Keltbray Group is proud to announce that its Training and Development Director, Holly Price, has today been appointed as the first female president of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NFDC).

This historic moment was announced during the NFDC’s annual AGM on International Women’s Day.

Starting her demolition career at only 16, as one of only a handful of women in the industry, Holly trained to be an Explosives Engineer and became the only female Explosives Engineer in the UK. Holly has been the Training and Development Director at Keltbray Group since 2007 and is passionate about creating a more gender balanced workplace within the construction sector.

Coming from an apprenticeship background, Holly is able to connect with and inspire the sector’s future leaders, making her a role model not only to young women who are starting their careers in the sector, but also to people already working within it.

Whilst her new position at the NFDC is a highly anticipated change within the sector, Holly previously served as Chair of the NFDC’s London & Southern Member Region and 2nd Vice President of the NFDC.

Commenting on the appointment on its website, the NFDC said, “Holly’s appointment is one that will stand out in NFDC history, as Holly becomes the first female President of the Federation since its establishment 78 years ago. Holly is an outstanding role model for anyone considering a career in demolition and/or the wider construction industry. She actively promotes the need to widen the talent pool by embracing diversity and attracting newcomers from all backgrounds to the industry, and she tirelessly campaigns for continuous improvement of industry standards.

“With proven leadership skills and a sound knowledge of the nuances of the Federation structure, Holly is well equipped for success in her role as President. She adds a new dimension to the NFDC and we look forward to the fresh thinking, energy and passion that she will bring to the Federation.”

Holly will be supported by William Crooks in the role of Vice President and 2nd Vice Gary Bishop.

Also commenting on Holly’s appointment, Keltbray Group MD of Built Environment Services, John Price said, “This is a great recognition of Holly’s contribution not just to the NFDC but also to the industry as a whole, and all of her colleagues are justifiably very proud of her.”


About Keltbray Group
Keltbray Group is the UK’s leading specialist business, which offers engineering, construction, asbestos management, demolition, piling, decommissioning, remediation, rail, power distribution and transmission, reinforced concrete structures and environmental services. The company dates back to 1976, employs more than 1,800 people, and is a key player in developing and maintaining Britain’s built environment. Keltbray provides services to meet the needs of diverse and complex projects, and its well qualified people take pride in delivering projects safely and efficiently, on time and to budget, and with care for the environment and our communities. Keltbray has contributed to a range of high profile construction projects including The Shard, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stadium, St Pancras International, Crossrail, Earls Court, Battersea Power Station and HS2.