Applauding the very highest achievements of ECA Members annually

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ECA Annual Awards


Recognising the accomplishments of ECA Members across the electrotechnical and engineering services industry. Entries for 2018 awards will open on 31 October 2017.

See list of all 2017 winners and highly commended entries > 

These prestigious awards are an industry benchmark and a true recognition of the excellence of ECA Members. With 8 categories to choose from, they provide opportunities for all sizes of ECA Members 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.


The eight categories offered are designed to provide opportunities for all sizes of ECA Member businesses and organisations.

What are the benefits of entering an ECA Annual 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 Gala 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 Annuall Awards, we’ve got few of rules to keep your unrestrained creativity in check. 

Entry Rules:

1. All applicants must be current ECA Member businesses of good standing
2. 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.
3. ECA Member companies can enter any relevant category or categories. No company can win in more than 2 categories
4. Entries for ‘turnover specific’ categories may not be a subsidiary of a company in a higher turnover band. Entries in turnover specific categories must consider their electrical turnover
5. Closing date for entries is midday Tuesday 20 March 2018 and entries received after that date will not be considered
6. All entry forms need to be returned to
7. Entries are only accepted on the official entry form. All supplementary information must be attached to the entry submission
8. All entrants agree to be photographed for ECA promotional purposes
9. 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
10. Winners will only be announced at the ECA Gala Dinner and Annual Awards at the prestigious Hilton Bankside Hotel in London on Friday 8 June 2018
11. The judges decision is independent and final
12. Correspondence will only be entered into at the promoters 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 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, fill in relevant entry form(s) and email it to by midday 18 April. If you have any supporting evidence, attach these to your email.

If your entry submission email exceeds the total size of 14MB, please share your submissions via ‘We Transfer’ or ‘Dropbox’ to

What if I have a question?

For assistance with the ECA Annual Awards contact or ECA marketing team on 0207 313 4800 or your ECA Regional Office.