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…Read moreRead more

An ill-timed interview

Outgoing NFDC CEO Howard Button has granted an interview to industry magazine, Construction News. In the interview, he talks about a possible retraction of the UK demolition industry and about the fact that 10 NFDC members were fined almost £60 million for their part in a bid-rigging, price-fixing and collusion scandal. However, also says that…Read moreRead more

Wilkinson on the Hunt

Former Wates director Simon Wilkinson has joined demolition contractor John F Hunt as the company looks to grow market share in the London commercial sector. Wilkinson joins from Kent based contractor Claritas Group where he has been a director since 2019. Prior to that he worked for 13 years at Wates with his final role…Read moreRead more

Lynch takes over NFDC hot seat

John Lynch has been sworn in as the new president of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors. Lynch’s appointment was confirmed at the NFDC AGM that was held in London on Friday last week. He is pictured (right) with newly-elected NFDC 2nd vice president Simon Barlow of Rye Group. The NFDC AGM also marked the…Read moreRead more

Breaking News – NFDC names new CEO

The National Federation of Demolition Contractors has announced that Duncan Rudall is to replace Howard Button as CEO. Rudall is a popular figure in UK demolition circles and his name has been linked to the role since it was announced that the search had started for a replacement. He has been an active member of…Read moreRead more

NFDC seeks new CEO

The National Federation of Demolition Contractors has announced that it is seeking a new chief executive officer for both the NFDC and for the National Demolition Training Group. DemolitionNews understands that the new CEO will work alongside incumbent CEO Howard Button to ensure a smooth handover and succession. According to an advertisement posted on both…Read moreRead more

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?