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About Us

Serving the UK roofing industry for over 25 years, SPRA employs two independent directors, Cathie Clarke (CEO) and Jim Hooker (Technical Director) to manage and develop the association's activities on its behalf. The SPRA Council consists of 12 elected representatives (including the Chairman) from its membership who are elected to serve for two years to develop and agree strategies to fulfil the association’s obligations for continuous improvement. Operational involvement of all members is through meetings of SPRA’s Technical Committee.

SPRA’s key objectives are focused on:

  • Promoting single ply roofing systems as roofing of first choice.
  • Ensuring standards of products and application are optimal to insure the long term sustainability of the sector.
  • That membership is as wide as possible based on its product and application standards.
  • Providing help and guidance to all users and specifiers of single ply roofing systems.
  • Co-operating with other trade bodies to the overall betterment of the UK roofing industry.
  • Promoting employment and training opportunities including apprenticeships.
  • Promoting export of its members’ products and services.

Current SPRA Council Representation

  • cathie nomargin aboutuspage Cathie Clarke, SPRA CEO

    Cathie has considerable experience within construction, particularly on skills and training. Readmore

  • Jim Hooker, Technical Director, SPRA Jim Hooker, SPRA Technical Director

    An engineer by training, Jim Hooker joined the British Flat Roofing Council in 1991 as its technical director. Readmore

  • person iconMark Thornton, SPRA Training Manager

    Mark's background is within the commercial roofing sector, with over 30 years' experience he has a wide and extensive knowledge base. Read more

  • SPRA Chairman Anthony Carlyle, SPRA Chairman

    Having initially trained as a QS, I moved into roofing sales in 1990 and have spent most of my working life in this industry, working for both manufacturers and contractors. Readmore

  • Tony-FerriAnthony Ferri Briggs Amasco VICE-CHAIR, CONTRACTOR MEMBERS

    After joining BriggsAmasco in 1989 and holding positions at various levels within the Company I was appointed to the Board as... Readmore


    After passing his Engineering exams and working in Aerospace for many years, Peter Baker moved over to the roofing industry. Readmore


    Nine years with Sika, mostly in SPM from a commercial & technical sales position. Readmore

  • Adrian-BrazierAdrian Brazier Kingspan Insulation Ltd, ASSOCIATE MEMBER REPRESENTATIVE

    I have worked within the construction products industry for 28 years... Readmore

  • ronan brunton3Dr. Ronan Brunton SealEco Contracting, CONTRACTOR MEMBERS

    As a civil engineer I have worked in the roofing side of the construction industry for over 30 years. Readmore

  • Mike Crook, Chairman, Single Ply Roofing AssociationMike Crook, SIG D&T

    Mike has a wealth of commercial experience and expertise in roofing and cladding having spent 24 years working for SSQ and Eternit. Readmore

  • Martyn-HollowayMartyn Holloway SFS Intec, ASSOCIATE MEMBER REPRESENTATIVES

    Awaiting Bio. Readmore

  • Tony-MillichapTony Millichap Metclad Ltd, CONTRACTOR MEMBERS

    I have worked in the building industry over 20 years predominantly in a technical capacity in both manufacturing and latterly contracting. Readmore

  • John Whittaker2John Whittaker Carlisle Construction Materials Ltd, MEMBRANE MEMBERS

    Technical Manager - UK and Ireland (MIoR). Readmore

  • awaiting imageSteve Shreeve Swift Roofing, CONTRACTOR MEMBERS

    Awaiting Bio. Readmore

All SPRA Directors are bound by the following commitments:-

  • To provide the client with the very best possible service at all times.
  • Undertake only the work with which they are competent to perform by reason of training, education, experience or association with other professionals.
  • Safeguard confidential information and data whether supplied by members and/or other parties or prepared themselves.
  • Recognise the need to forgo personal gain to uphold the association’s reputation and service to the general good of all stakeholders.
  • Issue no publicity without formal clearance from the member or outside party.

SPRA uses the UKTI (formerly DTI) Best Practice Guide in Benchmarking Its Policies.

SPRA uses Best Practice from the Trade Association Forum in its governance procedures.

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