Senior Management Details

T Humphreys C.Eng.M.IM³. MICM. M.Ins.Env.Sc – Managing Director
Tom has over 40 years experience in construction industry. He is a Chartered mining engineer, member of the institute of materials, minerals and mining, member of the institute of chartered managers, member of the institute of environmental sciences.

K E L Dempster BSc (Hons), MSc – Financial Director
BSc (Hons) Applied Geology, MSc Engineering Geology
Ellen has worked as an engineering geologist for various consultants before stating with Groundshire in 1994
Over 20 years experience in construction industry, which includes tendering for and organising contracts over 2.5m in value.

W R Dempster BSc, MSc – Contract Manager
BSc in Applied Geology
Msc in Engineering Hydrology

Over 20 years experience in construction industry 14 of which as a Consultant Engineer.  Extensive experience in Environmental Imapct Assessment, Hydrogeology, Hydrology, Site Investigation, Geo-Environmental Appraisal, Mining Assessments and Contract Management.

J E Duff – Board Chairman
Certified Mine Surveyor
1st Class Certificate of Competency in Mining (Colliery Management Certificate)
Diploma in Management Studies Fellow of Institute on Mining and Metallurgy
Chartered Engineer
Was employed by the then NCB (now Coal Authority) for 16 years, latterly as UnderManager (Manager of Underground Operations) at a colliery producing 1 million tonnes of coal per annum and in charge of 1,400 underground workmen.
Diversified into civil engineering and has 40 years experience in drilling, pressure grouting, rock and ground anchors.

R W Chilton FI Plant E, LCGI – Director
Over 40 years experience in construction industry, also acts as External Verifier for CITB and City and Guilds. Previously worked as Plant Manager for a construction group involved in grouting, drilling, blasting, coal mining and dredging before becoming involved as Plant Director and Company Secretary with Groundshire at its inception in 1978.


Contact Details

Groundshire Limited
Littleburn House
Littleburn Industrial Estate
Langley Moor

Tel: 0191 378 4005


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