Business leader Jim Pridham becomes new ECA President

Highly respected businessman and electrical engineer Jim Pridham of JR Pridham Services Limited, has become ECA President.

Jim 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.

Jim 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. The company now has more than 90 employees.

Following his appointment, Jim commented:

“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.”

Jim 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.

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