Wynnum mother Tammy Stanton is being recognised as a trailblazer in the electrical industry and is paving the way for young construction women to follow in her footsteps.

The co-owner of Platinum Electronics Morningside works alongside her husband, an electrician, to provide innovative electrical service across Queensland and New South Wales.

As a result of her exceptional leadership and ongoing teamwork skills, she was awarded the Construction Female of the Year Award at the 2015 CSQ Excellence Awards.

Based in Morningside, the electrical business started in 2003 as part of the Platinum Electronics network of franchises. The business focuses primarily on the industrial sector but also provides commercial and residential services.

The company has grown to include eight electricians, two apprentices, one admin officer and a Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) Trainer.  

In the early days, Tammy had her hands full with paperwork but says the hard work is now paying off.

 “We have done some cutting edge work including providing electrical services for a company developing heavy mining machinery.”

“It’s been an exciting time for our business moving into our new premises and expanding our office.”

“Our goal for the future is to increase our team to 12 electricians,” she said. 

Tammy initially worked in IT as a Project Manager at Suncorp Bank before she made the decision to join her husband and run the business fulltime.

She completed a Certificate III in Telecommunications to provide improved service to clients and to help her better understand the business. In November last year she also completed an MBA.

Despite her wide ranging experience and business success, this is only just the beginning for Tammy who has big plans for the future.