Terms & Conditions


Power Players is promoted by The Electrical Contractors’ Association, Rotherwick House, 3 Thomas More St, St Katharine's & Wapping, London E1W 1YZ.

Power Players is an initiative which aims to identify and promote some of the leading young and ‘up-and-coming’ professionals across the electrotechnical and engineering services sector, by providing a platform to showcase innovation, excellence and success.

To enter the initiative, individuals simply need to send in a short video highlighting their innovative or impactful work, plus complete all aspects of the short online form. Any false information will lead to disqualification. More details can be found at www.powerplayers.uk.com

All entrants agree to abide by the competition rules of ECA’s Power Players initiative.


Power Players is a UK-wide initiative. Power Players is open to anyone aged 39 or below (as of 31 December 2018) who works in the engineering and electrotechnical sector, whether on-site or office based. Anyone from the following types of organisation is eligible to enter:

  • Clients and specifiers (eg facilities managers, local authorities, property developers)
  • Consultants and designers
  • Engineering firms (eg maintenance firms) 
  • Installers and contractors
  • Manufacturers and distributors
  • Training providers, colleges and universities

Anyone working for an ECA member organisation, or for a ‘supporter’ of Power Players, is eligible to enter.

Anyone working directly for an initiative ‘partner’ – specifically ECA, Electrical Industries Charity, Voltimum, SELECT, FETA, or a ‘sponsor’, if applicable, is not eligible to enter.


  • Judging will be broadly based on the following criteria: 1) Leadership, 2) Collaboration, 3) Innovation / creativity, 4) Industry impact, 5) Societal impact.
  • If the judges cannot select candidates deemed to be of suitable calibre, no shortlisting will take place.
  • The judge’s decision over the two winners is final.
  • The winners will be announced at the Schnieder Ecostruxure Day on October 2nd, 2019 at the Aerospace Bristol.


Overseas trip

  • The two winners will go on an overseas trip, to be announced in due course.
  • The costs of flights, accommodation and a daily allowance will be covered as part of the prizes.
  • Flights will be arranged and booked by ECA, and will likely depart from a London airport (e.g. Heathrow or Gatwick).
  • Accommodation costs (for a total of two nights) will be limited to £100 per person per day or less (subject to final confirmation by ECA).
  • The daily allowance will be limited to £60 per person per day or less (subject to final confirmation by the ECA).
  • Any other costs incurred during or as a result of the study tour, including any necessary travel to and from the airport in the UK, must be borne by the individuals.


  • The lunch for the two winners with a business mentor, and reasonable travel expenses, will be covered as part of the prizes. Any other costs must be borne by the individuals.
  • The Electrical Industries Charity ‘fundraising initiative’ prize is provided at their discretion.


Winners will be required to attend and participate in publicity and promotional events and to speak on behalf of the initiative partners and sponsors, including during the overseas trip.