The iconic Astoria music venue in the heart of London’s theatre-land has played host to some of the biggest and most notorious bands in the music business. In its 30-year history, the Astoria’s 2,000 capacity venue played host to everyone from the Beach Boys and David Bowie to today’s stars such as Amy Winehouse, Oasis…Read moreRead more
The UK’s National Demolition Training Group has announced the date for its annual general meeting. The meeting will take place at the Novotel in London’s Docklands on 5 February 2009. Full details are available from training co-ordinator Sophie Francis on Tel: 01784 456799 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is when you just KNOW that you need to get a hobby. Through my work on Demolition News and Demolition & Dismantling and my links with the National Federation of Demolition Contractors and European Demolition Association, I spend a large part of my working week working within and alongside the demolition industry. Every once…Read moreRead more
UK demolition specialist Syd Bishop & Sons Ltd has donated almost £40,000 towards the restoration and extension of the nearby All Saints Church in the Parish of Fawkham and Hartley. Donated via the Community Credit Scheme, the money represents a significant proportion of the Landfill Tax taken at the company’s construction and demolition waste site…Read moreRead more
John Woodward, newly-elected vice president of the Institute of Demolition Engineers and a firm friend of Demolition News, has been named a fellow of the IDE. Read the full story here.
David Hodgkins has been appointed Manager of Clifford Devlin’s Demolition Division. David joins the East London contractor from John F Hunt where he spent six years as a Project Manager. He replaces Neil Pedlingham who has left the company after nine years to live abroad. David has nearly twenty year’s experience in the construction industry…Read moreRead more
Val Ledden has been appointed as Managing Director of Volvo Construction Equipment Limited, the wholly owned dealer for Great Britain. Previously Sales Director and deputy M.D., Val takes over from Rob Dicker who has been appointed as Senior Vice President – Finance and Chief Financial Officer for the Volvo Construction Equipment Group in Brussels.
Fresh off the back of his highly successful trip to Istanbul as the IDE representative at the latest EDA seminar, John Woodward has been elected vice president of the Institute of Demolition Engineers. A lifelong demolition man, Woodward has been a member of the IDE for many years, most recently acting as the Institute’s events…Read moreRead more