ADBP announce death of Anthony Bates

Anthony Bates
It is with great sadness that the Anthony Bates Partnership LLP announces that, following a short battle with cancer, Anthony Bates passed away at home, with his family by his side, on the 16 th December 2018.

Tony spent most of his working life within the dredging industry, starting out in the 1950’s with the Essex River Authority. Tony moved to contracting soon after and amongst many things, set up Dredging International’s first UK office in the 1970’s. During his work as a dredging contractor he identified a gap in the market with regard to the link between client and contractor so in 1976 he established the Anthony Bates Partnership to assist clients and contractors alike. The Anthony D Bates Partnership LLP has now been in existence for over 42 years and has flourished during that time, with nearly 600 dredging related projects completed all over the world. Under Tony’s guidance, enthusiasm and hard work the Partnership continued to grow within this specialist field of engineering. Appropriately Tony was awarded a commendation from the industry in 2017.

Tony was extremely well known within the dredging industry, being one of the most highly respected and regarded figures. Whilst he was known to be pragmatic, professional and above all fair in his professional life, personally he was very kind and helpful to anyone he met; always coupled with a good degree of humour. He was a true gentleman in all aspects of his life.

Tony will be sorely missed by his family, friends and colleagues.