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Mary Kay Ash

Darlow and Janice Lloyd Directors and Company Founders

Darlow and Janice formed the Company back in 1965 and still make a contribution to the running of the Business today.

Darlow began his career in the agricultural drainage sector and gradually developed the Plant Hire division of the Business.

Janice was one of the first people in the UK to achieve the WAMITAB Waste Management qualification.

Rhys Lloyd - Director

Rhys originally qualified as a Welder before joining the Family Business, initially in the workshops where his role was predominantly plant maintenance, repair and fabrication works. Rhys' role has developed, and today he is responsible for the co-ordination of over 200 items of Large Plant and Drivers. Rhys manages all aspects of projects over a large diversity of locations and activities.

Owain Lloyd, BA (Hons) WAMITAB - Director

Owain was involved in professional sports until joining Darlow Lloyd & Sons. Owain is also a WAMITAB Holder and responsible for the Landfill, Waste Transfer and Licensed Waste Carrier aspects of the business. His role is to ensure compliance with all Environmental Legislation and drive forward Recycling opportunities. Owain also manages the Irrigation, Drainage & Dust Suppression division.

Donna Lloyd, BSc (Hons) - Company Secretary

Donna has been with the Company since 2000. Prior to joining Darlow Lloyd and Sons Ltd Donna worked for 10 years with British Steel as a Process Development Engineer. Originally from New Zealand, she holds a BSc (Hons) & an NVQ L4 in Adv. Hot and Cold Steel Rolling. Donna is responsible for overseeing the Administration, Finance and HR functions. Donna holds a WAMITAB Level 3 (Supervisory) Diploma for Sustainable Recycling and is a qualified LRQA Internal Auditor.

James Evans – Financial Controller (Group)

James is a member of the management team. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant at BPU Chartered Accountants in Cardiff and then spent some time as part of the acquisitions team at PHS Group before joining Darlow Lloyd Group in late 2012. James oversees the accountancy function of the group and is responsible for reporting monthly management figures and other ad-hoc financial tasks to the board of directors.

Micheal Hodges - Operations Manager

A capable and versatile Business Manager with a total of 26 years' experience within the steel industry; successfully progressing from Machine Operator to his current role as a result of performance. Expert knowledge of a wide variety of site operations with a proven ability to manage large site teams and generate significant cost savings and improvements to process efficiency. Extensive experience of planning, co-ordinating, leading and problem solving across multi-site operations including; slag processing, crushing, screening and grading, drop-ball cranes, lancing, slag pit and iron ponding facilities, blast furnace, coolant charge upgrading plant, mill scale, scrap metal collection and scrap cutting services. A proven ability to manage teams of up to 110 men across various sites. Experienced in reporting on all site activities, productivity and financial aspects. Mike has demonstrated the ability to plan and manage budgets of up to £22M. Fully conversant with relative legislation and familiar with a range of procedures with a strong track record of safe working across all sites managed.


David Thomas - Health & Safety Manager

Davids current role is to ensure all personnel within the company adhere to all the policies and procedures within the company and the steel works environment (COMHH TIER 1 SITE). David started as a labourer working on the ground for Darlow Lloyd & Sons. As the company grew he became more involved with the projects side of the company and operations. David advanced to supervisor and gained the trust and respect of the workforce, company and our clients. He has obtained all CPCS licences for the heavy plant, an HGV class 1 licence. David holds a Nebosh General Certificate and Nebosh Construction Certificate. Familiar with the daily operations of the workforce he is competent in permit systems, such as JMS, ATW, PBS, SCC also RAIL permits, HOT WORK, CONFINED SPACES, AUDITING, RISK ASSESSMENTS, and Safe Working Procedures etc. David is a trained First Aider, First Aid Train the Trainer Qualified Instructor, HSE Approved Train the Trainer in All Abrasive Wheels Qualified Instructor and CPCS Accredited Validator.

Phil Cadogan

Phil recently joined DLS as Divisional Manager for Utilities & Civils projects. He joins us with a wealth of experience gained through 17 years working in the NRW. Phil has spemt the last three years externally manageing projects in the civils sector. Phil is a Technical member of IOSH, holds NEBOSH and Prince Project Management qualifications and is currently working towards an MSc in Quantity Surveying and Level 6 Construction management.

Joe Roderick - Manager Coke Ovens Contracts

Joe joined the DLS team in June 2020 heading up operations servicing Tata Steels Morfa Coke Ovens at Port Talbot. Joe brings a wealth of experience gained from over 25 years working as a senior manager across a range of industries including logistics and distribution, contract services and manufacturing, with over 12 years’ directly related to the steel industry at Port Talbot and across the UK. Experience of leading diverse teams across multi-site operations, including full safety, P&L and operational responsibility. Joe has lead teams through significant change and improvement cycles whilst always being customer and employee focused.

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