NICEIC, ECA and ELECSA Release New Report on Future of Electrical Contracting

NICEIC ECA ELECSA Future Electrical Contractors Report

The NICEIC, ELECSA and the ECA have published a review of the 2021 vision report, which was originally created in 2011.

This midpoint review on the future of electrical contracting considers the 30 key issues and predictions made five years ago.

ECA CEO Steve Bratt and Certsure CEO Emma Clancy commented on the review: “When the ‘2021 Vision’ was written in 2011, the industry was still recovering from one of the worst economic recessions ever. As such, one of the key aims of the 2021 Vision was to ‘help the electrical contractor to see past short term survival, and prepare for the next stage of their business development’. Since then, the ECA and Electrical Safety First have worked together to create Certsure, which owns the NICEIC and ELECSA certification brands.”

The report doesn’t just reflect on the status of predictions and issues though, it also highlights some major developments since 2011 including: Brexit, Business Information Modeling and the Internet of Things.

Steve and Emma added: “With the UK decision to leave the EU, it could be argued that the policy road to 2021 has never looked so uncertain. Even so, many of the predictions and issues highlighted in our original report are still highly relevant today, and to the future of our industry.

“In addition to policy and commercial factors, the industry is highly technology driven, and there is an increasing array of opportunities for electrical and diversified specialist contractors.

“Whether we are considering policy or technology, the next five years promise to be very interesting indeed, and we look forward to working together to help shape the future of our industry.”

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