Charmaine O’Connor appointed as Regional Chairman of National Federation of Demolition Contractors

Photo: Charmaine O’Connor appointed as Regional Chairman of National Federation of Demolition Contractors

Charmaine O’Connor, Chief Executive of Salford based demolition, dismantling, bulk earthworks and civil engineering contractor P P O’Connor has been appointed as North West Regional Chairman for the National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NFDC).

The NFDC was established in 1941 to champion the standards and professionalism of its members to the wider construction industry. To join the NFDC, companies must meet a stringent criteria on procedures and processes across the whole business including health and safety systems, training and development programmes, and its commitment to environmental and sustainability issues.

There are 19 member companies of the NFDC in the North West and a key part of Charmaine’s role this year is to encourage more construction industry clients to only use NFDC members. She will work closely with other NFDC members to help develop training and career development programmes, targeted especially at young people and women.

Charmaine O’Connor said:  “The NFDC is working very hard to promote the high standards and quality of its members and my role as North West Chairman is to develop stronger ties with clients and their advisors to make sure they understand why only NFDC members should be placed on tender lists to help with the advancement of professionalism across the whole industry.”

As well as championing the NFDC and its members, Charmaine’s role as Chairman is to deliver several charity fundraising events, the next of which is the NFDC Summer Ball being held at The Mere Golf Resort and Spa on Saturday 8th July.

In 2003 Charmaine joined P P O’Connor as commercial manager following her 10 year employment with a major construction company.  In 2007 she progressed to commercial director and in 2014 Charmaine was promoted to the position of chief executive.  This new role has allowed her to concentrate on the strategic and future growth of her family’s business which has been established for over 50 years.

With its headquarters in Irlam and regional office in Liverpool, P P O’Connor is a leading demolition, bulk earthworks and civil engineering contractor.  The firm directly employs 180 highly skilled people and provides regular training courses as well as working closely with colleges and universities within the region to encourage graduates and apprentices.