The founder and chief executive of the Confederation of Construction Specialists John Huxtable died last month at the age of 54 after a stroke.
A memorial service will be held at Saint Michael and George Catholic Church in Aldershot, Hampshire, on Thursday 17 January at 2pm.

Huxtable became chief executive of the confederation in 1983 after qualifying as a lawyer, teacher and arbitrator. He graduated in economics and statistics.

In a statement, the confederation said: “John was an outstanding communicator and lecturer who influenced the lives of countless individuals.”

He left behind a widow Elisabeth, who will continue as co-founder and general manager of the confederation, and a teenage daughter, Victoria.