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D Morgan PLC

D Morgan PLC is a civil engineering company operating within the construction industry throughout England, Scotland, and Wales, operating from Ellesmere Port, Wirral.

Established in 1950 and family owned, the company is financially robust (Dun & Bradstreet rating 3A-1) and anticiaptes a turnover of £30m in 2017/18. The company has the experience and expertise to tackle small and large earthworks and civil engineering contracts with contract values ranging up to £10m.

D Morgan PLC employs a direct workforce of 220 experienced and qualified personnel in the North West and works across the region and into North Wales, West of Scotland and the West Midlands. It (mainly) self-delivers and owns, operates and maintains a wide range of plant, transport and equipment so is able to provide customers with comprehensive site development service/civil engineering service. The company holds all the relevant contractor accreditations and insurances.

Over the past 66 years, D Morgan has built up operational skills within its key areas of civil and environmental engineering, including:

• Civil engineering
• Regeneration-led site development – major earthworks and remediation
• Sustainable and renewable energy – wind farms and nuclear
• Demolition
• Quarry and landfill operations
• Plant and vehicle hire services – including a range of excavators from 13 to 60 tonne excavators, dump trucks and road lorries, crushers and screeners

D Morgan owns several quarries and landfills, including a hazardous landfill site at Eardswick Hall, Crewe, and a waste disposal point at Bold Heath, Merseyside. The company’s quarries at Bold Heath and Alltami, Flintshire, can supply sand and stone, and it has an extensive range of plant available from its Great Sutton, Ellesmere Port office.

D Morgan has a long tradition of providing quality apprenticeships and training; it currently has the largest number of Earth-moving Plant Operator apprentices in the country with the CITB. having employed and trained 81 apprentices n the past two years.


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