Acknowledging the ongoing challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the possible effect this might have on the awards entry process, the AEMT Council have decided to postpone its Gala Awards Dinner to April next year.
Originally scheduled for its regular slot in November, the Awards Ceremony will now take place on the evening of Thursday 22nd April 2021, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Coventry. The associated AEMT Conference will also move to this new dateline, being staged at the same venue during the day.
This, the fourth staging of the 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 again 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, Drives & Controls, EMIR Software, Fanuc UK, Fletcher Moorland, Menzel, Musk Process Services, Plant & Works Engineering, Sulzer, TEC Motors and WEG UK, well deserved industry-wide recognition will be given to those businesses, who are excelling in their commercial endeavours.
The following seven categories make up the 2020/21 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 now 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
Given the new date for the presentation ceremony, the closing date for all entries has been extended 5.00pm on Monday 1st March 2021, 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.