Tony McCann R.I.P.

Published: Oct 5 2015

We wish to acknowledge the contribution Tony made to PHD.

“Ironman” McCann, as he was known, gave several years of loyal service to PHD. As one of the first scaffolders, he started on the Uxbridge Town centre Project in 1985.  He moved on to our Bahamas operation in 1997 and finally worked in our Dublin branch in 2002.

As one of the industry’s more memorable characters, Tony will be sadly missed.

The name “Ironman” was bestowed onto Tony, a Belfast man, when he ate a bicycle after a much publicised bet for charity.

Tony was indeed an “Ironman” and his physical strength was only outdone by his generosity. Back in 1991, pre-PHD days, upon hearing that the founder was struggling financially, Tony (unflinchingly and without being asked) handed over most of a recently received redundancy payment.

Typical of Tony – a moment of huge generosity and one never to be forgotten.