Long lost blacklist computer unearthed

Grant Prior 8 years ago
Share

A computer used to help run the construction blacklist has been discovered just days before the latest High Court hearing into the industry scandal.

The computer is now being tested to see what data it yields. Picture courtesy of @DaveBlacklist/Twitter
The computer is now being tested to see what data it yields. Picture courtesy of @DaveBlacklist/Twitter

The computer used by the illegal blacklisting organisation The Consulting Association has been lost for seven years.

It was seized during the Information Commissioners’ Office raid in 2009 but returned to Consulting Association chief executive Ian Kerr without being fully analysed.

But journalist Phil Chamberlain has acquired the machine from former Consulting Association book keeper Mary Kerr.

The computer had been wiped clean but the hard drive is now undergoing forensic tests to see what information can be retrieved.

Campaigners have consistently claimed that the use of the blacklist was more widespread across construction.

Dave Smith, Blacklist Support Group secretary said: “It’s like Indiana Jones finding the Lost Ark.

“No one knows what secrets might be locked away inside but if you’re one of the bad guys, you might want to keep your eyes closed.

Lots of people involved in the blacklisting conspiracy will be having sleepless nights worrying what is about to come out.”

The next round of the Blacklist hearing in the High Court will start on April 7.

Latest news

Geoffrey Osborne files administration notice

Latest accounts show £325m turnover and 800 staff
2 hours ago

RG Group signs £121m Newcastle rental homes job

Developer Olympian Homes advances 519 flats plan at Pottery Lane site
51 mins ago

Winners named for £260m Manchester Uni framework

B&K, Henry Bros, Graham, Robertson and Vinci among new line-up
2 hours ago

Shed specialist Benniman rides out market lull

Worcestershire warehouse builder says industrial and logistics work is picking up again
2 hours ago

Another contractor cleared after high profile immigration raid

Adana Construction employees were working legally on site swooped on by Home Office
2 hours ago

McAleer & Rushe wants to meet new London suppliers

Contractor holding Meet the Buyer event in London: Register now
2 hours ago

McAlpine signs £500m Broadgate dual towers deal

Work to start on iconic 36-storey and 21-storey towers
22 hours ago

Worker rescued from collapsed four metre deep trench

Fire crews take six hours to save trapped builder near Blackwall Tunnel
1 day ago

Gove puts another major building scheme on hold

Secretary of State starts another planning fight after M&S defeat
2 days ago

Greenwich University tenders £300m framework

Up to five firms will carry out upgrade and newbuild work at three campuses
1 day ago

Work starts on Manchester 26-storey Obsidian tower

Contractor Domis starts Salboy's 10th Manchester scheme in seven years
1 day ago

Race for £1.3bn West Midlands social homes framework

The Community Housing Group reboots tender race for new build housing
1 day ago

Delancey submits £400m King’s Cross lab plans

200,000 sq ft lab/office project will be built above railway and tube tunnels just 4.5m below
2 days ago

Winners revealed for £150m fire safety framework

New deal will help organisations comply with the Building Safety Act
1 day ago

Sellar plans £500m City tower next to Walkie-Talkie

Consultation starts on London 60 Gracechurch Street tower
2 days ago

Severfield ends year on high with record order book

Orders top £500m with strong future pipeline of opportunities ahead
2 days ago

Second senior director exits National Highways

Commercial director Malcolm Dare set to move on to new role
2 days ago

New scheme fuels London lab building boom

Plans in for 160,000 sq ft Whitechapel scheme near Royal London hospital
2 days ago

Contract race starts for next £155m section of A9 dualling

Prior Information Notice published for Tay Crossing to Ballinluig stretch
3 days ago

£55m Sheffield build-to-rent scheme approved

Demolition to start later this year for 158-flat Sheffield Garden project
3 days ago

London back as most expensive place to build in world

Capital leapfrogs Geneva to top costliest construction rankings
3 days ago

Gas supplier Regent to buy TClarke for £90m

£491m turnover listed building services specialist to be sold
3 days ago

Steel contractor Billington launches into bridge market

Steelwork firm hires staff from failed architectural and bridge specialist SH Structures
3 days ago

McGee employees benefit from rise in profits

Pre-tax profit doubles boosting payouts for Employee Ownership Trust
3 days ago

Lendlease veteran is latest new McAlpine director

Paul Sims joins as Operations Director after 40 years at rival contractor
4 days ago

Costain signs site labour supply deal with four firms

Contractor to use only a quartet of providers for temporary labour supply
3 days ago

BAM go-ahead for Leeds 200,000 sq ft office

Latitude Yellow will complete final plot at Doncaster Monk Bridge site
4 days ago

VolkerFitzpatrick wins £30m logistics job

Latest deal to build five distribution units for Prologis UK
4 days ago

Trio win new Scape utilities consultancy framework

Perfect Circle, AtkinsRéalis and Arcadis win places on
3 days ago

Precast firm FP McCann cleared after immigration raid

Home Office takes no action after public raid on construction site
4 days ago

Contractor services