Training Provider/Initiative of the Year

General Criteria

The Electrical Contracting News Awards 2024 are trade-only awards, meaning consumers are not permitted to enter any category. Each award will be judged by an independent expert panel based on the criteria set out for each category. The judges will individually score each entry. There is a qualifying period which will define which entries will be valid. This period is between 1 September 2023 and 31 August 2024. That means any product launched, or any project completed, before or after these dates will not be eligible to enter.

Each category will have a 500-word limit, plus a further 250 words will be available to explain why you think you deserve to win the award. There will be different criteria for each award category. Please also supply up to three images of the product, plus the company’s logo. Entrants may also supply up to one page of supporting evidence, such as testimonials, press coverage, case studies, spec sheets.

The awards are completely FREE to enter and there is no limit on the number of categories or number of submissions you can tender. Entries will close on 13 September 2024.

Training Provider/
Initiative of the Year

Who can enter: The Training Provider/Initiative of the Year category can be entered by either an association, distributor, manufacturer or training provider that has provided training in the electrical contracting sector during the qualifying period. A representative, such as a PR company, may also enter their client.

When entries close: Your entry should be submitted by
13 September 2024.

What we’re looking for:

  • Availability of training: How accessible is your training? Is it available in more than one location in the UK, or does it offer a mix of online and classroom-based training? Is there anything you do to make training available to the widest possible number of people?
  • Return on investment: Whether your training is free to attend or paid for, what do those investing their time get from attending? Does it provide invaluable skills, or do they get points towards a professional qualification?
  • Breadth of training: Does your training offer something for everyone? Whether you’re a beginner or expert, is there something that everyone could get out of your training? Do you offer multiple different modules allowing attendees to gain more than just one skill?