The Mallusk-based electrical and mechanical engineering company was one of eight top-performing businesses from across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, to scoop an award at the gala evening on June 9.
The award was presented by TV personality and comedian Hugh Dennis, to Williams Coates for ‘Contractor of the Year – up to £20 million turnover’ and was sponsored by Eaton.
The prestigious awards are recognition of excellence among ECA members within the engineering and electrotechnical services industry. Winners were chosen by an independent panel of judges, who looked for companies that demonstrated that they delivered the highest standards and were industry leaders throughout 2016.
William Coates’ winning entry showcased the company’s achievements, excellence, innovation and quality through a successful contribution on a high-profile project – the IFA National Football Stadium at Windsor Park. This featured building key partnerships, relevant training and an apprenticeship scheme.
Managing Director of William Coates, Paul Dickson, is delighted with the success. “Winning this ECA award is a huge achievement for everyone at William Coates. It demonstrates our commitment to providing excellent, innovative and high-quality work which provided tangible results for our clients. It also shines a spotlight on the expertise of our fantastic team who are committed to driving the business forward.
“We are especially delighted that our entry showcased our work on the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park. This was a special moment for us as it was an opportunity to nurture new talent through our apprenticeship scheme, something which we aim to continue for the future. The ECA award will enable us raise our profile across the UK and help us show how a Northern Ireland-based business can be a UK industry leader.”
Awards Adjudicator and ECA Director of Member Services, Helen Atkinson, commented, “Many congratulations to William Coates and the other ECA member businesses who won awards this year – they were all up against some impressive, high calibre competition. These prestigious awards recognise the very best of ECA member accomplishments and are a sought-after accolade within the industry.”