John Lynch takes a stand…

Industry veteran targets modernisation as he announces run for NFDC 2nd vice president. John Lynch is a man of contradictions.  He’s a traditionalist and an industry veteran.   But he understands the need for modernisation. He is a vocal advocate for the National Federation of Demolition Contractors.   But he also believes that the NFDC and, more…Read moreRead more

O’Keefe appoints new MD

Marc Daly takes over the reins at O’Keefe. An industry professional with almost 30 years’ construction delivery experience has been appointed as managing director of specialist contracting group O’Keefe. Marc Daly MCIOB joins the group after nine years at Carey civil engineering where he was head of delivery, managing the overall performance and delivery of…Read moreRead more

Jackson returns to remediate…

A new remediation contractor, Jackson Remediation, was launched today by the former MD of Keltbray’s specialist business, Joe Jackson. The Keltbray Remediation business was one of the tier two contractor’s fastest growing and highest performing divisions thanks to Jackson’s leadership. That will now be applied to his new company Jackson Remediation as it commences an…Read moreRead more

A life in demolition…

DemolitionNews brings you ANOTHER video exclusive. Straight-talking demolition veteran Roy Gibbons lived and worked through the golden age of the UK demolition industry. He rubbed shoulders with some of the biggest names in the sector, crossed paths with some of its biggest personalities, and considered many of them friends. Now, as he hangs up his…Read moreRead more

RIP Leslie Squibb Snr…

It is with huge regret that DemolitionNews announces the passing of Leslie Squibb Snr, son of Squibb Group founder Harry and father to current directors Leslie Jnr and Westley. Leslie joined his father’s company in 1968 and was still company chairman when he passed away in hospital last night of a non-COVID related illness. Although…Read moreRead more

Peter Cordwell passes…

Larger-than-life North West demolition man passes away. Peter Cordwell, the figure-head and founder of Oldham-based PGC Demolition has sadly passed away. DemolitionNews understands he was just 48 years old. Cordwell was a well-known figure in the demolition industry in the North West of England. He achieved a degree of notoriety in the region after a…Read moreRead more

Shannon update…

Positive news emerges on young woman hurt in demolition accident. It is just over a month since 20-year old Shannon Brasier was critically injured in an incident on a demolition site in Southend. At the time of the accident, she was said to be fighting for her life due to the extent and severity of…Read moreRead more

Quarmby quits…

Former IDE president resigns from Institute council. Former Institute of Demolition Engineers president Dr Terry Quarmby has announced that he is stepping down as a member of the Institute’s council and simultaneously relinquishing his position as a trustee of the organisation. His resignation brings to an end more than a quarter of a century of…Read moreRead more

Demolition man honoured…

John Thompson Snr named in New Years’ Honours List. John Thompson Snr, chairman of much-respected demolition firm Thompsons of Prudhoe, has been awarded with an MBE in the Queen’s New Years’ Honours List. Son of company founders and Madge, John Thomson Snr was honoured for his services to the economy and the community in Northumberland…Read moreRead more

Sinclair goes global…

“Grandfather of demolition” shows no signs of slowing. Someone recently described David Sinclair as the “grandfather of demolition”. I am sure it was not intended to be disparaging in any way. Sinclair turns 74 fairly soon and he has spent much of his working life in the demolition sector. He is also a grandfather. But…Read moreRead more