Anthony O’Connor strengthens Salford – Irish ties

AOC Luke & Jon with Irish PM
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AOC directors Jon O’Connor (middle) and Luke Roche (right) discussing AOC’s expansion into the Republic of Ireland with Irish Prime Minister, Enda Kenny.

Salford based demolition contractor Anthony O’Connor & Sons Ltd (AOC), has been growing its presence in Ireland over the past year, and strengthened the firm’s connection with the country last week by sponsoring the Manchester Irish Festival 2014.

AOC have always attended the annual parade, but this year participated by co-sponsoring the event and driving two tractor units along the route of the parade, starting from the Irish Centre on Queens Road and finishing at Albert Square.

The demolition and excavation business was set up by Tony O’Connor in Eccles thirty years ago, and has grown to be a successful family business. At the helm now are sons of Tony, Directors Jon O’Connor and Anthony O’Connor, supported by experienced Contracts Director Luke Roche, who comments: “Although our business has roots in the North West, we always remain true to our Irish heritage and the Manchester Irish Festival is considered a work-holiday for our team! We’ve been working to strengthen our presence in Ireland and to be able to speak to Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny, about our plans was a real honour.


Notes to Editors:

  • Anthony O’Connor & Sons Ltd (AOC) was established over 30 years ago by Anthony O’Connor, as a demolition business. The company has since gone from strength to strength providing services in:
    • Demolition
    • Bulk Excavation and Earthworks
    • Ground Remediation
    • Heavy Haulage and Transportation
    • Vehicle Maintenance
    • Recycled Aggregates
    • Plant and Equipment Hire
  • Clients include those in the construction and property sectors, industrial contractors and local authorities with long-standing relationships developed with companies such as BAM Construction Ltd, Willmott Dixon Ltd and Urban Vision and Irish company McAleer & Rushe Group.
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  • Additional information relating to this press release can be obtained from Rina Bharath, Marketing & PR Consultant for Anthony O’Connor & Sons Ltd, on 07515 403 811 or