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  • 01636 812227

    info@avsquires.co.uk office@avsquires.co.uk

  • Racecourse Road,

    Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0TX

About Us

Established Since 1971

Today, A & V Squires Plant Co. Ltd has over 75 employees and is one of the leading civil engineering, contract earth moving and plant hire companies in the East Midlands. We cover Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire but also operate on a national scale.

In 1971 Doug and Vivienne Squires first established A & V Squires as a plant hire company in Southwell. It has been a family run business for forty years.

In the early 1990s management of the company was gradually passed over to Doug and Vivienne’s two sons Philip and Robert. They both played a major role in the company’s relocation to new purpose-built premises in Southwell in 2001, complete with offices and a workshop.

It was after this move that Doug then handed complete control to his sons. Working together, they ensured that the company continued to expand and grow to become one of the largest plant hire and earth moving contractors in the East Midlands. Civil engineering was also added to the services offered and is an area of specialism that has gone from strength-to-strength over the past five years, complementing the plant side of the business.

After the sad passing of Philip in February 2009, Robert took sole responsibility for the company and is assisted by a highly-qualified and experienced team. He has continued to drive the company forward and has recently introduced an innovative new biofuel plant that is among the first in Europe.

Meet Our Key People

Robert Squires
Managing Director

As Managing Director of A&V Squires, Robert Squires is ultimately responsible for the management and operation of the business supported by a dedicated team of senior management, and many long-term and loyal employees. Robert has over 25 years’ experience in the civil engineering and construction industry.

Although he now heads up the family firm, Robert started as a site operative and worked in all areas of the business to gain hands-on experience before becoming a Director in 1998 and Managing Director in 2010. Today, Robert is responsible for the company’s more than 50 staff, including contract management staff and operatives, administration and accountancy staff and the compliance management team. He also personally oversees and conducts site inspections to ensure Health, Safety & Welfare compliance, together with the company’s environmental and quality management standard requirements.

Robert’s experience includes managing and controlling civil engineering projects ranging from smaller works up to multi-site, multi-million pound projects for both large blue chip clients and local and regional authorities. Key projects include: EDF Energy power generation plants at West Burton & Staythorpe, Heacham Beach Flood defence works for the Environment Agency, Larinier fish and Eel pass at Darley Abbey for Canal Rivers Trust, civil engineering and construction works for British Gypsum Saint Gobain at five national geographic locations & CRH Tarmac at various national locations.

Ian Alvey
Transport Manager

Ian Alvey has been Transport Manager & aggregate sales coordinator at A & V Squires since 2016. He worked his way up within the company from HGV driver, so he has an excellent working knowledge of all aspects and activities.

Ian is responsible for looking after our fleet of HGV vehicles, efficiently managing the vehicles and a team of drivers. He is ultimately in charge of the day-to-day operations of the transport department and is also on call out of hours and at weekends to deal with urgent matters as they arise.

Our excellent track record in getting the right products to the right locations in the right quantities is down to Ian and he is also responsible for the dispatch of complex and oversized goods to destinations across the UK. He ensures company compliance with all transport policies, legislation and procedures to do with tachograph use.

He is the first point of contact for all drivers, managing a team of 10 drivers and also making sure that all transport fleet vehicles are properly maintained and serviced, maintaining accurate administrative records and organizing vehicle checks.

Mark Woodward
Operations Manager

With more than 25 years of “hands-on” experience in the construction industry and transport & logistics sectors, Mark is A&V Squires’ Operations Manager and has been employed by the Company since 1989.

Mark’s responsibilities include the general day-to-day management of the civil engineering teams involved in dedicated, long-term site activities and also the mobile work teams operating on site, both regionally and nationally. He ensures the most cost-effective procurement of items necessary for the project works and their timely delivery to individual sites. He also manages the effective deployment of human and plant resources to ensure that our clients’ work schedules and programs are met effectively.

Along with other members of the senior management team, Mark is responsible for implementing our policy of ensuring that health, safety & welfare requirements are exceeded at every work site location, together with the achievement of the required levels of environmental and quality management.

Mark is jointly responsible for the successful delivery of project contract works on behalf of our many clients and customers with an important liaison role with our clients.

Timothy Weaver
Plant and Earthworks Manager

With over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, Tim is A&V Squires’ Plant and Earthworks Manager, having been with the company since 1997.

He is responsible for the procurement of suitable labour and plant resources in order to carry out the contracted works safely and efficiently. This includes responsibility for and on-site coordination of all plant and plant operators, general operatives, sub-contractors’ labour and site engineers as required.

Alongside other members of the senior management team, Tim also ensures that all on-site plant, labour and materials meet the standards required in the contract and specifically also meet safety, quality and environmental standards, together with cost management and control.

Tim is involved from the outset to conclusion of our projects and regularly attends pre-contract meetings and progress meetings. He conducts day-to-day liaison with the client’s site representatives , undertakes regular site inspections and ensures all documentation is completed as required by project quality inspection plans.

Tim has wide-ranging experience covering many projects, including major Midlands JCE flood alleviation works, on behalf of principal contractor Jackson Civil Engineering, across Fazeley, Kingsbury, Whittaker Heath, Pickering, Nottingham Left Bank and Leicester.

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