etco* Apprentice of the Year Awards and etco*s 25th Anniversary

etco* 25th Anniversary Gala Evening and Apprentice of the Year
etco* Apprentice of the Year finalists

Friday 12th February 2016 saw one of the most important nights in etco*s calendar - the company‚Äôs 25th Anniversary Gala Evening and the Apprentice of the Year Awards. etco* has come along way from its humble beginnings in 1991 and can now boast at having employed close to 3000 apprentices over its 25 year existence.

MC Frankie StevensMC Frankie Stevens 

Master of Ceremonies Frankie Stevens started the tempo of the evening.

[Photos above top right: etco* 25th Anniversary Gala Evening held at ASB Showgrounds, Epsom, Auckland. Bottom right: etco* General Manager Operations Roger Rowley and etco* Board Chairman Steve Hallett with Apprentice of the Year finalists Joshua Chiverrell, Terence Bowden and Thomas Leslie]

This was followed by an address from etco* CEO Peter Rushworth.

etco* Board Chairman Steve Hallett then introduced the finalists for the Apprentice of the Year and Most Improved Apprentice Awards.

The finalists were:

Category: Apprentice of the Year 2015

  • Joshua Chiverrell, Panpac, Napier
  • Terence Bowden, Mainland Electrical, Christchurch
  • Thomas Leslie, Setpoint Solutions, Wellington

Category: Most Improved Apprentice 2015

  • Harry Dennis, Aotea Southern Dunedin
  • Cody Caskey, Taupo

Each finalist received a $500.00 cheque from etco* and tools and vouchers worth over $1000.00 from TransNet and Safebrands.etco* Most improved apprentice finalists

The winner of the Apprentice of the Year Award 2015 was Terence Bowden who was presented with the John Fisher Memorial Trophy.

Steve Hallett and Roger Rowley with Most Improved Apprentice finalists Harry Dennis and Cody Caskey


The winner of the Most Improved Apprentice was Cody Caskey who received the ECANZ Cup.

Congratulations to all finalists and in particular Terence and Cody for attaining these prestigious awards. Altogether it was a great night celebrating exceptional accomplishments from our apprentices and 25 years of excellence in the Electrical Industry.