Congratulations to the finalists of the 2019 Plumbing and Gas Industry Awards who have demonstrated the diverse and excellent work of companies and individuals in the plumbing and gas industry.
Supported by Event Partner, Tradelink, for the fourth year in a row, the Awards have been the Queensland plumbing and gas industry’s premier celebration of professionalism, education and skill for 20 years this year.
Hosted by the Master Plumbers’ Association of Queensland (MPAQ), the presentation dinner will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday July 19, 2019.
The Plumbing and Gas Industry Awards celebrate the apprentices, plumbers, gasfitters, hydraulic consultants, companies and other industry individuals who are leading the way in the plumbing and gas industry, including the women succeeding in a traditionally male dominated field.
Jess Pasfield from Pasfield Plumbing, winners of the 2018 BUSSQ Service Excellence award, is one of three outstanding women named as finalists in the Andrea Vogler Women in Business Award. This award recognises a female who has excelled and contributed in business, as well as encouraged the growth of female participation in the plumbing and gas industry.
“I am so happy to have made it to the finals and so grateful for the opportunities that these awards bring our business,” said Jess. “We love sharing our success with our customers as we wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for them!”
This sell-out event will play host to special guests within the industry including the Minister for Housing and Public Works, Digital Technology and Sport, the Hon. Mick de Brenni MP, the Shadow Minister for Housing and Public Works, Energy, Innovation and Digital Technology, Michael Hart MP, State Secretary for the Plumbers Union Qld, Gary O’Halloran and Commissioner of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission, Brett Bassett.
Desh, an award winning comedian will be the MC for the night announcing the finalists and award recipients of 17 award categories.
MPAQ’s Executive Director, Penny Cornah, has praised the growth of the program this year, with the large amount of nominations submitted and higher calibre of projects put forward.
“Our industry continues to develop in leaps and bounds, with the level of competition in 2019 exceeding previous years,” she said.
“It was challenging for our judges this year to determine our finalists and winners, especially in categories like the Commercial and Industrial Technical Award and Innovative Project Award, where projects like the Howard Smith Wharves Revitalisation, the Daydream Island Refurbishment and Brisbane Quarter ‘300 George Street’ were contenders. As a profession, the emphasis on further training and development is prominent, and the advantages of this increase in upskilling are reflected in the innovative approaches to work and business operating methods.
“It is so important that the Association acknowledges the exceptional work that plumbers, gasfitters and other industry individuals play by protecting the health and safety of the community.”