Top talent recognised at SELECT Awards 2019

Bernard McAulay being presented the Lifetime Achievement Award by Neil MacEachern, with broadcaster Shereen Nanjiani

THE winners of this year’s SELECT Awards have been announced at a ceremony in Glasgow.

Electrical professionals from a wide range of companies were in attendance to see Ayrshire-based Booth Welsh receive the Best Large Contractor award after transforming itself from a local company in Irvine to a major player with hundreds of employees.

Bernard McAulay was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by Neil MacEachern of Schneider Electric. Bernard is Unite the union’s national officer for construction, allied trades and technicians, who is also a member of the Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB).

The SJIB/Edmundson Apprentice of the Year accolade was won by Marc McQuade (26), from Wishaw, who works for Weir & McQuiston.

 Alan Wilson, MD of SELECT said, “There has never been a more exciting time to be part of the electrotechnical industry, a sector which underpins everything we do in our day-to-day lives. Scotland’s electrical trade has earned and maintained a reputation for quality, craftsmanship and excellence and SELECT has been instrumental in raising awareness of quality, safety and the highest possible standards.

“The 2019 awards are all about recognising top performers and once again we have been astounded by the response from companies throughout Scotland. Every one of them is a worthy winner.”

Other awards were:

  • Wholesaler Apprentice of the Year: Rian Keegan, who works with CEF in Glasgow.
  • Best Small Contractor: Aberdeenshire electrical company RH Electrical.
  • Best Medium-Sized Contractor: Interlink Lighting and Electrical, of Glasgow.
  • Best New Product: Super Rod, for its Ferret WiFi Cable Pulling Tool.
  • Best Delivery of Customer Service: Electrical Solutions Network of Ayrshire.
  • Best Use of Training: JFM Electrical, of Bellshill.
  • Best Visual Promotion: Ideal Electrical Solutions, of Edinburgh.
  • Health and Safety Initiative: EDI-Aberdeen Ltd.