A QUALITY scheme for concrete contractors is likely to beat its membership target.
Martin Hardwick, manager of the Specialist Concrete Contractors (SpeCC) registration scheme, claimed the scheme was on course to beat its target of 28 member companies by the end of 2005.
Mr Hardwick said the scheme was likely to break through the 20-company barrier by the end of this year, leaving it just eight companies to bring in during the next year.
But Mr Hardwick is convinced that the SpeCC quality scheme will soon be able to list as many as 40 specialist contractors on its books.
He said: 'We have had at least 10 contractors express an interest in the scheme in the past month alone.
'We should have at least 20 fully registered members by the end of the year.'
Although most of the major specialist contractors in terms of market share have already signed up to the scheme, Mr Hardwick claimed there were still plenty of smaller firms that would benefit from joining.
He said: 'We have as much as 60 per cent of the market in volume terms signed up to the SpeCC scheme, but we need to attract small to medium-sized contractors to increase that percentage.
'It will be easier to convince clients that they should use registered contractors once the numbers are up.'