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Collard Group team update

Hampshire-based national demolition and enabling works contractor Collard Group has appointed Gary Walsh as the managing director of their demolition and enabling works division and of their asbestos management business Amiante STR.

Gary has previously held directorships at notable companies in the demolition and construction industries and brings a wealth of knowledge to the role. He has substantial experience in delivering successful multi-million pound contracts and is passionate about developing colleagues to maximise their potential in a supportive working environment.

Since joining Collard Group six months ago he has become an integral part of their management team and made positive contributions to the development of the company’s successful contracting division and their ambitious growth plans.

Robert Collard, founder and managing director of Collard Group said:

“Appointing Gary further strengthens our solid management team across our contracting, waste management, aggregates and ready mix concrete businesses. We have built our demolition and enabling works capabilities over the last 30 years, working nationally on major projects for Tier 1 contractors, developers and local authorities.  Last summer we completed another strategic acquisition with the purchase of specialist asbestos management business Amiante STR, making us a fully licenced asbestos contractor.  Gary brings the necessary knowledge and personal attributes to develop these businesses in line with our ambitious growth plans.”

Gary Walsh, managing director of Collard Contracting and Amiante STR:

Collards is exceptionally well positioned in the demolition industry and I’ve been highly impressed by the breadth and depth of the business and its capabilities since joining the team.

The company’s broad selection of services, methodical approach and its persistent desire to provide clients with an incomparable service is supported by a unique self-delivery model using the vast resources of the wider group including transport, plant, waste management and recycled materials.  This really sets us apart; more and more clients are now looking to engage in this approach not just because of the ease of dealing with our one-stop-shop but also in terms of the sustainability deliverables we can achieve for them and the social value outcomes.

 I’m delighted to undertake this role at what is a unique time for the demolition industry as a whole and I’m fortunate to be given the opportunity to continue to foster and build a team of exceptional people, who collectively are driven by a common goal of striving to consistently achieve industry-leading standards.”

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