Knowledge and experience are at the core of Aarsleff’s capabilities. Its people are some of the most experienced in the ground engineering sector. The company invests extensively to ensure they remain at the forefront of best ground engineering practice in such a specialist field of expertise. Aarsleff Ground Engineering is a market leader, with a vastly experienced team excelling from initial Geotechnical consideration and design through to on-site installation and delivery. This wealth of experience and expertise is what defines Aarsleff’s level of customer service and the quality of Geotechnical solutions on offer. To speak to any of our team members, call 01636 611140, or drop us an email
Kevin Hague is our Managing Director with a focus on Business Development, Client Relations, Pipeline Management, Marketing, STEQ and overall business functions. Kevin has gained a wealth of small and large-scale industry knowledge which has helped Aarsleff open new market sectors and grow into diverse business opportunities. Kevin’s experience lies heavily in Ground Engineering and Heavy-Duty Foundations where he has been responsible for business divisions and several large-scale high-profile projects, including major infrastructure projects on the Cross-Rail Programme, London Bridge Quarter and the Thameslink upgrade. Kevin has many years of leading large teams to both successfully deliver complex projects and deliver results in business units. Kevin has also been active in the British Drilling Association and the Federation of Piling Specialists.
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Peter Handley is our Senior UK Director and a key member of the Senior Leadership Team for Aarsleff. Peter has over 25 years of experience working in the piling and ground engineering industry, having amounted significant sector experience as a former divisional director. Peter is responsible for the development of Aarsleff’s Rotary and CFA business in the UK and other cross-company responsibilities.
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Heather Jones is our Business and HR Manager who has been with Aarsleff Ground Engineering for over 19 years. During that period Heather has been responsible for growing and providing seamless support services, whether it is providing Corporate, HR, IT, Telecoms, Facilities, Fleet Management or Administration support to our teams or providing direct on-site delivery of our products and services to our customers.
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Jessica Banham is our Group Marketing and Brand Manager specialising in SEO, graphic design, PR and content-driven marketing. Jessica has been with Aarsleff for 4 years and in that time has been instrumental in developing the Aarsleff brand and driving internal employee engagement. As an accredited member of the CIM, Jessica ensures that all aspects of branding and marketing are coordinated, producing high quality materials representing the business in a consistent manner, reaching out to prospects, customers, potential employees and the community, while creating an overarching image that represents our international group of companies in a positive and attractive light.
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Robert Speakman is our STEQ Manager. Covering every aspect of our operations, advising on best practice and legislative compliance to ensure all our activities from the office / factory gates to site are carried out to the highest standards. Robert is also the Chairman of the Federation of Piling Specialist (FPS) Safety and Training Forum and represents the piling industry on the Build UK Leadership Team whilst also representing the UK on the European Federation of Foundation Contractors (EFFC). He has over 10-years’ experience within the Ground Engineering sector and previously worked in the coal mining industry.
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Mark Smith is our Commercial Director and a key member of Aarsleff's Senior Leadership Team. Overseeing the Commercial Department's contractual agreements, Mark works closely with Aarsleff's clients and operational team to plan and risk mitigate projects both pre & post contract. Mark is focussed on client satisfaction and has a proven track record in both Civil Engineering and Building sectors, with experience working in Main Contracting and the Geotechnical Sub-Contracting environment.
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Steve Gilbank is our Operations Manager for Specialist Retaining Walls who has been working at Aarsleff for 23 years. Steve has an in-depth knowledge on the retaining wall industry, having managed projects utilising both temporary and permanent sheet piling works. Steve is responsible for the management, coordination and control of all operational aspects of the Specialist Retaining Walls Department and is a key member of our Management team.
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John Storry is our Director for Specialist Retaining Walls, having amassed a wealth of experience and knowledge in the construction market. John has held senior positions within several companies already well-established in the sheet piling sector. John operates on a practical, estimating, commercial and development level to capitalise and gain the traction needed to take the Aarsleff’s sheet piling arm of the business to the next level.
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Ashley Carter is our Head of Pre-Construction. His technical know-how and expertise combined with charismatic people skills and a positive outlook has made a significant impression on Aarsleff's clients. Working alongside the management team, Ashley drives key strategic goals, builds customer relationships, identifys business opportunities and mentors teams and individuals where necessary across the company’s Estimating, Business Development and Marketing teams.
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Steve Wilkinson is our Group Plant Manager who prides himself on the service he gives to our customers. The machines that are delivered to site are always tested and inspected before they leave the yard and are fully maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines. Steve leads a team of highly trained fitters who are dedicated and experienced in the maintenance of all our equipment. To help us in our mission towards zero breakdowns, Steve and his team have installed a new preventative maintenance system to record downtime and faults, enabling him to identify key areas and react before breakdown occurs, thus creating planned maintenance regimes.
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Ash Rogers is our Design Manager with experience in the design of retaining walls, ground anchors and slope stabilisation works. Ash is dedicated to finding new innovative ways to make Aarsleff more efficient. In 2015, Ash was shortlisted for Rail Engineer of the Year of the Rail Staff Awards and is currently working with the developer of WALLAP toward a new feature in the next software release, which could ultimately refine the structural design of piles.
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Dr Dan Adams is our Senior Geotechnical Consultant and is a key member in the expansion of the geotechnical department. With over 20 years within the industry, Dan has an extensive amount of experience and knowledge, from estimating and designing geotechnical solutions to successfully managing key geotechnical and geoenvironmental contracts. Dan has been key to the success of major UK and Ireland projects, including London Bridge Station Upgrade and Crossrail.
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Jonathan Proctor is our Director for the Specialist Geotechnical Department. With over 20 years of experience within the industry, Jonathan has a broad knowledge of geotechnical disciplines, including drilling and grouting, soil nailing, mini piling and ground anchors. Leading a team of estimators, engineers and designers, Jonathan oversees all activities within the department, providing input in all stages of the project, from the initial enquiry to carrying out the works on site.
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Mark Fuller is our Piling Director. Mark has amassed a wealth of experience and knowledge within the specialist piling and ground engineering industry. In his previous roles, Mark has successfully led piling divisions, increasing their gross margin and turnover year on year. Mark is directly responsible for the overall driven piling within the business, including technical and operational management of awarded contracts, development of strategic long-term plans and planning of recruitment and resource.
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Richard Hoe is our Management Accountant and is responsible for the finances of Aarsleff Ground Engineering and its sister company Centrum Pile. Working closely with his finance team and the senior leadership team, Richard provides reports and updates on the business accounts, along with reducing and forecasting the company’s outgoings. Richard has also contributed to the implementation of a new enterprise resource planning system to improve reporting and tracking of accountancy within the business.