EDA Affiliates Legrand, Thorn and Schneider claim Smart Solutions Awards

October 12, 2018

Hosted by BBC Breakfast’s business presenter, Steph McGovern, the UK’s best smart electrical products were announced on Wednesday 12 October 2018 with EDA affiliates winning four out of the eight categories.

The Voltimum Smart Solutions Awards were held at UK Construction Week at the NEC.

The EDA Affiliate winners were:

Legrand won:

  • Best Product – Residential: MyHome_Up
    photo of BBC Breakfast's Steph McGovern with winner Richard Hayward of Legrand and Jamie Cant of the ECA

    Above: Legrand’s Richard Hayward with his Outstanding Contribution Award, flanked by BBC Breakfast’s Steph McGovern and ECA’s Jamie Cant.

  • Outstanding Contribution Award for services to the sector: Richard Hayward, Sales Director, at Legrand’s Wiring Devices Business Unit

Thorn Lighting won:

  • Best Project – Commercial

Schneider Electric won:

  • Best Product – Commercial

EDA CEO Margaret Fitzsimons presented the Award for Best Manufacturers, which went to Hamilton Litestat. Watch the video.

The annual awards ceremony, organised by Voltimum, is sponsored by EDA Affiliates ABB, Legrand, and Schneider Electric.

UK Construction Week is the UK’s biggest and busiest event for the construction trade.

Held on 10 October 2018 at The Digital Construction Hub, UK Construction Week 2018, at Birmingham’s NEC, the annual Smart Solutions Awards champion integrators and installers who have demonstrated excellence in projects over the past 18 months. They also recognise the vital role manufacturing businesses, people and innovations that are driving the smart solutions sector forward.

“I’m amazed at how the standard of excellence continues to rise,” says Rodney Jack, editor of Voltimum.

“Product innovation is especially strong this year, with design, quality, and environmental credentials at the heart of this pioneering sector. We are proud to recognise those who are trailblazing within their categories.”

Photo of Margaret Fitzsimons with Steph McGovern

Smart Solutions Awards 2018 Winners & Highly Commended

Best Installer

Winner: Electrobyte
Highly Commended: Ark M&E

Best Project – Residential

Winner: Moss Technical – Assisted living in Lancashire
Highly Commended: Electrobyte Ltd – Eight bedroom new-build installation

Best Project – Commercial

Winner: Thorn Lighting – Wincanton
Highly Commended: Moss Technical – Aston Marina Restaurant

Best Manufacturer

Winner: Hamilton Litestat

Best Product – Residential

Winner: Legrand – MyHome_Up
Highly Commended: Schneider Electric – Wiser

Best Product – Commercial

Winner: Schneider Electric – Power Tag

Best Smart Tool & Equipment

Winner: Gira G1

Outstanding Contribution

Richard Hayward, Sales Director, Wiring Devices Business Unit, Legrand



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