Last week saw Erith Contractors’ Managing Director, David Darsey, voted in as Chairman of the National Demolition Training Group at the organisation’s Annual General Meeting.
The NDTG has been running since the late 1970’s, with the aim to provide specific and relevant training opportunities for demolition specialists, as well as working continuously to improve standards across the industry.
This latest appointment is another crowning accomplishment for David, who completed his Institute of Demolition Engineers presidency in November last year. He has also held the position of President of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors, where he remains an honorary life Vice-President.
David has built up a wealth of knowledge and experience within the demolition industry, meaning he is well-prepared to rise to this new challenging chapter of his distinguished career. As President of the IDE, David established the first dedicated degree for demolition, saw IDE exam results improve and left the IDE in a financially sound position upon the end of his term. His ambition and drive to promote positive change in the industry will continue as NDTG Chairman, where he will work alongside newly elected Vice President, Craig MacWilliam.
David has always been a prominent advocate for improving training standards across the industry. In 2015, Erith Training Services was launched, enabling greater control and quality standards for our own employees and external businesses. Erith Training has grown year on year, both in terms of the numbers of people trained and the range of training courses we can provide. David’s passion and expertise in training will prove to be an invaluable asset to the NDTG.
Commenting on his appointment, David Darsey said: “First and foremost, I would like to thank the NDTG members for having the confidence in me to fulfil the role as Chairman. I am looking forward to this exciting new challenge and intend to use my time as Chairman to continue the excellent work the NTDG already does to improve training standards across our industry.”