SELECT in the running for three major awards

Alan Wilson, MD of SELECT

SELECT has been nominated for three prestigious awards for its response to Covid-19, stakeholder magazine, and campaign to install free heat, smoke, and carbon monoxide alarms for vulnerable households.

The electrical trade association is in the running for the Best Membership Support since Covid-19 award, as well as the Best Awarrness Campaign or Advancement of a Cause gong, and Best Association Newsletter, Blog, Online or Physical Publication.

Throughout the pandemic, SELECT offered members a discounted subscription alongside practical support, as well as a range of employment, financial, health and safety, and contractual guidance through the Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum.

Its alarm ambassadors initiative, supported by Aico, launched in January and saw its member firms from across Scotland carry out free installations for elderly and disabled people identified by the Care and Repair Scotland charity.

Alan Wilson, MD of SELECT, said, “These nominations are a significant endorsement for the tremendous work carried out by everyone at SELECT over the past couple of years.

“With the help of our staff, members and Central Board, we have been able to tackle a challenging period together and emerge stronger and more determined to help our industry thrive. Such a crisis shows the real value of trade associations to its members – as these nominations demonstrate.”

Iain Mason, SELECT’s director of membership & communications, added, “It is pleasing to have been nominated for the Alarm Ambassadors campaign, which was designed to help those in genuine need and remind the public of the importance of using compliant products when updating to meet the new regulations.

“We were delighted by the number of electrical professionals who were quick to volunteer their skills and time to help the needy and to highlight the importance of safety in the home. This nomination is in recognition of all their efforts, and of the SELECT team who helped organise things behind the scenes.”