Gary Walsh joins company as md of its demolition and enabling works division and asbestos management subsidiary
WASTE-management firm Collard Group have appointed Gary Walsh as managing director of their demolition and enabling works division and asbestos management business Amiante STR.
Mr Walsh join the company with a wealth of knowledge and expertise having held directorships at notable companies in the demolition and construction sectors. He also has substantial experience in delivering successful multi-million-pound contracts and is passionate about further developing staff to maximize their potential in a supportive working environment.
Since joining Collard Group six months ago, Mr Walsh has become an integral part of the management team, having made positive contributions to the development of the company’s successful contracting division and its ambitious growth plans.
‘Appointing Gary [Walsh] further strengthens our solid management team across our contracting, waste-management, aggregates, and ready-mix concrete businesses,’ said Robert Collard, founder and managing director of Collard Group.
‘We have built our demolition and enabling works capabilities over the last 30 years, working nationally on major projects for Tier 1 contractors, developers, and local authorities. Last year we completed another strategic acquisition with the purchase of specialist asbestos management business Amiante STR, making us a fully licenced asbestos contractor. Gary brings the necessary knowledge and personal attributes to develop these businesses in line with our ambitious growth plans.’
Commenting on his new managing director position, Mr Walsh said: ‘Collards is exceptionally well positioned in the demolition industry and I’ve been highly impressed by the breadth and depth of the business and its capabilities since joining the team.
‘I’m delighted to undertake this role at what is a unique time for the demolition industry as a whole and I’m fortunate to be given the opportunity to continue to foster and build a team of exceptional people, who collectively are driven by a common goal of striving to consistently achieve industry-leading standards.’