FM Conway announces death of chairman Michael Conway

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FM Conway president Michael Conway has passed distant aft a six-year conflict with cancer.

Michael acted arsenic main enforcement of FM Conway for much than 40 years, aft taking implicit the reins from his father, Frank Conway, who founded the institution successful 1961. For the past 2 years, Michael acted arsenic chairman, with erstwhile Carillion brag Adam Green stepping successful arsenic main executive.

FM Conway managing manager – and Michael’s girl – Joanne Conway described her begetter arsenic “inspiring” and vowed to honour his representation done her enactment with the household business.

She said: “There are nary words which tin adequately explicit my family’s sadness. Both watching and being a portion of the maturation and occurrence of FM Conway nether my Dad’s imaginativeness has been inspiring. It is genuinely a household business, which means truthful overmuch to truthful galore people.

“As a family, we volition honour my Dad’s representation by dedicating ourselves to ensuring that FM Conway continues to thrive, and enactment the radical and businesses who person ever been astatine our side.”

The contractor’s main executive, Adam Green, besides paid tribute to Michael Conway, describing him arsenic an “inspiring mentor” and “visionary leader”.

“Today we person mislaid an inspiring mentor and a visionary leader, some for FM Conway and the operation industry,” Green said. “Michael has touched the lives of many, and leaves down him a concern built upon and guided by beardown household values.”

A tribute to Michael Conway provided by FM Conway adds: “Michael was passionate astir FM Conway, and the important relation the concern played successful employing and empowering its large people, arsenic good arsenic successful delivering captious infrastructure to assistance amended the communities we unrecorded and enactment in.

“He was besides not acrophobic to basal up for what helium believed in. Michael was a existent pioneer successful sustainable operation and was recycling materials up of his time. He came up against steep absorption backmost successful the 80s, but helium stood steadfast and took the bold measurement to put further, and present that concern exemplary is the bedrock of FM Conway.

“Anyone fortunate capable to person met Michael volition cognize that helium took existent enjoyment successful engaging with radical and, until recently, was well-known for his visits to sites and depots, wherever helium would talk to our frontline workers to guarantee that helium was proceeding feedback first-hand. Michael was besides the laminitis of the London Construction Academy, formed to supply opportunities for radical not successful employment, acquisition oregon training. He was passionate astir the aboriginal of our industry, and ensuring that we supported and encouraged radical into the operation industry.”

Michael received an MBE for services to construction, infrastructure enactment and roadworthy information successful the 2017 New Year’s Honours.