North Queensland Celebrations!

Congratulations to all winners and finalists at the North Queensland Excellence Awards Dinner!  It was great to see so many Members celebrate the winners and finalists at our simulcast celebrations in Cairns, Townsville and Mackay. The skills and professionalism displayed by all is absolutely outstanding, and our judges really had their work cut out for them.

We’re looking forward to seeing all winners represent North Queensland at the National Excellence Awards night in November! Book your ticket

Take a look at some of the highlights captured during the evening below.

North Queensland 2019 Excellence Awards Winners


Commercial Project of the Year Winner

Congratulations to David Corkery, Electrotek QLD

Electrotek were recognised and praised for their work by stakeholders including the Queensland Police Service.

The team was able to overcome challenges that presented during the project including the installation of a 6 tonne UPS two floors up. David and the Electrotek team maintained the building operation during construction, delivering the project within a 12 week period over Christmas, while dealing with severe weather conditions.

Women in Contracting Award

Congratulations to Nicola McCarron, Horan & Bird

Nicola is an incredibly motivated, positive and empathetic individual who brings a genuine enthusiasm to her team. Her greatest achievement is her promotion to the role of manager at the age of 23. Nicola has the passion, insight, tools and opportunities for leadership in her career ahead.

Residential Project of the Year Award

Congratulations to Michael Saunders, NQ Electrical

The judges were impressed with Michael’s ability to design and construct within a limited floorplan and to preserve and maintain historical site surrounding the client’s property. It was a unique project delivered on time and to budget.

Forward planning, team engagement and Michael’s efforts to go the extra mile to satisfy client requirements were standout features of this residential project.

Legrand Apprentice of the Year Award

Congratulations to Chloe Field, Barcam Electrical Service

Chloe is an impressive young lady who had direction in life from an early age. Her passion shines through and she has talked about wanting to be a tradesperson from year eight.

Chloe demonstrated her eagerness for learning, from both her fellow tradesmen and from her TAFE teachers. Chloe has embraced her role as apprentice electrician at Barcam.

Safety is at the forefront of her daily routine. Chloe hopes to remain in the industry for a long time and in her words said “I love the industry and my role as an apprentice”.

Industrial Project of the Year Award

Congratulations to Trent White, TW Electrical & HV Services

The project was situated at Mt Bellenden Kerr, Queensland’s second highest mountain. In addition to the remote location, the team dealt with extreme conditions including low level cloud, high winds and steep terrain.

TW Electrical had to ensure continuous operation of the Broadcast Australia facility and infrastructure which provides service for TV, radio and emergency communication services. The project required complex coordination of services and consideration of meteorological and aviation risks to ensure airlifts were coordinated and safety ensured.

It was successful project, delivered by a great team with assistance from third parties and has helped TW Electrical to secure repeat work from the client.

Energy Efficiency Project of the Year Award

Congratulations to Jason Sharam, Linked Group Services

The Linked Group Services portable power plant provides a solution for remote power. It enables the replacement of diesel generation with renewable energy, reducing ongoing maintenance and fuel costs.

Manufactured in-house in their Mackay workshop, the power plant is customisable to suit the clients’ needs and also provides a significant reduction in site-based risks and delays.

The portable power plant is a practical and well-engineered use of solar and battery storage technologies.

Electrician (Tradie) of the Year Award

Congratulations to Matthew Pinney, Horan & Bird

Matthew is a loyal and honest tradesman. He manages the day to day operations of Horan & Bird by looking at what is in front of him and addressing issues as they occur.

Matthew is not only a good sparky but is a great leader and trainer of the next generation of tradies.

Master Electrician of the Year Award

Congratulations to Ross Waterson, Barcam Electrical Service

The panel of judges were extremely impressed by Ross. Ross is a very humble and hard-working family man. His commitment to the safety and ongoing training of his staff is first class. His desire to support his local community is strong, and Barcam’s sponsorship of local sporting groups and CQ Rescue is admirable.

Ross is a team player and is quick to explain that he doesn’t do it all on his own. He genuinely cares for his staff and his clients.

Ross’s passion for the industry shines through. He loves what he does and describes himself as a typical Aussie bloke living the dream!


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Master Electricians Excellence Awards Dinner

Saturday 16 November | Brisbane