NECA Recognises Excellence in Australian Electrical and Communication Industry

The very best of Australia’s electrical industry have come together to celebrate the most outstanding achievements from across the sector at the 2023 NECA National Awards. 


The annual event, which hosted over 350 guests at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, took place on Friday 24 November. Hosted by Master of Ceremonies Joel Caine, with Anthony “Lehmo” Lehmann on hand to entertain the crowd, attendees were treated to a stunning showcase of the year’s very best achievements. 

NECA CEO, Oliver Judd said, ‘Congratulations to our winners, who have not only exhibited outstanding examples of the best our industry has to offer but have also shown what is possible for the future of our industry.’  

Winners of the 2023 NECA National Awards were selected from an extremely strong field with each nominee having already picked up a top accolade in their respective state or territory. 

‘Our NECA members should be proud of the sector’s success and what these finalists have achieved. Many have toughed it out through some very difficult periods over the past few years. The standard of work has been incredible and the attention to detail, pride in workmanship and the brilliant innovation across these projects is absolutely inspiring. I’m also very impressed by the calibre of apprentices here tonight. Whilst we still may have some way to go to overcome the labour shortages our industry is experiencing, the quality of tradespeople we’re producing assures me that the future is in safe hands,’ said Mr Judd. 


Congratulations to 2023 NECA National Award winners:

  • Marko Backovic (VIC) (NECA Education & Careers/Stowe Australia) – Communications/Extra Low Voltage Apprentice of the Year
  • Corey Hackett (NSW) (NECA Training and Apprenticeships/PM Electric) – Commercial/Domestic Apprentice of the Year
  • Oliver Stark-Wolff (VIC) (Melbourne Polytechnic/BRE Services) – Industrial Apprentice of the Year
  • Craig Roper (VIC) (NECA Education & Careers) – Trade Teacher of the Year
  • Powerhouse Wiring Solutions (WA) – Emerging Small Business of the Year
  •  All Gen Solutions (SA) – Small Contracting Business of the Year
  •  NISI Group (VIC) – Small Business Project of the Year
  • Wilco Electrical (WA) – Leaders in Diversity
  • Mel Moore (WA) (Gem Generation Electrical Maintenance) – Women in Energy
  • QRS Electrical (NSW) – Innovation
  • Zelo Group (VIC) – Domestic Residence Project of the Year
  • PGS Industries (WA) – Work Health and Safety – Excellence in Action
  • Contact Group (TAS) – Green Energy
  • Intravision (ACT) – ICT & AV
  • Fredon Electrical (WA) – Lighting Design and Construct
  • Nilsen (WA) – Industrial Small Project of the Year
  • Stowe Australia (VIC) – Industrial Large Project of the Year
  • Elonara (QLD) – Commercial Small Project of the Year
  • Nilsen (WA) – Commercial Medium Project of the Year
  • Fredon Electrical (WA) – Commercial Large Project of the Year


Further Information
Nathan Spithill
National Communications Manager – NECA

M: 0439 937 737
E: nathan.spithill@neca.asn.