ECN was launched in 1980 as a mould-breaking publication to cover all aspects of the UK’s electrical contracting industry. It quickly became the definitive business magazine for the electrical contracting industry by drawing together and distilling a unique collection of news stories, opinion and technical information.

The industry

The electrical contracting industry is a vital part of the UK’s economy and covers the installation of fixed electrical wiring and fittings for electrical power, lighting, heating, circuit protection, security systems, communications equipment and much more. Market intelligence estimates that the UK’s electrical contracting industry is worth a staggering £17.13bn.*

*Source: Key Note Market Report Data 2010


ECN strives to provide relevant, topical, thoughtprovoking, carefully researched editorial and information to its audience enabling them to do their job in a more productive and effective manner.


To be the electrical contracting industry’s most influential and valued publication.

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Editorial excellence

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