UK: The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group, which since its inception in 1993 has lobbied for SMEs working within the construction industry, is to close.
An announcement from the group says it will close in early 2021 to make way for a new engineering services sector alliance encompassing a wider scope of activity, including key industry themes such as zero net carbon, skills, and building safety.
The news follows the announcement of the retirement of long-time chief executive Rudi Klein earlier this month. SEC Group board chairman Trevor Hursthouse is also stepping down from his role at the end of 2020.
The SEC Group is an umbrella representative body comprising the 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 Scaffolding Association.
The engineering services member bodies of SEC Group are reported to be currently working with partner organisations to create the new UK engineering services sector alliance, which will launch in early 2021.