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Across the nation Regional news


Each issue we spotlight what’s happening in ECA regions throughout the country. Here we focus on the North East and East Midlands


Spotlight on: North East region


School’s out: the Monkseaton High School project


of the UK are the areas that have the highest amount of economic dependence on the public sector gross value added (source: ONS – Office for National Statistics). Unfortunately, the North East region has not been without casualties during the economic downturn, with some well established and reputable members’ businesses unfortunately falling victim to the administrator or receiver, in the main due to cash-flow problems.


All is not doom and gloom


£700 million. The regional manager, Stuart Carvell, is ably supported by deputy manager Graeme Watson and regional secretary/office manager Bev Lyne.


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The region covers a large geographical area and has seven


ECA Today Autumn 2010


he North East region represents approximately 280 member companies with a combined turnover in excess of


branches covering Newcastle, South Durham and North Yorkshire, Central Yorkshire, Hull and East Yorkshire, Grimsby, West Riding of Yorkshire and South Yorkshire.


Based in a modern dedicated office block at Camden House, Dudley Road, Darlington, the offices also accommodate the ECA’s Education and Training department, which administers the ECS Health and Safety Assessment Scheme.


In addition, ECA Education and Training’s Short Courses are also managed from here.


Regional activity Over the last year or two, members have found the marketplace within the region very hard, with many of the larger contractors surviving mainly on contracts from the public sector. Published statistics show that the North East and Yorkshire regions


however. There are now signs that things are starting to pick up, with members reporting that some private developers are starting to revive contracts that were shelved 12 to 18 months ago, even if competition is fierce and tender lists have grown from three or four contractors to, in some cases, eight, 10 or more. A number of North East members are also actively involved in BSF (Building Schools for the Future) projects. One exception to this is member company Rotary Northern, based in Leeds, which


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