Monday, 26 October 2015


This is Iain Coates. 


Iain Coates was the blacklisting main contact of the Consulting Association for Emcor Drake & Scull and is now the Chairman of Rochdale Rugby Union Football Club.

Coates had also previously worked for another Consulting Association member company, Balfour Beatty subsidiary, Haden Young prior to joining Emcor Drake & Scull.

The most interesting fact about Coates is that he was also a Director of a recruitment agency called Diamond Construction & Engineering Recruitment Ltd based in Wickford, Essex from June 2006 to October 2010.

Gillian Hone (mentioned in the previous post as being at the heart of the selection process of singling out trade union activists on the Jubilee Line Extension project) also (according to her Linkedin profile) worked at a similarly named company in Wickford, Essex called Diamond Mechanical & Electrical Services Limited from April 2007 to July 2009.

Ian Kerr also named a company called Diamond M & E Services as a member company of the Consulting Association in his evidence to the Scottish Affairs Committee in 2012.

A simple companies house check reveals that there has been no such company named either, Diamond Mechanical & Electrical Services Limited or Diamond M & E Services registered in the UK, which strongly suggests that the 'Diamond M & E Services' Consulting Association member company named by Ian Kerr was in fact the recruitment agency Diamond Construction & Engineering Recruitment Ltd, based in Wickford, at which both Coates and Gillian Hone worked at from around 2006 to 2010.

Diamond Construction & Engineering Recruitment Limited was previously called Diamond Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Services Ltd (name changed in January 2011).

The Consulting Association invoiced a Diamond M&E Engineering Services at 575 Bury Road, Rochdale, OL11 4DQ. An electoral roll search has Iain R Coates at this address. 

Iain R Coates. Serial blacklister at Haden Young, Emcor Drake & Scull and Diamond (whatever they're calling themselves these days).


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