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The ECA is the national voice of electrical engineering and building services in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The building services sector incorporates some 40 per cent of construction output.

The ECA’s nearly 3,000 members range from SME electrical firms to nationwide engineering contractors and building services firms that employ thousands of professionals on major UK projects. They have combined turnover of over £6 billion annually.

Carillion collapse adds urgency to resolving retentions issues

Carillion collapse adds urgency to resolving retentions issues

15 Jan 2018

Five-point action plan proposed as major construction firm goes into liquidation

ECA backs Welsh First Minister's tidal lagoon offer

ECA backs Welsh First Minister's tidal lagoon offer

15 Jan 2018

Welsh Government could offer investment to help start the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project

Aldous launches retentions bill

Aldous launches retentions bill

08 Jan 2018

Proposed parliamentary legislation designed to dramatically reform the controversial practice of payment retentions in the construction industry was formally unveiled at a House of Commons briefing today.

Over 20 trade bodies sign open letter seeking retentions action

Over 20 trade bodies sign open letter seeking retentions action

18 Dec 2017

ECA among signatories to industry letter

Major update for industry prequal standard

Major update for industry prequal standard

07 Dec 2017

PAS 91 overhauled to reduce unnecessary red tape for contractors

Senior MP to introduce bill to hold retentions in trust

Senior MP to introduce bill to hold retentions in trust

05 Dec 2017

ECA and the BESA fully support Peter Aldous’ Bill to protect construction SMEs

Trade bodies welcome sector deal

Trade bodies welcome sector deal

04 Dec 2017

ECA and BESA support focus on productivity in construction deal

Enter the ECA Industry Awards now

Enter the ECA Industry Awards now

30 Nov 2017

The 2018 ECA awards provide opportunities for all ECA members - and now industry manufacturers, distributors and individuals - to be recognised

Industry champions win top fire & security awards

Industry champions win top fire & security awards

23 Nov 2017

Winners of Ian Marsh Fire Award and Peter Greenwood Security Award announced

Survey: Over half of SMEs still hit with retentions

Survey: Over half of SMEs still hit with retentions

23 Nov 2017

Findings come as government considers reform of retentions system

ElexShow - London

ElexShow - London

31 Jan 2018 00:00

ECA team will be at the event with a stand to answer any questions about ECA membership, associate opportunities and more!

ECA at NICEIC TechTalk Newcastle

ECA at NICEIC TechTalk Newcastle

07 Feb 2018 00:00

ECA North East team will be at the event with a stand to answer any questions about ECA membership, associate opportunities and more!

Building Services Forum

Building Services Forum

08 Feb 2018 00:00

The Building Services Forum will act as a gateway to the latest ideas and thinking in this vibrant sector and a platform for manufacturers to demonstrate new products, from HVAC to connected technology, renewables and more.

ECA at NICEIC TechTalk Leeds

ECA at NICEIC TechTalk Leeds

09 Feb 2018 00:00

ECA North East team will be at the event with a stand to answer any questions about ECA membership, associate opportunities and more!

ECA West Midlands team at NICEIC TechTalk Wolverhampton

ECA West Midlands team at NICEIC TechTalk Wolverhampton

22 Feb 2018 00:00

Come and say hi!

ElexShow - Manchester

ElexShow - Manchester

15 Mar 2018 00:00

ECA team will be at the event with a stand to answer any questions about ECA membership, associate opportunities and more!

ElexShow - Exeter

ElexShow - Exeter

19 Apr 2018 00:00

ECA team will be at the event with a stand to answer any questions about ECA membership, associate opportunities and more!

Central South Business and Social Event

Central South Business and Social Event

11 May 2018 00:00

Join us for our annual regional business event by the seaside! Friday features a packed programme of business presentations followed by an informal dinner & networking opportunity in the evening.

ECA Industry Awards Dinner

ECA Industry Awards Dinner

08 Jun 2018 00:00

Whether you are with a large group, a solo visitor or attending with your partner, don’t miss this fantastic evening full of live entertainment, great food and is an unforgettable night celebrating the very best of the electrotechnical industry!