AEMT - Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades

15 October 2018
AEMT Announces 2018 Awards Finalists
Following an exhaustive Judging Panel session held at Loughborough University on Friday 5th October, 34 Finalists have now been determined for the AEMT Awards 2018.
From all the entries and nominations received, and using a comprehensive ’points scoring’ process, the Judges shortlisted 34 Finalists across the six applicable award categories.  Those that were fortunate enough to be selected are as follows: -

Product of the Year
Sponsored by Plant & Works Engineering
Byworth Boilers - Unity
Motor Diagnostic Systems - Portable Inertia Dyno
Nestech - Laminations, stator stacks, rotor stacks, fabricated poles
PLD Collettori - Commutators
Reids - SMART M Panel
Solutions in I.T. - EMIR Dashboards

Project of the Year
Sponsored by Solutions in IT
Central Group - Alton Towers Waterpark
Fletcher Moorland - Wireless early warning of failure system
Rapid Solutions - Submersible Centre of Excellence in Baku, Azerbaijan
Sulzer Electro Mechanical Services - Falkirk HV Test Bed Investment

Service Centre of the Year
Sponsored by ABB
GES Group
Neu-Servo Repairs
Sulzer Electro Mechanical Services - Falkirk Service Centre
Sulzer Electro Mechanical Services - Pumps Leeds Service Centre
Westin Drives

Supplier of the Year
Sponsored by Musk Process Services
Preformed Windings
Radwell International
Solutions in IT
TEC Electric Motors
Wire Electric Supplies (WES)

Contribution to Skills & Training
Sponsored by Sulzer
British Gear Association
British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA)
Houghton International - People Strategy: Competency - training and development
The Faraday Centre

Rising Star Award
Sponsored by Fanuc UK
Fletcher Moorland - Danny Cooper, Electro Mechanical Apprentice
Fletcher Moorland - Joe Mansell, Machinist
Houghton International - Craig Byers, Rail Assistant Manager
Houghton International - Jon Rowell, Leading Hand EMS
MTS Elemoto - Melanie Malin, Sales
Musk Process Services - Ryan Meierhofer, Apprentice Mechanical Engineer
Neu-Servo Repairs - James Oliver, Apprentice
Rapid Solutions - Huseyn Aliyev, Technical Administrator
Sulzer - Thomas Ison, Electrical Engineer
Westin Drives - Steve Ormondroyd, Workshop Supervisor

Lifetime Achievement Award
Sponsored by AEMT
No nomination sought – this award is determined and presented by the AEMT.

Details of all these Finalists are now available to view on the dedicated awards website –

The Winners will be announced and presented with their Trophies at the Gala Awards Dinner & Presentation, being held on Thursday 29th November at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Coventry, West Midlands.

Places are still available at this ‘not to be missed event’ so whether it’s taking a table to host customers or booking a few seats for you and your team, don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to enjoy a wonderful evening of great food, fantastic entertainment, and of course networking with friends, colleagues and peers.

Places can be booked online at

Industry wide engagement
Operated by the Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades (AEMT) and produced by Touchwave Media, the awards will again acknowledge the skill, effort and sheer dedication of the people and businesses serving this large and international sector of industry.  With sponsorship provided by a host of leading industry names, and extensive promotional support afforded by both the AEMT itself and a host of publications whose editorial profile addresses this sector, well deserved industry-wide recognition will be given to those businesses, large and small, who are excelling in their endeavours.

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