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22nd August 2016

2016 ACT NECA Excellence Awards Winners

22 Aug 2016


The best Australian Capital Territory (ACT) electrical and communications contractors and apprentices were recognised at the annual electrical industry Excellence and Apprentice Awards hosted by peak Australian industry body the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA).

This year, NECA ACT introduced a Security category and split the Communications/Data category into small, medium and large projects in the Excellence Awards which proved to be a huge success. Overall, there were 13 major awards and 1 commendation across 11 categories that were awarded in the Excellence Awards and in the Apprentice Awards there were 3 award recipients. Finalists were presented in front of over 300 industry representatives including contractors, suppliers, educators and government representatives at the pinnacle showcase of the electrical and communications industry at Hotel Realm, Canberra.

“This has been an exceptional year for ACT in terms of the variety of projects and the challenges our contractors have faced across communications, security, industrial, commercial and domestic projects.  It was difficult for the judges to shortlist the finalists as they evaluated all the excellent projects,” said Barry Skinner, NECA ACT President.

“These awards provide an opportunity to demonstrate contractors’ and apprentices’ successes to their peers in the electrical and communications industry as well as to the general community,” said Mr Judd, Executive Director of NECA NSW/ACT

The winning companies and projects are as below:


Excellence Awards




Domestic Residence

Affinity Electrical Technologies

Ricky Stuart House

Small Contracting Business

Emu Energy


Energy Efficiency and Environment

Martin Donnelly

1 Canberra Avenue


Shepherd Electrical

Commonwealth Park Path Lighting


Secom Technical Services

Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex

Industrial –Small Project

Shepherd Electrical

Canberra Hospital Kitchen Switchboard Upgrade

Industrial – Medium Project

Shepherd Electrical

Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex

Communications/Data – Small Project

Programmed Electrical Technologies

Secure Communications in Residences – Duntroon

Communications/Data – Medium Project


Department of Social Services New Primary Data Centre

Communications/Data – Large Project

Absolute Cabling Systems

AFP Forensics Facility Majura

Commercial – Small Project

Network Electrical Solutions

Capital Pathology

Commercial – Medium Project


Metronode Canberra Data Centre

Commercial – Large Project

Shepherd Electrical

AFP Forensics Facility Majura



Commercial – Small Project

Stowe Australia

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Secondary Computer Room UPS Upgrade



Apprentice Awards – Commercial/Domestic




Apprentice of the Year

Erik Roggensack

NECA Group Training

Runner Up

Jonathon Clark

Stowe Australia

2nd Runner Up

Jacob Sciberras

NECA Group Training





Media enquiries and interviews

Barry Jackson – National Marketing and Communications


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Notes for editors


  1. NECA is the peak industry body representing the interests of electrical and communications contractors Australia-wide.
  2. NECA is run by electrical contractors, for electrical contractors.
  3. We have 5,000 contracting companies as members – and they in turn employ over 50,000 people Australia-wide.
  4. NECA employs almost 350 people across its seven chapters (Queensland, New South Wales, ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia).
  5. The chapters provide NECA members with a range of services including: Industrial Relations, Health & Safety, Legal, Technical, Training, business-support services, product discounts and advocacy representation in Canberra with Government, Industry bodies and Training bodies.
  6. NECA wholly-owns its Legal firm, Group Training and the NECA Colleges (in WA) and EcoSmart Electricians – and has joint ventures with a superannuation company (NSW) and one of the national cabling registrars (ACRS).
  7. NECA also employ around 2,000 apprentice electricians and provides training to a further 2,000.
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