Category Archives: President

Your IDE – Now and in the Future

Written on May 27, 2016 at 8:56 am, by

With the 40th Anniversary celebrations just over a month away preparations are now in full swing to ensure that all guests to the Science Museum on the 1st July will have an enjoyable and memorable evening.  As part of the preparations for this occasion, current IDE President Duncan Rudall, FIDE took part in an interview to  Continue Reading »

Festive Greetings from the IDE President

Written on December 19, 2014 at 3:16 pm, by

That’s 2014 nearly over, at this point I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, the members, for your support of the Institute over the last twelve months. Thanks to the hard work of our National Secretary Maureen and assistant Michelle the website has been regularly updated and communication generally has greatly improved.  Continue Reading »

A Huge Thank You to our Members!

Written on February 4, 2014 at 4:41 pm, by

On Thursday 30th January 2014 Judy Ledger, Founder of the President’s chosen charity, Baby Lifeline, visited The Joiners Shop to be presented with a cheque for £3,000 by IDE President Steve Jack.  Thank you to all of our members who contributed to this generous donation and extremely worthy cause.  Judy has kindly provided the following information  Continue Reading »

Presidents Charity for IDE Luncheon on 18th November 2011

Written on November 16, 2011 at 8:58 am, by

I would just like a few minutes of your time to introduce you to Claire House, the Presidents Charity for today’s AGM. Claire House is a hospice for children who have life limiting illnesses. The 10 bedded unit is based in Merseyside and provides care for children and their families. All the children that go  Continue Reading »

David Ross Turner RIP

Written on September 13, 2011 at 12:05 pm, by

  John Woodward, IDE President writes: It is with great regret and much sadness that I have to advise IDE members of the death of David Ross Turner at home on the morning of Thursday 8th September 2011. David, known to most people as Ross, was IDE President from 2006 to 2008 and the election  Continue Reading »

How do I get CPD hours?

Written on August 25, 2011 at 8:25 am, by

Richard Comley, my representative at the NFDC Convention, has called me from Portugal to ask for clarity as to what CPD hours are required for IDE members and how they can be obtained so I have pleasure in confirming. All IDE members need to achieve 20 CPD hours per calendar year and those 20 hours  Continue Reading »

IDE Golf/Fishing Day comes to the Midlands.

Written on July 4, 2011 at 8:08 am, by

John Woodward writes Following on from the success of last years event in Tewkesbury the IDE Golf Day, that now includes a fishing option, comes to the Midlands on Wednesday 6th July at Stonebridge Golf Club near the NEC. The day will see 16 golfers and 10 fishermen attend the event before they are joined  Continue Reading »

When will clients and Principal Contractors learn that cheapest is not best?

Written on March 2, 2011 at 1:17 pm, by

John Woodward, IDE President, writes Over the last few months it has become evident to IDE members that demolition tender prices continue to fall.  Sadly, two well established companies have recently folded putting experienced demolition workers out of work and affecting other contractors in the respective supply chains. It appears to me that the current  Continue Reading »

An awful week in Construction & Demolition.

Written on January 23, 2011 at 5:38 pm, by

John Woodward, IDE President, comments, I could not let this awful week in Construction & Demolition pass without comment as it is tragic to think that 6 people lost their lives last week in accidents in the construction and demolition industries and many more who knew the deceased, or were there at the time, will  Continue Reading »

Presidential meeting bodes well for closer relationships

Written on January 12, 2011 at 9:35 am, by

Yesterday, 11 January 2011 President of the NFDC, Dave Darsey and the IDE President, John Woodward, met to discuss ways in which the two organisations could work more closely together during 2011 to promote the benefits of IDE membership to all NFDC companies and for the IDE to continue to provide topical, informative information to  Continue Reading »