Our people

Our experienced team are extensively qualified and make ELS Surfacing and Civils the success it is today.
  • Tony Smith BSc (Hons)
     Position: Commercial Director

    Tony is an experienced Commercial Director and brings 15 years of experience to our business specialising in Road Surfacing, Highway Maintenance, Street Lighting and infrastructure works. His career experience included managing a large team of Quantity Surveyors controlling budgets of over £150,000,000 per financial year.


    Message from Tony: “My focus and objectives are offering our clients financial advice and providing value for money by value engineering the delivery of our contracts.

    Outside of work I like spending time with my three children going for days out or just relaxing at home. When I get some free time to myself I like training at my local gym or meeting up with friends and family”.

  • Gary Atkin MIAT
    Position: Operations Manager

    Gary Atkin is our Operations Manager and his career in the Civil Engineering Industry started as a junior engineer working in the portable building industry. He joined his father’s surfacing company to fill a pressing vacancy as a Paver operator, working hard to achieve his goals and progressing up the ladder, Gary become Surfacing Director for the business.

    Gary has worked in the Civil Engineering, Highway Maintenance industries in a senior management position for over 30 years delivering multi-million-pound contracts throughout the UK, with most of the works taking place in and around the London area with National Organisations.

    Message from Gary: “When I’m away from work, I have two grown up children Keeleigh 29 and Lewis 24 whom I am very proud of and enjoy spending time with them”.

    “I follow my local football team Hull City and live with my partner in Hull”.

  • Keith Richardson Tech IOSH MCIHT
    Position: ELS Group SHEQ Compliance Manager

    Keith is our Group SHEQ Compliance Manager and ensures our business management systems group wide achieves and exceeds our client expectations, contractual, moral and legal obligations.

    Keith has 30 years’ experience within the construction industry, his back ground includes utility’s, civil engineering, highway maintenance and construction projects. Keith’s most recent years have been specialising in Health, safety quality and environmental management.

    Keith has worked on major construction projects including BT fibre and cable TV system upgrade nationwide. Highways county and local authority maintenance contracts. Severn Trent service provision programme and numerous retail surfacing and civils schemes for blue chip companies.

    Keith is building and maintaining our integrated business management system (BMS) which is managed and maintained to ensure full compliance with all Health Safety and environmental legislation.

    Our (BSM) is designed to meet the requirements of ISO9001/2015 Quality, ISO14001/2015 Environmental and ISO45001/2018 Health and Safety management systems we will reach full UKAS Accreditation by the end of 2018.

    We are also incorporating the Highways sector 16 approval standard for the installation of asphalt surfacing in the Local Authority Public Highway.

    Message from Keith:

    “I do the usual things in life and enjoy spending time with my friends and loved ones at weekends (Grandad to 6).

    My other interests include, fishing, music and antiques”.

  • Michelle Lucas

    Position: Office Manager


    Michelle Lucas is our office manager and is responsible for organising all administrative activities that facilitate the smooth running of our office, Including, finance, HR functions, the organisation of people, information and other resources, reporting directly to our company Directors & Owners.

    Before joining ELS Surfacing and Civils, Michelle worked in the Street Lighting industry as an Office Manager and had previously worked in Education Sector in a variety of roles including Personal Assistant to the Deputy Headteacher, Data Assistant and Student Services Manager.

    Message from Michelle:  “ I live locally with my husband Jim and my 3 children, Jade 21, Jack 16 and Ronnie 12. I enjoy watching my son play football every weekend for our local team, I indulge in a glass of red wine and enjoy soul music!”

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As part of our ongoing commitment to delivering a quality service and caring for our environment we currently operate ISO 45001:2018 Health & Safety, 14001:2015 Environmental, ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems coupled with UKAS National Highway Sector 16 approval for the installation of asphalt surfacing in the public highway.