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Mary Kay Ash

Darlow and Janice Lloyd Directors and Company Founders

Darlow and Janice formed the Company back in 1965 and still make a contribution to the running of the Business today.

Darlow began his career in the agricultural drainage sector and gradually developed the Plant Hire division of the Business.

Janice was one of the first people in the UK to achieve the WAMITAB Waste Management qualification.

Rhys Lloyd - Chief Technical Officer

Rhys originally qualified as a Welder before joining the Family Business, initially in the workshops where his role was predominantly plant maintenance, repair and fabrication works. Rhys' role has developed, and today he is responsible for the co-ordination of over 200 items of Large Plant and Drivers. Rhys manages all aspects of projects over a large diversity of locations and activities.

Owain Lloyd, BA (Hons) WAMITAB - Chief Operating Officer

Owain was involved in professional sports until joining Darlow Lloyd & Sons. Owain is also a WAMITAB Holder and responsible for the Landfill, Waste Transfer and Licensed Waste Carrier aspects of the business. His role is to ensure compliance with all Environmental Legislation and drive forward Recycling opportunities. Owain also manages the Irrigation, Drainage & Dust Suppression division.

Donna Lloyd, BSc (Hons) - Finance and Admin Director

Donna has been with the Company since 2000. Prior to joining Darlow Lloyd and Sons Ltd Donna worked for 10 years with British Steel as a Process Development Engineer. Originally from New Zealand, she holds a BSc (Hons) & an NVQ L4 in Adv. Hot and Cold Steel Rolling. Donna is responsible for overseeing the Administration, Finance and HR functions. Donna is a qualified LRQA Auditor.

Paul Nott - Commercial Director

Paul joined the Team in 2011, bringing with him 15 years of experience in Operations Management. Paul has worked in Europe, the Middle East, South Africa, Australia and Brazil. Paul is responsible for developing new business opportunities from technical innovation, business expansion through growth, acquisition, re-structuring, continuous improvement and major project management. Paul is a certified Continuous Improvement Leader.

James Evans – Financial Controller (Group)

James is a member of the management team. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant at BPU Chartered Accountants in Cardiff and then spent some time as part of the acquisitions team at PHS Group before joining Darlow Lloyd Group in late 2012. James oversees the accountancy function of the group and is responsible for reporting monthly management figures and other ad-hoc financial tasks to the board of directors.

Micheal Hodges - Operations Manager

A capable and versatile Business Manager with a total of 26 years' experience within the steel industry; successfully progressing from Machine Operator to his current role as a result of performance. Expert knowledge of a wide variety of site operations with a proven ability to manage large site teams and generate significant cost savings and improvements to process efficiency. Extensive experience of planning, co-ordinating, leading and problem solving across multi-site operations including; slag processing, crushing, screening and grading, drop-ball cranes, lancing, slag pit and iron ponding facilities, blast furnace, coolant charge upgrading plant, mill scale, scrap metal collection and scrap cutting services. A proven ability to manage teams of up to 110 men across various sites. Experienced in reporting on all site activities, productivity and financial aspects. Mike has demonstrated the ability to plan and manage budgets of up to £22M. Fully conversant with relative legislation and familiar with a range of procedures with a strong track record of safe working across all sites managed.

Chris Lawless - Operations Manager

Chris is a Civil Engineer with a wide range of experience in Earthworks, Soil Stabilisation, Remediation, Civils and Enabling Works. A large percentage of Chris’s experience is within the Renewables sector having worked as client, main contractor and sub contractor across the UK and Europe in Anaerobic Digestion, Wind and Solar Energy. Chris is responsible for sourcing, securing and managing specialist works across the UK using the vast plant & labour resource of Darlow Lloyd & Sons Ltd.

Philip James Davies - Manager

An energetic, enthusiastic professional who achieves high quality results through strong leadership, influencing and applying pragmatic and imaginative solutions to business. A strong individual with a track record in leading people through change and providing quality deliverables that achieve operational focus and service excellence. Phil puts personal energy and commitment into completing a piece of work and looks for ways to meet and exceed challenging performance targets. Experienced in project implementation.

David Thomas - Health & Safety Manager

Davids current role is to ensure all personnel within the company adhere to all the policies and procedures within the company and the steel works environment (COMHH TIER 1 SITE). David started as a labourer working on the ground for Darlow Lloyd & Sons. As the company grew he became more involved with the projects side of the company and operations. David advanced to supervisor and gained the trust and respect of the workforce, company and our clients. He has obtained all CPCS licences for the heavy plant, an HGV class 1 licence. David holds a Nebosh General Certificate and Nebosh Construction Certificate. Familiar with the daily operations of the workforce he is competent in permit systems, such as JMS, ATW, PBS, SCC also RAIL permits, HOT WORK, CONFINED SPACES, AUDITING, RISK ASSESSMENTS, and Safe Working Procedures etc. David is a trained First Aider, First Aid Train the Trainer Qualified Instructor, HSE Approved Train the Trainer in All Abrasive Wheels Qualified Instructor and CPCS Accredited Validator.


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