Operated by the Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades (AEMT) and produced by Touchwave Media, the AEMT Awards will for the first time acknowledge the skill, effort and sheer dedication of the people and businesses serving this large sector of industry.
The awards ceremony itself will be staged on Wednesday 29th November 2017, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Coventry, and with the support already gained it looks set to be a wonderful evening of reward and celebration. With the endorsement of each category by a brand leader in the sector, well deserved industry-wide recognition will at last be given to those businesses, large and small, which are excelling in their endeavours.
Strong industry support
Commenting on its sponsorship of the awards, Marek Lukaszczyk, European & Middle East Marketing Manager at WEG UK said, “WEG are very keen to promote industry in the UK and by supporting this exciting new event from the AEMT, we feel it gives us the opportunity to help establish this association as one of the most active in the UK. Our experience with the AEMT is a very positive one and we are sure this event will cement our relationship and help the industry move forward to tackle the challenges of the future.”
Matt Fletcher, Managing Director of Fletcher Moorland added, “We're supporting the AEMT Awards, because it's a great way to bring people together. It highlights the industry by showing off the best of the best."
Speaking of TEC Motors’ engagement with the awards, UK Sales Manager, Martin Knott said, “We are still relatively new to the industry and class ourselves as a bit of a rising star. We are happy to align ourselves with the need to get more young people into the industry and fill the knowledge gap among our customers.”
Ian Atkinson, Publishing Director of Plant & Works Engineering concluded, “With the ongoing necessity for businesses to adopt better maintenance practices to take advantage of the onset of the smart manufacturing era, the inaugural AEMT Awards will undoubtedly help raise the profile for this critical sector and give much needed foresight and awareness of the opportunities and solutions available. Plant & Works Engineering is delighted to be supporting the Awards as an official media partner, which reflects our proud maintenance engineering history.”
These views were underpinned by Gary Downes, Managing Director of Solutions in IT, and President of the AEMT, who said “We thought it would be good to put something back, and help service engineers promote their services. Personal endeavour, technical innovation, engineering advancement and commercial acumen will all be acknowledged and celebrated through this new awards programme”.
The following seven categories make up the 2017 awards programme:-
Technical Innovation of the Year, Product – sponsored by DFA Media
Technical Innovation of the Year, Project – sponsored by Solutions in IT
Environmental Contribution Award - TBA
Industry Supplier of the Year – sponsored by Fetcher Moorland
Contribution to Skills & Training Award – sponsored by WEG UK
Rising Star Award – sponsored by TEC Motors
Lifetime Achievement Award – sponsored by AEMT
Call for nominations
Entries are now being sought for any company, product, application or individual involved in the supply, installation, service, maintenance and repair of industrial machinery technology such as electric motors, drives, pumps, fans, gearboxes, generators, transformers, switchgear and ancillary equipment. Individuals can put forward entries for themselves and their own company, or they can nominate others that they know merit recognition. The online entry process couldn’t be easier, so anyone wishing to play their part in highlighting engineering excellence should visit the AEMT Awards website – www.aemtawards.com.
Closing date for entries
The closing date for all entries is 5.00pm on Friday 18th August 2017. So for those wanting industry-wide recognition for a job well done, be it for technical innovation or application know-how, for environmental consideration or service and repair, they should make a note of this key date.