About Us

Company Profile

CRH PLANT was founded in January 1965 and has provided a specialist compaction service to the Construction Industry for more than fifty years.

We achieved ISO 9000 approval in 1996, ISO14001 approval in 2005 and OHSAS 18001 registration in 2010. We are proud of our reputation as leaders in our field, which reflects the quality and loyalty of our workforce.

Company history

David Wales has been Chairman of CRH since its inception on 15th January 1965. He is therefore the longest serving employee of the company. Despite semi-retiring in May 2015 he maintains a keen interest in the company’s activities and intends to continue in his role for the foreseeable future.

Neville Thomas,  Managing Director, originally joined the company as an outside service engineer. He later joined Benford and became Development Engineer and Service manager, before returning to CRH as Technical Manager and then Technical Director. In 2005 Neville took over as Managing Director.

Vikki Wales joined the company in 2012 to manage the implementation of a new, integrated hire and accounts system and later undertook her present position as Finance Director & Company Secretary. She had previously worked for Ringway, RCS, WSP Civils and Amey.

Roger Slater joined the company in 1985 and was made Hire Manager in 1992. In June 1994 he became a Depot Manager, and became a Director in July 2007.

Peter Austin was apprenticed at Witham Depot in 1983. He worked his way up to Workshop Manager, and in 2005 accepted the job of Technical Manager, based at Evesham, when Neville became Managing Director. In July 2007 he became Technical Director.

Jeff Aldridge joined the company as Technical Sales Representative at Wigan depot in January 1999 but left to join another company in 2001. He rejoined us, as New Business Manager in January 2006, and became Marketing Director in July 2007.

Dean Watkin joined CRH having worked for Birse and A Plant and in 2012 took over the role as the HSEQ Manager responsible for the company’s quality, environmental, and safety policies and practice. Dean holds a diploma in applied Health and Safety awarded by NCRQ and is also a member of International Institute of Risk and Safety Management and a graduate member of IOSH.

Adam Hunt joined CRH in February 2013 as an Area Sales Manager for Sheffield depot after working for a number of plant and tool hire companies previously. In 2017 Adam took on a newly created role as National Account Manager.

Key Personnel

Managing Director
Neville Thomas: 07778 331 968

Sales Director
Jeff Aldridge: 07969 149 104

Technical Director
Peter Austin: 07815 957 235

Director & Company Secretary
Vikki Wales: 01386 830 354

HSEQ Manager
Dean Watkin: 07960 014 979

National Account Manager

Adam Hunt: 07791 788391