Our Team

Meet the demolition and asbestos removal team

The experienced, professional team

  James Henderson, Managing Director
Jim has predominantly been in the construction industry and it was when he was working for a demolition company that he saw an opportunity to start an asbestos removal service. Back then it was seen as a poor relation in the demolition business, but with increasing regulation on the way he could see there was a need for a dedicated specialist operator in the area.
Jim along with Martin started in a small way with three asbestos removal operatives and soon expanded into demolition. 
Jim has always had a hands on role and has overseen demolition projects up to £700,000 and takes real satisfaction from seeing a job through from winning at tender stage to successful completion and a job well done.




Martin Henderson, Director
A Chartered Member of the Institution of Safety & Health, Martin has worked in the demolition and Asbestos Industry since 2002.
In 2003 Martin started attending Glasgow Caledonian University on a Part-Time basis gaining a BA in Occupational Health & Safety Management.Martin then co-founded Gowrie Contracts Ltd in 2006 starting with Asbestos Removal Only but soon expanded into demolition and internal strip outs.  During this time he has overseen asbestos removal contracts up to £250,000 throughout Scotland.
Martin is also keen to improve the quality of training within the asbestos industry and is an advocate for asbestos apprentices and ‘upskilling’ existing employees to achieve NVQ’s.
Beaton Sutherland, Contracts Manager, Demolition Division
A Chartered Civil Engineer, Beaton has worked in construction for a range of major contractors and specialist SMEs for most of his working life.He started in the construction and repair of bridges and structures, before specialising in the delivery of foundation & geotechnical engineering projects including the design and build of offshore concrete protection structures.
Most recently he project managed the installation of complex foundations for on and off shore wind turbines.

Beaton has undertaken these construction projects across the UK, from Nigg to Birmingham, as well as in Norway and Holland. However, having kept a family home in the Dundee area throughout, he is delighted to be doing something a bit different - ‘specialist de-construction’, based a short hop from home.


Beth Robinson, Contracts Manager, Asbestos Division
After leaving Forman Construction in 2009, Beth joined Tayside Contracts as their Health and Safety Advisor before moving to The University of St Andrews in 2011 to take up the role as Health and Safety (Estates and Contracts) Officer.
During this time Beth gained both her P405 (Management of Asbestos in Buildings) and P402 (Building Surveys and Bulk Sampling for Asbestos). It was while at the University that Beth was admitted as a Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Health and Safety. In 2015 Beth joined Gowrie Contracts as their Asbestos Contracts Manager, allowing her to bring together her experience of both the public and private sector along with her expertise in asbestos management, construction health and safety and CDM.      
To find out more about how we can complete your demolition contract to the highest standard, call us on 01382 826 579 to speak to one of our expert team. 
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