Category Archives: Family Business

No one is an island

My family have been of tremendous support to me, I would not dream to take sole credit for all that has happened. My son Mark, having worked with me for nearly twenty years, has been “a pain in the butt”, … Continue reading

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A New Chapter for a Leading Demolition Contractor

A New Chapter for a Leading Demolition Contractor A new Board of Directors has now been appointed at Coleman & Company, consisting of yours truly as Chairman, Mark Coleman as Managing Director, Lesley Morris as Finance Director and Company Secretary, … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the demolition industry

As had always been the way, from when my father first saved and sold bricks, timber and anything else that had a reclaim value, the start of “recycling” we have looked to go that one step further, to make us … Continue reading

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2010 – what a year

Unfortunately, the 2010 recession, due to the banking crisis, led to  Government austerity measures that meant a dramatic cut back in work being awarded or started so the Liebherr 984 machine became surplus, as high rise blocks were now being … Continue reading

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Building New Offices – The Opposite to our usual Demolition!

The company had continued to steadily develop and expand by offering a range of industrial, complex and explosive demolition. It had outgrown the Stechford site needing somewhere larger to house the ever increasing and expanding scope of work. We searched … Continue reading

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Benefits of television

Towards the end of 1990, we secured a contract, for the earthworks for the widening of all of the merges and diverges at the juncture of the M40/42 motorways. The contract with Monk Construction, was short and very intense, our … Continue reading

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A sense of isolation

In 1987 Mother suffered a stroke that incapacitated her, to make her feel wanted, we insisted that there was still work for her to do in the office. We gave her plenty to do, which meant she was in company … Continue reading

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