ECA Press Release - Leading Businesses Win Top Industry Awards

Eight electrotechnical and engineering services organisations recognised at ECA Annual Awards

Eight top-performing businesses from across the engineering and electrotechnical services industry have scooped honours at this year’s ECA Annual Awards, held on Friday 9 June at the London Hilton Bankside.

The awards took place during the ECA’s Gala Dinner, supported by headline sponsors LEDVANCE and Electrium. TV personality and comedian Hugh Dennis presented the awards to the winning ECA organisations, who were as follows:

Large Contractor of the Year - turnover over £20 million (sponsored by Schneider Electric)

  • Winner - Imtech Engineering Services Central Ltd
  • Highly commended - SPIE UK Ltd

Contractor of the Year - up to £20 million turnover (sponsored by Eaton)

  • Winner - William Coates Ltd
  • Highly commended - Haste Ltd

Contractor of the Year - up to £5 million turnover (sponsored by Legrand)

  • Winner - Bowers Projects Ltd

Contractor of the Year - under £1 million turnover (sponsored by Edmundson Electrical)

  • Winner - Combined Electricals Ltd
  • Highly commended - Smarta Construction
  • Highly commended - The Best Partnership

Best Client / Contractor Partnership Award (sponsored by ECIC)

  • Winner - A Archer Electrical Ltd

Innovation in Contracting Award (sponsored by ABB)

  • Winner - Haste Ltd
  • Highly commended - Shoreline Housing Partnership

Best Health and Safety Initiative Award (sponsored by Electrical Safety First)

  • Winner - SES Engineering Services Ltd

Excellence in Training and Development Award (sponsored by JTL)

  • Winner - Imtech Engineering Services Central Ltd
  • Highly commended - Housing Plus (Property Care)

An independent panel of judges, who included the ECA’s Paul Reeve (Head Judge), Philip Buckle, Director General of Electrical Safety First, and Mark Smith, Marketing Director at Certsure, determined the winners from a series of impressive entries. (See below for a full list of judges).

Awards Adjudicator and ECA Director of Member Services Helen Atkinson commented:

“Many congratulations to these eight ECA businesses that beat off major competition to deservedly win this year’s ECA Annual Awards. An evening of top entertainment and food was enjoyed by all, and we look forward to welcoming the industry back next year.”

Guests on the night were treated to a range of entertainment, including comedy from Hugh Dennis, live music and magic. Thousands of pounds were also raised for the Electrical Industries Charity during a prize draw.


Full list of ECA Annual Awards judges 2017

  1. Paul Reeve, Director of Business and External Affairs, ECA (Head Judge)
  2. Philip Buckle, Director General, Electrical Safety First
  3. Tessa Ogle, Managing Director, Electrical Industries Charity
  4. Caroline Turner, Director of Policy and External Relations, JTL
  5. Daniel Kemp, Features Editor, Construction News
  6. Wendy Griffiths, Executive Director, CEDIA
  7. Mark Smith, Marketing Director, Certsure
  8. Adjudicator: Helen Atkinson, Director of Member Services, ECA


About the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) and its members:

The ECA is the UK’s largest trade association representing electrical, electrotechnical and other engineering contractors in England, Wales and Northern Ireland at regional, national and European level. ECA member-companies are rigorously assessed before membership is approved.

Member firms have a combined turnover in excess of £6 billion annually. Member firms carry out design, installation, inspection, testing, maintenance and monitoring activity across the domestic and commercial sectors. This ranges from power and lighting to data communications, to energy efficiency and renewables, as well as the design and installation of cutting-edge building control technologies.

The ECA’s near 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. ECA members also support over 5,000 apprentices annually.

To visit the ECA website, please click here.


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June 2017

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