General collects construction “oscar”…

UK demolition and recycling contractor General Demolition has won the Demolition Contractor of the Year award at the Contract Journal Construction Industry Awards 2008, the Oscars of the construction world, which were held on Monday, 22 September at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

“We are extremely proud to have won this prestigious award in recognition of our business performance, our high profile contract awards and our commitment to recycling, training and health and safety,” said Colin McLoughlin, Chairman of General Demolition.

The judges summed up their decision as follows: “General Demolition enjoyed a record business performance in 2007 with revenues up 50% on the previous year and several high profile contract awards. It has invested in new facilities to help treat contaminated soil, as well as starting a new business reclaiming and reusing bricks and now recycles 90% of demolition waste. Training and health and safety are a priority, with site managers and supervisors targeted for additional training.”