Our 60th anniversary is not the only milestone being celebrated this year – it’s also Mark Colemans’ 30th year with the business and Episode 6 of Mark’s Demolition Diaries looks back at those three decades and beyond.
Watch as Mark talks through his life and times, including his early years in and around the family business as a child, his time at boarding school and the five years he spent at Henry Boot Construction, getting the grounding that paved the way for him to join Colemans.
As ever, Mark speaks candidly about his experiences since joining the business 1993, including:
- How he failed a demolition project as part of his CIOB professional qualification – which ultimately changed the way Colemans approached method statements in the early 1990s
- His active involvement with CIOB right up to the present day, including time as regional chair and regularly speaking at events
- Getting to grips with computers for the first time – and how he helped to transform method statements with visuals
- The story of Colemans’ first blowdown (and biggest job to date at that time) in Birmingham back in 2001 – did he take on more than he could chew?
- How moving into sensitive and controlled demolition work enabled the company to tap into opportunities in central London – where 50% of revenue today is billed
- Mark’s experience in Christchurch, New Zealand, following the devastating 2011 earthquake and working on other international projects
- His pride in welcoming the fourth generation of Coleman family to the business this year
We’re proud to play an active part in what remains a close-knit demolition industry – an industry where so many friendships are made and working relationships often become personal ones. We hope you’re enjoying this video series and that it’s bringing back some memories of your own.
Check back next month to watch another Mark’s Demolition Diaries video.