Last week saw the inaugural meeting of the IDE Southern Regional meeting, hosted by Council of Management member Toby Comley MIDE, in collaboration with the team at LDH Attachments, who provided the venue for the gathering at their HQ in Bordon.

The 36 IDE members and non-members were greeted with refreshments, including a tasty selection of vegan sandwiches and had the opportunity to network with other industry professionals in a relaxed setting.

With the meeting in full swing the presentations began with Roel van Oirschot of DEHACO talking about dust suppression units and David Hearne then displaying a “Terra 60 Dust Suppression Unit” in action. Toby Comley stated “the presentations were very interesting and well received by the guests present.  A highlight was when Jim O’Sullivan MIDE took the stage with his very interesting presentation on the “Mega Crane” at Earls Court, where he explained the complexities in building the largest crane in Europe on an inner city project and lift 1200 tonne concrete beams over underground tube lines.  Multiple questions then followed for Jim and one attendee commented that “it was the best presentation he had seen in a long time”.”

With the presentations complete the attendees had an opportunity to network further over a selection of delicious vegan cakes.

Toby added: “The event was very enjoyable and well supported by IDE members and non-members alike.  Thank you especially to LDH Attachments and to all that attended and made the event a success.  We look forward to this event being in the calendar every year”

Author: Toby Comley MIDE