Posts tagged with ‘ECA’

  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]