Monthly Archives: May 2014

An Apology!

Written on May 30, 2014 at 10:48 am, by

The National Secretary would like to offer her sincerest apologies to those members who attended the South East Regional Meeting in Dartford on 8th May and were “rewarded” by having to pay extra postage on their CPD Certificates.  I am sorry to say that we completely underestimated the postage on the envelopes.  Please let us  Continue Reading »

Are you Missing Out on £250k Worth of Tax Relief

Written on May 27, 2014 at 1:17 pm, by

Out of a total of 250 businesses surveyed before the government’s March 2014 budget statement, only five (2%) knew that they could claim back up to £250,000 through the government’s annual investment allowance (AIA) scheme. Businesses investing in plant, machinery or commercial vehicles have been entitled to claim AIA since legislation was introduced in 2008.  Continue Reading »

When Will Clarity Be Given?

Written on May 27, 2014 at 11:27 am, by

The following piece was sent to us as information to our Members.  Have you experienced similar interventions?  Please let us know of any comments or views you have by emailing [email protected] using the title “When will Clarity Be Given” as your heading. With the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) now operating a Fee for Intervention  Continue Reading »

EDA Board Member Marcel Schroder RIP

Written on May 22, 2014 at 9:16 am, by

The IDE were saddened to hear that Marcel Schroder passed away suddenly on 15th May 2014.  Marcel, 43, was the Technical Director for Richard Liesegang GmbH, since 2010 he has been a Member of the Board of Directors of the European Demolition Association (EDA), a former Deutscher Abbruchverband Board Member, active Member of the Blasting Technology Working  Continue Reading »

To train or not to train, for that is the question…..

Written on May 21, 2014 at 9:13 am, by

The question in the header is one often voiced through the regional meetings and with good cause. While this may be controversial it’s not something we should ignore. As a great orator once voiced “That is why the Athenian lawmaker Solon decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy” [1] With this  Continue Reading »

Stephen Sutton – Proud to have met you!

Written on May 16, 2014 at 9:56 am, by

It is with a heavy heart that we say good bye to Stephen Sutton who passed away on Wednesday (14th) after his battle with cancer. Stephen came to talk to us at our Autumn Seminar in Leeds in February of this year and gave, what I think, was a funny, thought- provoking and inspirational 20  Continue Reading »

Photographic Competition Results

Written on May 16, 2014 at 9:15 am, by

We had an amazing response to our recent call for budding photographers for our very first IDE Photographic Competition.  It is, after all, no surprise that quite a few of our members are able to take such stunning photos whilst carrying out their daily duties around the country. A very well done to all who  Continue Reading »

Working Wednesday…but on a Tuesday!

Written on May 13, 2014 at 9:00 am, by

– (but this time it is on a Tuesday) Regular readers will know that Howard Button CEO of the NFDC and Sophie Cox NDTG Group Manager are always keen to provide relevant topical information for members of both organisations and have done so over the past few years by the very well attended “Working Wednesday”  Continue Reading »

Southern Regional Meeting 8th May 2014

Written on May 13, 2014 at 8:48 am, by

The Institute held a South Eastern Regional Meeting on Thursday 8th May at the Hilton Dartford, which was very well supported. The Institute would like to thank the presenters, Richard Yarwood from ECY Hallmark, Darren Bennet from Liebherr and Brian Carroll from Kocurek whose presentations focused on innovation, the future, new developments and areas outside  Continue Reading »

Anthony Hurley Hon FIDE – January 1947 – May 2014

Written on May 9, 2014 at 2:16 pm, by

It is with great sadness that we inform our members of the passing of one of our colleagues, Tony Hurley.  As some of you are aware Tony has been very poorly for a long time and he lost his battle with cancer in the early hours of this morning. Tony joined the IDE in 1984,  Continue Reading »