Posts tagged with ‘ECA’

  • Trade bodies call on Chancellor to back SMEs in budget

    By Sarah on October 22, 2018
    Ahead of next week’s Budget, BESA and ECA have called on Chancellor Philip Hammond MP to take decisive action to support small and medium sized businesses in the construction and engineering industry. The two leading engineering services trade bodies have issued a five-point plan to the Treasury, calling for the following to be prioritised in the Budget to boost productivity, […]
  • Leading apprentice wins 2018 ECA Edmundson Award

    By Sarah on September 21, 2018
    Jack Teasdale of Opus Building Services Ltd wins prestigious industry prize. 21-year-old Jack Teasdale has been recognised as one of the country’s leading electrotechnical and engineering services apprentices, after winning the coveted 2018 ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year Award during an awards ceremony held yesterday (Wednesday 19 September) in London. Jack, who works for ECA member-firm Opus Building Services […]
  • Over 200 MPs support Aldous Bill

    By Debbie Eales on August 28, 2018
    Reforming cash retentions has unprecedented support in Parliament Almost one in three MPs (207) now support the Aldous Bill, following major efforts by BESA and ECA to secure support for reforming cash retentions in construction. The backing comes alongside an unprecedented coalition of over 80 industry bodies and trade associations, representing over 580,000 businesses and sole traders. This is the […]
  • New network launched for female electricians

    By Debbie Eales on August 13, 2018
    A new online network has been launched to allow women working ‘on the tools’ in the electrical industry to connect, share views and advice, and create a forum for discussion and ideas. Open Circuit – the name given to the network – has been established by the charity Women on the Tools, in partnership with industry bodies the Joint Industry […]
  • Survey finds only three in 10 electrotechnical businesses have stringent cyber security policy ahead of GDPR

    By Sarah on May 9, 2018
    New survey findings show that less than a third of electrotechnical and engineering services businesses (29 per cent) have a stringent cyber security policy in place, according to research conducted by ECA. Despite the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) being widely publicised, it appears that many organisations in the sector are not yet prepared to meet its requirements. The […]
  • ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year Award 2018 now open for entries

    By Debbie Eales on April 26, 2018
    Entries are now open for this year’s ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year Award, which aims to showcase the very best talent across ECA’s member businesses. For over 40 years, the award has been widely recognised as the premier training award in the electrotechnical and engineering services industry. Finalists will not only have good technical skills, but also be role […]
  • Industry leaders to present Aldous Bill petition to 10 Downing Street

    By Debbie Eales on April 10, 2018
    A petition on fair payment and retentions will be delivered to Prime Minister Theresa May later this month by Peter Aldous MP and a delegation of industry leaders. The group will take the petition to 10 Downing Street on Monday, 23 April at around 1.30pm. The group of industry leaders presenting the petition includes FSB National Chair Mike Cherry, FMB […]
  • BESA hails Chancellor’s payment and training pledges

    By Debbie Eales on March 21, 2018
    The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed promises made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to tackle late payment and support apprenticeships. In his Spring Statement, Philip Hammond told the House of Commons that he would take on the “scourge of late payment”, which undermines SMEs and puts thousands of jobs at risk. He also pledged to release £80m […]
  • More than 60 trade bodies unite behind ‘Aldous’ Bill in Carillion aftermath

    By Debbie Eales on March 15, 2018
    In the wake of the Carillion collapse an industry coalition of over 60 construction and maintenance trade bodies now back the ‘Aldous Bill;’ proposing cash retentions owed to the supply chain be held in trust. By far the largest industry coalition ever formed on the issue of late and unfair payment, amid growing support and clear industry appetite for reform, […]
  • Lively new Forum opens the debate about current and future building services technology

    By Debbie Eales on February 13, 2018
      The first Building Services Forum delved into wide ranging topics from energy management and utilities legislation to low carbon plant rooms, control systems and internet based connections, data analytics and the role of data in managing buildings, the challenges of BIM, wellbeing of occupants and protecting against cyber attacks. Debbie Eales reports.   Delegates at the inaugural Building Services […]