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EDA joins Power Players to find high achievers age 39 and under

March 16, 2017

The EDA is one of a number of leading organisations from across building services engineering backing the new industry-wide Power Players initiative, which is being run by the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA), and is set to formally launch in late spring 2017.

Could you be a Power Player?

If you are age 39 or under on 31 December 2016, and are carving out a great career in one of these areas, you could be named one of 2017’s Power Players:

  • engineers
  • architects
  • surveyors
  • business development
  • health, safety and environment managers
  • installers
  • salespeople
  • marketers
  • public relation
  • facilities managers
  • procurers
  • HR professionals
  • lobbyists
  • trainers
  • civil servants
  • product developers 

In addition to recognition and publicity, there will be an array of prizes and opportunities on offer to the top entries, worth thousands of pounds.
You should be working on one of these organisations:

  • Clients and specifiers (e.g. facilities managers, local authorities, housing associations, property developers etc.)
  • Consultants and designers
  • Engineering firms
  • Installers and contractors
  • Manufacturers and distributors.

Register your interest now

The initiative will be completely digital, and to enter you will simply need to send in a short video highlighting your innovative or inspirational work.

For more information about the initiative, please click here

Power Player winners announced in September 2017

Publishing and events group All Things Media – who are running this year’s Electrical Design & Install Expo – will be an official partner of Power Players. As part of this, the finalists will be showcased during the ECA-sponsored ED&I Expo in September, with the winners announced during the show.

The Electrical Industries Charity will also be partnering on Power Players, with EIC’s CEO Tessa Ogle to feature on the initiative’s judging panel.

ECA CEO Steve Bratt commented:

“I am delighted to confirm that our new Power Players initiative is attracting support from right across the engineering services sector. With recognition and some great prizes on offer, we look forward to seeing top talent from the sector taking part in the initiative.”

Electrical Industries Charity CEO Tessa Ogle said:

“Power Players is a very important initiative because it will provide recognition for young people who are already making a positive impact in the early part of their careers. The Electrical Industries Charity is delighted to be involved and I look forward to working with all of the partners to highlight and reward the successes which the younger generation are bringing to the industry.”

Power Players is also being supported by a range of other industry bodies including:

  • Scottish electrical trade body SELECT
  • Joint Industry Board (JIB)
  • Electrical Distributors’ Association (EDA)
  • Building Services and Environmental Engineer (BSEE)
  • Voltimum, the electrical industry portal
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