ECS at 30yrs
ECS is an engineering success story – born out of adversity but flourishing into the 2020’s producing everything from steelwork for the Nuclear Industry to radial weir gates on the River Thames. Even the largest canal lock gates in Britain have been designed, fabricated and installed by ECS.
The company, based at its HQ in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire has plans for growth to 2025 and beyond.
Reflecting on the changes that have happened and the opportunities ahead, Chairman Bob Nix comments, “ECS was established as the collieries around Nottingham were being closed down, we were looking for opportunities to use our engineering knowledge and experience. Apt then that by moving with the times we have since worked on making redundant pits safe so they can become nature reserves, produced equipment for the nuclear power industry and more recently installed eco-friendly composite structures within the water industry with a predicted 100 year life span.”
ECS Engineering Services, to give the company its full title, first started trading in January 1990, so is officially 30 years young this month. From relatively humble beginnings working on the coal mines ECS now has a 50,000ft2 steel fabrication shop, its own steel stockyard, a design office and well over 140 people working in electro-mechanical design, engineering, fabrication, installation and maintenance.
Having won a series of multi-million pound framework contracts for water authorities, the Environment Agency and other utilities across the UK, ECS has been able to increase its headcount and provide rewarding roles for many skilled people. It even won a place in the London Stock Exchange list of ‘Companies to Inspire Britain in 2019’.
The company plan is to grow by 25% over the next five years, which will mean that there are opportunities for people to join the business at all levels. To find out more about the services ECS offers and the opportunities it provides, check out the 20+ videos the company has produced on successful projects here.