SEC GROUP’S RUDI KLEIN CELEBRATES 25 YEARS’ SERVICE
13 January 2015 – Professor Rudi Klein, chief executive of the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group, has celebrated 25 years’ with the organisation – the industry umbrella body of which the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) is a founder member.
In marking this important milestone, B&ES president Andy Sneyd pointed out that Professor Klein had been instrumental in establishing SEC Group as the authoritative voice of the specialist engineering contracting sector.
Having long been acknowledged as an influential lobbying body in both Westminster and Whitehall, SEC Group had, in more recent years, formed effective satellite operations in all three of the devolved administrations.
“This has allowed SEC Group’s core messages – especially in relation to key issues such as fair payment, the abolition of retention clauses in construction contracts and the promotion of project bank accounts – to be heard loud and clear across the United Kingdom.
“A barrister by profession, a former academic and a visiting professor of construction law at the University of Northumbria, Professor Klein continues to bring to his role a keen legal mind, a talent for sharp forensic analysis and a determination to protect and promote the interests of specialist engineering contractors,” the president concluded.
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Notes to Editors
Since its formation in 1904, B&ES, the Building & Engineering Services Association (formerly the HVCA) has represented the interests of companies engaged in a wide range of building and engineering services disciplines.
B&ES helps its members to build successful businesses by being the leading trade association for integrated building and engineering services and renewable technologies. It is a unifying force that promotes and monitors excellence; provides quality advice, guidance, training and support; generates market-leading thinking; and shapes the commercial environment through active representation.
B&ES members are subject to regular, third-party inspection and assessment of their technical competence and commercial capability, carried out by an independent certification body at least every three years.
SEC Group is a grouping of six trade associations (of which B&ES is one) representing the interests of over 60,000 firms and a workforce of more than 300,000. It accounts for the largest single component (by value) of construction output. SEC Group prides itself on being at the forefront of developments within the construction industry and on being able to influence both government policy and senior figures in the industry through its wide network of contacts.