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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.

Leading trade body joins with Considerate Constructors Scheme

Leading trade body joins with Considerate Constructors Scheme

15 Sep 2016

ECA links up with socially responsible construction body to promote best practice

Electricians first to finish the new industry training scheme

Electricians first to finish the new industry training scheme

08 Sep 2016

Two newly qualified electricians complete innovative career progression initiative

Survey: Major Building Sector Unfazed by Brexit

Survey: Major Building Sector Unfazed by Brexit

06 Sep 2016

New poll finds building services sector confident following EU referendum result, but that it prioritises Single Market

ECA Magazine Gains News Editor

ECA Magazine Gains News Editor

05 Sep 2016

ECA’s Director of Business and External Affairs Paul Reeve takes on the role of editor for ECA Today

Survey: Positive Q2 for Building Services Firms

Survey: Positive Q2 for Building Services Firms

30 Aug 2016

ECA poll finds 8 in 10 businesses see turnover steady or increase in Q2 2016

FSA backs approval of industry apprenticeship assessment plan

FSA backs approval of industry apprenticeship assessment plan

23 Aug 2016

The government approves the Assessment Plan for the Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Apprenticeship

Industry backing for top Fire and Security Awards

Industry backing for top Fire and Security Awards

22 Aug 2016

Leading organisations confirm their support of this year’s Fire & Security Awards

Major new electrical event announced for 2017

Major new electrical event announced for 2017

15 Aug 2016

A brand new national exhibition, aimed at the entire electrical and electronics industry, will be held next year at the world-renowned NEC in Birmingham by publishing and events group All Things Media (ATM)

ECA urges government to back Tidal Lagoons

ECA urges government to back Tidal Lagoons

03 Aug 2016

Proposals to build a series of tidal lagoons in the UK have been firmly backed by the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) in a submission to a government-commissioned review of the potential new renewable sector

Nominations open for top Fire and Security Awards

Nominations open for top Fire and Security Awards

28 Jul 2016

The entire fire and security industry is being urged to nominate individuals, who have made an outstanding contribution to the sector, for this year’s FSA Awards

Smart Tech Live 2017

Smart Tech Live 2017

09 Jun 2017 00:00

Organised by Voltimum and held in association with the ECA, the goal of Smart Tech Live is to inform and educate aspirational electrotechnicians about smart, connected, and innovative technologies that will help give their business a competitive edge in an evolving industry. The seminar programme will identify the opportunities you can take TODAY to ensure your business is ready for TOMORROW.

ECA Gala Dinner

ECA Gala Dinner

09 Jun 2017 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!

IFSEC & FIREX 2017

IFSEC & FIREX 2017

20 Jun 2017 00:00

Central South Regional Business & Social Event 2017

Central South Regional Business & Social Event 2017

23 Jun 2017 00:00

Join us for our annual regional business event in Shakespeare’s Stratford! Friday features a packed programme of business presentations covering technical, health & safety, business finance, social media marketing and more!

ED&I Expo

ED&I Expo

06 Sep 2017 00:00

Headline Sponsor - ECA!

North West Regional Conference 2017

North West Regional Conference 2017

22 Sep 2017 00:00

Join your ECA region for a weekend of business and pleasure in Stratford-upon-Avon

Central South - Regional Conference & Networking Event

Central South - Regional Conference & Networking Event

28 Sep 2017 00:00

Network with fellow electrical contractors, suppliers and wholesalers and hear from industry experts on issues that concern your business. 

UK Construction Week 2017

UK Construction Week 2017

10 Oct 2017 00:00

ECA are official partners and exhibitors at Energy & Smart Buildings 2017 - part of UK Construction Week.

ECA London Branch Dinner Dance 2017

ECA London Branch Dinner Dance 2017

13 Oct 2017 00:00

After a five year absence, the ECA London Branch Dinner Dance will be returning to the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London on Friday, 13th October 2017.

Build2Perform LIVE

Build2Perform LIVE

21 Nov 2017 00:00

The ECA is pleased to partner with CIBSE in their brand new event Build2Perform Live. This event replaces the CIBSE Building Performance Conference and Exhibition and is launching at Olympia in London on 21-22 November 2017.