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Another Safety Leadership Award from Sir Robert McAlpine

Within a month of John Buchan being given SRM’s Regional Safety Leadership Award, our Demolition Supervisor Alan Rutherford was also awarded the Regional Safety Leadership Award by Sir Robert McAlpine. At the same time as John was commended for his work at Nissan on the press pit scheme, Alan was working within the Unipress facility at a different part of the site. The contract was to demolish an existing steel framed plantroom building. This in itself would be fairly straightforward but the work had to be undertaken during the construction of a new steel framed building immediately above the plantroom which limited our access. The job also included the excavation of a small hot press pit, again within the area of the new building. Well done Alan


Congratulations Grant – NFDC Demolition Supervisor of the Year

At the Annual Awards and AGM of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NFDC) held in London on Friday 8th March, Grant Gibson was crowned “NFDC Demolition Supervisor of the Year”. This is a great honour to be recognised as the best in the industry by the industry’s own trade body. Grant started with Thompsons in 1991 and has learned from the ground up.

The award recognised the outstanding customer satisfaction and safety performance that he has consistently achieved when managing all aspects of site works on highly technical gas holder dismantling sites over the last year.

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Congratulations John!

John BuchanThompsons of Prudhoe is proud to reveal that our very own John Buchan recently won the Regional Safety Leadership Award from Sir Robert McAlpine.

John was a stand-out member of our team on a tricky part of the Nissan XL 2 Scheme. The challenge was excavating 9m in a live Press Shop. Several specialist skills were necessary for the work, including cutting and lifting concrete. John’s excellent communication and management skills were crucial to ensuring the success of the job.

You can view the official press release from the award here. If you would like help with a project, contact Thompsons of Prudhoe at 01661 832 422.

Our plans for material recovery with dismantling projects

At Thompsons Of Prudhoe we provide services for dismantling and earth works in the North East as well as across the UK. Our aim is to be the best team for safe, efficient, and environmentally friendly work. Projects like dismantling can be complex due to the various factors you have to consider. However, we can create the right plan for the job. Continue reading “Our plans for material recovery with dismantling projects” »

Good Luck Grant!

We are thrilled that one of Thompsons of Prudhoe’s most experienced Demolition Supervisors is one of only four people to be shortlisted by the Demolition Industry’s Trade Body – the NFDC – at its annual Awards this year in the Category “Demolition Supervisor of the Year”.

Grant Gibson’s supervision and delivery of several gasholder dismantling projects over the last year was recognised by the NFDC, on the back of the outstanding Considerate Constructors Scheme scores achieved on his sites and for the satisfaction with his work shown by our client Northern Gas Networks.

The Awards will be held on 8th March in London.