AEMT - Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades

30 April 2020
Industry Recognition for Outstanding Achievement
Scheduled for Thursday 26th November 2020, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Coventry, the fourth AEMT Gala Awards Dinner will once again bring together the entire electrical and mechanical trades sector in a celebration of business and professional excellence. Recognising and rewarding the achievements of both individuals and companies operating within the electrical & mechanical maintenance and repair sector, personal endeavour, product innovation, skills training, engineering advancement and commercial acumen will once again be acknowledged and celebrated.

Industry wide engagement
Operated by the Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades (AEMT) and produced by Touchwave Media, the awards will for the fourth consecutive year acknowledge the skill, effort and sheer dedication of the people and businesses serving this important sector of industry.  With sponsorship provided by a host of leading industry names, which to date has included ABB, Avonmore Electrical, Axflow, EMIR Software, Fanuc UK, Fletcher Moorland, Menzel, Musk Process Services, Sulzer, TEC Motors and WEG UK along with extensive promotional support afforded by the two publications dedicated to this sector - Plant & Works Engineering and Drives & Controls – well deserved industry-wide recognition will be given to those businesses, who are excelling in their endeavours.
 
Award categories 
The following seven categories make up the 2020 awards programme: -
Product of the Year
Project of the Year
Service Centre of the Year
Supplier of the Year
Contribution to Skills & Training Award
Rising Star Award
Lifetime Achievement Award

Call for nominations
Entries are 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 9th October, so for those wanting industry-wide recognition for a job well done, be it for product innovation or project management, for application know-how, or service and repair, they should make a note of this key date.

It is free of charge to enter the awards, but the promotional value associated with being selected as a finalist is worth many hundreds of pounds.  And for those individuals and companies fortunate enough to be announced as one of the seven winners during the charged atmosphere of the gala awards dinner, the promotional benefit is even greater.

Further details

For more information, visit the website www.aemtawards.com or contact the awards programme producers, Touchwave Media, by phone on 07785 290034 or by email at andrew@touchwavemedia.co.uk.

 
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