Kirk joined Stobart Rail & Civils in the 1990s as a plant operator, before working his way up to lead the business as Managing Director since 2009. Kirk’s relentless drive for excellence has created our culture of high performance, client satisfaction and continual improvement that gives our clients full confidence that we will deliver every project to the highest standards. Kirk’s has a passion for innovation and efficiency and he believes there is always a better way. He has led amazing developments including our revolutionary ballast undercutters that have transformed track refurbishment during short railway possessions, and he oversaw the creation of London Southend Airport Railway Station, that is still the UK’s only railway station not managed by Network Rail or a train operating company.
Andy Richardson joined Stobart Rail & Civils in the late 1990’s as Operations Manager. Today, as Operations Director, Andy leads and manages the resource of the site delivery teams i.e.; site managers, operatives, track access and safety critical, to work collaboratively with the project manager and agents to identify and deliver high quality value engineered solutions for the client. Andy has a key responsibility for ensuring Stobart’s resources are at the forefront of the industry in respect of capability and capacity and drives innovation in the construction methodologies. As a recognised industry expert, Andy plays a key role in driving efficiency and quality in all that the business does for its clients. Andy is also responsible for risk management and mitigation, managing and maintaining Stobart Rail & Civils Plant Operating and Principal Contractors Licenses, ISO9001, ISO14001, and ISO45001 integrated systems.
Paul Kershaw joined the business in April 2018 having spent six years at Colas Rail. Paul Originally qualified in practice and spent 10 years undertaking a series of assignments within practice whilst working for Deloitte and KMPG. Paul has significant sector experience including both financial and non financial roles within Rail and across a number of the different functions including Manufacturing, Major Projects, Design, Plant and Financial Services.
Alan is a Commercial Director with experience in managing and controlling the financial and contractual aspects of a wide range of construction and civil engineering projects with the key market Sectors of Rail, Energy, Water, Waste, Education, Residential procured through JCT, NEC, ICC, Network Rail and PfS. Alan has a strong track record in ensuring project targets are set, maintained and ultimately achieved with the ability to assimilate large amounts of complex data, assessing risks and gains against business criteria to generate decisive commercial results. Alan’s role involves driving the commercial performance, setting individual strategies, work winning, estimating interface when pricing and agreeing tenders with the Client, in addition to interfacing on all commercial issues and contractual obligations, implementation of Corporate Governance and ensure operational effectiveness with specific responsibilities related to financial, contractual and risk management for the Business Unit.
Stephen joined Stobart Rail & Civils in 2018 after nineteen years with Network Rail. Stephen has led key projects including the Kings Cross re-modelling programme, Thames Link resilience programme, and LNE’s overhead line resilience and S&C refurbishment programmes. Stephen specialises in programme leadership and innovative management, so his expertise is helping us maintain our exceptional standards during our exciting five-year development programme.
Andy joined Stobart Rail & Civils in 2018 following a twenty year career with Network Rail. Andy has extensive experience of civil engineering, design management, asset management, track engineering and vehicle dynamics. His expertise has helped deliver ECML line-speed improvements, track friction modification systems, and the first of its kind Connington headspan to portal conversion. Andy is leading our engineering team to challenge the ordinary and drive innovative best-value solutions while guaranteeing technical compliance.