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 60 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

Regional Director

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.

Council Directors

Chairman
Andrew Bradshaw
(Kier Highways)

Andrew has worked in the industry for over 30 years, starting his career with Wimpey PLC in 1987 and is now Commercial Director for Kier with their Highways business. Andrew took over the CECA Midlands Chair in 2017 and with the support of strong, collaborative Council members, he has made positive changes to ensure CECA remains a strong Association for influencing and consultation in Infrastructure that brings an excellent return on investment to its members.

Vice Chairman
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 stepped up as Deputy Chairperson in 2017. Nigel is passionate about civil engineering and believes CECA supports both the industry’s contractors and helps develop its most important asset, its people.

Deputy 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.

Council Members

Sean Blackmore
(J Murphy & Sons)
Dean Floyd
(Aggregate Industries)
Richard Hague
(Osborne )
Jayne Hornsby
(Land & Water )
Brett Jarman
(Jackson Civil Engineering)
Andrew Kelsey
(J McCann & Co. )
Steve Lilly
(Morgan Sindall )
Tim Nixon
(Bam Nuttall)
Jo Salmon
(Tripod Crest )
Stephen Tomkins
(Galliford Try Highways )
Richard Wakeford
(Stepnell Group)
Rob Walsh
(Balfour Beatty )
Peter Watson
(Forkers )
David Wauchope
(McPhillips )
Tim Withington
(Barhale )