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The 40 companies named by the ICO investigation

Construction firms had access to personal details of industry workers

The 40 construction companies using a database containing personal details of industry workers have been named by the Information Commissioner’s Office.

The database of 3,213 construction workers includes sensitive information such as personal relationships, trade union activity, and employment history. It was seized by the ICO during a raid in Droitwich, West Midlands, late last month.

Consulting Association owner Ian Kerr appeared to have run the database for more than 15 years, according to the ICO.

Below is the ICO’s list of companies that subscribed to the Consulting Association. The use of brackets indicates where companies have undergone a change of name or where subsidiaries have been absorbed by parent companies. Ex members may no longer exist or no longer avail themselves of Kerr’s service.

Amec Building

Amec Construction

Amec Facilities

Amec Ind Div

Amec Process & Energy

Amey Construction – Ex Member

B Sunley & Sons – Ex Member

Balfour Beatty

Balfour Kilpatrick

Ballast (Wiltshire) PLc – Ex Member

Bam Construction (HBC Construction)

Bam Nuttall (Edmund Nutall Ltd)

C B & I

Cleveland Bridge UK Ltd

Costain UK Ltd

Crown House Technologies

(Carillion/Tarmac Const)

Diamond M & E Services

Dudley Bower & Co Ltd – Ex Member

Emcor (Drake & Scull) - ‘Ex Ref’

Emcor Rail

G Wimpey Ltd – Ex Member

Haden Young


John Mowlem Ltd -Ex Member

Laing O’Rourke (Laing Ltd)

Lovell Construction (UK) Ltd – Ex Member

Miller Construction Limited – Ex Member

Morgan Ashurst

Morgan Est

Morrison Construction Group – Ex Member

N G Bailey

Shepherd Engineering Services

Sias Building Services

Sir Robert McAlpine

Skanska (Kaverna/Trafalgar

House Plc)

SPIE (Matthew Hall) - Ex Member

Taylor Woodrow Construction – Ex Member

Turriff Construction – Ex Member

Tysons Contractors – Ex Member

Walter Llewellyn & Sons Ltd - Ex Member

Whessoe Oil & Gas

Willmott Dixon – Ex Member

Vinci PLC (Norwest Holst Group)