Posts tagged with ‘ECA’

  • Trade bodies welcome sector deal

    By Debbie Eales on November 29, 2017
    The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the electrotechnical and engineering services trade body ECA have both welcomed the government’s decision to focus on improving productivity as a key element of its special ‘sector deal’ with construction. Construction has been chosen as a front runner alongside life sciences, artificial intelligence and the automotive industry for a new partnership between government, […]
  • Survey: Over half of SMEs still hit with retentions

    By Debbie Eales on November 20, 2017
    Findings come as government considers reform of retentions system Nearly six in 10 engineering services businesses (56 per cent) say that a substantial portion of their turnover is currently being held by firms up the supply chain, according to new survey findings from the BESA, ECA and SELECT. Almost one in three businesses (32 per cent) responding to the survey, […]
  • Trade bodies urge Chancellor to support SMEs in Budget

    By Debbie Eales on November 2, 2017
    BESA and ECA issue five-point plan ahead of Budget on Wednesday 22 November With the Autumn Budget due to be announced in just three weeks time, the ECA and the BESA have called on Chancellor Philip Hammond MP to take action to support small and medium sized businesses in the construction industry. The two leading engineering services trade bodies have […]
  • Register NOW for the exciting, new Building Services Forum

    By Debbie Eales on October 6, 2017
    Registration is now OPEN for the Building Services Forum, a new, one-day CPD-accredited educational event on February 8, 2018 at The Building Centre – which offers easy access by tube or bus from London’s mainline stations. The event is a perfect opportunity for specifiers, installers, architects, facilities managers and building services professionals to learn about the latest products and technologies, […]
  • Top apprentice wins 2017 ECA Edmundson Award

    By Debbie Eales on September 21, 2017
    Jordan Bancroft of Imtech Engineering Services is ECA Edmunson Apprentice of the Year   Jordan Bancroft, 23, has been recognised as one of the country’s leading electrotechnical and engineering services apprentices, after winning the coveted 2017 ‘ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year Award’ during an awards ceremony held yesterday (Wednesday 20 September) in London. Jordan, who works for ECA member-firm […]
  • Leading industry stars win Power Players 2017

    By Debbie Eales on September 7, 2017
    Joseph Wu of T Clarke and Charlie Harwood of CEF crowned inaugural winners Two young and outstanding performers in the electrotechnical and engineering services industry have won the inaugural ‘Power Players’ initiative, following an announcement at the ED&I Expo in Birmingham yesterday (6 September). 26-year-old project manager Joseph Wu of T Clarke, and 24-year-old Charlie Harwood, a branch manager of […]
  • Top young professionals reach Power Players final

    By Debbie Eales on August 13, 2017
    Independent judges select four finalists to face public vote Four leading young professionals from across the engineering and electrotechnical industry have reached the final of Power Players – and now face an online public vote. The shortlisted entrants to Power Players are as follows: George Antino – T Clarke Harry Bartle – Chris Bowker Ltd. Charlie Harwood – City Electrical […]
  • Power Players entry deadline extended to Friday, July 7

    By Debbie Eales on June 28, 2017
    The entry deadline for the Electrical Contractors’ Association’s new Power Players initiative has been extended to Friday, July 7. The extension allows time for any additional entries to come in from those associated with the ECA and from across the wider industry.   The competition is open to younger people from across the engineering services sector, with the competition creating a […]
  • Fire and Security Industry Awards open to nominations

    By Debbie Eales on June 14, 2017
    The fire, emergency and security industry is being urged to nominate outstanding individuals, who have changed the sector for the better, for this year’s FSA Awards. The two awards, which are being presented again at the industry-leading IFSEC ‘Security and Fire Excellence Awards’ on 22 November in London, are as follows: The Peter Greenwood Security Award – recognises individuals who […]
  • Business leader Mike Smith becomes new ECA President

    By Debbie Eales on May 18, 2017
    Highly respected electrical engineer and business leader, Mike Smith of SES Engineering Services, took over the presidency of the ECA on May 17th. Smith has held a variety of commercial roles at SES over the past 25 years, and is currently the firm’s estimating and sector director. He has worked on projects totalling tens of millions of pounds, and has […]