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 retiring as an active participant in the daily management of the business in May 2015 he maintains a keen interest in the company’s activities.

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 a Director. 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. As of March 2021, Adam has taken full responsibility of the sales department and all aspects of sales within CRH.

Tom Parkes joined CRH as an apprentice fitter in March 2011, since completing his apprenticeship Tom’s career within CRH has taken off, first as a fitter, then workshop foreman before becoming the depot manager at our Andover depot. Tom then progressed to become the Company’s first National Transport Manager in March 2020 since then he has been instrumental in the Company’s successful accreditation to FORS Silver. Due to Tom’s unique experience within the Company his role has, as of March 2021 been expanded to that of the newly created National Transport and Operations Manager.

Will James joined CRH in September 2013  having worked for Terex for many years, he became the Office Manager at our Evesham Head Office in December 2016. In recognition of the work Will does in administrative support, not just to the Evesham office but to the whole Company, Will’s role changed as of March 2021 to become the Company Secretary, a role he has taken over from Vikki to allow her to concentrate on looking after the Company’s finances

Key Personnel

Managing Director
Neville Thomas: 07778 331 968

Sales Director
Jeff Aldridge: 07969 149 104

Technical Director
Peter Austin: 07815 957 235

Vikki Wales: 01386 830 354

HSEQ Manager

Dean Watkin: 07960 014 979

National Account Manager

Adam Hunt: 07791 788391

National Transport and Operations Manager

Tom Parkes: 07860 260394

Office Manager & Company Secretary

Will James: 01386 830354