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Central South

Welcome to ECA's Central South region

The Central South region covers the south coast from Portsmouth in the east to Bridport in the west and heads north beyond Oxford taking in Swindon and Thames Valley region as far as the M25. The region has a diverse Membership including some of the largest contractors in the UK as well as over 300 Small and Medium enterprises.

The close links we hold with specifiers, client bodies and wider industry partners means we can champion the crucial role of the electrotechnical industry to the Central South’s economy.

With 5 regional branches we are able to offer a varied program of events to enhance our Members' understanding of local issues, offer CPD training, keep them updated on technical issues and introduce 3rd party organisations. We also host an annual business conference and an overseas networking event.   Our branches are:

  • Bournemouth & Dorset
  • Oxford
  • Portsmouth & District
  • Southampton
  • Thames Valley

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Regular e-bulletins also help keep Members abreast of local, regional and nationwide initiatives to ensure they are aware of any potential impact to their business and upcoming opportunities.

The Central South Region enjoyed a busy 2023 with Members regularly benefiting from in person, virtual & hybrid events and networking sessions. The highlight was the very successful Business Day held at the Williams F1 Conference Centre near Wantage.  Along with a mix of business and technical presentations members got the opportunity to stroll past many of the team’s iconic racing cars and experience the thrill of driving on one of their simulators.

Planning is underway for a similar event in 2024, along with networking opportunities and CPD events near you.  Please check our events page for the latest updates. 

If you have any questions or would like to know more about ECA Membership the regional team are happy to help. Please email or call 01732 471240. Faye, Stuart and I look forward to hearing from you.

Darren Jones - Central South Regional Manager


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