David is a Senior CDM/Health & Safety consultant with an engineering background incorporating broad experience in the fire detection and alarm industry, public address and voice alarm, and security systems. In his capacity as Principal Designer for Derisk he assists clients in fulfilling their statutory duties as required by CDM regulations. He brings a wealth of H&S expertise to his role, including Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, ISO45001 and Quality and Environmental Management Systems in accordance with ISO9001 and ISO14001.
David Barnhurst DipNEBOSH TechIOSH
A Chartered Safety & Health Practitioner, Mark Allen CMIOSH IMaPS AIFSM joined Derisk in 2019 as an Associate Consultant (CDM/H&S) with the brief of managing and expanding our established team of CDM Consultants. Progression to Associate Director soon followed and Mark is responsible for delivering our major CDM/H&S frameworks, including heading up our services as Primary Principal Designer, Health & Safety Advisor, and Competent Person to the £160m+ deep estate-wide retrofitting works of the Lancaster West Estate, Primary PD to the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea’s Major Capital Works Team, Lambeth Council, LHC, and other frameworks.
Operating mainly within the construction industry, his background also includes dispensing competent H&S advice to the manufacturing, engineering, and aviation sectors. Commercially astute, Mark is responsible for business development, bid writing, and line management of our CDM Team.
A Fellow of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management, Shane Bailey FIIRSM CertIOSH IMaPS MSyl M.ISRM MIFSM AMIFPO joined Derisk in 2018 as the Principal Rail Consultant, bringing with him nearly 30 years’ experience in the UK rail industry, 15 of which were in compliance and assurance roles. A year later, having expanded rail business on Competent Person and DfT security workstreams, he was promoted to Associate Director.
Building on an engineering background, Shane has broadened his skills and qualifications across a wide spectrum of H&S matters whilst helping grow Derisk with a developing portfolio of high-profile clients.
As DE Group’s Business Development Director, George is responsible for establishing and nurturing new and existing client relationships, as well as marketing and early engagement for our contracting businesses. Working on multiple aspects of the business since joining in 2010, his clear and inherent understanding of our technical capabilities, combined with his ability to piece together the wider development picture, has helped him develop a variety of procurement routes that best suit our clients’ needs.
Joining Deconstruct at its inception in 2009, James is the Group Commercial Director, responsible for all commercial aspects of the contracting businesses within the group. With a focus on complex central London projects, he provides support for Deconstruct, De Group Contracting and Decontaminate and is responsible for seamless co-ordination of packages between our companies.
Having joined Deconstruct after completing a degree in Accounting & Finance in 2010, Raj held a number of operational roles within the DE Group of companies before being appointed Group Finance Director in 2018. His role sees him working closely with the team to maintain robust compliance whilst taking overall responsibility for the Finance & IT functions for the group as well as maintaining close relationships with key stakeholders.
Having worked in the construction and fit-out sector in central London since 1989, Robert brings a wealth of experience and expertise in a variety of procurement routes to his role as Managing Director at De Group Contracting and Group Board Director for the DE Group. Driven by a focus to expand the DEGC services into high-end fit out, refurbishment and construction across London’s commercial, residential, hotel, later living, care and leisure sectors, his enthusiasm and team ethic help ensure that client expectations are not only met but exceeded.
Since graduating with Distinction in 1999, Mick has worked in civil engineering in Scotland, the South East and London, with extensive experience encompassing groundworks, temporary works, demolition projects and structural alterations to historic buildings. Attending the University of Derby to study Advanced Concrete Technology in 2012, he’s also a specialist in reinforced concrete. It’s this wide-ranging expertise that he brings to his roles as MD of Deconstruct and Group Board Director for the DE Group.
As the Group’s SHEQ Director, Marc is responsible for ensuring that the Group maintains the highest levels of governance and standards with respect to occupational health and safety and quality, also ensuring that our environmental and sustainability strategies are continually developed, implemented, and challenged. Alongside his role within the DE Group, Marc volunteers for United Kingdom International Search and Rescue (UKISAR), which has seen him deploy on operational responses in Turkey following the earthquakes in 2023 and supporting the team on other international training deployments. This volunteer role extends to the UK where he works with USAR teams from Fire & Rescue Services across the country.
Graduating from the University of Greenwich in 1993 with a BSc Honours degree in Building Surveying, Ashley’s career has seen him become an authority in asbestos abatement and removal. He established Deconstruct with Paul Ford in 2009, followed by the formation of further “DE” companies over subsequent years, becoming Group Managing Director in 2014 — a role which sees him work closely with the Board of Directors to ensure the continued robust growth and development of the DE Group.