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ECA Expands in Wales

The Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA) announces the opening of a new regional branch in North Wales to service impressive growth in membership figures of more than 50 per cent in the last five years. The new branch opens in early 2009 and will be chaired by Andy Basham of Bangor-based, Owen & Palmer.

David Pollock, Chief Executive Officer at the ECA, commented: "This is welcome and exciting news for our members in the North Wales region, and indeed for the ECA as a whole. The ongoing growth in membership and subsequent opening of the new branch highlights that displaying best business practice and differentiating yourself from the competition remains important to many businesses, and may be even more relevant in the current economic climate."

Benefits of the new branch will include regional meetings for the exchange of views, news and information, with the potential for sharing business or partnering opportunities and will provide valuable networking opportunities for members in the area.

Tony Cooke, North Wales Regional Manager for the ECA, said: "From sole traders and small businesses to companies with multi-million-pound turnover, an increasing number of contractors in the area are recognising that ECA membership can provide real business benefits."

Advantages include access to expert technical and commercial advice and an automatic guarantee of work scheme*.

Having represented the interests of electrical contractors for more than a hundred years, ECA membership is widely acknowledged by clients, consultants and contractors as a symbol of professional standards.

David Pollock concluded: "With more than 2,900 ECA member companies across the UK, our latest recruits from North Wales have joined a strong and diverse organisation. We look forward to supporting these businesses in achieving continued success."

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