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30th August 2016

2016 NECA SA Excellence and Apprentice Awards

30 Aug 2016

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The best South Australian (SA) 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).

In the Excellence Awards, NECA SA awarded eight major awards across four categories and in the Apprentice Awards there were seven award recipients across three categories. Finalists were presented in front of 350 industry representatives including contractors, suppliers, educators and government representatives at the pinnacle showcase of the electrical and communications industry at the Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australia.

Executive Director of NECA South Australia, Mr Larry Moore said the winning companies and apprentices were chosen because of their commitment to excellence, significant engineering achievements and finishing the complex jobs on time.

“The electrical and communications contracting firms that have won an award are simply outstanding for what they have achieved during each project,” Mr Moore said.

“The judging panel were privileged to view such high quality projects and as always, NECA members have played a critical role in some of the largest and most diverse construction jobs in the state,” said Mr Moore.

The winning companies and projects are as below:

Category

Category Description

Company

Project

3

Energy Efficiency and Environment

Programmed Electrical Technologies

Mercedes College Sustainability Upgrade

8

Voice & Data

MIMP Connecting Solutions

Kangaroo Island Council Mainland Microwave Link

9

Commercial – Small

Programmed Electrical Technologies

Elder Hall

 

10

Commercial – Medium

Tyrone Electrical Services

50 Flinders Street

Given the high quality of the projects this year, the following Commendations were awarded:

Category

Category Description

Company

Project

3

Energy Efficiency and Environment

Tyrone Electrical Services Pty Ltd

ALDI Distribution Centre

10

Commercial – Medium Project (greater than $1 million and less than $8 million)

Niramar Pty Ltd

Codan Redevelopment

Programmed Electrical Technologies

Department of Environment, Water & Natural Resources

Finally, our Perpetual Award of the evening, presented to the company with the most outstanding project, went to Tyrone Electrical Services for 50 Flinders Street. This project was an all-round superb job. The innovation and management of this project was something that the industry can aspire to.

The seven Apprentice Awards recipients also demonstrated their strong commitment and determination towards their studies and their on-the-job competency. The judges advised that during the course of the interviews it was obvious that all those on the short list were worthy of being there and they felt that all the candidates interviewed are a credit to themselves and their employers.

Category

Category Description

Company

Nominee

Score

1

Electrical – Commercial/Domestic

PEER VEET [Host Employer: Smart Switch Electrical]

Sally Hansen

First Place

Deadshort Electrical

Daniel Battersby

Second Place

Deadshort Electrical

Lachlan Jardine

Third Place

2

Electrical – Industrial

PEER VEET [Host Employer: Structural Group Australia]

Jack Soames

First Place

PEER VEET [Host Employer: Nilsen (SA)]

Christopher Morley

Second Place

3

Communications

PEER VEET [Host Employer: Adelaide Healthtech]

Jakeb Solley

First Place

PEER VEET [Host Employer: Complete Security Integration]

Joshua Templeton

Second Place

 

-ENDS-

 

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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