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OUR STAFF

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Martyn Ward

Owner/ Managing Director 

Originally a farmer's son Martyn Ward started his own plant hire business “Ward Plant Ltd” in 1973, at the age of 18, which he has grown to a fleet of more than 50 large earthmovers.

Joanne Ward

Owner/Director/Company Secretary 

Joanne is a director of the plant hire and contracting company as well as a partner in the farming business. Joanne is a director of the plant hire and contracting company as well as a partner in the farming business.

Chris Ward

Business Partner / Director / Fleet Maintenance Manager

Chris Ward assisted his family with operating the company’s farms during his school years, and started full time when he left school.
Chris manages the servicing and maintenance of the entire fleet. 

Gareth Ward

Business Partner/ Director / Farm Manager 

Gareth Ward assisted his family with the continuous task of operating the company’s farms during his school years. Today Gareth uses this experience in order to manage all aspects of the company’s farming business.

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Colin Buchanan

Contracts Director

Colin commenced his training as a Junior Engineer with Crouch Mining Limited in 1987, progressing to Site Engineer, then Senior Site Engineer and by 1993 was appointed as UK wide Senior Engineer.

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Mike Kelly

Company Accountant

Mike spent 20 years operating at a senior level in the accountancy profession, latterly with an international CA firm, specialising in the owner-managed business sector.

Tam McPhail

Site Agent 

Tam McPhail has worked on major civil engineering, quarrying and mining projects all over the UK. Tam started with Ward Plant Limited in 1991 as a plant operator and was later promoted to site foreman.