Comment – An ode to Micor…

As another high profile demolition firm sinks, we ask “what is the human cost?” Entrepreneurs are born, they are not created. They are a breed apart; willing to risk it all to pursue their dream; to greet each new setback as a learning opportunity and a chance to hone that vision. Their business is their…Read moreRead more

Comment – So you think you’re secure…?

If you use or rely upon the Internet for your business, you NEED to read this. At precisely 17.32 on Tuesday this week, DemolitionNews.com fell victim to a deliberate and concerted cyber-attack that took the entire website offline for the following two days and effectively put Demolition News Towers back in the Dark Ages. The…Read moreRead more

Comment – David Cameron is right about sink estates…

The UK prime minister is right to call for the demolition of crime-ridden sink estates, according to Demolition News.

Comment – We can be Heroes…

We should celebrate our heroes while they’re still with us. As a society, we have a nasty habit of waiting too long to acknowledge, reward and celebrate the achievements of our heroes. When John T Adamo was taken from us prematurely late last year, we each took the opportunity to laud his contribution to the…Read moreRead more

Comment – Every cloud…

Flooding in the North of England could bring an unexpected windfall for demolition firms. “They said there’d be snow at Christmas, they said there’ll be peace on Earth. But instead it just kept on raining…” Never have the words of Greg Lake’s 1974 classic “I believe in Father Christmas” been quite so apposite. Wars, conflicts…Read moreRead more

Comment – Cursed with cynicism…

Isolated by impending demolition or on the make? You decide. I am, by nature, a relatively charitable soul. I treat my fellow man with respect, I pet dogs regardless of whether they want or need petting, and I give to charity regularly and without Bob Geldof’s insistence. And yet, despite my desperate attempts to retain…Read moreRead more

Comment – A Demolition Disgrace

DemolitionNews reports on how a US demolition contractor sent an employee on a suicide mission.

Comment – Another life ruined…

Horrific accident robs man of hard-earned retirement To the best of my knowledge, I have never met David Whitfield. As far as I am aware, neither our professional nor personal paths have ever crossed. In fact, despite the length of time I have spent writing about this industry and my hard-fought online omnipresence, he probably…Read moreRead more

Comment – Happy 70th birthday to JCB

As JCB celebrates its 70th birthday, we look back at our own memories of a Great British company. I first visited the JCB World Headquarters in April 1989, and to say it was a flying visit is the understatement of the Century. I was part of the two-man route-finding and navigation team that successfully steered…Read moreRead more

Comment – Proud to be a part of history…

DemolitionNews joined the throng for a truly memorable event at Red Road. Rab the ice cream man will have been delighted that he chose to drive his ice cream van up to Rosemount yesterday as hundreds of men, women and children gathered to watch the Red Road implosion (and, apparently, to eat ice cream). It…Read moreRead more