The Midlands is an exciting place to live and work – with strong growth, optimism is high.  Huge investment in HS2 and other large projects are connecting the Midlands and the region is meeting the delivery challenge through maximising new technologies to bring a radical transformation of the Midlands transport and infrastructure network.

CECA Midlands represents over 70 members ranging from large Tier 1 companies to small and medium sized contractors. We exist to support and champion the interests of our members who are building and maintaining the UK’s infrastructure networks in transport, energy, water, waste and communications. Our main areas of operation are Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire and the district of Peterborough in the county of Cambridgeshire.

Our work and member benefits include:

  • Developing people through a robust schedule of subsidised and free training
  • Working with education providers and other stakeholder to develop the right pathways and standards for people joining and working within our industry
  • Attracting talented young people to our industry through dynamic career events and activities
  • Through our London office we engage directly with Government enabling us input and challenge policy
  • Engagement with industry stakeholders as a whole to tackle issues such as procurement and retention
  • A wide range of specialist working parties and fora: water; rail; road; transport; health, safety, environment; training and development etc.
  • Support from our retained consultants on specialist areas; contractual; taxation; employment law; health and safety
  • Regular client liaison, procurement and information meetings
  • Networking events

View our Annual Review here.

To find out more about CECA Midlands, watch our video above.


Regional Director
Dawn Karakatsanis

Dawn joined CECA Midlands in 2018 having worked with them on a consultancy basis for several years. Spending over 11 years working in the area of construction training, standards and education she brings a raft of experience of business management and people development to the Association and is committed to continuing to develop CECA Midlands' strong membership base and delivering against members requirements.


Nigel Drew
(R&C Williams Ltd)

Nigel Drew is the Managing Director of R&C Williams and working as a Civil Engineer, began his career with Birmingham City Council. Nigel has played an active role on CECA Midlands Council for several years and took on the position of Chairman in March 2019. Nigel is passionate about civil engineering and believes CECA supports both the industry’s contractors and helps develop its most important asset, its people.

Vice Chairman
Ron Pinfield
(Currall Lewis & Martin Ltd (CLM))

Ron has been Managing Director of Currall, Lewis and Martin for some 12 years and previous to this was a Planning Engineer with Interserve. Ron is dedicated to the industry and his company’s association with CECA Midlands stretches back many years. Ron believes that membership of CECA is imperative for any responsible contractor wanting to develop people, grow its business and bring about direct policy change at Government level.

Deputy Vice Chairman
Steve Lilly
(Morgan Sindall )

Steve is an Operations Director at Morgan Sindall, having previously spent 20 years at Morrison Construction (now Galliford Try) and Carillion. Steve’s association with CECA extends back many years, and on joining Morgan Sindall nearly 5 years ago he was keen to continue this involvement. Steve advocates that working together, CECA members see tangible business benefits through enhanced links with government, customers, key industry groups and, of course, each other.

Council Members

Jonathan Walsh
(Balfour Beatty)
Danny Cross
Sairah Hussain
(Galliford Try)
Ravi Darigala
(Jackson Civil Engineering)
Rhys Davies
(Tilbury Douglas)
Dean Floyd
(Aggregate Industries)
Richard Hague
(Osborne )
Jayne Hornsby
(Land & Water )
Andrew Kelsey
(J McCann & Co. )
Tim Nixon
(Bam Nuttall)
Peter Watson
(Forkers )
David Wauchope
(McPhillips )
Tim Withington
(Barhale )