Who We Are
Our business is led by a team of active industry experts who are committed to finding effective ways to unlock the value of your industrial legacy site using innovative, industry leading and sustainable enabling methods.
Developing an industrial legacy site poses unavoidable risks, challenges and problems. However we rely on integrity, experience, hard work and loyalty to ensure we deliver maximum value to you.
Client confidentiality means we can’t show you all the projects we’ve worked on or are currently working on, but an interesting selection can be found here
We are part of the John F Hunt Group, a UK leading demolition contractor with a range of industry-linked businesses helping us deliver our projects. Group capabilities include heavy plant, tool and lifting equipment hire, power generation, asbestos management, concrete cutting, nuclear decommissioning services and industrial cleaning.
Dr Samuel Hall
Managing Director Industrial Dismantling
General Manager - Water
Pre-Construction Director Remediation & Enabling
Associate Director of HSEQ
Operations Director – Industrial Dismantling
Operations Director - Remediation
Pre-Construction Director for Remediation and Enabling
Steve joined us after holding senior positions at McCoy, Van Elle and CA Blackwell and has responsibility for our Remediation Pre-construction Team.
His remit is to manage our tendering process and the transfer of projects to our operational delivery teams. Steve is visible during the initial stages of the projects to ensure a smooth transition from tender into a successful live project.
Steve has over 25-years’ experience of earthworks, civils and remediation and has previously worked with members of the John F Hunt Group team.
Based in the Midlands, Steve has strong historical connections in the construction and development sectors.
Keith Kelsey, CMIOSH, MIIRSM, IMaPS, MIDE
Associate Director – HSEQ
joined John F Hunt in 2013 but has been involved in the construction industry for 26 years.
He served an apprenticeship as a Lift Engineer, progressing onto suspended access equipment as a mechanical and electrical engineer covering London and the Home Counties with clients including Canary Wharf.
Keith moved into designing fall arrest/restraint systems, which began his progression into a health and Safety, working for a large demolition contractor as their Health and Safety officer and subsequently for The Health & Safety People Ltd as their Health and Safety Consultant.
His responsibility within John F Hunt Regeneration is to manage, implement and develop our health, safety, environmental and quality procedures.
Operations Director – Remediation
Joining John F Hunt Remediation as Contracts Manager, Saul was made Operations Director in 2020, having over 25 years of industry experience. He has an in-depth knowledge of the market and a broad understanding of the key remediation technologies enhanced with a civil engineering background and how these can be implemented in the most cost-effective manner on site.
He has significant experience in earthworks, civil engineering and land remediation of large, strategic brownfield sites. His knowledge extends to traditional bulk earthworks, management of legacy coal tar contamination in sensitive aquifers and operation of thermal desorption plants for ex-situ treatment of contaminated soil.
His focus and reputation is built by delivering projects within programmed deadlines, commercial targets and specific client requirements.
Operations Director – Industrial Dismantling
Upon joining John F Hunt Regeneration, Tony already had 40 years’ experience in managing projects for blue-chip clients in high hazard industries (COMAH).
He spent the first 20 years of his career in design, fabrication and the erection of piping and equipment in the Chemical, Power Generation, Nuclear, Oil and Gas sectors.
The next 20 years involved the decommissioning and demolishing of plants in the UK and across the globe, including some of the equipment he installed 30 years ago!
More recently Tony has been managing the asset recovery, remediation and logistics for major International and industry clients.
His specialist knowledge and skills also cover the provision of technical assessments and the design of complex decommissioning solutions, including Hazcon / Hazdem and Risk Evaluation.
Tony is a time served expert in his field and undertakes the management of day-to-day operations in live John F Hunt site environments. He ensures that health, safety, compliance, schedule and budget are all properly adhered to, whilst operating within current legislation and liaising closely with all necessary regulatory authorities.
He delivers on client expectations, with minimal impact to their operations and the environment.
Steve Forster BSc
Managing Director – Industrial Dismantling
With a career in construction, demolition and decommissioning spanning 30 years, Steve is a highly experienced director holding senior positions with leading construction and demolition companies across the UK.
With the ambition to play a key role in improving performance and high standards on every Project, he ultimately delivers environmentally friendly and safe schemes for the work force and clients.
Commercial Director – John F Hunt Regeneration
Richard has worked at a senior level within the construction industry for the last 20 years, having started as a Quantity Surveyor in the late 80’s.
The majority of his career has been in civil engineering, working for major national, international developers and landowners.
His focus and reputation has been built by delivering projects within programmed deadlines, commercial targets and specific client requirements.
Apart from construction and civil engineering, Richard has a broad knowledge of the key remediation technologies.
Jonathan Goldsmith BSc MSc
General Manager – Water Technology
With over 30 years’ experience within the construction and brownfield remediation industries, Jonathan has gained extensive practical knowledge in the provision of water treatment solutions on projects within the UK and across the world.
He is widely regarded as being one of the country’s leading experts in the management and treatment of groundwater, trade effluent from industrial facilities and surface water run-off from construction sites.
Our Water Treatment Technology business has the capability to offer complete work packages for temporary and permanent water treatment solutions across the construction and industrial business sectors. An adept speaker, Jonathan can provide bespoke CPD-approved courses for our clients.
Dr Samuel Hall
Managing Director – John F Hunt Regeneration
With over 20 years’ experience within the contaminated land remediation industry, working both as a consultant and contractor, Sam brings a comprehensive technical, operational and regulatory skill set to John F Hunt Regeneration.
He has worked across several sectors including residential development, commercial development, industrial, major land regeneration and utilities.
A Chartered Waste Manager and Qualified Person, Sam promotes ‘sustainable remediation solutions’ at all stages throughout the project lifecycle.
In addition, Sam undertakes Research and Development projects focusing on novel remedial technologies, where several technologies have been successfully implemented at full-scale.
Sam is involved in every section of a project, from design, regulatory negotiations and implementation, through to verification and close-out.
CEO – John F Hunt Regeneration
Joining John F Hunt Regeneration in 2013 as Managing Director, Ben brings a wealth of technical, practical and commercial knowledge associated with the redevelopment of brown field land and the management of environmental liabilities.
He is an established industry professional who has experience of working in both environmental consultancy and contracting for both public and private sector clients including, banks, funding institutions, multinationals, venture capitalists, lawyers and property companies.
Ben has worked on high profile projects including the remediation, enabling and redevelopment of sites which have had a legacy of industrial usage. He is well versed in working with a variety of clients including those involved with industrial, manufacturing, retail, house building, energy and infrastructure sectors.
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