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quatronic Group Management plc has celebrated its 45th anniversary by building a new Essex factory for Aquatech Pressmain. Aquatech Pressmain, AGM’s brand of water pumps and pressurisation units can be found all over the world, enabling water to flow in buildings such as Tate Modern, Heathrow


he ECA Industry Awards 2018, which recognise top-performing organisations throughout the electrotechnical and engineering services industry, are now open to entries.

This year, six new categories take the overall total of awards to 12. These include new manufacturer and wholesaler awards, and for the first time there will be an individual ECA award, open to nominees from across the entire industry. The categories, many of which offer sponsorship opportunities, are: uContractor of the Year – over £20m Turnover (2017 winner – Imtech Engineering)

uContractor of the Year – up to £20m Turnover

uContractor of the Year – up to £5m Turnover uContractor of the Year – up to £1m Turnover uExcellence in Training and Development uBest Health & Safety Initiative

Airport and The Burj Al Arab in Dubai. The company has always focused on providing a high quality product, with a supporting service and maintenance department, available 24/7 throughout the UK The new factory provides a state of the art facility to meet the challenges of leaving the European Union and the next 45 years.

Entries open as ECA announces six new award categories for 2018

The new awards uBest Energy Solutions Project uBest Fire & Security Project uBest Digital Infrastructure Project uBest Manufacturer Supply Chain Initiative uBest Wholesaler Supply Chain Initiative uMajor Contribution to the Industry (Individual Industry-wide Award) ECA CEO Steve Bratt said: “The ECA is delighted to launch our 2018 ECA Industry Awards. With many previous winners having highlighted how winning an ECA award has raised their profile, the awards are an ideal opportunity for businesses to showcase their achievements to key clients and stakeholders.” The award winners will be announced during the ECA’s 2018 Industry Awards Dinner at the Hilton Bankside in London on Friday, 8 June. The closing date for entries for the 2018 awards is midday on 20 March 2018. Warning follows sentencing of gate engineer

he Door & Hardware Federation (dhf) is highlighting the legal ramifications of failing to ensure gate safety, following the sentencing of gate engineer, Robert Churchyard. Mr Churchyard, 52, was found guilty of the manslaughter of 56-year-old Jill Lunn, following an accident involving an unsafe automated gate.


Mr Churchyard, who was employed at the time by Automated Garage Doors and Gates Ltd, was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment, with the company fined £12,000.

dhf General Manager, Michael Skelding, said the case has set a precedent with

regards to the future of safe automated gate installation and maintenance: “Today’s sentencing serves as a stark warning to everybody involved in the automated gate sector that they must ensure all doors and gates are checked for safety against current standards and regularly maintained by properly trained specialists. “We encourage individuals and companies involved in the installation or maintenance of automated gates, to contact us should they require guidance on their legal responsibilities.” For further information, visit:

Business Development Manager, David Edwards. Having worked for Gira UK since January 2013, Mr Edwards, 50, lost his life at his family home despite the efforts of paramedics who were unable to revive him.


OBITUARY: David Edwards, BDM, Gira UK ira UK has

announced the sudden death of its

Gira said: “Our thoughts and prayers are with David’s family at this very sad time. Gira holds great respect for David and we are truly saddened at the prospect of a future without him.”

Gira is leading supplier of innovative electrical and digital networked building management systems.

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