Electrical Industry Awards 2019 categories overviewAwards News News
Posted by: electime 27th March 2019
Now in its 27th year, The Electrical Industries Awards 2019 continues to recognise and reflect the key achievements in the electrical industry. Open to electrical contractors and manufacturers of all sizes and scales, the categories below will showcase some of the very best of the electrical sector.
1. Commercial Product of the Year
In recent years we have seen some of the brightest and most innovative new products coming to the market. In one of the most competitive categories of the Electrical Industries Awards, companies battle it out with their newest and most impressive products to see who comes out on top. Last year’s winner was Vex Box, by VexBox Ltd, a variable extension box that when exposed to fire swells up to many times its original volume to create an impenetrable barrier to block the fire’s progress.
2. Industrial Product of the Year
3. Residential/Domestic Product of the Year
These categories offer an insight into the latest innovations in the industry and how they have been used in major engineering projects or smaller home renovations. Gaining both awards, it was a double win for Safe Connect last year with its Hot Connection Indicators.
4. Lighting Product of the Year (Lamps & Luminaires)
5. Lighting Product of the Year (Controls)
With a record number of entries last year, this is sure to be a tough category again in 2019. The rise of home automation has transformed the lighting industry and paved the way for some of the most innovative products on the market. This category will continue to reward the manufacturers that make intelligent lighting possible.
6. Trade Tool of the Year
The Award for Trade Tool of the Year 2018 was presented to Megger Limited for the MFT1741, a product which provides quick and accurate loop test readings that the contractor can have confidence in. This year we are excited to see what new products the Trade Tool of the Year category will bring to the judging table. Judges will be looking for products that impress in areas such as materials selection, design for manufacture, and fitness for purpose.
7. Electrical App of the Year
Electrical App of the Year Award is quickly becoming one of the Electrical Industry Awards’ most inventive awards. Last year’s winner was Signify with their Interact Pro App, an app which delivered the functionality and energy savings of a control system, without the need for signal cable installation.
Apps are becoming invaluable, not only in our day-to-day lives, but also in making our job roles and processes more manageable. As more industries benefit from mobile app development, this category becomes more and more exciting.
8. Electrical Project of the Year
9. Lighting Project of the Year.
These awards will be presented to outstanding projects that have been completed in the UK in the last 18 months. The judges will look for evidence of innovation, the use of sustainable and energy-saving technology and also adherence to the brief and budget. Last year Orton Group won the Electrical Project of the Year for its work at the Penzance Long Rock Depot. Orton replaced redundant installations with new solutions and delivered the project an incredible 17 weeks early. Lighting Project of the year was awarded
to Tamlite for the installation of an energy- efficient, connected lighting system at CEF’s new IT and data team HQ, in Durham.
10. Marketing Initiative of the Year
The Marketing Initiative of the Year is judged on originality and creativity in terms of delivery, presentation and message. The award is presented to a campaign that is both creative and successful in delivering its key objectives. Last year’s winner was Navigator Productions, with its e-learning platform, LearningLounge.com
11. Electrical Apprentice of the Year
With skilled workers in short supply, apprenticeships are an invaluable way to harness new talent and eradicate the skills gap. This category is a great way to reward the talented young people that are taking their first steps into the electrical industry, and it’s also a chance to shout about your apprenticeship scheme.
12. Wholesaler of the Year
This award recognises excellence and achievement across the electrical wholesaling sector. Judges will consider a wholesaler that has a wide product range, outstanding customer service and one that has demonstrated a commitment to going the extra mile.
13. Contractor of the Year (turnover under £5 million)
14. Contractor of the Year (turnover over £5 million)
These awards will be awarded to electrical contracting companies for improved market performance, evidence of innovation and effective business management. Turnover will be judged on the most recent accounts submitted to Companies House at the time of judging.