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Yeovil Apprentice Shows the Way in ECA Edmundson Award

Joshua Lee of P & R Hurt finishes as runner-up for coveted industry prize

27 September 2016

From left to right: ECA President David Kieft, ECA Edmundson Award runner up Joshue Lee, Edmundson Director Mark Felber

20-year-old Joshua Lee has been recognised as one of the top electrical and building services apprentices in the country, after finishing as runner-up in the coveted 2016 'ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year Award'.

Joshua, who works for Yeovil-based ECA member-firm P & R Hurt Electrical & Mechanical Services, was awarded prizes including £500 and a state-of-the-art tool kit during the awards ceremony held in London last week.

Joshua Lee of P & R Hurt Electrical & Mechanical Services said:

“It’s an absolute honour for me to be recognised as runner-up in the ECA Edmundson Award for Apprentice of the Year. The training and experience I have received from P & R Hurt has been first class and it’s been a pleasure to represent the company.”

ECA CEO Steve Bratt commented:

“We’re delighted that Joshua finished as runner-up at this year’s ECA Edmundson Award for Apprentice of the Year - a real indication of the talent that exists in our industry.

 “Congratulations also to P & R Hurt Electrical & Mechanical Services, who are one of the leading advocates of high quality training and career development across the electrical and building services industry.”

Edmundson Director Mark Felber added:

“We are delighted to have sponsored the ECA Edmundson Electrical Apprentice of the Year Award for the last 42 years.

 “The electrical and electronics industry continues to lead the way in offering great opportunities for young people to develop a rewarding and enjoyable career."

The overall winner was 21-year-old Harry Bartle of Morecambe-based electrical firm Chris Bowker Ltd.

The 42nd ECA Edmundson Awards, held in Kensington, London on Wednesday 21 September, were attended by many leading figures from across the electrotechnical industry.