Select prepares for 2019 industry awards

The best professionals in the industry, who underpin and enable modern life, will once again have the chance to showcase their expertise, as plans for the Select Industry Awards for 2019 are unveiled.

The deadline for this year’s entries is June 28, and the winners will be revealed at an awards evening which takes place at the Radisson Blu in Glasgow on October 11.

Reflecting the duty of care which the safety-critical industry has to both clients and employees, a new award category – best health and safety initiative, sponsored by industry charity, Electrical Safety First – has also been introduced this year.

The future of the sector will be recognised with the SJIB apprentice and the wholesaler apprentice of the year awards. Furthermore, a special lifetime achievement award will be made on the night.

The accolades awarded by Select the campaigning body for the electrotechnical trade in Scotland, will have a special relevance in 2019, a year in which sector’s campaign for recognition of qualified electricians moved to Parliamentary consideration.

The awards will also be a first for Select’s new Managing Director, Alan Wilson. He says, “Select has been campaigning vigorously for the recognition of electricians as a profession and that professionalism will once again be on show, from young people to industry veterans, at the annual awards ceremony. The importance of the electrotechnical industry in everyday life increases every year in proportion to the complexity of our interconnected world, and it is appropriate that their skill and dedication should be rewarded.”

Sponsors include the Scottish Joint Industry Board, Electrical Safety First, Scolmore Group, ECIC, Markel, CEF, EDA Apprenticeships+, Rexel, Schneider Electric, Megger, Edmundson Electrical, Connect and MacRoberts LLP.

A shortlist for each category will be published later in the year, and each shortlisted member company will be visited by the judging team to assess their entry in more detail.

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