Mike Crook, (SIG Design and Technology Ltd)
Elected council of 12
4 Membrane manufacturers
Phil Jarratt (Sika-Trocal)
Fraser Maitland (Protan)
Anthony Carlyle (IKO SpectraROOF) SPRA Chairman elect
Ben Murphy (RSW Roofing)
Tony Ferri (Briggs Amasco)
Chairman of the Technical Committee
SPRA Chairman, Mike Crook
SPRA Technical Director, Jim Hooker
Membrane Roofing Consultancy Ltd
SPRA CEO, James TalmanJames Talman is an independent management consultant to the SPRA with over 25 years executive experience in the UK roofing industry both in supply and installation. In the more recent past he is known for founding and establishing Protan (UK) as a significant contributor in the single ply roofing sector. He has wide experience of most polymers in the single ply sector. His objectives for the development of SPRA are as follows:- ‘An effective trade association is one that provides first class impartial advice and information within its scope of knowledge to all stakeholders, is constantly adding value to its members and users through its initiatives, is inclusive in its approach to attracting members, is actively lobbying for UK jobs and investment in this key roofing sector and presents clear reasons why its sector and members should the roofs and companies of first choice’
www.linkedin.com James Talman
Anthony Carlyle"I started working in the roofing industry in 1990, and have been involved in single ply since 1997. I joined IKO in 2005 to manage the Spectraroof Division and I am now responsible for the single ply business for Europe. This is my second time as a member of the Council and hope to help make a positive difference to the industry in the challenging times ahead.”
Nigel Blacklock, Chairman of technical committee
Nigel Blacklock, Head of Technical and Product Development
Nigel has worked for Sarnafil and Sika for 24 years with his first 10 years very successfully covering the North East and Ireland in a sales role for Sarnafil. He then moved into a Technical Manager role for the next 7 years, followed by a position as Technical Director of Sarnafil.
More recently Nigel was Business Unit Manager for the Sarnafil and Sika-Trocal brands before taking up his current role as Head of Technical and Product Development in Sika’s Roofing Business Unit (Sarnafil, Trocal and Liquid Plastics). He is also a member of the Sika Roofing Corporate Expert Team, which has global responsibility for developing Sika’s roofing products.
Nigel studied Construction Technology and Management at Newcastle University and was Chair of the SPRA Technical Committee and a Council member for four years. He also represented the Single Ply industry on the Part L amendments and additionally the British Standards and European Standards committees for waterproofing membranes (TC254 and SC2) and fire (FSH/22/8).