The Team

Managing Director and football fanatic Richard, transfers his passion for the game to his business. Like any good manager he focuses on building a strong team and a winning strategy.

Richard Lowe

Managing Director

Managing Director and F1 fan Rob uses his experience and know-how to support and coach our divisional leadership teams to a winning result.

Rob Taylor

Managing Director

Group Commercial Director and keen mountain biker Darren is responsible for developing, maintaining and evolving our operational commercial strategy. Darren is a fan of Gladiator, however, we think he's more like Wolf than Maximus! Darren also loves to nip out for a sneaky Mexican meal, he always asks for the spice level to be smoking!

Darren Bagnall

Group Commercial Director

Business Development Manager and golf fan Steve maintains and develops equally strong strategies for both his short and long games when it comes to establishing new client relationships.

Steve Cordwell

Business Development Manager

Leah is the company's financial custodian, acting as the gatekeeper for our profitability.

Leah Willson

Financial Controller

Shopaholic Grace would love nothing more than to be hitting the boutiques of Milan, before enjoying fresh pasta in a chic trattoria. When fulfilling her role as part of our accounts team, Grace always shows "Focus", determination and an exceptional attention to detail.

Grace Seedhouse

Assistant Financial Controller

Budding DJ Richard runs the day to day management of the head office - a lively mix of corporate infrastructure, strategic future planning and operational efficiencies and planning.

Richard Hesketh

General Manager

When Sharon is not holidaying in the Maldives she operates as the accounts team manager where she is accountable for all financial reconciliations.

Sharon Cotton

Accounts Manager

Rachel is responsible for the management and completion of the payroll and sub contract ledger. If it was down to her everyone would be paid in chocolate.

Rachel Coleman

Payroll and Subby Ledger Co-ordinator

Administrative Assistant and Chinese food lover Nicola demonstrates a keen eye for detail in every aspect of her role. Nicola dreams of a family holiday in Disney, but don't take the "Mickey" out of her favourite film Drop Dead Fred.

Nicola Pryor

Payroll and Subcontract Ledger

Curry lover and Accounts Assistant Michelle enjoys weekends away with her family and while maintaining our purchase ledger dreams of holidaying in the Maldives.

Michelle Soroczyk

Purchase Ledger Clert

Film lover and Training & Compliance Co-ordinator Richard says he has little time for anything other than keeping the team safe, compliant and qualified. What a 'Goodfella'!

Richard Stanhope

Training & Compliance Co-ordinator

Keen gardener and HSQE Manager Andrew has helped to grow and cultivate the health and safety culture throughout the Universal Group. When on site he will always weed out bad practises and celebrate our successes. Andrew always shines a light on our opportunities, which aids us to continue to grow safely.

Andrew James

HSQE Manager

Family man Damian is accountable for the maintenance and development of the supply chain, ensuring best quality and priced materials are secured. Damian is known as the bowling ball because he always strikes first time. His love for American sports also extends to baseball ... he can often be heard walking round the office saying "where's my baseball?".

Damian Swainston

Buying Manager

Our very own "Willy Fog" Chloe dreams of travelling round the world, while sat at her desk buying for Universal Group. Keen seamstress and Harry Potter fan loves nothing more than to create a magical dress.

Chloe Baker


Film lover and Transport Manager Marcus is accountable for the mangement of our fleet of company vehicles. He always goes that extra 'Green Mile'.

Marcus Corby

Fleet Manager/Buyer

Yard Manager and Moto cross fanatic Shaun looks after the yard, maintenance of the rigs and transport requirements 'cross country'.

Shaun Hodgkinson

Yard Manager

1st Floor Ashbrook House
Forest Street
NG17 1BE
01623 551867

Unit B Shakestones Farm
Greenbury Way
07553 959588

Office 1&2
Corporation Building
Aberdare RCT
CF44 8DZ
Tel: 01443 808022
Mob: 07851732359

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