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Extended Deadline for this Year’s Trades Awards

The deadline for entries into the yearly Trades Awards, brought to you by Xcite Media, has been moved back from the 29th of February to the 7th of March as a result of a swarm of interest in the awards and associated registration to them. The change in deadline will

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ECA Edmundson Electrical Awards Relaunched

Most recently the ECA Edmundson Electrical Awards, amongst the most highly regarded and historic awards within the industry, has seen a fresh launch and look. Aiming to catch the interest of the modern engineer and electrocution, the award has been adapted to appeal to a more technical, technology-focused audience. Having

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BDC 318 : Jul 2024

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Extended Deadline for this Year’s Trades Awards

The deadline for entries into the yearly Trades Awards, brought to you by Xcite Media, has been moved back from the 29th of February to the 7th of March as a result of a swarm of interest in the awards and associated registration to them. The change in deadline will allow for tradesmen and organisations to still confirm their registration for the awards where they will be able to showcase their achievements with the rewards that follow. This year’s awards, thus far, have received a landmark number of entries, which is the key reason behind the extension for more organisations to enter, recognising that it would be a shame for businesses to miss out. In total, it has actually been shown that the number of organisations registering for the awards this year, has in fact trebled since the original launch of the awards back in 2013. Nodding to the level of interest this year as an incredible achievement, Director at Xcite Media, Darren Ross commented: “This increased interest reflects the huge support that they have received from the north-east trades and construction industry across the past three years.” Maintaining hope that the extended deadline will encourage more people looking to showcase their skills to sign up to the awards, Darren Ross also stresses that this will also give interested parties the opportunity to also enter into additional categories. Also encouraging members of the public to assist in nominating tradesmen and apprentices who they feel are worthy of recognition, Darren Ross also looks to encourage people to share case study examples of excellence across the sector so that people and businesses can receive the recognition they deserve. With applications having no submission fee, the awards are open to businesses of all sizes and shapes, with a total of 15 categories for businesses to choose from – of these, up to 3 categories can be chosen. The winners of the awards will then be announced at the final event on the 10th of June this year.

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ECA Edmundson Electrical Awards Relaunched

Most recently the ECA Edmundson Electrical Awards, amongst the most highly regarded and historic awards within the industry, has seen a fresh launch and look. Aiming to catch the interest of the modern engineer and electrocution, the award has been adapted to appeal to a more technical, technology-focused audience. Having been run since 1975, the awards exist to apprentices and trainees to reap credit for their work, thus facilitating their ascension up the career ladder within the electrotechnical sector; naturally, a range of prizes are offered also. It won’t be until June that regional winners will, in fact be announced, however anticipation is rife over the newly relaunched awards. Following on from the announcement, judging will then be undertaken over the course of summer, with a winner finally being decided in September and presented in front of leaders within the industry as well as other entrants – an exciting event to say the least. As Edmundson Electrical has a proud running history of investing back into its workforce, it is no surprise that the organisation continues to strive to support those entering the industry on an apprentice or trainee level. “People make a company and people make an industry,” explained Gordon Love, Managing Director of Edmundson Electrical, and this statement flows though the backbone of the awards, set to identify those people making a difference. In addition, the awards also showcase the excellent level of workmanship which employers might hope to employ through finding apprentices of their own, which is something traditionally heralded as a way forward in the present times of skill shortages. Keen to encourage more individuals to pursue a profession in the industry is Steve Bratt, Chief Executive of ECA who highlights the “misleading impressions” put into the minds of people about the opportunities available in the wider industry. It is hoped that, through the awards, awareness may be improved as to the real opportunities available improve interaction with aspiring professionals. He added that the awards represent a: “Fantastic way of recognising the achievements of young people in our member companies.”

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