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ECA Industry Awards 2018

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ECA Industry Awards recognise the accomplishments of ECA Registered Members and wider industry repersentatives accross the electrotechnical and engineering services trade.
 

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With more categories to choose from than ever before, the 2018 awards provide opportunities for all sizes of ECA Registered Members and wider industry representatives to demonstrate the exceptional work and projects delivered over the previous year.

The winners are chosen by our independent panel of Judges, who look for a company that can show it has achieved the highest standards in our industry, to which others can aspire.

 

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Register your interest for the 2018 Awards >

2018 Categories

With more categories to choose from than ever before, the ECA Industry Awards 2018 provide opportunities for all sizes of ECA Registered Members, electrotechnical industry manufacturers, distributors and individuals.

Register your interest for the 2018 Awards here and we will email you all the details required for your entry or entries!

What are the benefits of entering an ECA Industry Award Category?

Whether a winner or a category finalist, your business will be able to impress clients and customers of your achievements to boost business reputation and win new contracts.

In addition the following specific benefits are given:

  • All category highly placed entries will receive 2 FREE tickets to the ECA Industry Awards Dinner 2018, where outright winners will be announced on Friday, 8th June 2018, due to take place at the prestigious Hilton London Bankside Hotel. 
  • All category winners will receive an engraved award that can be displayed within their workplace.
  • All category winners will receive a set of professional photographs that can be used for publicity purposes. 
  • Winners and those that receive special commendations will receive logos that can be placed on all company marketing materials and websites.
  • Post-show publicity will be extended across all ECA marketing and promotional channels and to the building services and electrical industry with details of all winners, including photography.

What are the entry rules?

Before you enter your work into ECA Industry Awards, we have got few rules to keep your unrestrained creativity in check. 

Entry Rules:

1. All entries for the contractor categories (award categories 1-9) must be current ECA Member businesses of good standing.
2. Entries for the wholesaler and manufacturer awards categories (categories 10, 11) are open to companies that supply the electrotechnical
contracting industry in England Wales and/or Northern Ireland with products meeting the required UK standards.
3. Previous outright winners in a particular category may not re-apply for that particular award category in the following year, but may apply
again after two years.
4. Companies and organisations can enter any relevant category or categories; however no company can win in more than 2 categories.
5. Entries for any ‘turnover-specific’ award category must not be a subsidiary of a company or a group of companies that are (individually or
collectively) in a higher turnover band. Entries in turnover-specific categories must refer to their electrotechnical turnover.
6. Entries received after the submission deadline will not be considered.
7. All entry forms need to be returned to awards@eca.co.uk.
8. Entries are only accepted on the official entry form. All supplementary information must be attached to the entry submission email.
9. All entrants agree to be photographed for ECA promotional purposes.
10. The ECA reserves the right to publish press releases, articles, case studies and photographs and to carry out publicity activity relating to the
entrants and winners.
11. Winners will be announced at the ECA Industry Awards Dinner at the prestigious Hilton Bankside in London on Friday 8 June 2018.
12. The judges’ decision is independent and final.
13. Correspondence will only be entered into at the ECA’s discretion.

What is the best practice for an Award submission?

  •        Choose wisely

Read the criteria thoroughly and think about your business strengths and achievements you are most proud of. If you are not sure whether you meet the award category criteria, please email awards@eca.co.uk for more guidance or speak to your Regional ECA Office.

  •        Get your team on board

Make sure your work colleagues and senior management are aware of the awards. They may be able to help you with valuable information, feedback and offer secondary opinions that will help maximise your chances of being shortlisted.

  •       Provide evidence

To make your case for an award as strong as possible, provide us with hard evidence like facts, statistics, pictures and customer testimonials. The judges have a lot of information to digest so it is important to make it as easy as possible to read.

  •        Tell us a story

Try to get across your company personality and help us to understand your business and why you are proud of how you operate. If you are passionate about your business this will come through and judges will be more likely to remember your entry above others. It doesn’t have to be a long story, just a compelling one.

  •      Follow the rules

Make sure you submit your entry using the correct form, keep to the word count, answer every question on the form and submit your entry before the deadline i.e. 20 March 2018! 

How to submit an entry?

  • Before entering, read the entry rules and check if your business is eligible.
     
  • To enter, submit the ECA Awards expression of interest form, we will then respond to you via email with all relevant details required for your entry or entries, including the entry form(s).
     
  • Fill in your entry form(s) and email it to awards@eca.co.uk by midday 20 March 2018. If you have any supporting evidence, attach these to your email.
     
  • If you should require any further assistance with your entry or entries, please contact awards@eca.co.uk, call ECA marketing team on 020 7313 4800 or contact your regional office.
     
  • If your entry submission email exceeds the total size of 14MB, please share your submissions via ‘We Transfer’ or ‘Dropbox’ to awards@eca.co.uk.

What if I have a question?

For assistance with the ECA Industry Awards contact awards@eca.co.uk or ECA marketing team on 0207 313 4800 or your ECA Regional Office.