About Van Elle

Founded in 1984, and listed on AIM in late 2016, Van Elle has grown to become the UK’s largest and most diverse ground engineering contractor. The Group offers a wide range of specialist geotechnical techniques and services to customers in a variety of construction end markets.

Over the company’s history, we have created a strong reputation across our markets built on service quality, technical expertise, innovation, safety and successful delivery for our customers.

We operate from a central base at Kirkby in Ashfield in Nottinghamshire where our offices, training centre, pre-cast factories and plant and transport operations are all based.

Principal Activities

Van Elle’s end-to-end solutions encompass ground investigation, general and specialist piling, rail engineering services, modular foundations and ground improvement and stabilisation services in a wide range of environments.

The Group reports through three primary segments:

Strategic Markets

The Group is focussed on three core, UK market sectors to which it offers a full range of integrated ground engineering services; deploying an unrivalled range of rigs and expertise on both a regional and national basis:


The Group maintains a diverse and wide customer base, reflective of the breadth of services offered across our core sectors; typically delivering 1000 plus projects a year. As a specialist subcontractor, our customers are typically tier 1 contractors, developers and housebuilders. We are also experienced operating as Principal Contractor and in Rail hold a PC licence.

Our aim is to provide an exemplary, high quality service and retain our customers long term. By offering a fully integrated capability across all techniques, supported by a safety first and collaborative attitude, we aim to become the trusted ground engineering partner of choice for our customers.


The Group is in conscious of its responsibilities to maintain a sustainable, ethical and caring approach to business. We strive to embed this in our business culture and we regularly check on our progress through a stakeholder management plan. We identify our key stakeholders as follows:

Our Values

Our values reflect our family company roots and our continued commitment to operate as a straightforward, easy to deal with business, with a directly employed workforce and can-do attitude: