About SEC Group

Gordon Engraving
Part of the SEC Group of Companies

With a background in fine workmanship, creativity and extensive project management, SEC Group can work with you on a wide range of promotional and restoration projects.

SEC (or South East Coachworks) started life as a specialist in the conversion of new vehicles and restoration of buses and coaches. It is now a leading provider of promotional buses and vehicles as well as offering a wide range of other restoration and promotional services.

SEC has built on its roots in vintage vehicle restoration.  It combines top quality workmanship with experienced project management, high levels of creativity and a ‘can do’ attitude to deliver for its clients. 

Services include:

  • South East Coachworks
    Vehicle restoration and repairs; bus conversions and promotional bus tour operators.

  • SEC Signworks
    Signs; vehicle liveries; banners; exhibition displays; shop fascias and window graphics.

  • Gordon Engraving
    Engraved signs; nameplates and labels; internal signage systems.
    Perspex creations including trophies and awards; displays; prototypes.

  • Perspex Direct
    On-line supplier of acrylics cut and shaped to order; suppliers of Magnetherm glazing.

  • C&D Fabrications
    Alterations and restoration of trucks and commercial vehicles.

  • SEC Upholstery & Trimming
    High quality trimming and upholstery service.

For details of SEC Group's Environmental Policy, please click here.

Examples of SEC Group's work

Carling Premier Bus

A fine example of SEC Group’s breadth of services

South East Coachworks (SEC) worked with the advertising agency N20 which needed a bus to promote the launch of Carling’s Premier Lager and its partnership with football’s Premier League.

SEC used its conversion and restoration expertise to completely transform a Volvo double-decker bus. Downstairs SEC installed a bar area complete with fridge, keg storage and beer hand pumps, along with a sofa area with TVs and Playstations.

Upstairs was kitted out to replicate a TV sports studio, offering the public a chance to try their hand at being a football commentator. 

The bus looked extremely smart featuring internal and external graphics created by SEC Signworks.

Gordon Engraving, made Perspex cases used to display football memorabilia.

This really was a project that made the most of SEC’s experience and resources.


The Elemis Spa Bus

How SEC combined bus conversion skills with its tour planning expertise

South East Coachworks helps ensure the smooth running of the Elemis Spa Bus by planning the logistics and the routes the bus will take.  No detail is too small.  SEC provides a dedicated driver who works closely with Elemis staff and even helps set up the bus!

The Spa Bus travels round the UK to shows and events, offering onboard spa treatments.