AICAThe AICA (Association of Independent Construction Adjudicators) is a leading Adjudicator Nominating Body offering a panel of 50 of the industry’s top adjudicators to resolve disputes arising in the construction industry. AICA acts for NSCC for the purpose of nominating adjudicators and provides free nominations to NSCC members.

T: 0844 249 5353

Anderson Strathern

Anderson StrathernAnderson Strathern is a leading Scottish law firm providing a full range of legal services from professional, business-minded advisers who strive to create innovative solutions to complex problems. Anderson Strathern provides the NSCC Contracts and Disputes Helpline for NSCC members in Scotland.

T: 0844 249 9872


B & CEB&CE Benefit Schemes is the UK's largest provider of financial benefits to employers and individuals in the construction industry.

T: 0800 612 8070

B&Q Homefit

B & Q Homefit provide a list of approved and qualified local tradesmen who can undertake a full range of home improvement projects. Projects begin with a free no obligation survey, offer competitive, fixed prices and a 1 year workmanship guarantee.

T: 02380 690 000

Baker Tilly

Baker TillyBaker Tilly is an independent firm of chartered accountants and business advisers with a network of 29 offices in 25 locations across the UK. Baker Tilly provides the NSCC Tax and Business Helpline for NSCC members.

T: 0844 249 9875

Builder's Profile

Builders ProfileThe Builder's Profile is an online pre-qualification service enabling companies in the construction industry to exchange pre-qualification information without completing duplicate questionnaires.  NSCC members can sign up to the Builder’s Profile for the discounted annual rate of £199 + VAT.

T: 0844 249 1003


CCATFCapita Recruitment Vetting Service (CRVS) is one of the largest DBS umbrella bodies, providing a full suite of additional pre-employment checks to cover all aspects of pre-employment vetting and minimise risk in the recruitment process.

T: 0844 249 1004


CCATFThe CCATF (Cross-Industry Construction Apprenticeship Task Force) is a cross-industry initiative designed to increase employer engagement in apprenticeship training and promote training within the construction industry. NSCC represents the specialist sector on the CCATF.

T: 020 7092 3676


CIPCIP (Construction Industry Publications) Ltd are UK publishers and mail order booksellers of titles for the construction industry and an official distributor of British Standards in the UK.  NSCC members receive a 10% discount on all CIP-published titles.

T: 0870 078 4400


CITBCITB is the Sector Skills Council and Industry Training Board for the construction industry, working to deliver a safe, professional and fully qualified UK construction workforce.

T: 0344 994 4400


CSCSCSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) is the leading card scheme in the construction industry covering hundreds of occupations and is increasingly required as proof of occupational competence by contractors, public and private clients and others.

T: 0844 576 8777


CronerCreditlook is the first online service allowing trade association members to share information about customers trading outside of agreed payment terms. The information helps limit the risk from potential bad debtors by enabling members to identify high risk customers before goods are supplied.

T: 0844 249 5906


CronerCroner is the professional’s first choice for legal compliance and best practice in the areas of human resources, health and safety, environmental management, local and central government, education, trade and transport. Croner provides the NSCC Employment Helpline for NSCC members.

T: 0844 249 9873


HSEThe HSE (Health and Safety Executive) is a national regulatory body whose job is to protect people against risks to health or safety arising out of work activities.

T: 0845 345 0055


The ICM (Institute of Credit Management) represents the credit profession through promoting excellence in credit management and raising awareness of its vital role in business and the community. ICM is a supporter of the NSCC Fair Payment Campaign.

T: 0844 249 5905


ICMIn-Press Photography is a creative and individual company which aims to provide a strong and lasting photographic vision. In-Press produces commercial and corporate photos for use in presentations, company literature and tender documentation.

T: 0844 249 1005


The JCT (Joint Contracts Tribunal) produces standard forms of contracts, guidance notes and other standard documentation for use in the construction industry.  NSCC represents the sub-contractor’s college on JCT.



The National Construction College (NCC) is the leading training provider for Specialist Contractors with eight training centres in the UK supporting 30,000 individuals including 700 apprentices every year.

T: 01485 577 770


NSACThe National Specialist Accredited Centre (NSAC) provides an assessment and apprenticeship training service to those highly specialist sectors where there are no alternative providers.

T: 0300 456 5561


PLANTWORX 2015 is the UK’s dedicated working construction exhibition, providing a specialist plant, tool and services event to support the wider construction industry. It is designed to provide the best in new construction equipment alongside live machine and tool demonstrations.

T: 020 8253 4517

Safety Services

Safety ServicesSafety Services UK Ltd are professional occupational health and safety consultants offering a complete health and safety service to the construction industry.  Safety Services provides the NSCC Health and Safety Helpline for NSCC members.

T:  0844 249 9874

SIG plc

SIG plc is the leading European supplier of specialist building materials. With 318 branches nationwide, Specialist Contractors can find the right specialist products and technical support needed for any project. SIG's range includes insulation, dry lining, roofing, construction accessories, energy management, acoustic and vibration materials plus fixings and power tools. SIG aims to provide Specialist Contractors and SMEs with the relevant skills and best practice knowledge needed to excel in this challenging industry.


Specialists Awards

The Construction News and NSCC Specialists Awards are held in March every year to recognise and reward the achievements of Specialist Contractors.



SSIPThe Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) Forum is an umbrella organisation facilitating mutual recognition between the UK’s leading health and safety pre-qualification schemes to reduce duplication in the pre-qualification process.

T: 0845 603 0905


Strategic Forum

Strategic ForumThe Strategic Forum for Construction brings together the main representative bodies in the construction industry to realise its vision of achieving maximum value for clients, end users and stakeholders and delivering world-class products and projects.  NSCC represents the specialist sector on the Strategic Forum.


Switch Design Consultancy

SwitchSwitch are an integrated creative communications consultancy based in Birmingham. NSCC works with Switch on its internal and external communications, both print and electronic..

T: 0121 233 2727

UK Surety Limited

UK SuretyUK Surety Limited is an independent specialist in the UK Surety market, helping businesses of all sizes to obtain a full range of bonds and guarantees for projects in the UK and around the world. UK Surety Limited is offering NSCC members a ‘fast track’ retention bond facility designed to help them understand how much it would cost to provide a retention bond.

T: 0844 249 5903

Ultimate Construction Finance

Ultimate Construction Finance provide fully confidential funding against Uncertified Applications for Payment to the first tier subcontractor sector and can provide finance facilities of up to £3,000,000 that bridge the gap between subcontractors raising applications and getting paid.

T: 07870 212 180


University of Westminster

The University of Westminster’s School of Architecture and the Built Environment works with
NSCC to produce the NSCC’s quarterly State of Trade Survey.


Wedlake Bell

Wedlake BellWedlake Bell is a leading London law firm providing a full range of legal services to UK and international corporate and private clients.  Wedlake Bell provides the NSCC Contracts and Disputes Helpline for NSCC members in England and Wales.

T: 0844 249 9871


Wedlake BellThe Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) works across the UK to help businesses understand the benefits of reducing waste, develop sustainable products and use resources in an efficient way to halve construction waste to landfill by 2012.

T: 01295 819 900

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