26 Oct 2023

2023 AEMT Awards Finalists Revealed

The Association of Electrical & Mechanical Trades (AEMT) is delighted to be returning to the West Midlands on Thursday, 23 November, for the 6th Annual AEMT Awards Ceremony.

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With a record number of submissions across the seven categories, this year’s programme has again produced some truly exceptional entries from across the electromechanical arena.

The judging panel was particularly impressed with the collective deliverables presented by this year’s submissions, with the quantifiable results providing a clear demonstration of the fine work the AEMT community is supporting, including:

• The implementation of flood defences to protect the lives of 30 million people living below sea level.

• The regeneration of the drinking water supply of 3 million people across 250 cities.

• A reduction of CO2 emissions by 2,500 tonnes a year across just two projects.

• The use of hydropower to reduce CO2 emissions by 6 million tonnes.

• The irrigation of 3,000 hectares of land helping to yield more profitable farming, and reduce weekly shopping bills.

The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Coventry will host the presentation dinner, at which professional endeavour, product innovation, project management, skills development, engineering prowess and service delivery will all be acknowledged and celebrated.

During the day, the venue will host the AEMT’s Annual Conference, where industry-renowned speakers will share their knowledge and expertise in a series of talks and presentations designed to be of tangible value to all those companies operating within the service, maintenance, and repair sector. Further details on the conference can be found on page 21.

The combination of a valuable daytime conference and prestigious evening awards dinner will underpin and promote the skill, effort and dedication of the people and businesses serving this important sector. With support from some of the sector’s leading brands, AEMT members and their customers can be assured of an informative, enlightening, and entertaining experience.


Following another comprehensive judging process, the AEMT is delighted to announce the following 39 finalists across the seven award categories:

Product of the year – sponsored by DFA Media Group

• ABB: IE5 SynRM Increased Safety MotoR

• Megger: ADX

• Menzel: Pressurized Explosion Proof (EXP) Motors for Zone1

• Preformed Windings: QualCoil Life


Project of the year – sponsored by EMIR Software

• ABB: Lister Drive Greener Grid Project

• Bedford Pumps: Fulfil Flood Mitigation Project for IndonesiA

• Houghton International: The Onshore Wind Turbine Life-Extension Project

• Menzel: All from a Single Source - State Water Supply with a Slip Ring Motor with Brush Lifting Device

• MKE Engineering Group: Browndown Pumping Station

• Preformed Windings: Project Holter

• Sulzer: Retrofit of Five Membrane Feed Pumps for a Desalination Plant


Service centre of the year – sponsored by ABB

• Avonmouth Engineering Services

• Brothers-EMR

• Fenflow Engineering

• Hayley 247 Engineering Services

• Hidrostal’s Service & Distribution Centre in Castleford

• MKE Engineering Group

• Neutronic Technologies

• Sulzer's Aberdeen Service Centre


Supplier of the year – sponsored by Megger

• Bearings and Drives

• Menzel Great Britain

• Preformed Windings

• Sulzer

• TEC Electric Motors


Contribution to skills & training – sponsored by Sulzer

• CovElec

• Hidrostal: Incorporating Avonmouth Engineering Services, Bedford Pumps & Hidrostal

• Ian Pattinson: The Faraday Centre

• MKE Expert Training Day

• Rotamec Engineering Solutions


Rising star – sponsored by TEC Electric Motors

• Josh Gannon: Central Group

• Jack Simmons: CovElec

• Josh Bottomley: EMiR

• Joe Felton: Neutronic Technologies

• Jac Pearce: Preformed Windings

• Riley Burton: Rotamec

• Cameron Calvert: Sulzer


Diversity in engineering – sponsored by Preformed Windings

• Hidrostal: Incorporating Avonmouth Engineering Services, Bedford Pumps & Hidrostal

• Jacobs and upReach: The Engineering Springboard

• Sulzer UK


Sincere congratulations go to all those who have been selected as a finalist, and we look forward to announcing the seven award winners during the charged atmosphere of the presentation ceremony on the evening of Thursday, 23 November.

If you have not yet booked your place at this highly respected event, please visit the website and complete the online booking form. Individual places or tables of ten can be secured, with the package including reception drinks, a superb three-course meal with wine, the awards ceremony itself and excellent post-awards entertainment. It is a night not to be missed, and it provides an excellent opportunity to engage, unite and celebrate the outstanding achievements of this vital industry sector.