News & Views

2nd November 2016

2016 NECA NSW Excellence and Apprentice Awards

02 Sep 2016

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The best electrical and communications contractors in New South Wales were recognised on Friday, 2 September at the Excellence Awards held at the Star Event Centre in front of 670 attendees.

Excellence Awards were presented in ten categories, covering projects valued from under $1 million to greater than $8 million.

“This has been an exceptional year for NSW in terms of the variety of projects and the challenges our contractors have faced across commercial, communications, energy efficiency, industrial, and domestic projects.  It was difficult for the judges to shortlist the finalists as they evaluated all the excellent projects,” said Oliver Judd, NECA NSW Executive Director.

“NECA members to continue to play a critical role in some of the largest and most diverse construction jobs in the state and have once again showcased their excellence and ability.  These awards provide an opportunity to demonstrate contractors’ successes to their peers in the electrical and communications industry as well as to the general community,” said Mr Judd.

The winning companies and their projects are listed below:

Category

Company

Project

Domestic Residence

Mainpower Electrics

The Penthouse

Small Contracting Business

Automated Innovation

Australian Taxation Office, Newcastle

Energy Efficiency and Environment

Star Group

Pacific Bondi Beach

Lighting Project

Heyday Group

The Hub

Industrial  – Small Project

Kerfoot

The Plasser Rail Redevelopment

Industrial – Medium Project

PJ O’Connor Electrical

Concord West Rail Station – Easy Access Upgrade

Voice/Data Project

DESA Australia

Westfield Sydney City (Integrated Communications Networks to Converged Services Network)

Commercial – Small Project

Kerfoot

Australian National Maritime Museum Warships Pavilion

Commercial – Medium Project

Barnwell Cambridge

SYD 3B – Equinex

Commercial – Large Project

Heyday Group

Wollongong Hospital – Illawarra Elective Surgery Service

 

Certificate of Commendations were also awarded as follows:

Category

Company

Project

Small Contracting Business

Konekt Electrical

Lola Wigg Hair Café

Voice/Data Project

Elam Cabling Group

Sydney University Physics A28

Commercial – Medium Project

Ryan Wilks

The Replacement of Main Electrical Services Swithboard at Parliament House

Commercial – Large Project

GPE Electrical & Communications Contractor

Wagga Wagga Rural Referral Hospital

 

The winning projects will be strong contenders for the National Awards to be held at the Hyatt in Canberra on 17 November.

 

Apprentice Awards

A career in the electrotechnology industry proved the right choice for nine of the state’s brightest apprentices who were recognised at the NECA NSW Apprentice Awards presented at the Star Event Centre on Friday, 2 September 2016.

NECA NSW Executive Director Oliver Judd said “to be named Apprentice of the Year is a tremendous honour and something Mason, David and Thomas should be very proud of”.

The results were as follows:

 

Commercial/Domestic category

Place

Name

Employer

1st

Mason Bell

New Era Electrical

2nd

Mathew Foley

Stowe Australia

3rd

Michael Wonson

ANE Group

 

Communications category

Place

Name

Employer

1st

David Robertson

NECA Group Training hosted by Stowe Australia

2nd

Bradley Smith

NECA Group Training hosted by FDC Technologies

3rd

Benjamin Proudfoot

NECA Group Training hosted by Stowe Australia

       

 

Industrial category

Place

Name

Employer

1st

Thomas Townsend

NECA Group Training hosted by J V Holt & Company

2nd

Daniel Pearson

NECA Group Training hosted by Austral Bricks

3rd

Thomas Ison

Brian Hayward Electrical

 

Enquiries and interviews

Elizabeth Lombardo – Sales & Marketing, NECA NSW

E: elizabeth.lombardo@neca.asn.au

D: 02 9021 9613

 

General media enquiries and interviews

Barry Jackson – National Marketing and Communications

E: barry.jackson@neca.asn.au

D: 02 9962 6904
M: 0457 767 328

 

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.
  8. For further information go to www.neca.asn.au.

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