Martin Lavery

Martin is the Operations Director for Hire Centres and Thameside Lifting and has been with the company since 1995 when he joined as Operations Manager. He was made a director in 2000 and has been instrumental in the growth and development of both companies.

Previously Martin held similar positions for independent and national hire companies prior to joining the John F Hunt Group and has over 30 years experience in the industry.

Keith Scott

Keith is the Managing Director and has overall responsibility for the Group’s four Hire Companies: John F Hunt Hire Centres, John F Hunt Plant Hire, John F Hunt Power and Thameside Lifting.

Following six years in sales and operations for a national hire company, he joined the Group in 1994 to establish and develop John F Hunt Hire Centres Limited and manage the plant hire activities of the parent company John F Hunt Demolition Limited.

Keith was instrumental in setting up John F Hunt Power Services in 2005, which has become one of the leading independent hirers of temporary power solutions in the UK. He has over 25 years experience in the hire industry and was appointed Managing Director in 1999.

Alison Sherring

Alison joined John F Hunt in 2001, originally in the role of New Business Development and Marketing Manager, before focusing purely on marketing and design.

The John F Hunt Group has expanded from 4 companies when she joined, to 15 currently, with marketing, photography and graphic design having changed immeasurably during that period . Alison manages the marketing for the whole Group, both digital and paper and was promoted to Group Marketing Director in 2017.

The creation of a new company called TechVertu, for which she is the Marketing Director, has been the latest project, providing a central in-house hub to manage the Group’s day to day IT and Marketing requirements. As a company in its own right, it also provides a comprehensive web design, maintenance, hosting, branding and IT service, to companies outside the John F Hunt Group.

Since 2013 Alison has run a yearly Charity Clay Shooting Day for the Birdshot Uveitis Society, to raise funds for research into what is a rare and potentially blinding eye disease, for which there is currently no cure. The day at the Royal Berkshire Shooting School hosts more than 100 guns and raises on average £55k per year.

Alison has also worked on various interior design projects, the latest of which has been a 4 bedroom luxury villa within the Four Seasons resort in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Working closely with the engineering department, this project was both structural and design driven and will be marketed for high class rental through the creation of a new website.

From the late 1980’s to the late 1990’s she managed ‘International Supersports Cup’ with her partner, which soon grew into a successful Historic CanAm Motor Sport Series, racing all over the world and in later years becoming the support race for Formula One. Alison coordinated all the teams, organised travel, vehicle carnets, race entries, circuit programmes, hosted prize givings and glamorous parties. She was the link between race control, the pits, paddock and 65 drivers, their teams, sponsors and families. She managed the design, manufacture and distribution of ISC’s bespoke race clothing, including logo creation and all their marketing material. Manic, but fun days!

Prior to the crazy world of Motor Racing, Alison travelled abroad for 6 years during the 1980’s, doing a variety of work from yacht delivery in Greece, a knife throwing act in Spain, fruit picking in Israel and managing a night club in Gibraltar.

Over the years she has managed the marketing for a successful tennis academy, a tile import business, a ground anchoring company and created programmes for theatre productions in Brighton. A wide and varied marketing and design career!

John Fenner MBA DMS CQP FCQI FIIRSM Grad IOSH

John has extensive knowledge and experience in both the Public and Private Sector, including; the US Government, Local Government, Finance, Manufacturing, Demolition, Construction and Project Management.

He has successfully implemented ISO 9001, 14001 and BS OHSAS 18001 in all four John F Hunt Hire Services Companies located at nine separate locations around the UK. He achieved BS OHSAS 18001 for John F Hunt Demolition in June 2013, as well as ISO 9001, 14001 and BS OHSAS 18001 for John F Hunt Remediation in January 2017. John also manages Demolition’s existing ISO 9001 and 14001 Management Systems as well as the Groups other Certifications, Awards and Memberships.

John oversees our Asbestos Survey and Consultancy Division’s UKAS Accreditation (ISO/IEC 17020 and 17025) Inspection and Test and Integrated Management System (ISO 9001, 14001 and BS OHSAS 18001).

As a Qualified Integrated Management System and Lead Auditor in both Quality, Health & Safety and Environmental Management systems he is capable of conducting first, second and third party audits. He has also developed, implemented and managed Management Systems to meet the requirements of ISO 27001 Information Security Management Systems and ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems.

In the American Embassy, London, John successfully developed and implemented management systems to meet the requirements of ISO 9001, this Embassy being the first in the World to achieve this accolade.

As a result, John received the highest award bestowed upon a non US citizen in the State Department, the ‘Superior Honour Award’ for ‘Exceptional Service’ to the Government of the United States of America. This award was the catalyst for John being awarded the Fellowship of the Chartered Quality Institute, Chartered Quality Practitioner.

John has also become a Fellow of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management.

Ian Saville FCCA

Ian joined John F Hunt in October 2016 as Group Finance Director and is responsible for all aspects of finance strategy within the group.

He brings over 30 years’ experience within the service sector including 14 years within the construction industry with C A Blackwell Group.  He qualified as a chartered certified accountant in 2001 and also has many years’ experience in Human Resources and IT.

John Hall

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 Ltd, became the parent of the Group. Today, known as John F Hunt Ltd, it is 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 John F Hunt Ltd 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 drove the acquisition of a major shareholding in Birkin Cleaning Services a leading Industrial Cleaning business.

The Group has achieved ISO 9001 “Quality Management Systems”, ISO 14001 “Environmental Management Systems” and ISO 45001 Health and Safety Management accreditation.

  • 35 years industry knowledge and experience including the use of explosives.
  • Consultancy advice to OEM’s in the design and manufacture of Demolition dedicated excavators and Hydraulic Attachments.
  • Tower Block Deconstruction.
  • Demolition Expert witness.
  • High Level Staff recruitment.
  • Group cross company liaison and integration.