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“In today's environment, hoarding knowledge ultimately erodes your power. If you know something very important, the way to get power is by actually sharing it.”


Joseph Badaracco – Professor of Business Ethics at Harvard Business School



Over 25,000 Reasons to join the ECN

There are currently over 25,000 schools and colleges and 315 higher education establishments in England. With the advent of new Free Schools and Academies and the need for more pupil places this figure is likely to rise.

Despite the reduction in capital spending on our educational estate, it is still likely that every one of these establishments will have some form of construction project carried out this year, from the painting of a classroom, to the building of a new extension, to the provision of a new facility.

How though do we get to find out about these projects?

Who do we need to speak to?

What do we have to do to get ourselves considered?

The Education Construction Network provides a forum where information about forthcoming bid and tender opportunities can be shared in an open and informal environment at an affordable level and accessible to all without impacting significantly on the working day.

If you are not part of the discussion then there is chance that potential opportunities will be given to those who are part on the conversation.

Our membership cover a wide range of disciplines from architects, engineers and contractors to educationalists, ffe consultants and suppliers. All share a passion for education and a desire to seek new opportunities within this sector.

Knowledge Sharing

As a knowledge sharing organisations guest speakers discuss latest topics around our sector has impact upon us. Recent discussions have covered SEN provision, Higher Education design and BIM.  We have a full programme of events listed for 2015/2016 covering a range of topics across the spectrum of education learning.

What our members say


"As an advocate of focussed networking events, I thought yesterday was an excellent forum - Like-minded people, 2 new relationships with potential new job - exactly what an event like this should do"


Sprunt Architects


"Thank you for organizing a needed education networking forum that is affordable for all. As per the objectives of the ECN, I picked up 5 leads and was happy to reconnect with a number of well-know education contacts


Morgan Sindall


"Many thanks for organising the breakfast event, I found it very useful and beneficial catching up with like-minded construction professionals.  I  look forward to the forthcoming events.


Butler & Young


"I have been to many networking events, yours was very different and much better for it. I will be please to attend your future events as I made new contacts and caught up with a couple of old contacts.










22 Nov Spending Review: Schools to get 'fair funding' formula


11 Nov Tory donor complains of misuse of public funds for free school


18 Nov Free School gets the green light for rooftop extension


20 Nov Let colleges become academies, says influential Tory MP


19 Nov UK University Estates continue to grow with a total income of £28 billion


19 Nov Too many school governors not fit for purpose, chief inspector warns


18 Nov Head teachers appeal for funds ahead of Spending Review


20 Nov Poorer pupils at isolates schools 'do worse at GCSE'


16 Nov Taking the chill out of winter bills


14 Nov Playing it safe


20 Nov UK needs a million more engineers by 2020


17 Nov DIY: Design it yourself


17 Nov Facilities Special: Winter is coming


17 Nov 'Culture of giving' means US outstrips Uk donations to higher education


17 Nov Hoe Nicky Morgan plans to steal schools from the church


Northumberland council assigns nearly £10m to scrap middle schools


15 Nov Oxford's dreaming spires... and hard cash


13 Nov UCL 'likely to have breached consumer law' in academic sanctions threat against rent strikers


12 Nov The academy trusts paid £850,000 to open schools - but never did


13 Nov Disappointing third quarter for UK construction sector


10 Nov David Laws: Former School Minister warns George Osborne's cuts will stall improvemnents to education and increase poverty


10 Nov Educationh budget cuts could see closure of four in ten sixth form and further-education colleges


09 Nov 'Bring back grammar schools,' Siemens boss tells Nicky Morgan


10 Nov England needs more grammar schools, says top industrialist ( but Nicky Morgan restates her opposition)


10 Nov: Cameron: apprenticeships or universities for 'almost everybody'


10 Nov Labour predicts four-in-ten colleges under threat from Conservative spending plans


10 Nov Tory donor complains of misuse of public funds for free school


10 Nov Further education colleges on a cliff edge, says Labour


10 Nov Cuts could close four in 10 colleges, says Labour


09 Nov England needs more grammar schools says top industrialist


09 Nov New labs 'lying idle' due to science budget mismatch, MPs warn


LGA: Allow local authorities to 'sponsor' failing schools


08 Nov Building blocks for the future www.b4ed.com09 Nov End ban on new grammar schools


06 Nov Priority school building programme: 2 schools start rebuild work


07 Nov Call for council-run schools to sponsor academies


19 Oct Modular building can meet school demand "but must look like normal buildings"


 05 Nov Plans for five-storey rooftop sports pitch approved at private school


04 Nov Taverham school head's apology over mobile classrooms


 05 Nov Head apologises over school's mobile classrooms


03 Nov Myth: Generation rent is worse off than home-owning parents


05 Nov How technology can reduce university CO2 emissions


04 Nov Funding the future


05 Nov How is the education sector faring with CDM15?


30 Oct One School every two weeks gets government go-ahead to sell off land or playing fields


31 Oct More than 100 schools seel off playing fields over past five years


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Forthcoming Events


The Natural v Mechanical debate


ECN Breakfast Event

29 October 2015

RICS, 12 Great George Street

(off Parliament Square)

London SW1P 3AD



Confirmed Speakers


Gary Morgan - Director - Eco Air-Vent


Steve Norwood - Project Director - PinnacleESP











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