Kelvin was presented this award to recognise his outstanding and ongoing contributions to the plumbing and gas industry.
Kelvin has worked in various sectors and roles in the industry throughout his career. He joined the family business, Slade Brothers Plumbing, in 1991 and is now the owner manager with his wife Mandy. In November 2016, Kelvin was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to travel the world to research legislation and best practice in legionella management and treatment. He has held many leadership roles throughout his career and has been active on industry panels and boards, including Master Plumbers Association of Queensland (MPAQ), Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC), Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) and two Parliamentary Hearings. He is also a registered trainer and delivers training courses all across Queensland.
“Winning an award places you and the company at a level of respect not easily achieved otherwise. Respect for your capabilities, contribution and achievements. It vindicates all the hard work and sacrifice to help keep our industry strong and prosperous. When you strip away the glitter it’s the peer recognition behind it that is the most rewarding and humbling.”
Finalist – Nathan Morgan, The Service Trades College Australia
This award recognises a person who has had a significant impact on the plumbing and gas industry through training, mentoring, development and/or leadership.
The below requirements must be met in order to be eligible for this award category:
Nominees will be judged on the below criteria:
Conditions of Entry
The following conditions apply for this award category: