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The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group is made up of the Plumbing and Heating Contractors’ Alliance, British Constructional Steelwork Association, Electrical Contractors’ Association, Building and Engineering Services Association, Lift and Escalator Industry Association and SELECT (Electrical Contractors’ Association for Scotland).

It provides high-level, coordinated representation for engineering specialists working in the construction industry.  Specialist engineers deliver design, installation, commissioning, maintenance, repair and replacement of complex structures and systems.

SEC Group

  • Represents the largest sector of UK construction by value
  • 8,000 firms directly represented largely SMEs
  • 60,000 employees represented (Source: Member Association Audit)
  • Overall, the specialist engineering sector includes 60,000 firms employing 300,000 people (Source: Office for National Statistics)
  • Firms represented by SEC Group account for 35% of construction output in the UK
  • Representation of specialist engineering to government
  • Lobbying for fair supply chain payment
  • Network of key contacts in government and industry
  • Advocate of project bank accounts to protect suppliers
  • Seeking the abolition of the practice of retentions
  • Development and implementation of improved procurement methods including the promotion of collaborative working and early engineering specialist involvement
  • Working towards a British standard for prequalification
  • Firms represented promote and provide career and training opportunities for professional, management and craft, usually recruiting in excess of 5,000 entrants annually
  • Committed to the protection of apprenticeships and the expansion of the apprenticeship programme
  • Offers free legal advice and support to members
  • Direct engagement with devolved governments providing advice on construction procurement strategies with offices in London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast

For further information:

Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group
Esca House 34 Palace Court London W2 4JG

Tel: 020 7313 4819/4819
Fax: 020 7727 9268
Email: contact@secgroup.org.uk
Website: www.secgroup.org.uk
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