Dick Green a fellow Explosives Engineer pays tribute

It is with great sadness and regret that I have to let you know my good friend and colleague Phil Lowe passed away peacefully in hospital on Saturday 24th March 2012.

Phil started his apprenticeship as an explosives engineer in 1981 working in the Family Company Nottingham Explosives under his father Barry Lowe.

Phil joined the Institute of Explosives Engineers in 1986 at which time he became Explosives director of the Company.

In 1991 he took over the company as Managing Director, Phil was personally responsible for numerous successful Explosive Demolition projects within the UK and Overseas.

In 1994 Phil was admitted as a full member of the Institute of Demolition Engineers.


In 2002 he joined the Explosives team at Controlled Demolition where his thorough knowledge and experience of industrial Demolition was an invaluable asset to the company

In 2009 Phil Joined SES Specialist Explosives Services Ltd as Chief Explosives Engineer where he continued to excel in the profession he loved.

In Phil’s 30 year career he has logged the demolition of over 3500 structures.

Phil will be sadly missed by the both the Explosive and Demolition Community and by all that knew him.

Our thoughts go to his wife, mother, daughter and Granddaughter.

Phil Lowe a real demolition man.