Seven Electrical News & Announcements


Indoor Cricket Wold Cup – Dubai 2017

Nick Ward, an employee of Seven Electrical Ltd, was selected for the New Zealand Indoor Cricket Team to compete in the prestigious 2017 World Indoor Cricket Federation World Cup held in Dubai. New Zealand came second in the competition losing only one game to the winners Australia.

Nick Ward is in the back row, third from the right

The event was held over 7 days of competition from the 16th to the 23rd September 2017, in Dubai’s newly renovated Insportz Club. It brought together the finest in indoor cricketing talent from nations including Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, England, Sri Lanka, India, Singapore, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates.


NZIOB – Central Chapter Golf Day 2017

The Seven Electrical Ltd team came first in the New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB) Central Chapter Golf Day 2017 held at the Boulcott Farm Heritage Golf Club, Military Road, Lower Hutt on Friday the 24th February 2017, walking away with the winners’ team trophy. NZIBO – Central Chapter Golf Day is a social event fully representative of the construction industry with participants drawn from contractors, design professionals, suppliers and specialist trades. Thirty teams of four competed, Seven Electrical’s team consisting of Kevin Steere, Adam Cresswell, Cooper Kupa and Samuel McLauchlan. Adam Cresswell showed some individual outstanding golfing skills, winning a spot prize of a DeWalt radio for making the longest drive shot of the day.

Seven Electrical Ltd’s winning team: (from left) Kevin Steere; Adam Cresswell; Cooper Kupa and Samuel McLauchlan.

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.

Course Graduation Photo (Note: Raymond Lynch was not able to attend the graduation day.)

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.

Seven Electrical Announce the Strategic Alliance with Aotea Group Holdings Ltd (AGHL)

After 3 months of negotiation the board of Seven Electrical sign an agreement in March that introduced a new shareholder into the company. AGHL is a nationwide organisation comprising the Aotea group of Electrical, Communications and Security companies as well as several independent Electrical Contracting Companies. AGHL chairman Murray Hughes said “Wellington was the only major centre they didn’t have a presence in so it was an important part of their growth strategy to ensure Nationwide coverage” The agreement acknowledges the success that is ‘Seven Electrical’ by retaining and growing the existing brand.

The board of Seven Electrical see this alliance as a positive move for the future of the company. New business will be introduced by AGHL in the nationwide contract servicing area which will help build turnover as well as protecting and adding value to employees and shareholders. This agreement also ensures the entity will continue to trade successfully long after the retirement of the three founding Directors. For all staff and shareholders it will be business as usual with the continuation of management and shareholder succession planning.

Managing Director Ian Butturini signing the agreement with AGHL board Chairman Murray Hughes with board members from AGHL [Paul Parsons and Mike Daniel (Photographer)] and the Seven Electrical board in attendance.


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.