The Subsidence Forum Elects a new Vice Chair

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With Sarah Dodd (DACBeachcroft) stepping into the role of Chair of the Subsidence Forum, after 2 years as Vice Chair, the position of Vice Chair was open. Liam Hanlon (The Forshaw Group) was nominated for the position and subsequently elected at the Annual General Meeting held on the 27th of May 2021.

(Liam Hanlon BSc (Hons) ICIOB Vice Chair)

“I am the joint Managing Director the Forshaw Group Ltd. We provide a full building and restoration service to all major insurance companies and loss Adjusters across all insurable perils across the Northwest of England & North Wales.

We are experienced in all aspects of structural repairs and building restoration and reinstatement.

I joined the construction industry in 1984 on a CITB Youth Training Scheme and then served an apprenticeship in joinery progressing through all levels of site management and attaining academic achievement BSc (Hons) in Combined Sciences and The Chartered Institute of Building.

I joined Les Forshaw Painting & Decorating in 1995 carrying out prior to painting repairs as a self-employed joiner to fund my way through university. I am very fortunate to have grown with the development of the business and the industry we serve.  I loved it so much that I bought the company in 2013.

Subsidence repairs have changed significantly in line with the science and technology advances in the industry. I am excited to be involved in the social, environmental, and digital interconnectedness opportunities of our post COVID evolution. I am passionate about community, charity and personal development and serve on several wide-ranging voluntary boards, trusts and associations.

My life is full of challenge and adventure whilst encouraging others to do the same. I have been the event director of the tri-4-life team for over twenty years, organising local, regional, national, and international events for a growing ‘family’ that spans four generations.

A lesser-known fact about me is that I am the self-proclaimed ‘King of the Mersey’ having swam across the mighty river for the past eighteen years!! You should all give it a go at least once!!

I look forward to supporting Sarah with her aims and objectives for the forum especially the increased engagement of the INS-pire Apprenticeship Academy within the Forum.” 


Liam’s experience with the INS-pire Apprenticeship Academy is an exciting initiative for the Forum and something that we are keen to work on to help bring more young people into the industry.

To keep up to date with the Forum, be sure to keep an eye on our social media channels which will be updated regularly with the latest news, and events, including the upcoming Training Day webinars in October.

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