Our People

We recognise that our success is only as good as the people that work for us. Our team are experienced professionals who can meet the creative challenge of even the most meticulous of projects. We draw upon our well-established list of experienced, highly skilled sub-contractors to ensure that everyone on site echoes the quality and professionalism that is synonymous with the Stonewood & Earthstone name.

Neil Blackman

Managing Director

Over 30 years experience in the construction industry 20 of which spent specifically in groundworks and civil engineering. Neil has extensive experience across both commercial and residential sectors working for some of the UK’s largest clients and also working on two of the largest civil engineering projects undertaken in the UK in the last 25 years.

Shane Andrews

Construction Director

30 years spent in groundworks and civil engineering with experience at all levels. Started firstly on the ground and quickly came up through the ranks to reach Construction Director working for the major housebuilders on projects ranging from 50-250 units. Managing a team of Contracts Managers, Engineers and up to 150 operatives across 15 sites.

Karl Shepherd

Senior Estimator

Nearly 20 years of providing an honest and upfront approach during the tender process, in predominately groundworks and civil engineering, but also main contracting.

Karl completed his studies part-time at the University of Brighton, gaining a BSc Project Management for Construction and then went on to study a post graduate diploma in Quantity Surveying in his spare time (before kids). During his spare time now, he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, and undertaking refurbishment projects around the house.

Dave Clayton

Procurement Manager

Over 20 years in the industry, initially with Main Contractors, but more recently specialising in groundworks. Dave has built strong long-term relationships with countless members of our supply chain helping to ensure that our site teams are supported with the best service. Dave is an avid Liverpool supporter and golfer.

Samantha Beames

 Quantity Surveyor

15 years’ experience within the construction industry. Samantha started in estimating but quickly found the right path for her in quantity surveying. She has experience working for main contractors but the majority of her career has been spent in groundworks and civil engineering. Samantha has worked largely within the commercial sector however in the last 5 years has gained more experience working with residential developers.


Dan Streciwilk

Contracts Manager

13 years’ experience in groundwork and civil engineering. Dan has worked his way from the ground up with hands on experience evolving from site management to Contracts Manager developing strong relationships with some of the UK’s largest developers.

Sam Crocker

SHEQ Manager

Sam has diverse experience in groundworks working both operationally and commercially. Sam supports Contract Managers and site teams to ensure that our works are delivered both safely and to the appropriate level of quality. Also supporting the Directors to continuously drive improvement of our Health and Safety culture.

work with us

We are looking for exceptional individuals who want to play a key part in our continued growth. In return, you will be working for a company that has a strong commitment to training and development and a company that recognises that its success is only as good as its people.

We are continuously adding to our valued team of staff both on and off site. If you are interested in joining a business with a refreshing approach and with a great profile of projects, please check out our vacancies or get in touch via the contact form below.




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