Training and Development

For those who are attracted to the sector and for those already part of the workforce, it is essential that we provide high quality training and development opportunities to maintain and grow their competency.

At CECA South West we have developed a training and development programme for our members which encompasses the NEC form of contract, personal skills development, health and safety and temporary works training as well as practical skills for new entrants to our industry.

The training is provided by: –

Bob Bilbrough of Robert Bilbrough Associates Limited

Bob is an experienced consultant, qualified teacher and QCF/NVQ assessor. He is a Chartered Builder, Construction Manager, Environmentalist and Member of the Chartered Manager Institute. Bob provides regular training for CECA members in risk management, effective communication, commercial awareness and planning and programming. One of our most important training courses is the Management Development Programme for which candidates gain an NVQ Level 6/7.

Glenn Hide runs GMH Planning, which is a specialist consultancy, solely focusing on the use of NEC contracts in the construction industry. Since 2019 GMH Planning has developed several different training sessions to allow members to fine tune their contractual knowledge around different aspects of the contract, from a more general overview to the detailed specifics of managing programmes and compensation events. Since January 2021, GMH Planning has also been producing monthly CECA NEC4 focused bulletins, each one addressing a specific issue or aspect of the contract.

Brian Stretton is the owner of 2020 Safety Solutions Ltd.

Brian delivers important training for CECA members covering CITB Temporary Works Coordinator, CITB Site Supervisor Safety Training (SSSTS) and CITB Site Manager Safety Training (SMSTS). These courses are delivered ‘live from Lichfield’ by Brian on a regular basis and to date, all CECA candidates trained have successfully gained the appropriate CITB Certificate.


CECA South West Members’ Meeting 27th March 2024
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Our CECA South West Members’ Meeting was held on Wednesday 27th March at Sandy Park. Over fifty people were in the room and our five speakers gave informative and engaging presentations. Speakers on the day were: Matt Hodson, Chief Operations Officer of Celtic Sea Power (pictured above) explained about the important green energy initiative for…

CECA South West Annual Review 2023
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Click above to read a flip-book version of the CECA South West Annual Review 2023. To download a PDF version of the CECA South West Annual Review 2023, click here.