NADC Secretariat

NADC Secretariat
Mike Ockenden
Head of Secretariat

Mike worked for Barclays Bank for 28 years of which 18 years were spent overseas in six different countries.
He ran Barclays Mortgage business in UK in the 1990’s and then became Director of Direct channels setting up Barclays on-line banking service and centralising the back office for the UK Bank.
In 2001 Mike became a founder shareholder and Director of the Move Factory a centralised conveyancing business trading as MyHomeMove which is now the largest transactional business in the country.

NADC Secretariat
Jayne Neale
NADC Account Executive

From 2000 Jayne ran her own beauty therapy business until 2009 when she began working in a hotel as head house keeper.

Jayne joined Thornby Associates in October 2011 and is the main contact for NADC enquiries.

Jayne is also a Director of Thornby Developments. Jayne’s main hobby is playing golf, she was the Lady Captain for 2014/15 at Cold Ashby Golf Club.

NADC Hydrant App Shortlisted

We are delighted to announce that the new NADC Hydrant App has been shortlisted for the Institute of Water South West Area Innovation Awards!! A massive congratulations to the team here at the NADC, with a special thanks to Phill Mills and Matthew Rowlatt who have invested a tremendous amount of time and effort in bringing this project to fruition. Read More

Financial Help Bulletin 5

The NADC have produced the additional attached bulletin to help our members’ understanding of recent Government legislation in support of businesses during this crisis. The information here is correct as of February 8th, 2021. This PDF document is also available as a download from here.

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Business Financial Support Guide 4


The NADC have produced the additional attached bulletin to help our members’ understanding of recent Government legislation in support of businesses during this crisis. The information here is correct as of November 19th, 2020. This PDF document is also available as a download from here.

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SHEA – Safety, Health and Environmental Awareness

The National Association of Drainage Contractors (NADC) and Energy & Utility Skills has announced that a new Safety, Health and Environmental Awareness (SHEA) training scheme for the drainage and sewer industry will be launched at the beginning of November. The new training programme complements the SHEA schemes already in place for the water, power, gas and waste industries, making a complete set for the utilities sector. Read More

Watercourse Pollution and your Liability

It is an offence to cause or knowingly permit a water pollution discharge activity. The offences cover pollution of all watercourses, including streams, rivers, lakes, estuaries, coastal waters and the territorial sea out to 3 nautical miles. Groundwater is included as a watercourse. For England and Wales, the principal water pollution offences are contained in the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010: regulations 38(1) and 12(1). Read More

Business Financial Support Guide 3


The NADC have produced the additional attached bulletin to help our members’ understanding of recent Government legislation in support of businesses during this crisis. The information here is correct as of June 15th 2020. This PDF document is also available as a download from here.

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Virtual NADC

NADC Environmental & Waste Committee working virtually

As is the case with many organisations, the NADC is still having regular board and technical meetings.

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An NADC Furlough Message

NADC calls for change to furlough arrangements

Trade body proposes employees to be taken in and out of furlough on a weekly basis.

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