An Exclusive and Exciting Programme of Events



10am – 4pm
Mental Health & Wellbeing Open Day

Introduction from the Organisers:
Dave Price and Steve Muggridge will be available all day to share information with you and take your questions about NFDC’s upcoming Mental Health and Wellbeing Workshops. 

Mental Health and Wellbeing in the demolition industry is a key strategic priority for NFDC and should be top of the Agenda for all reputable demolition contractors in the UK. It’s OK to not be OK. This is a vital message to send. It’s our aim to ensure all demolition workers know that their employers offer a non-judgmental ear to listen and that their employers are equipped with the right information, resources, skills and abilities to help demolition workers at times when they’re not OK. 

Is the Mental Health and Wellbeing of your workforce important to you?
Then don’t miss this informative and interactive drop in session, exclusive to Demo Expo 2019.

Open Day Synopsis
Mental health is a state of wellbeing in which people can realise their potential, can cope with the stresses of life, can work productively and are able to contribute to their community.

During Demo Expo we will be introducing the NFDC’s mental health and wellbeing programme, you will have the opportunity to discuss the programme in detail and find out more about the three core elements which have been designed specifically for the NFDC – Mental Health awareness workshop for managers, the Wellbeing Ambassador workshop which is available for one nominated employee within a business and the Mental Health and Wellbeing resources which will be distributed on a quarterly basis to all Wellbeing ambassadors.

At Demo Expo, in addition to finding more about the programme, technology will be available for you to try, highlighting how each domain is interrelated. Using simple devices attendees will have the opportunity to monitor their health and wellbeing focusing on the body and their emotional response which ultimately affects individuals mental health.



10am – 12pm
NFDC London & Southern Counties Members Regional Meeting

Join Chairman, Simon Barlow, and Vice Chairman, Duncan Rudall, for the NFDC London & Southern Counties Regional Meeting, held at Demo Expo 2019, to enable demolition contractors to maximise their day at the NFDC & IDE’s flagship biennial event by visiting exhibitors and networking with fellow demolition professionals in a unique setting. 

12.30pm – 1.45pm
Special Guests from Costain Skanska Joint Venture Share HS2 Demolition Best Working Practice

Introduction from the Organisers:
Demo Expo 2019 is excited to welcome very special guests from the Costain Skanska Joint Venture to our event. John Yabbacombe and Lee Davies will present HS2’s best working practice to industry, then be available to network and take your questions. There is no need to pre-register for this event at Demo Expo 2019, attendance will be granted on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, so do arrive early as the organisers expect this unique networking seminar to be very popular!

Networking Seminar Synopsis
High Speed Two (HS2) will be the backbone of Britain’s transport network, helping to bridge the north-south divide, freeing up space on congested rail lines and improving reliability for millions of people using Britain’s railways. In order to clear the way for the railway and stations, HS2 is undertaking one of the largest programmes of demolition ever carried out in the United Kingdom.  As Europe’s largest infrastructure project, the scale of the programme means that HS2 has to work collaboratively with the UK’s leading demolition companies to develop and deploy best practice, and ensure all our work is carried out as safely and effectively as possible. HS2 encourages innovation and continuous improvement as we strive to reduce demolition risks and the impact on our neighbours, whilst improving the health and wellbeing of our personnel carrying out these works. In this way, HS2 hopes to lead by example and leave a legacy for the industry that will be championed and further developed by major programmes in the future.

The Demolition Working Group consists of representatives from HS2, the Enabling Works Contract (EWC) joint venture partners, the demolition contractors working on HS2 Phase One EWC, the Institution of Demolition Engineers, and the National Federation of Demolition Contractors. Together, the Working Group is collaborating to push the boundaries of best practice beyond business as usual and is coordinating approaches being adopted on HS2 which will be shared to influence future demolition works. Representatives from the Working Group will discuss:

  • The scope of the HS2 demolition programme.
  • Development of the Working Group and the Working Group charter.
  • Selection of focus areas and the planned outputs from the Working Group.
  • Innovations already used on the EWC.

2pm – 4pm
NFDC Midlands & Welsh Members Regional Meeting

Regional Chairman Robin Powell, of DSM Demolition, and his Vice Chairman Adrian Corrigan, of GBM Demolition, are pleased to welcome Midlands & Welsh members of the NFDC community to their Regional Meeting.  

Time it right, and you can spend the morning visiting Exhibitors at Herts County Showground, hearing the HS2 Best Working Practice for Industry and close your day with the latest news from the NFDC Midlands & Welsh region for an action-packed and productive day here with us at Demo Expo 2019.


Demo Expo 2019’s Family Day is designed for Demolition Operatives and their families to come and enjoy a great day out, with free entertainment for children including outdoor soft play and a jungle obstacle course, plus face-painting and balloon modelling available in the Events Marquee. Youngsters will also want to meet-the-mascot, ‘Ivor Goodsite’, who will be appearing on site at selected times during the day. If that wasn’t enough, you’ll see the latest and greatest BIG machines on show and have the opportunity to chat to Exhibitors about your experiences using their equipment!

Details of Activities, including an Obstacle Course with a difference, will be available at the Registration Desk on your arrival. Don’t miss the opportunity to kick back and have some fun with us at Demo Expo 2019.

Anyone with interest in joining or learning more about the demolition industry is encouraged to come on down to Herts County Showground for our Saturday Open Day where you’ll experience the biggest and best introduction to UK demolition. Talk to the leading voice in demolition – the National Federation of Demolition Contractors – or find out about opportunities to enter the industry from the National Demolition Training Group and Trailblazers – the team behind our all-new demolition apprentice standard. 

The Demo Expo Events Programme is subject to change.