A fine send off…

Last night, some of the most-respected names in the UK demolition industry gathered to pay tribute to one of their own – Former IDE president John Woodward.

In addition to being one of the industry’s most influential and respected individuals of the past 20 years, John is also one of the most popular.

To mark his “retirement” (he has lost none of his passion and dedication so I don’t see him going anywhere anytime soon), his colleagues at C&D Engineering Consultants laid on a surprise party for him. In the audience were IDE and NFDC presidents past and president, together with a great gathering of some of John’s closest friends.

I was honoured to be invited to give a speech at the event in John’s honour. You can read that speech in its entirety over at Demolition Insider.