About the ESCO Council
The ESCO Council, chaired by Brian Holliday of Siemens plc, together with senior representatives from the UK’s Electronic Systems industry and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), defines the direction of the strategic blueprint for the industry, based on the findings of the ESCO report.
The Council comprises:
About the ESCO Executive
Formerly the UK Electronic Alliance (UKEA), the ESCO Executive comprises the leading trade associations and other representative bodies providing a forum for the electronic and electrical systems community to share experience, best practice and resource to address common issues and a two way communication channel with Government departments and agencies to enable them to better support our community where appropriate.
The UKEA was formed to address what the DTI Electronics Innovation and Growth Team (EIGT) Report, published in 2005, cited as ‘the fragmented, diverse nature of the (electronics) industry (that had) difficulty representing itself to Government and vice versa (which) led to delays in addressing some of the key issues which impact on its performance’.
Our members are:
- Electrical Contractors’ Association
- Electronic Component Supply Chain
- Electronics Yorkshire
- International Institute of Obsolescence Management
- Knowledge Transfer Network
- Plastic Electronics Leadership Group
About the ESCO Report
The report arose from a series of meetings between senior industry executives, trade associations, academic institutions, skills bodies and Government against a profound backdrop of economic change. Mark Prisk, the Minister of State for Business & Enterprise at the time, endorsed the production of a “state of the nation” report into UK Electronic and Electrical Systems and was keen to understand the actions that Government could take to support the development of such a strategically and economically important industry.
The primary aims of the report were to:
- Engage the UK Electronic and Electrical Systems industry in working together to deliver our long-term future
- Address the lack of awareness within government and the key “Vertical Market” sectors of the importance of Electronic and Electrical Systems
- Present an ambitious vision for our future, supported by a pragmatic Action Plan.