Single Ply Roofing Association Conference and Awards 2019

On the 13th of June the Single Ply Roofing Association (SPRA) held its fifth birthday conference and awards night at the amazing Heythrop Park. The event offered the opportunity to meet some of the sponsors and members of SPRA.

The topic for the conference was ‘What’s the Risk?’ the speakers at the conference were:

David Smith, Economist at the Sunday Times in the Keynote speech, where he discussed Brexit and ‘what happens now?’

Suzannah Nichol MBE ‘Taking complexity out of competency’

John Taylor from TR Control Solutions ‘Can zero defects be a reality?’

Richard Millar from Roofcert ‘Competency without compromise – why CPD matters’

Kevin Fear, the head of HS&E at CITB ‘Mind the Gap! Building Mental Health’

Simon Wroe, Head of Key Accounts, BBA ‘Testing, testing and the roads to certification’

Peter Caplehorn, CPA ‘Digitizing the supply chain – A bottom-line no-brainer’

Nigel Blacklock from Bauder ‘ADB-Stop the speculation-what you need to know now!’

There was an opportunity to hear from SPRA CEO Cathie Clarke, Technical Manager Ronan Brunton and Training Manager Mark Thornton. We heard about the range of training courses available, details can be found at:

A new exciting course is the 3-day Single Ply Awareness Training course (SAT) which launches in July this year. This is a very informative course designed for managers, specifiers and inspectors, more information is available at:

Cathie also spoke about all the amazing membership benefits available from SPRA, including discounts on training courses, detailed forecasts and trend reports, benchmark quality, specification and design specifications and many more which can be found here:

The conference concluded with a brilliant dinner, awards ceremony and fantastic entertainment from the amazing Magic Singh. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the award winners. The hard work put in by everyone was incredible.

SPRA supports the charity Rainbows, a hospice for children and young people. Rainbows donated a giant teddy for an evening raffle unfortunately we didn’t win him! If you would like to donate the charity, a link to their website can be found here:

Finally thank you to all at SPRA for all your amazing hard work organising and delivering the conference and awards night. It truly was an extremely insightful, informative and enjoyable event!