Some of the biggest names in construction used illegal blacklist to vet potential workers

Some of the UK’s biggest construction firms subscribed to a blacklist containing senstive information on construction workers.

A raid on the offices of a company known as the Consulting Association in Droitwich revealed that over 40 firms were paying an annal fee to access information on workers' union history, personal relationships and employment history.

Below is the list of construction firms who paid for this type of information.

Brackets indicates where firms has undergone a change of name or where subsidiaries have been absorbed by parent companies. Ex members may no longer exist.

  • Amec Building Ltd
  • Amec Construction Ltd
  • Amec Facilities Ltd
  • Amec Ind Div
  • Amec Process & Energy Ltd
  • 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
  • Kier Ltd
  • 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 Ltd
  • Skanska (Kvaerner/Trafalgar House Plc)
  • SPIE (Matthew Hall) - Ex Member
  • Taylor Woodrow Construction Ltd – Ex Member
  • Turriff Construction Ltd –Ex Member
  • Tysons Contractors – Ex Member
  • Walter Llewellyn & Sons Ltd - Ex Member
  • Whessoe Oil & Gas
  • Willmott Dixon – Ex Member
  • Vinci PLC (Norwest Holst Group)

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