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


Executive Director
Lorraine Gregory

Lorraine joined CECA Midlands in 2022 having worked in partnership with them on numerous projects over several years in both her roles with the LA and CITB. Starting her career in Education, Skills, and Careers with a focus on education business partnership developments. She brings a vast experience of the construction picture across the Midlands, policy and people development and business management to the organisation. Lorraine is committed to continuing to develop CECA Midlands' strong membership base and delivering on behalf of members to meet their requirements.

Chair (Non-Executive Director)
Ron Pinfield
(Currall Lewis & Martin Ltd (CLM))

Ron has been Managing Director of Currall, Lewis and Martin for some 13 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.

Vice Chair (Non-Executive Director)
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.

Deputy Vice Chair (Non-Executive Director)
Richard Hague
(Octavius Infrastructure)

Richard (Rich) is a Delivery Director for Octavius Infrastructure, previously Geoffrey Osborne Ltd, which he first joined in 1996. Richard has been a member of the midlands CECA board since 2017, and Deputy Vice Chair since 2022. Richard is keen to facilitate delivery of clear benefits to members via apprenticeships, lobbying and maintaining the industries voice. Richard believes that collaboration and joining the industry together to speak as one will bring tangible benefits to CECA Members and the sector as a whole.

Council Members

Scott Cooper
James Corrigan
(Balfour Beatty)
Ravi Darigala
(Jackson Civil Engineering)
Nigel Drew
(R&C Williams Ltd)
Justin Fitzgerald
Dean Floyd
(Aggregate Industries)
Ian Haywood
(Forkers Ltd)
Jayne Hornsby
(Land & Water )
Sairah Hussain
(Galliford Try)
Andrew Kelsey
(J McCann & Co. )
David Wauchope
(McPhillips )
Tim Withington
(Barhale )
Andrew Welsh
(BAM Nuttall)