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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.

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.

Thompsons Complete their “Walking Home For Christmas”

On Saturday 15th December, Thompsons of Prudhoe Directors, staff, their families, former employees and local people turned up at the Tyne Riverside Country Park to take part in the “Walking Home For Christmas” campaign in aid of the “Walking With The Wounded” Charity”. They were joined by Prudhoe South’s County Councillor Gordon Stewart and Walking With The Wounded’s Regional Operations’ Manager Tommy Watson – also a Prudhoe resident.

The weather was on the fresh side but it stayed dry and made for a great morning outdoors – ideal for clearing a few cobwebs from those who had been a the Thompsons’ Christmas Party the night before!

Between the online funding page, a collection bucket kept at Thompsons of Prudhoe’s Head Office for the last few weeks and buckets brought on the morning by Walking With The Wounded’s Regional Operations’ Manager Tommy Watson – which included donations from some generous souls taking part in the Prudhoe Park Run – the amount raised was £355 – 33. The Thompsons of Prudhoe Board of Directors had already agreed to at least match whatever was raised from the Walk and so a further £375 was donated by Thompsons of Prudhoe making a grand total of £730 raised for the wonderful charity.

Thompsons would like to thank everyone who donated and helped raise this fantastic amount. Anyone wishing to make a further donation can do so by following the link:

Walking Home For Christmas – Saturday 15th December

In Support Of

On the MORNING of SATURDAY 15th December

Thompsons of Prudhoe are organising a Charity Walk of approximately 3½ Miles Starting and Finishing at the Tyne Riverside Country Park (Station Rd, Prudhoe NE42 6NP – Prudhoe side of Ovingham Bridge) along the route shown in blue below.

We would encourage as many people as possible to take part and to bring their families / dogs for a walk. Please wear wellies / supportive footwear and be ready for all weathers.

We do not have any specific target but ask that people taking part make a donation of whatever they wish by bringing cash and donating on the day – We will have collection buckets at the start and finish and in the Thompsons’ Transport Office during December.

Whatever we raise on the morning will be matched by Thompsons of Prudhoe

Parking is limited at the Riverside Country Park so Parking will be available at the Thompsons Depot and a Mini-Bus shuttle will run throughout the morning between the Depot and the Country Park.


You can donate HERE


GDPR Statement Issued

We have issued our GDPR Statement following extensive review of our systems to ensure compliance with the GDPR rules that came into force on the 25th May, you can find our statement here.

Prudhoe Community High School’s Career’s Talk and Jobs Fayre

Prudhoe Community High School’s Career’s Talk and Jobs Fayre

Thompsons of Prudhoe’s HR Director Helen Hillary and Training Co-Ordinator Sandra Lee attended Prudhoe Community High School’s Career’s Talk and Jobs Fayre on 22nd January, aimed at students in Year 9 and above, to provide information on a wide range of career options in the construction industry and to promote the Apprenticeship scheme available at Thompsons. The Thompson team thoroughly enjoyed their evening and were impressed with the positive attitude of its students.

Thompsons of Prudhoe wins gold

Thompsons Head Office has won a Gold Award in this Year’s Business Section of Prudhoe in Bloom competition.

Well done and a big thanks to Joy Richardson, Ronnie McGrouther and Mick Helm who help keep our front area looking so smart.
Prudhoe in Bloom  2017 Award