About Van-Elle Holdings PLC

Founded in 1984, and listed on AIM in late 2016, Van Elle has grown to become the UK’s largest 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 core ground engineering and geotechnical 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 are simple and clear. They reflect our roots and continued commitment to operate as a straightforward, easy to deal with business, with a directly employed workforce and can-do attitude: