Electric.ie March/April 2023

6 ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • Shane Casey is Hager’s Install of the Year winner! Hager’s Install of The Year competition 2022 was held in January 2023 via Instagram and their website. It was the industry’s time to shine, and voting began for your favourite Hager installations. The competition was considered to be an encouraging way of supporting electricians within our industry. The finalists were selected, and your votes decided who would win first, second and third places. Hager launched the competition on Instagram and invited everyone to vote for the finalists through their website. Each of the finalists provided a brief description of their work experience, along with a photo of their Hager installation. The reaction to the competition was outstanding and thousands of your votes were counted to determine first, second and third places. The winner of the competition was Shane Casey with a fantastic installation, showcasing Hager’s increasingly popular Invicta range. Shane will join Hager (along with a fellow electrician of his choice) on an inspirational visit to the Hager Forum and Factory in Obernai, France. Jack Duignan and Danny Cotter won second and third place prizes, respectively. Kevin Curran, Hager’s Head of Sales in Ireland, commented; “It was really encouraging to see the incredible support for colleagues within our electrical industry. Hager also hold monthly competitions for electricians and apprentices on social media, and we get an extremely positive response to them. However, the reaction to our Install of the Year competition was on another level. It’s great to see electricians applauding and promoting the excellent standards of work within our industry, and this should be nurtured.” Hager’s Install of the Year supports industry excellence Kevin Curran interviewed Shane Casey to get an insight into Shane’s working life: Congratulations Shane, on winning Hager Ireland’s Install of the Year competition. The response to the competition has been extremely positive. How did it feel to be voted Hager Ireland’s Install of the Year? It was great to have been voted Hager Install of the Year, it’s a great recognition to get from a fantastic brand. Also, it was fantastic to think that the voters throughout social media took the time to give us their vote, as there was some great competition throughout the finalists. Do you think standards in the industry are improving and that electrical contractors are increasingly interested in the quality of work that is being done? I would say it is definitely going in the right direction. Luckily, I think that the younger generation of apprentices and electricians are certainly taking a lot of pride in their work. And I think Hager’s install of the month incentive really brings that to life, when the guys and girls tag that in their social media posts, you know they have put their heart and soul into trying their level best to do a fantastic job of the install they are carrying out. Obviously, there is plenty of room to improve, in certain areas of the trade, but all in all, I think Ireland would have one of the best standards to work and thrive towards, among other countries. Hager’s Install of the Year competition Placeholder for image Placeholder for image Kevin Curran, Hager's Head of Sales presents Shane Casey with the Winning Trophy L to R: Niall Moynihan, Eoghan Barry, Zak Loveday, Donagh Murphy, Mark Crowley (Foreman), Shane Casey (MD), David Keane, Darragh O'Connor, Brendan Arundel Sheehan and Joe Downey (Not Present) Hager’s Install of the Year supports industry excellence