAR This category is open to manufacturers, contractors and/or design teams. Entries are judged on the presentation of their work and on the lighting aspect of a project that has been completed in the last two years.
DOMESTIC ELECTRICAL PROJECT OF THE YEAR
Entries are judged on a presentation of how an electrical contractor has 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 (SMALL AND LARGE) Awards will be presented for both large and small commercial projects. This category is open to electrical consultants and/or contractors, and entries are 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. – Large Commercial Project sponsored by Ansell
ELECTRICAL CONSULTANT OF THE YEAR Recognising the important role played by electrical consultants in a project, this category is open to electrical consultants to put their company forward or for nominations from electrical contractors. Entries are judged on a presentation of how they worked positively throughout an electrical installation project completed in the last two years to deliver high standards and meet strict deadlines. – Sponsored by ZG Lighting
FIRE & SECURITY CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR This award recognises fire and security companies within this specialist sector and entrants are judged on their ability to provide solutions to recent challenging project(s).
SPECIALIST CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR Recognising contractors with a specialist set of skills, this new category focuses on the high level of expertise they bring to a project. Entries are judged on a presentation of how the specialist contractor has provided a solution for a project completed within the last two years.
ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR (SMALL, MEDIUM AND LARGE) With awards for small, medium and large contractors, this category is open to all electrical contracting companies. Entries are judged on a presentation of how they have provided a solution to recent challenging project(s) completed in the last two years alongside customer testimonials. – Small Contractor sponsored by IEBG
– Medium Contractor sponsored by Metcollect
– Large Contractor Sponsored by Core Electrical
ELECTRICAL WHOLESALER AWARDS This category is open to electrical wholesalers of all sizes. This category recognises areas such as customer service, training, product knowledge and sales performance.
While wholesalers can nominate themselves, customers will also have the opportunity to vote for their preferred electrical wholesaler through an online poll at www.elecmagazine.com.
There are five awards up for grabs within the wholesaler category:
UNSUNG HERO This category recognises an individual within the electrical industry who makes a substantive contribution to their company, local community or charity.
SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD This category is for an individual or company who deserves special recognition for their role within the electrical sector.
OVERALL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD This category recognises an individual or a company who has enhanced the electrical sector through their dedication and tireless hard work within the industry. – Sponsored by WorkPal
HOW TO ENTER Entry is free. For more information, contact Janice Uprichard on (RoI) 01 696 8319 or (NI) 028 9261 2990 or e-mail [email protected]
A wide range of sponsorship opportunities is available at Ireland’s National Electrical Awards 2018.
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 across the island of Ireland.
As well as sponsoring an individual category or an individual award, further sponsorship opportunities include the drinks’ reception, menus, table wine, table cards and table gifts.
For more information, contact Janice Uprichard on (RoI) 01 6968319 or (NI) 028 9261 2990 or e-mail [email protected]
PLATINUM SPONSOR In association with the Awards
Electrical Contractor of the Year (Large category)
Electrical Contractor of the Year (Medium category)
Consultant of the Year
Electrical Contractor of the Year (small category)
As Director, Specialist Contracting at the Construction Industry Federation, Sean manages specialist and sub-contractor trade associations to assist in the development of professional, efficient contracting businesses. He is a Chartered and Registered Building Surveyor with over 20 years post graduate, technical and project management experience in Irish and European building project
The former Managing Director of Philips Ireland for 27 years, Cel retired last year after serving the electrical industry for over 52 years. A highly respected figure, he has vast experience in the electrical sector and, in particular, within lighting, while Cel was also a founder member of the Irish Electrical Benevolent Association and a Director of WEEE Ireland
The former National Sales Manager at MK Electric has over 50 years’ experience working in the electrical industry.
He started his career in 1963 as an electrical apprentice with Cement Roadstone and over the years also worked at Aerlingus and British Insulating Callender Cables. His thirst for knowledge continued throughout his career, as Nick completed various courses, including Electrical Engineering, an MA in Marketing, and an MBA in management.
An Engineering Associate in BDP’s Dublin Studio and Past Chair of the CIBSE Republic of Ireland region, Brian is a Chartered Building Services Engineer with 20 years’ design experience in the commercial, healthcare, and public sectors. Brian is also a Fellow of the Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management, a member of the Society of Light and Lighting, and Engineers Ireland as well as an external examiner at DIT Kevin Street for Level 7 and 8 Electrical Services Engineering.