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The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group, the leading trade association that represents specialist contractors, has welcomed the Scaffolding Association as a new member.

The Scaffolding Association boasts more than 300 members which makes it the largest representative body in the access and scaffolding sector. Its chief executive, Robert Candy,  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 Rudi Klein, chief executive of SEC Group, welcomed the Scaffolding Association and said: “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”

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.

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

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