Posts tagged with ‘ECA’

  • Vulnerable residents ‘still at risk from under-qualified workforce’

    By Sarah on August 22, 2019
    ECA responds to Government consultation following the Hackitt Report on building fire safety. The safety of hospital patients, those in care and the residents of high-rise buildings could still be at risk if those who work in higher-risk premises lack the necessary experience-based qualifications and competency, says ECA. In its response to the government’s ‘Building A Safer Future’ consultation, leading […]
  • ECA issues five-point plan for new government

    By Sarah on July 29, 2019
    Engineering services body welcomes new PM Boris Johnson with plan for industry. A five-point plan for the new Government to improve the UK’s built environment has been set out by leading engineering services body ECA. The proposals include reforming cash retentions, reducing false self-employment, and preventing the use of unskilled labour. ECA CEO Steve Bratt commented: “If the new Government is […]
  • Leading electrotechnical businesses win top industry awards

    By Sarah on June 11, 2019
    Twenty electrotechnical and engineering services organisations and individuals recognised at 2019 ECA Industry Awards. The 2019 ECA Industry Awards showcased some of the key achievements by leading talent in the sector during an impressive ceremony held in London on Friday 7 June. In all, 19 top-performing businesses from across the industry scooped honours at the awards, which were supported by […]
  • Business leader Jim Pridham becomes new ECA President

    By Sarah on May 8, 2019
    Highly respected businessman and electrical engineer Jim Pridham of JR Pridham Services Limited, has become ECA President. Pridham began his electrical training in the Royal Navy, where he held various roles as an electrical mechanic on ships and submarines between 1971 and 1978. Pridham finished his time in the Navy as a leading ordnance electrical mechanic and went on to […]
  • Last chance to enter leading industry awards

    By Sarah on March 6, 2019
    Prestigious ECA awards open for nominations in 11 categories until 15 March. Entries for the ECA Industry Awards 2019, being hosted by popular broadcaster Steph McGovern and ‘voice of the National Lottery’ Alan Dedicoat, will close on Friday, 15 March. The Awards offer an incredible opportunity for ECA Members and supply chain providers to be presented with one of the electrotechnical […]
  • 18th Edition now in full effect

    By Sarah on January 8, 2019
    ECA’s #Project18 helps industry get up to speed with important changes to the Wiring Regulations (BS7671). The 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations, also known as BS 7671, came into full effect on 1 January 2019. The changes were first introduced in July 2018. The new publication is essential for all electrotechnical designers and installers. Changes vary from simple rewordings […]
  • 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 […]