The McAuliffe Story

The McAuliffe business was founded in August 1970, when Maurice McAuliffe secured the first contract with Cubitt's at Goodyears, Wolverhampton. In order to deliver the contract he was joined by his brother Larry. Their successful association continued until their retirement in 2004 when they were succeeded by the second generation of the family.

Established over 40 years McAuliffe's initially started out on new builds, major roads and sewers and bulk earthworks projects. In the mid-80s the company ventured into the reclamation and remediation of Brownfield sites, working on a former landfill site in Solihull and the former Land Rover works in Birmingham.

McAuliffe’s then secured the Tipton Gas Works in the late 80s, a highly-complex project in the heart of the Black Country, West Midlands. Three million cubic metres of soil, 65 acres and two years later, and McAuliffe’s were well and truly established as the contractor of choice in transforming Brownfield sites for Bloor Homes.

Since the 80s and 90s, more and more multi-million-pound companies have continued to rely on McAuliffe’s trusted know-how and “do-able solutions”, aiding the regeneration of many towns and cities. This has caught the eye of other major property developers, including Barratt, Bovis, Redrow and Persimmon Homes.

Four decades on and McAuliffe's is truly established as one of the most dependable, proficient and fairly-priced names in the industry and now being led by the second generation of McAuliffe’s, a real family affair.


The McAuliffe Team

A company is only ever as good as the people leading it. We’re proud of what we’ve achieved to date and want to ensure we continue in the same vein for years to come.

So we thought we’d introduce ourselves...

John has more than 20 years' experience in the construction industry in various commercial, site management and executive roles working for both a Main Contractor and a leading Consultant.

A qualified Chartered Surveyor, John was handpicked onto the RICS Environment Working Group, following a detailed selection process where he hopes to help shape and influence environmental issues within the Construction Sector. John is also a registered Qualified Person under the CLAIRE Code of Practice and holds an Environmental Permitting Operators Certificate (EPOC).

John has previously managed complex schemes and investment programmes on behalf of BAA, Railtrack and Anglian Water and is now bringing his experience to bear in the remediation of Brownfield land. This has been evidenced in the delivery of complex projects such as the £3m Cape Hill Brewery project in Birmingham, the £1m Former TRICO works in Dunstable and the 3,000 unit Lawley Village Development in Telford.

Having joined in 2003 as a shareholder and Technical Director, John has been the driving force behind McAuliffe's growth and service delivery and was appointed Managing Director in 2008.

Mike joined the McAuliffe training scheme in 1981 quickly progressing to become an expert operator on a range of plant involved in bulk earthworks, roads and sewers and remediation. Mike then moved into site management delivering complex schemes such as the £1.5m former Iron Oxide Works in Deanshanger, the £1.3m Tame Valley Alloys project, Tamworth and the £1m City Wharf development in Lichfield.

With 30 years' experience, Mike brings to the table a significant wealth of experience and know how to deliver complex projects efficiently and safely. Mike also manages the maintenance and replacement programmes for our significant plant holding.

Steve joined the McAuliffe training scheme in 1983 as a plant operator. In the early 90s, Steve opened a new training facility at our Head Office delivering the new CITB Safety Awareness and Plant Operator scheme.

Following this Steve launched McAuliffe's new landfill facility at Bentley (M6 junction 10) and more recently has focused on growing our haulage and recycling capabilities across the region.

Steve is now a Company Director and brings a wealth of experience and expertise in soils disposal facilities, together with on-site, practical experience.

He is particularly skilled in waste management operations and the transportation of industry waste, currently holding a WAMITAB certificate of technical competence.

Anna-Maria joined McAuliffe in 1998, after completing a BSc Business Economics, at Brunel University.

Her role is to manage the full back of house functions encompassing Finance, HR, Training and Administration providing the key link between site activity and the office.

Anna-Maria is the Chair Person of the Metro Business Partnership (MBP Ltd), a local business forum that provides advice and guidance to leading Council officials, including Shadow Business Minister Pat McFadden MP.

Anna also holds a WAMITAB certificate of technical competence that underpins her knowledge in waste management operations.

Tim has 19 years’ experience in the construction industry occupying various roles throughout his career.

He has worked for numerous civil engineering contractors and has experience in complex demolition and reclamation works, roads and sewers projects and remediation works.

Tim has previously worked on a number of different projects, probably the most complex being the Millennium Point Scheme in Bristol.

After joining McAuliffe as a Senior Project Manager, his most notable projects to date are the delivery of the £2m A500 link road in Wolstanton, Stoke on Trent, delivery of the £1m Phase 1 & 2 Earthworks on the Lawley Village Development and the former Gasworks at Fenny Stratford.

Tim was appointed to Technical Manager in 2009 with responsibility for estimating, contract management and client liaison.

A qualified environmental professional, with over twenty years’ experience in the contaminated land industry, having worked in both consultancy and contracting. Richard has a BSc in Environmental Science and also holds the highest level WAMITAB to allow management of hazardous sites.

Richard has a wealth of experience in the remediation of contaminated sites including chemical works, transport depots and numerous former gasworks sites as part of the National Grid Property Holdings Framework Contract managing projects ranging in value from £60k to £10m. Richard was also heavily involved in the successful tender and set up stages of the remediation of the northern half of the 2012 Olympic Park site.

More recently Richard held a senior executive position in the process engineering sector of soil and groundwater remediation and has an excellent working knowledge of the application of various in-situ technologies including High Vacuum Extraction, Soil Vapour Extraction, Multi-Phase Extraction, Pump & Treat and Free Product Recovery.

In addition to strengthening our in house remediation contracting expertise Richard will launch and manage our new venture with Geostream for the supply and rental of specialist bespoke equipment for the in situ treatment of soil and groundwater to consultants and contractors.

David joined McAuliffe’s in early 2014, as Technical Director and in addition has full P&L responsibility for the North West operations.

David is a Chartered Civil Engineer and has specialised in aspects of ground engineering for his entire career. He has extensive experience of the construction industry, having previously worked for WSP; the Stevin Group; Balfour Beatty and Amalgamated Construction. For the last 25 years David has concentrated on the geotechnical and contaminated land sectors, firstly establishing and managing a Geotechnical Consultancy and more recently two specialist Remediation Contractors. David, a well-respected figure in the contaminated land sector, has a detailed understanding of all aspects of the conversion of ex-industrial sites into land suitable for re-development.

David is also a founding member of the Murray Rix Consulting and Geotechnical Consultancy.

Dr Chris Evans joined the McAuliffe Group in September 2017 as Technical Director, working specifically in McAuliffe’s specialist remediation side of the business, GeoStream.

Chris is a chartered civil engineer with more than 25 years’ academic and industrial experience in both geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering, having worked for some of the largest stakeholders across the UK and Europe.

He brings extensive expertise and detailed specialist knowledge of all aspects of physical, chemical and biological treatment techniques for soils and groundwater to the GeoStream team.