Seven Electrical News & Announcements
Seven Electrical initiates Effective Engagement training for apprentices
Seven Electrical has one of the highest numbers of apprentices in the industry. The Board, driven by Sandy McConnell (who is responsible for Seven Electrical’s apprenticeship training programme), decided to invest in their future leaders by putting them on an overnight Effective Engagement workshop, run by Anna Watson. A key aim of this initiative is a 100% programme completion rate of between 3.5 and 4 years.
Seven Electrical End of Year Function 2018
The Seven Electrical end of year function was held at The 7 Bar, King Street Upper Hutt on the 30th November 2018. A total of 135 people attended which included employees, suppliers, consultants, legal and accounting support.
NZIOB – Charitable Trust Rugby Luncheon 2018
Seven Electrical attended the New Zealand Institute of Business (NZIOB) annual rugby themed fundraising event in Wellington on the 15th June 2018. The event was held in the Te Aro Room at Mac’s Brewbar, Taranaki Street Wharf and featured guest speaker All Black
legend Sir John Kirwan, pictured on the right. John regaled the audience with reminisces of his All Black rugby career which begun with his debut for the All Blacks against France in 1984 and talked about his work in raising awareness of mental health, in which he is a central figure. When John retired as a player he held several rugby coaching roles, notably as head coach for Italy, and closer to home, the Auckland Blues. John holds a high profile commentary role on the Sky Sport Rugby Presentation Team which gives him a great opportunity to share his insights both as a player and as a coach.
The charity event was proudly sponsored by Holmes, Ebert Construction, Naylor Love and LT McGuinness.
15 Year Continuous Services Award (2018)
John Kastrinakis has been presented with a continuous services award after completing 15 years continuous service with Seven Electrical Limited. This award consists of travel and accommodation to a value of $5000 and a 20 day annual leave grant.
John completed his electrical apprenticeship with Seven Electrical before leaving to pursue other employment opportunities and work experience. He later returned to Seven Electrical taking a position as Service Supervisor, becoming a valued and long standing member of the Service Division. We thank John for his service and loyalty over the years and look forward to the continuation of his good work.
Dale Carnegie Training 2016
Seven Electrical Project Managers, Ian Scrivener, Kevin Steere, Raymond Lynch and John McKeown completed the Dale Carnegie training course “Skills for Success” graduating on the 24th November 2016. The course was formatted with eight training sessions over eight weeks.
Dale Carnegie courses help you master the communication skills demanded in today’s tough business environment, teaching you how to strengthen interpersonal relationships, manage stress and handle fast-changing workplace conditions. You develop more effective communication skills and are better equipped to perform as a persuasive communicator, problem solver and focused leader. In short, the Dale Carnegie Course empowers you to move far beyond your comfort zone as you reach for and obtain ambitious goals.
Ian, Kevin, Raymond and John learnt through a proprietary process that uses team dynamics and intra-group activities how to:
» Use a proven process to recall names and facts.
» Communicate more confidently.
» Build trust and persuade people to take action.
» Create an enthusiastic attitude.
» Communicate logically, clearly and concisely.
» Energise and engage listeners.
» Create a “win–win” environment.
» Increase your ability to manage stress and worry.
» Use a process to strengthen relationships.
» Give sincere feedback that empowers others.
» Improve people’s attitudes and behaviours.
» Identify major successes and commit to continuous improvement.
Dale Carnegie was an American writer and lecturer who developed these famous courses in self improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking and interpersonal skills. The Dale Carnegie courses evolved following a lecture Dale held in 1912 on public speaking. Some of his famous quotes are:
1. You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
2. Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
3. It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
Mount Victoria Tunnel’s New LED Lighting
Seven Electrical Limited was appointed by the Memorial Park Alliance as the Electrical Contractor for the Mount Victoria Tunnel Upgrade. A milestone was reached in early March 2016 with the commissioning of over 410 electronically controlled LED lights positioned on the tunnel ceiling, running the full length of the 623 metre tunnel. These efficient, energy saving lights are specifically designed for drivers’ visual comfort and tunnel safety.
Seven Electrical installed the lights and associated cabling supplied by Italian tunnel lighting specialist AEC over the past 6 months. Commissioning of the new lighting system was carried out in February by lighting designer Techlight, AEC, and AFI Ltd (Automation for Industry). Seven Electrical’s focus has now shifted to other project obligations, such as walkway and exit lighting, rewiring of the deluge system, etc.
The Mount Victoria Tunnel Upgrade is due for completion in June this year.
Seven Electrical Strategy Day
December 2, 2015
A Strategy Day Meeting was held on the 2nd December 2015 at the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce attended by Seven Electrical’s Leadership Group.
Kevin Steere (Project Manager), Ben Cathro (Supervisor) and Adam Cresswell (Supervisor) of Seven Electrical were each presented with an award, along with fellow contractors and consultants, by LT McGuinness and ANZ (Client) in recognition for their contribution to the renovations carried out at 171 Featherston Street, Wellington. Seven Electrical Limited was involved in the renovation of the Tower Lobby, Levels 10, 11, 17, 18 and extensive upgrades to the generator, UPS, and electrical switchboards located in the basement.
The function and presentation was held at The Featherston Tavern on 16th October 2015.