Tom Ward to host Electrical Industry Awards 2019

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  Posted by: electime      19th June 2019

Tom Ward has been unveiled as the red carpet presenter for the Electrical Industry Awards 2019, taking place on October 24, 2019 at the Royal Gardens Hotel, KensingtonTom Ward has been unveiled as the red carpet presenter for the Electrical Industry Awards 2019, taking place on October 24, 2019 at the Royal Gardens Hotel, Kensington

Organisers of Electrical Industry Awards and publisher of Electrical Times magazine, Purple Media, are excited to announce the host for this year’s award-giving evening. The 2019 instalment will be presented by comedian, writer, filmmaker, voice-over artist, and winner of the Chortle Award for Best Newcomer in 2017, Tom Ward.

 Fairly new to the comedy scene, Tom did his first professional performance in 2013 and was quickly recognised as the Leicester Square New Comedian of 2013 and Brighton’s Squawker Awards 2013. In 2014 he was selected as a finalist in the BBC Radio New Comedy Awards 2014, and the NATYs 2014. He has gone on to perform at prestigious venues such as the Edinburgh Festival, Live At The Comedy Store (Comedy Central) and has filmed for Live At The BBC. In 2016 Tom performed his first solo show at Edinburgh Festival – ‘Sex, Snails and Cassette Tapes’ – at The Pleasance  Courtyard and last year he was selected as the official tour support for fellow British comedian Joe Lycett.

Tom is highly regarded by the media. TIME OUT magazine says he “brings fine jokes and star presence to his smart routines: he’s a star in the making,” and Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, branded Tom “equal parts hilarious and bizarre…One of the most impressive, distinctive newish acts around.” 

Here at the Electrical Industry Awards, we are very much looking forward to welcoming Tom to the stage at what promises to be another fantastic event. 

Tom will bring a touch of stardom to the evening, which will see the top products, companies and individuals recognised for their outstanding achievement in 10 competitive categories. 

Celebrating success

The Electrical Industry Awards aims to reward and celebrate outstanding performance within the electrical sector. Now in its 27th year, the event remains a key event for networking in the industry.

Following the closing date for entries, a panel of judges comprising top industry professionals Helen Atkinson, ECA director of member services; Darren Staniforth, group senior technical presenter for NICEIC & ELECSA; Simon Cook, head of sales at the Lighting Industry Association (LIA); Frank Bertie, NAPIT chief technical officer and trade association chairman; and Steve Brawley, chief executive of JIB in 2009, will meet to consider the entries. 

Once a decision is reached, all finalists will be contacted and the winners will be announced at a prestigious ceremony on 24 October 2019 at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London.

If you have not received your entry form, please email Further information regarding the Electrical Industry Awards can be found at