The Break Fast Show #415

In today’s show: The rules of succession have been set aside as John Lynch prepares for NFDC presidency; the world’s tallest buildings and the challenge they present for those that might ultimately demolish them; and we’re headed back to the Messe Munchen, first in the company of Steelwrist and then to check out the latest…Read moreRead more

Turning point for the NFDC…?

It has been the worst-kept secret in demolition circles for several weeks now but the news is now official: When the NFDC presidency of William Crooks comes to an end in March 2023, John Lynch of Newline Midlands Ltd will take up the chains of office. In a statement to its membership, the National Federation…Read moreRead more

In conversation with…

One of the very best parts of my job here at DemolitionNews is that I get to speak to some incredibly smart and incredibly insightful people. In fact, the people I have spoken to offer so much value that I have decided that they deserve a YouTube playlist all their very own. We have pulled…Read moreRead more

A tale of two pities

We are constantly told that the UK demolition industry is suffering from a skills shortage; that we need to find another 50,000 people each year for the next decade to meet workload demands; that we need to attract more young people into the sector. So why is the industry giving the run-around to willing workers?

Goodbye to Paul Johnson

It has been announced that the funeral of Bradley Demolition’s Paul Johnson will be held at Charnock Richard Crematorium on Friday 7 October at 2.30 pm followed by a reception at Shaw Hill Golf Club in Whittle-le-Woods. Those who are unable to attend the service are welcome to join the reception from 4 pm. I…Read moreRead more

RIP Paul Johnson

“The demolition industry has lost one of its true stars”. That was a comment from one of the closest industry friends of Bradley Demolition’s Paul Johnson who sadly passed away this weekend. Johnson was the founder of Bradley Demolition and had been the chairman of the North West region of the National Federation of Demolition…Read moreRead more

Demolition man jailed for sex offences

A man who molested and raped an underage teenage girl after her school friend had been in contact with him through a website was jailed on 1 September. James McAllister, who is employed by NFDC member company Daltons Demolitions, left his victim in pain after an initial encounter when she said he knew she was…Read moreRead more

Demolition man narrowly avoids jail

A demolition man drove into oncoming traffic on one of Liverpool’s busiest roads and rammed a police van during a 30-minute chase with officers. Despite this, and despite a previous conviction for five offences of criminal damage, using violence to secure entry to a premises and assault in 2015, he was handed a 14-month prison…Read moreRead more

End of an era….

The exodus from the National Federation of Demolition Contractors continues with the shock announcement that former president and honorary life vice president David Darsey has resigned. In this exclusive video, we look back at some professional and personal highlights of one of the most influential figures to hold office in the NFDC. You can also…Read moreRead more

David Darsey departs

The exodus from the National Federation of Demolition Contractors continues with the shock announcement that former president David Darsey has resigned. Darsey, an honorary life vice president of the NFDC, follows David Keane, Holly Price and Paul Johnson through the NFDC exit. But his resignation is perhaps the most significant and far-reaching of the recent…Read moreRead more