John formed John F Hunt Contracting Ltd in 1982 initially specialising in Industrial and Chemical Plant Dismantling. The business, later renamed John F Hunt Demolition, became the parent of the Group and is today recognised as being one of the leading demolition companies in the UK.
John made a name for himself in the deconstruction of Large Panel Tower Blocks and was asked to Co-Author the first NFDC Guidance Notes on the Demolition of Tower Blocks over 10 Storeys. He went on to be instrumental in promoting High Reach mechanical demolition and the use of Hydraulic Attachments within the Industry.
The John F Hunt Group now consists of a number of specialist companies and employs well over 450 staff throughout its 10 depots and offices. Apart from Demolition, activities include Land Remediation, Plant & Tool Hire, Power Generation, Asbestos Removal, House Building, Lifting Gear Testing, Stonemasonry and a Health and Safety Consultancy with three UKAS accredited laboratories.
Supported by a team of experienced directors, John is responsible for the day-to-day management of the John F Hunt Group and has ultimate responsibility for all Group Health and Safety matters, Director recruitment, formulation of company policies, ISO compliance, marketing & branding, customer relationships, consultancy work, company vision, direction and expansion.
John has drove the acquisition of a major shareholding in Birkin Cleaning Services a leading Industrial Cleaning business in 2015.
The Group has achieved ISO 9001 “Quality Management Systems”, ISO 14001 “Environmental Management Systems” and OHSAS 18001 Safety Management accreditation.