OF FOOLS OF THE MIDDLE BELT, ONE NORTH AND PASTORA... » SERIES: BUHARISM AND THE FIERCE URGENCY OF NOW A treatise on pastoral jihadism, islamism, arabism a... Home Secretary’s statement on the Manchester attac... » I know that some people will only just be waking up to the news of the horrific attacks in Mancheste... Checkpoint Systems unveils Bug Tag 2 loss preventi... » Checkpoint Systems has announced the launch of Bug Tag 2 – an innovative loss prevention solution th... Edesix launches new head and torso mounted body wo... » Edesix has announced the launch of new head and torso mounted cameras. The X-100 is a side-mounta... Banknote Watch offers essential advice as old £5 i... » As of Friday 5th May 2017, the paper £5 note was officially withdrawn from circulation and no lo... Neustar International Security Council launched ... » LONDON, UK: Neustar, Inc. has announced the launch of the Neustar International Security Council (NI... RiskIQ Digital Threat Management Platform Recognis... » LONDON, UK: RiskIQ has been recognised in an Ovum Research “On the Radar” report for providing orga... ExtraHop introduces new professional services fo... » UK: Today at Interop ITX has announced new professional services for cloud migration, datacenter mig... MIKE SMITH BECOMES NEW ECA PRESIDENT » A highly respected electrical engineer and businessperson – Mike Smith of SES Engineering Services –... Patriot One obtains purchase agreement with rese... » TORONTO:  Patriot One Technologies Inc. has announced a reseller agreement with Information Technolo...


Advertise with Vigilance


Got News?

Got news for Vigilance?

Have you got news/articles for us? We welcome news stories and articles from security experts, intelligence analysts, industry players, security correspondents in the main stream media and our numerous readers across the globe.


Subscribe to Vigilance Weekly

21 leading businesses from across the engineering and electrotechnical services sector have been shortlisted by judges for this year’s ECA Annual Awards, beating off major competition in the process. The successful organisations have been recognised by the judges for their performances in eight categories, which include: ‘Contractor of the Year’, ‘Best Client / Contractor Partnership’, ‘Innovation in Contracting’, ‘Best Health and Safety Initiative’, and ‘Excellence in Training and Development’.

The 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, convened on 25 April to consider and rate all the entries. (See below for a full list of judges).

Adjudicator and ECA Director of Member Services Helen Atkinson said: ‘As in previous years, the standard of entries was again exceptionally high and I congratulate all those who have been shortlisted for their achievements. We look forward to welcoming many of these top businesses to our industry-leading Annual Awards and Gala Dinner in June.’

The eight winners will be announced at the ECA Gala Dinner, supported by headline sponsors LEDVANCE and Electrium, which is being held on Friday 9 June at London Hilton Bankside. Alan Dedicoat - the voice of the National Lottery - is back by popular demand as the compère.

Guests on the night will be treated to a range of entertainment, including comedy from TV star Hugh Dennis, and live music, and will have the opportunity to network and socialise with colleagues from the industry. The event also aims to raise thousands of pounds for the Electrical Industries Charity.

Full list of shortlisted nominees at this year’s ECA Annual Awards (in alphabetical order only):


· A Archer Electrical Limited

· A J Taylor Electrical Contractors Ltd

· Bowers Projects

· C D Engineering Services Ltd

· Combined Electricals Ltd

· Essex Services Group plc

· GW & E Wright Limited

· Haste

· Hawkesworth Appliance Testing Ltd

· Housing Plus T/A Property Care

· Imtech Engineering Services Central

· Knight Electrical

· Piggott and Whitfield Limited

· Power Electrics

· SES (Engineering Services) Ltd

· Smarta: Construction & Technology

· SPIE Limited

· SPL Installations Ltd

· The Best Partnership Limited

· Vision Accendo Ltd

· William Coates Limited


Full list of ECA Annual Awards categories

· Large Contractor of the Year - turnover over £20 million (2016 winner – WT Parker)

· Contractor of the Year - up to £20 million turnover (2016 winner – Haydon M&E)

· Contractor of the Year - up to £5 million turnover (2016 winner – Amalgamated Ltd)

· Contractor of the Year - under £1 million turnover (2016 winner – Power Electrics (Bristol))

· Best Client / Contractor Partnership Award (2016 winner – DES Electrical Contractors UK)

· Innovation in Contracting Award (2016 winner – Marshall Land Systems)

· Best Health and Safety Initiative Award (2016 winner – Imtech Engineering Services Central)

· Excellence in Training and Development Award (2016 winner – Quartzelec Ltd)


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