M4/M5 SW England
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07979 884 987
Originally established in 2013 by Mike and Steve Parrott as an equestrian contractor, W.E Plant initially set out to construct riding facilities for the private equine market. After a less than anticipated uptake in these services the logical step was to branch in to the general plant hire sector. Starting out with a single machine operated by Mike, the company began to grow and gain constant business with local ground works contractors. Eventually one machine became two with the addition of our first employee to operate the second machine. In this time of growth we began to win more of our own contracting work to support the operated hire side of the business. This steady growth has lead us to where we are today with a team of highly experienced and capable operators and senior staff and a fleet of the most efficient well kept machinery in the west. From our humble beginnings to our current state and beyond, our core values of workmanship, reliability and building long standing relationships with our clients remains and is soon to be passed down to the next generation in our family run business.
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We now bolster some of the industries leading manufactures in heavy machinery which feature the latest GPS and tilt rotator technology aiding us in reducing our carbon footprint for us and our clients. With a permanent highly skilled workforce both on the ground and in senior management we are confident in delivering your project with in budget and to the very highest standards possible.
Growing up around farm machinery and agricultural contracting I always had a passion for all things tractors and construction machinery. This passion was put in to practice when I left school to attend agricultural college. Upon leaving college to pursue work with local agricultural contractors the passion for farming soon dwindled with the consistent long hard hours, in which time a change of plan was needed. The move over to construction was a natural step to allow the passion for machinery to still exist but with a more realistic work life balance. This is where I began to cut my teeth in the earthworks and demolition industry often working as an operator for south west contractors on some pretty prestigious projects. After a number of years learning the trade I knew there was more to be done than just operating machinery, the idea for W.E Plant was born. Fast forward a number of years I now direct the business with my father Steve. Overseeing the main operations of the company including project management, staff and plant logistics.
I partnered with a long term friend in 1982 in setting up a small vehicle rental business in Bristol where I was responsible for creating new b2b opportunities for a fleet of cars, vans and minibuses. Because of the very high levels of service offered we soon had an impressive portfolio of clients, we were highly successful and grew to operating a total of almost 500 vehicles making it the second largest independent rental company in the area, and subsequently being sold to a national group in 2005. Retirement was not in my plans and around this time Mike was just leaving college having gained his qualifications in agricultural and construction mechanisation so the idea of setting up a business for us to develop was formed, leading us to where we are today as one of the South West’s most successful plant contractors. Our reputation for reliability, state of the art machines with the latest technology and GPS operating systems and high quality work has given us constant growth over the past 10 years.
G Works have been working with We-plant now for over two years on several projects, the quality of their machines and operators are fantastic, there knowledge and skills with the GPS equipment has had a massive impact on our Bath project. Looking forward to their expertise for cut and fill works on our new site in Wiltshire starting soon and all future works to follow, thanks to both Mike & Steve and congratulations on the new premises.