Friday, 31 October 2014

KEVIN GORMAN - HARKAND GROUP

Email to the Chairman of the Harkand Audit Committee in relation to their 'Mission, Vision, Values and Ethics' policy:

HARKAND - MISSION, VISION, VALUES & ETHICS 


"Dear Mr Laloe

I'm writing to you in your capacity of Chairman of the Harkand Audit Committee.

You may or may not be aware that the GMB union are holding a demonstration at your Aberdeen premises against your HR Director, Kevin Gorman for his role in the construction industry blacklisting scandal. I worked with Mr Gorman at Carillion and was the whistleblower who exposed the blacklisting:


I go into detail about Mr Gormans' participation in this on my website and evidence to the parliamentary select committee:




The GMB have also produced a detailed breakdown of Mr Gormans' participation, which has also been reported in the following news article:


I would draw your attention to your company's values and ethics policy which states:

9. Suspected Breach of Harkand’s Conduct of Business Policy
If you have a reason to believe that someone, or a situation, is or might be causing a breach of this Conduct of Business Policy, you must promptly contact either your supervisor, the Group Compliance Officer, Kevin Gorman (kevin.gorman@harkandgroup.com) or the Chairman of the Harkand Audit Committee, Jean-Luc Laloƫ (jl.laloe@btinternet.com). Choose the person you are the most comfortable contacting under the circumstances. Any such whistle-blowing will be taken seriously, and no good-faith report will result in disciplinary action against the person making the report.

I would also like to inform you that I have personally reached out to Mr Gorman at his previous employers asking him to come forward with any information he may have that could have helped expose the blacklisting, which was ignored.

I'm sure you will reach your own opinion on whether Mr Gorman has breached your 'Conduct of Business Policy'.

Best regards,
Alan Wainwright"

 

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

BALFOUR BEATTY PLC - FINANCIAL IRREGULARITIES

Balfour Beatty plc Company Secretary, Christopher Rait O'Neil Pearson and Haden Young Director, Lawson Elliott.

You're both up next!

Both coincidentally or not retired from their positions (source Duedil) only a few weeks after David Clancy raided the offices of Haden Young (Balfour Beatty Engineering Services) in August 2008.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

BALFOUR BEATTY PLC - FINANCIAL IRREGULARITIES

It's probably an apt time to highlight that my initial attempted protected disclosure back in 2005 was not about the Blacklisting. It was about financial irregularities in Balfour Beatty's mechanical and electrical (M&E) services business. Building Magazine are currently reporting that £30 million of Balfour Beatty's current profit warning is associated to the M&E business.

It concerned the overbooking of bonus targets by supervisors and chargehands (who were included in the bonus scheme they administered) to enhance the bonus payments to themselves and site operatives on major projects. 

This practice has a significant detrimental effect on a projects' profitability, as the company still has to pay the operatives again at their hourly rate to complete the work previously booked via the bonus sheets as 100% complete. In effect, the company are paying twice for the labour costs to complete these overbooked sections.

I was not alone in raising these concerns. The following is a letter dated 1 June 2005 from a site supervisor (Nick Batt) at the Coventry Arena project to the Managing Director, David Beck. In this he describes the process of how the previous supervision had moved on to other employment after creaming off all the bonus. 

The letter also highlights that Nick raised these concerns with a number of senior managers, including me. I was isolated, forced out of the business and signed off work sick by my doctor with work related stress at the time and only learned of the existence of this letter well over a year later when it was produced during disclosure for my Employment Tribunal in November 2006.

NICK BATT LETTER (pg1)

NICK BATT LETTER (pg2) 

NICK BATT LETTER (pg3) 

My concerns about these financial irregularities and the company's blacklisting procedures are all detailed in the following post:

BALFOUR BEATTY & THE BLACKLISTING
 


BOB CLARK - BALFOUR BEATTY PLC

Balfour Beatty shedding senior executives according to Building magazine.

BUILDING MAGAZINE - 3 OCTOBER 2014 

Bob Clark mentioned in my post below from 6 August 2014. Gone a month later.

CONTEMPORARY BLACKLISTING? - NRL (6 August 2014) 

BOB CLARK - CONSTRUCTION NEWS


TCWCS & GRAYLINGS

The following came through by email last night from TCWCS.

TCWCS LETTER

This was followed by an email (via my website) from none other than Graylings MD, Rebecca Gudgeon in which she wrote:

"Alan, the TCWCS administrators have written directly to you explaining why a leak from the scheme administrators is impossible."

Rebecca's profile on Graylings' website states that she provides crisis management consultancy to Sir Robert MacAlpine.

REBECCA GUDGEON 
 
So here we are again with everybody denying everything. Only Mark Leftly and his source know the truth.