North Queensland electricians took the spotlight at the Master Electricians Australia National Awards for Excellence.
Electricians from North Queensland collected three of the eight awards in Brisbane on Saturday.
Fourth-year apprentice Naomi Burke, from Horan & Bird in North Queensland, was named the Legrand Apprentice of the Year, in recognition of her enthusiasm, dedication to work and commitment to safety.
North Queensland contractor Jason Sharam, from Linked Group Services, was recognised for the Energy Efficiency Project of the Year, while Minelec claimed honours in the Industrial Project of the Year category for its work on the Capricorn Copper project in North-West Queensland.
Fallon Solutions in southern Queensland was named the 2018 Master Electrician of the Year, while Steve Flanagan, from SDF Electrical, also in south Queensland, was awarded the Commercial Project of the Year.
Melbourne Electrical and Data Solutions’ Lauren van Strijp was named the national winner of the Women in Contracting Award, after collecting the Victorian award two years in a row.
Tim Marsh, of Alland Group in New South Wales, was named the Electrician (Tradie) of the Year.
Master Electricians Australia chief executive officer Malcolm Richards said the awards recognised members of the electrical industry who most strongly reflected the organisation’s values of quality, safety, energy efficiency, innovation and the highest standard of service.
“It is heartening to see so many electrical businesses across Australia getting it so right for their customers, the staff and the environment,” Mr Richards said.
“We had 42 outstanding businesses on show in the national finals, and hundreds across the country who entered the state-level awards.
“These businesses are bringing out the best in the staff, and providing the best possible service to their clients.”