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Jim Pridham becomes new ECA President

Respected businessman and electrical engineer, Jim Pridham of JR Pridham Services Limited, has been named as the new President of the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA).

Pridham began his electrical training in the Royal Navy, where he held various roles as an electrical mechanic on ships and submarines between 1971 and 1978. He finished his time in the Navy as a leading ordnance electrical mechanic and went on to work for Thames Water Utilities before forming his own company, JR Pridham Services Ltd in Reading in 1988.

Pridham takes over the Presidency from Malcolm Crofts of DH Crofts Limited, who has played an important role in championing the industry and the ECA’s role in supporting members to grow their businesses.

Speaking about his appointment Pridham said: “It is a great honour to become ECA President, and I am grateful for the opportunity to champion the electrotechnical and engineering services industry.

“I look forward to working with ECA’s staff and members, our partners, and Government, to further raise the positive profile of our industry and tackle its biggest challenges, including fair payment, the skills shortage and Brexit uncertainty.”

The full ECA presidential team for 2019/20 is as follows:

  • Jim Pridham (JR Pridham Services Ltd) – President
  • Gary Worrall (Lorne Stewart Engineering) – Senior Vice President
  • David Lewis (Chancery Contracts Ltd) – Vice President
  • Malcolm Crofts (DH Crofts Ltd)– Immediate Past President

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