SELECT Trade Association Nominated for Three Prestigious Awards

COUNTRYSIDE CONSTRUCTION trade association SELECT has been nominated for three prestigious awards for the organisation’s response to COVID-19, its stakeholder magazine and an ongoing crusade to install heat, smoke alarms and carbon monoxide for vulnerable households.

Scotland’s largest construction trade body has been selected as a finalist in three categories at the Association Excellence Awards, which are designed to recognize the vital work that trade associations carry out on behalf of their members.

The first nomination sees SELECT nominated for Best Member Support Since COVID-19, duly acknowledging the organization’s ongoing response to the pandemic, which has included offering members a discounted membership in addition to a multitude of practical support.

The trade association has also provided a wide range of employment, financial, health and safety and contract advice through its internal teams and through the establishment of the Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum .

Alarm Ambassadors

The second award for which SELECT was nominated is Best Awareness Campaign or Advancement of a Cause (launched in 2022), with the Trade Association being recognized for its high profile Alarm Ambassadors initiative, which is sponsored by Aico.

Launched in January, the campaign saw SELECT member businesses across the country carry out free installations for older and disabled people identified by the charity Care and Repair Scotland to help them comply with new Scottish Government regulations .

The final installation was carried out in Dundee by electrician Ricky Brown of SELECT member company Complete Electrical Solutions (Scotland) on June 29, just a week before the Trade Association discovered it had been nominated for the price.

Stakeholder Magazine

SELECT’s third Association Excellence Awards nomination is for the association’s best newsletter, blog, online or physical publication, which sees its recently relaunched stakeholder magazine, CableTalk, among the finalists.

The Association Excellence Awards take place at the Kia Oval in London (the home of Surrey County Cricket Club) on Friday 14th October.

Alan Wilson (pictured), Managing Director of SELECT, told Fire Safety Matters: “These appointments are an important recognition of the tremendous work done by everyone at SELECT over the past two years. With the help of our staff, member companies and the central Board of Directors, we have been able to weather a difficult time together and come out of it stronger and more determined to help our industry thrive. Such a crisis shows the real value of professional associations for their members. These nominations demonstrate this assertion.

Compliant products

Iain Mason, SELECT’s Director of Membership and Communications, added: “It is a pleasure to have been nominated for the Alarm Ambassador campaign, which has been designed to help those in real need and remind members of the public the importance of using compliant products when updating to comply with the new regulations. »

Mason concluded, “We were delighted with the number of electrical professionals who were quick to volunteer their skills and time to help those in need and to highlight the importance of safety in the home space. This nomination is an acknowledgment of all their hard work, and the hard work of the SELECT team members who helped organize things behind the scenes.

SELECT’s approximately 1,250 member companies have an annual turnover of around £1 billion and employ over 15,000 people in addition to some 3,500 apprentices. Founded in 1900, SELECT also provides training courses to over 3,500 electricians each year and as an organization is fully committed to regulating the industry for a safer Scotland.

Andrew B. Reiter