01 May 2024

Nominations Are Being Sought For the Annual AEMT Awards

Following the highly regarded 2023 awards ceremony in November of last year, the Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades (AEMT) has announced that the nomination process for the 2024 awards programme is officially open.

Operated by the Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades (AEMT), the awards will again pay tribute to the skill, effort and sheer dedication of the people and businesses serving this important sector of industry. Building on its past successes, the seventh outing of this sector-specific awards scheme will again culminate in a gala presentation ceremony taking place on the evening of Thursday, November 21, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Coventry.

Centrally located for easy access from all over the UK, this venue will also host the supporting AEMT Conference – a ‘must attend event’ for all those in membership. The full programme will be announced during the summer, but its focus will again be on providing AEMT members with help and guidance on a range of topics that will be of tangible value and relevance in the development of their businesses.

Then, during the evening, the AEMT Gala Awards Dinner will bring together the electrical and mechanical trades sector to celebrate business and professional excellence. Personal endeavour, product innovation, skills training, engineering advancement and commercial acumen will again be acknowledged and celebrated in recognition of the achievements of individuals and companies operating across the maintenance and repair arena.


With the support of the event’s sponsors, well-deserved industry-wide recognition will be given to those businesses that excel in their commercial endeavours and, in many cases, go far beyond the call of duty to ensure the safe and efficient operation of plant and equipment within our critical manufacturing, commercial, and utility sectors.


The following nine categories make up the 2024 awards programme:

• Product of the Year – sponsored by DFA Media Group

• Project of the Year – sponsored by EMIR Software

• Service Centre of the Year – sponsored by ABB

• Supplier of the Year – sponsorship available

• Contribution to Skills & Training Award – sponsored by Sulzer

• Rising Star Award – sponsorship available

• Diversity in Engineering Award – sponsored by Preformed Windings

• Sustainable Engineering Award – sponsorship available

• Special Recognition Award – sponsored by AEMT


Entries are being sought for any company, product, application, or individual involved in the supply, installation, service, maintenance and repair of industrial machinery, 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.


In keeping with the programme schedule from previous years, the closing date for all entries has been set at 5.00pm on Friday, September 6, 2024. So, for those wanting industry-wide recognition for a job well done, be it product innovation or project management, application knowhow, 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 winners during the charged atmosphere of the gala awards dinner, the promotional benefit is even greater.

So, what have you got to lose? Just 20 minutes spent completing the online entry form, providing the information and details that you have at your disposal, and which presents and supports your business and professional endeavours, could make you a winner in your industry’s awards programme; the gravitas and promotional exposure for which is both valuable and enduring.


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