SEC Group strengthens its voice with new member

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SEC Group strengthens its voice with new member

The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group has welcomed another organisation into membership.  The Scaffolding Association joined at the beginning of the month.  Its website is at:

Over the last year SEC Group has been receiving a number of inquiries from organisations representing specialist contractors.  The interest has been triggered by SEC Group’s strong messages on payment security, greater collaboration in the procurement and delivery processes and on professionalising the industry.

These messages now have greater resonance in the aftermath of the Edinburgh Schools inquiry, the Dame Judith Hackitt interim report on building safety and more recently the Carillion collapse. 

Robert Candy, CEO of the Scaffolding Association said:

‘We feel that there is a strong synergy between our aims and objectives and those of the SEC Group, through effective collaboration we will be able to create a stronger voice for specialist contractors’.

Professor Klein welcoming the Scaffolding Association added: 

“We are now the only UK construction representative body that exclusively acts on behalf of the interests of specialist contractors which deliver the bulk of the industry’s added value. I look forward to working with Robert and Scaffolding Association members”

SEC Group is very strongly represented in Scotland (SEC Group Scotland), Wales (SEC Group Wales/Cymru) and Northern Ireland (SEC Group Northern Ireland).


  1. SEC Group represents the following trade associations: British Constructional Steelwork Association, Building Engineering Services Association, ECA -Electrotechnical and engineering services trade body, Lift and Escalator Industry Association, SELECT (Electrical Contractors Association of Scotland), SNIPEF (Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation) and  the Scaffolding Association.  SEC Group represents the largest sector in the UK construction industry (by value).
  2. The CEO of the Scaffolding Association is Robert Candy. The Scaffolding Association is a not-for-profit independent trade organisation campaigning to raise standards of safety, technical quality and workforce skills in the scaffolding sector. The Association works with client organisations, government agencies and standard setting bodies to ensure high standards of training and competence across the industry. Membership of the Association is an assurance of quality and demonstrates an ability to carry out the safe design, installation and commissioning. For more information about the Scaffolding Association visit  For all media enquiries please contact Stacey Underhill on 01386764945
  3. For further information please contact Professor Rudi Klein on 07767 412 903 (Email: or Maria Balermpa, SEC Group Operations and Public Affairs Manager on 07508 559 231 (Email:
2018-02-09T16:18:36+00:00 9 February 2018|Articles, Press Statements|