2023 AEMT Awards Finalists Revealed

The Association of Electrical & Mechanical Trades (AEMT) is delighted to be returning to the West Midlands on the evening of Thursday 23rd November for the staging of its 6th Annual Awards Ceremony. With a record number of submissions across the seven categories, this year’s programme has again produced some truly exceptional entries from right across the electro-mechanical arena.
2023 AEMT Awards Finalists Revealed

2023 AEMT Awards Finalists (Image source: The Association of Electrical & Mechanical Trades (AEMT))

The Judging Panel was particularly impressed with the collective deliverables presented by this year’s submissions, with the quantifiable results providing a clear demonstration of the fine work the AEMT community is supporting, including:

  • The implementation of flood defences to protect the lives of 30 million people living below sea level.
  • The regeneration of the drinking water supply of 3 million people across 250 cities.
  • A reduction of CO2 emissions by 2,500 tonnes a year across just two projects.
  • The use of hydropower to reduce CO2 emissions by 6 million tonnes.
  • The irrigation of 3,000 hectares of land helping to yield more profitable farming, and reduce weekly shopping bills.

The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Coventry will play host to the presentation dinner, at which professional endeavour, product innovation, project management, skills development, engineering prowess and service delivery will all be acknowledged and celebrated.

During the day, this venue will also host the AEMT’s Annual Conference, where industry renowned speakers will share their knowledge and expertise in a series of talks and presentations specifically designed to be of tangible value to all those companies operating within the service, maintenance, and repair sector.

The combination of a professionally produced daytime conference and prestigious evening awards dinner will serve to underpin and promote the skill, effort and sheer dedication of the people and businesses serving this important sector of industry. With support and engagement provided by some of the sector’s leading brands, AEMT members and their customers, can be assured of an informative, enlightening, and entertaining experience.

Following another comprehensive judging process, which again combined the remote assessment and scoring of each entry with a virtual gathering of the Judging Panel, the AEMT is delighted to announce the following 39 Finalists across the seven award categories:

Product of the Year – sponsored by DFA Media Group

  • ABB: IE5 SynRM Increased Safety Motor
  • Megger: ADX
  • Menzel: Pressurized Explosion Proof (EXP) Motors for Zone1
  • Preformed Windings: QualCoil Life

Project of the Year – sponsored by EMIR Software

  • ABB: Lister Drive Greener Grid Project
  • Bedford Pumps: Fulfil Flood Mitigation Project for Indonesia
  • Houghton International: The Onshore Wind Turbine Life-Extension Project
  • Menzel: All from a Single Source - State Water Supply with a Slip Ring Motor with Brush Lifting Device
  • MKE Engineering Group: Browndown Pumping Station
  • Preformed Windings: Project Holter
  • Sulzer: Retrofit of Five Membrane Feed Pumps for a Desalination Plant

Service Centre of the Year – sponsored by ABB

  • Avonmouth Engineering Services
  • Brothers-EMR
  • Fenflow Engineering
  • Hayley 247 Engineering Services
  • Hidrostal’s Service & Distribution Centre in Castleford
  • MKE Engineering Group
  • Neutronic Technologies
  • Sulzer's Aberdeen Service Centre

Supplier of the Year – sponsored by Megger

  • Bearings and Drives
  • Menzel Great Britain
  • Preformed Windings
  • Sulzer
  • TEC Electric Motors

Contribution to Skills & Training Award – sponsored by Sulzer

  • CovElec
  • Hidrostal: Incorporating Avonmouth Engineering Services, Bedford Pumps & Hidrostal
  • Ian Pattinson: The Faraday Centre
  • MKE Expert Training Day
  • Rotamec Engineering Solutions

Rising Star Award – sponsored by TEC Electric Motors

  • Josh Gannon: Central Group
  • Jack Simmons: CovElec
  • Josh Bottomley: EMiR
  • Joe Felton: Neutronic Technologies
  • Jac Pearce: Preformed Windings
  • Riley Burton: Rotamec
  • Cameron Calvert: Sulzer

Diversity in Engineering Award – sponsored by Preformed Windings

  • Hidrostal: Incorporating Avonmouth Engineering Services, Bedford Pumps & Hidrostal
  • Jacobs and upReach Engineering Springboard
  • Sulzer UK

Our sincere congratulations go to all those who have been selected as a Finalist, and we look forward to announcing the seven award winners during the charged atmosphere of the presentation ceremony during the evening of Thursday 23rd November.

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