Meet Our Team

You’re probably familiar with the expression that asbestos is ‘the hidden killer’, but here are some of the friendlier faces of our asbestos specialists at ABS. If you have a concern over suspected asbestos or if you are in any doubt as to whether you are complying with current legislation, then our friendly team can help.

Our Management Team has worked within the asbestos industry for many years with a vast knowledge and experience in all aspects from surveying, sample collection and bulk analysis, asbestos awareness training through to the safe removal and disposal of asbestos.

ABS has steadily grown over the years earning an enviable reputation within the industry for delivering a fast, friendly and professional service to all our clients from small retail units to high profile government buildings and large-scale housing developments.

Whilst the team are all passionate about the jobs they do, they also have a life outside of work. Here is a little glimspe into the off job lives of our team.

Colin McCartney

Managing Director


Darroch McCartney

Operations Director

Darroch doesn’t like jumping through hoops unless he is on the Basketball court. Darroch’s other passions are spending time with his family and tinkling on the ivories.

  • Favourite movie The Matrix (love’s a good sci-fi).
  • Favourite holiday destination Japan.
  • Favourite television personality Malcolm Tucker from The thick of it because of the emotive and elegant way he commands the English language.


Myra O’Reilly

Accounts Manager

Myra is our social butterfly, spending time with friends and family as much as possible.

Favourite book by Jonathan Tropper – This is where I leave you.

Favourite holiday destination New York.

Favourite television personality currently Mrs Durrell in the Durrells because she is funny.


Celia Lauder

Office Manager/Bid Co-ordinator


  • Celia is always rambling, not talking, walking in the Hills in the Lake District
  • Cycling
  • Reading

Favourite holiday destination Italy.

Favourite book Crime & Punishment, Dostoevsky.

Favourite television personality Keith Lemon


Fiona Hay

Customer Liaison Officer

Our very own renaissance woman, her many hobbies include

  • Football,
  • Binging on tv series ww2 films,
  • Golf,
  • Travel,
  • Design
  • Animals
  • Friends & fam

Favourite Film Harry Potter

Fav holiday destination – Puerto Pollensa

Favourite television personality – David Attenborough (he has educated and inspired for years)