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Welcome to ECA's East region

The Eastern Region of ECA covers the following Branch areas; Beds and Herts, Cambridgeshire, Central Essex, Colchester, Ipswich and Suffolk, and Norfolk and Waveney. With regular meetings and social events it is a vibrant and passionate region within the ECA, where Members work closely with the Regional Office to ensure relevant presentations and training courses are held, local issues are discussed and business needs and requirements are addressed.

The Regional Office and the Regional Team is a valuable resource for ECA Members in the East and it is here to support your business in any way we can.

We hold regular Breakfast networking meetings across the region and during 2022, we held a Regional Conference for Members featuring presentations on green issues and business advice. We also organised a special technical event for QSs within the Region on 18th Edition Amendment 2 which was well attended. This year, our Ipswich & Suffolk Branch are holding a Charity Valentines Ball with over 200 tickets sold. We are also due to hold Mental Health First Aid Training and a Succession Event to get more Members involved in the local region in the early part of 2023.

Look on our Regional Events page for the many events taking place in the coming year, we’re sure there is something that will benefit your business.

Discover regional Member events

The Regional team look forward to welcoming new Members to the ECA Eastern Region and assisting them in growing a successful business.

Martin Cordrey – East Regional Manager: 01284 754605

Andrea Wilson – BDM for new Members: 07894 479910

Archie Dale – Regional Coordinator: 01708 330712

QS Technical Event Friday 7 Oct

The East Region held a technical event for QSs on 18th Edition Amendment 2 and opportunities for green technologies.

The following guides were referred to during the presentations:



New Building Regulations Approved Document S


ECA guidance on the new Building Regulations Approved Document S.

Published 01 Jun 2022 Last reviewed 01 Jun 2022

Changes to the OZEV Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme


A technical bulletin outlining the significant changes to the OZEV Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) from 1 April 2022

Published 04 Feb 2022 Last reviewed 04 Feb 2022

Protection from cyber crime


Strengthen your protection against cyber crime


Get ready for Brexit


A presentation by HM Government on how to prepare for Brexit.


Protecting your business from Cyber Crime


Presentation from Cyber Security Advisor, John Greenwood


JTC - Reverse Charge VAT


A presentation from Liz Bridge from the Joint Taxation Committee (JTC) on VAT Reverse Charge


Reverse Charge - Cash Flow Model


An excel spreadsheet supplying a cash flow model for VAT Reverse Charge


The Payment Landscape post-Carillion: Where are we now?


By Professor Rudi Klein


Training and Guidance on Reverse Charge VAT for Construction Businesses


Reverse Charge VAT Starts 1 October 2020


Supply Chain Subcontractor: Letter Template


Model Letter To Supply Chain Subcontractors in line with VAT Reverse Charge