Leicester based Electrical Contractors, Lowe Electrical, have once again been selected as a finalist for “Electrical Contractor of the Year 2019” in the prestigious National Electrical Industry Awards.
Being awarded Highly Commended Runners Up for three years running, this is a great achievement for the Company and we are pleased to have this recognition by the judging panel of industry experts:
Helen Atkinson – Director of Member Services, ECA
Darren Staniforth – Group senior technical presenter, NICEIC
Simon Cook – Head of Sales, The Lighting Industry Association (LIA)
Frank Bertie – Group technical officer, NAPIT
Steve Brawley – Chief executive, Joint Industry Board (JIB)
Over 300 companies enter the Awards each year. It is an event which is growing year on year and over the past 25 years its recognition is second to none. This year the Awards Ceremony will take place at the end of October.
Raising an incredible £1750 for the Mind Charity, and taking on 5 days of the most challenging Mountain Bike Stage Race across the Alps; Jon and Guy completed the Swiss Epic 2019 in outstanding form. Finishing 16th in their GM Category, from 46, and an overall place of 161 from 360 International Teams, the 8 months of hard work certainly paid off.
All of the staff at Lowe Electrical and our Clients and Suppliers have been part of this successful fundraising event and have enjoyed following Jon and Guy’s progress over the last few months; from local event support, holding raffles and sharing media updates.
So, what’s next for Team Lowe?! Indeed, the many 2020 challenges await, but for now let the 2019 achievements sink in … Well done Jon and Guy on your incredible fund-raising adventure.
Today the Swiss Epic 2019 begins.
300 teams, of two riders each, registered in Davos on Monday. The 5 day, 350 kilometre UCI S1 category stage race takes in a massive 12 000 meters of climbing in the Alps. A mix of purpose-built mountain bike trails and rugged mountain dual tracks make up the majority of the course which provides new challenges around every corner and breathtaking views at every turn.
Stage One will challenge Jon and Guy with 2800m of climbing across 86km, starting in Davos and finishing in St Mortiz, it takes in highlights of the area like the Zügen Gorge and the world-renowned Landwasser Viaduct.
With only a few days to go, Jon and Guy are now finalising their preparations for the Swiss Epic Mountain Bike Stage Race.
In these days of large shops and internet sales, you cannot beat the personal service provided by your local bike shop… and we would like to thank Glen and the team at Pedal Power Loughborough for their great advice and professional bike preparation for Jon and Guy’s event next week.
This August Jon will be competing in the Swiss Epic Mountain Bike Event raising funds for the Mind Charity.
This is a demanding five-day stage race across the Alps; climbing 12,000 meters and covering 350 kilometres. Starting in Davos, the route takes the riders to St Moritz, onto Lenzerheide and back to Davos. With a fresh new route each year, it’s a unique test of endurance, resolve and skill with the staggering beauty of the snow-capped, jagged skyline set as the perfect antidote to the physical and mental demands of off-road racing. The event is open to two-person teams, top professionals and ambitious amateurs alike.
Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem. But hundreds of thousands of people are still struggling. Lowe have a dedicated welfare team in place to provide confidential support and advice to any employee who needs it… Caring for our staffs’ well-being is an important part of our day to day management.
As awareness increases about mental health, fundraising for Mind is significant to enable the support and advice to be available for everyone. Mind believe no-one should have to face a mental health problem alone.
Jon and his team partner Guy Cobbe have been training since January this year and, having put in an average of 18 hours a week, 6 days a week – they are now ready to take on this incredible challenge. If you are able to show your support please follow the link below to the Just Giving Page.