Northern Ireland’s Electrical Awards 2019 hailed a great success

The stars of the electrical industry shone at Northern Ireland’s Electrical Awards on Friday June 21 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

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Around 350 people from right across the industry turned out for the event which was hosted by Electrical Magazine.

The event was compered by broadcaster, Claire McCollum with the ever-popular May McFettridge providing her own brand of outrageous comedy.

Electrical Magazine Editor, John Hooks welcomed everyone to the awards ceremony and paid tribute to the evening’s sponsors, especially headline sponsor, the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS).

Speaking at the awards ceremony John said:This industry is very supportive of our magazine, so on behalf of everyone at Electrical Magazine, can I thank you all for your continuing support.

“It’s fitting that we are able to host events like this. Northern Ireland’s Electrical Awards are a celebration of the excellence which runs throughout this industry – from apprentices starting out on their careers to people at the very top of their game pushing the boundaries of innovation and excellence to those who have given a lifetime’s service.

“It really is a pleasure for us to be able to award the top performers in our industry.

“One of the toughest jobs in preparing for tonight’s ceremony fell to our independent judges. The calibre of entries was excellent and it certainly was as tough job in many categories singling out a winner. But I witnessed first-hand the professionalism and level of scrutiny they brought to each entry – every application form was dissected and I can tell you, if you are a winner tonight, you thoroughly deserve the accolade.

“Our team of judges consisted of Head Judge, Stewart Nelson, Denis Hession, Hilton McGregor and Andy Fulton.”

The Winners and Highly Commended in each category were as follows:

Apprentice of the Year, sponsored by Edmundson Electrical: Winner – Calum McAuley (Northern Regional College/Alexander Bonar & Co Ltd).

Highly Commended – Jordan Haggan (Northern Regional College/Braid Electrical Services Ltd

Electrical Product, sponsored by Hanover Systems: Winner – Knipex Twistor16 Self-Adjusting Crimping Pliers.

Highly Commended Hager Ltd (Ireland) Hybrid (Power & Lighting) Distribution Board.

Lighting Product, sponsored by Garo. Winner – Verde Led, Knox with Sensor.

Highly Commended Saxby Lighting, OrbitalPRO.

Sales Representative of the Year, sponsored by Atlas World. Winner – Stephen Armstrong (Kew Electrical).

Highly Commended – Terence West (Solas Geal Distribution Ltd).

Fire & Security Contractor, sponsored by Precision Cables. Winner Building Protection Systems (NI) Ltd.

Highly Commended – Atlas World.

Specialist Contractor, sponsored E.J. Harper. Winner – Cara Network Solutions.

Highly Commended – Continu Ltd.

Domestic Project. Winner, sponsored by Aurora, was James Haughey & Co for the Galgorm Golf Cottages, Ballymena. 

Highly Commended, sponsored by OMAK Agencies was DR Electrical for the Sandford Apartments, Belfast.

Lighting Project, sponsored by Timeguard. Winner – E.J. Harper & Co and David Murphy Design for Nicki & Barbara’s New Home Build in Donaghadee. 

Highly Commended – Michael Nugent Ltd for the Grand Central Hotel.

Also Highly Commended in the Lighting Project of the Year was Lightsource for the Grand Central Hotel.

Commercial Project (Small) sponsored by Schneider Electric. Winner – AG Electrical NI Ltd for Holywood Golf Club.

Highly Commended – CDE (NI) Ltd for Dillon Bass, Belfast.

Commercial Project (Medium). Winner, sponsored by Hager, was Braham Electrical for Translink Milewater Service Station. 

Highly Commended, sponsored by Lightsource was William Coates Ltd, Energy from Waste Belfast.

Commercial Project (Large) sponsored by NIAVAC. Winner – Michael Nugent Ltd for Grand Central Hotel, Belfast. 

Highly Commended – Blackbourne Integrated M&E.

Electrical Contractor (Small) sponsored by BM Electrical. Winner – CDE (NI) Ltd.

Highly Commended – DR Electrical.

Electrical Contractor (Medium) sponsored by ATC. Winner – R. Loughlin Electrical Services.

Highly Commended – AG Electrical NI Ltd.

Electrical Contractor (Large) sponsored by CEF. Winner – Michael Nugent Ltd.

Highly Commended – William Coates Ltd.

Overall Achievement, sponsored by ECS. Winner – George Kernohan, Managing Director, Braid Electrical Services.

Wholesaler – Electrical Magazine Reader Poll, sponsored by ABB. Winner – Greentech – The Electrical Equipment Company.

Wholesaler – Independent, sponsored by ABB. Winner – BM Electrical Wholesale Limited.

Wholesaler – Multi-National, sponsored by ABB. Winner – Kew Electrical.

Overall Achievement, sponsored by ECS. Winner – George Kernohan, Managing Director, Braid Electrical Services.