Decommissioning consultancy RVA Group — headquartered in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, and with offices spanning both the UK and Europe — has welcomed renowned industry specialist Stephen Andrew FIDE as Business Development Director, as the firm gears up for further global expansion.

Bringing 45 years of experience within the demolition sector and associated markets, Stephen boasts a high-level, multinational career portfolio, with former roles including asset closure lead for ABB. As such, he is perfectly placed to bolster RVA Group’s senior leadership team — not only in developing and broadening its UK and global markets, but also providing strategic support to the operations and project management teams.  Commenting on the hire, Richard Vann, Founder and Managing Director at RVA Group, noted: “We’re not strangers to overseas assignments — having completed in excess of 900 global projects over our 32-year company history. But as our global footprint expands — in Europe, Middle East, South America, and North and East Africa — we’re excited to leverage Stephen’s demonstrable experience in this niche field.

“Having built an enviable reputation in the demolition and decommissioning space, many peers will have followed Stephen’s career trajectory for decades. Now, we’re pleased that RVA is where he’s hanging his hat. Crucially, Stephen also embodies our organisation’s safety-first, client-focused work ethic. We are confident that we’ve not only secured a most capable individual, but also a guardian of the values that have underpinned RVA Group since day one.”

Specialising in the high-hazard operational sectors of power generation, and chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries, RVA has a hard-earned reputation among major global brands including BASF, Sabic, SembCorp, ENGIE and GSK, to name just a few. Its multidisciplinary team of experts delivers tailored solutions for complex projects worldwide, ensuring the highest standards of safety and environmental stewardship.