The BMEEA regrettably had to cancel its annual Conference and AGM planned for October 2016 at the RNLI headquarters in Poole, so chose to present the annual awards at the following Committee meeting and AGM held on the 30th November at Marine House Egham.
We are delighted to confirm the competitions for:
> 'Newly Certificated Electrical Technician of the Year' – sponsored by Fischer Panda
> 'Newly Certificated Electronic Technician of the Year' – sponsored by Raymarine
> 'BMEEA Dealer of the Year' – sponsored by Garmin.
> 'BMEEA Product of the Year' – sponsored by Boating Business
These were all awarded at or shortly after the AGM. We were delighted to receive a new award from Fischer Panda, especially for the 'Newly Certificated Electrical Technician of the Year' as
We firmly believe that training and qualification are both key to raising standards within our industry and offering our customers ever better levels of support and performance, particularly as products become ever more complex and integrated into vessels.
It is indeed heartening to see the commitment and focus of companies on the development of staff and resources, as we all know, people are our best asset.
Newly Certificated Electrical Technician of the Year
Barry Marson (right) of Richardson's Leisure Ltd receiving the award as 'Newly Certificated Electrical Technician of the Year', from Barry Fower, MD of Fischer Panda UK Ltd who sponsor this new award.
Newly Certificated Electronic Technician of the Year
Rachel Oliver (left) of Osprey Technical Consulting Ltd receiving the award as 'Newly Certificated Electronic Technician of the Year', from Derek Gilbert, of Raymarine UK Ltd who sponsored this award.
Dealer of the Year
Landau UK Ltd
Derek Gilbert presenting the award to Chris Doran (left) of Landau UK Ltd, sponsored by Garmin Europe Ltd. Landau has won this award for the third time.
Product of the Year
Icom UK Ltd - IC-M25EURO handheld VHF
Boating Business sponsor the 'Product of the Year' award, won this year by Icom UK Ltd for their IC-M25EURO handheld VHF. Award received by Ian Lockyer (right) of Icom