The winners of the first Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades (AEMT) Awards 2017 have been revealed at a ceremony held at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel, Coventry, on 29th November. The black-tie dinner event, saw 150 people from across the country gather to celebrate the best achievements in the electrical and mechanical trade sector.
The opening speech from Gary Downes, President of the AEMT, emphasised that the next industrial revolution is happening now, and how innovation is important for the future success of the industry.
A total of six awards were given out to exemplary businesses and professionals involved in the manufacture, sales, service & repair of rotating electrical machinery.
The winners were of the different are:
1. Technical Innovation of the Year – Product
(sponsored by Plant & Works Engineering):
ServiceView, by Fletcher Moorland
2. Technical Innovation of the Year – Project
(sponsored by EMIR Software):
Modification and installation of a new, third party supplied, process control panel, containing a softstart unit, by Central Group
3. Industry Supplier of the Year
(sponsored by Fletcher Moorland):
4. Contribution to Skills & Training
(sponsored by WEG UK):
Houghton International Apprentice Programme
5. Rising Star Award
(sponsored by TEC Electric Motors):
Ryan Davis, from Rotamec
6. Lifetime Contribution
(sponsored by the AEMT):
David Bowers, from Bowers Electricals, who has been attending AEMT meetings since its inception back in 1945.
During the ceremony, AEMT guests raised £1,317.50 for the British Red Cross through a game of heads and tails. The winner, AEMT's Rising Star Ryan Davis, won £100.
The Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades (AEMT) was founded in 1945. It is an International Association representing leading companies in the electrical and mechanical service and repair industry. Members manufacture, distribute, install, service, maintain, and repair, electric motors, drives, pumps, fans, gearboxes, generators, transformers, switchgear, and ancillary equipment. In addition to motor and pump service facilities, most members operate mechanical engineering workshops for metal fabrication and the repair and refurbishment of worn components. Others include panel building facilities and some carry out repairs to industrial electronic equipment. Associate Members are companies that supply products and services to Members.