Who Are We

The Lightwater Group is family owned and part of one of the oldest and most diverse estates in the UK. The Group’s primary focus is the supply of high quality aggregates and concrete to a broad range of market segments in the construction industry, including DIY enthusiasts, regional and national housebuilders, civil engineering and manufacturers of concrete based building products.

By taking an honest and straightforward approach to all of our dealings with customers, listening carefully to their needs and ensuring our products and services continually meet the highest quality and environmental standards; the Lightwater Group has continued to expand across the region.

Being family owned allows us to prioritise the longer term needs of our customers and employees.

James Staveley

Chairman

James is responsible for the oversight of all group companies. He also leads our special projects function, which aims to develop our future income streams.

James is a family man who loves Yorkshire and the great outdoors, which drives his determination to make Lightwater Quarries one of the greenest and most sustainable quarrying companies in the UK.

With a degree in Management Studies, Fellow Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and twenty years of experience as a management consultant, James constantly looks for innovative ways of driving our businesses forward.

Stephen Bradley

CEO

Stephen manages the Lightwater Group. With quarrying and concrete at its heart, the group also includes farming, leisure, property development and renewable and sustainable energy businesses.

Stephen is a chartered accountant and an experienced business leader, having held senior roles in the quarrying, construction, technology and media sectors over the last twenty years.

As an innovative and enthusiastic leader, Stephen is committed to the ongoing growth and success of the Lightwater Group.

Kevin Parker

Managing Director

Kevin is at the forefront of developing new ideas and finding dynamic and innovative solutions to industry challenges. He is committed to James’ vision of a sustainable future for the business and is inspired to ensure that we preserve and protect the environment in which we work.

Kevin is a Chartered Engineer, a former Chairman and currently Secretary of the Yorkshire branch of the Institute of Quarrying.

Kevin is the driving force behind the Concrete4U volumetric business and more recently the expansion into drum mixed concrete branded as Lightwater Concrete.

Michael Pye

Commercial Manager

Michael has worked in varying and diverse roles within the concrete sector to build a skill set that enables him to offer exceptional customer service and an extensive understanding of all things quarry and concrete related. 

Having lived and worked in Yorkshire all his life and with over 25 years of industry experience, Michael has an in-depth working knowledge of the local market and its environment. 

Michael is dedicated to the efficiency of the business, ensuring that we exceed expectations with a personal service which guarantees to meet our customer requirements, both through direct supply and outsourcing of materials for quality, cost-effectiveness and exceptional value.

Andy Parker

Quarry & Transport Manager

With over 20 years of experience in quarrying and concrete, Andy works to fulfil our commitment to provide the highest standard of product and service to our customers.

Overseeing our transport and production functions, Andy welcomes a challenge and finding new and innovative solutions to meet complex customer needs is second nature to him.

By developing wide ranging and advanced operational practices in the quarry on through to the concrete business, Andy works with Michael to guarantee efficient delivery of the best quality assured material at all times.

Hannah Thomas

Sales & Marketing Manager

Hannah looks after our volumetric and ready-mixed concrete businesses on a day to day basis, overseeing concrete sales and distribution with a keen focus on ensuring that customers get the best service possible. 

With industry experience in concrete, asphalt and aggregates as an internal and external sales representative, Hannah has a practical understanding of the operational side of the business from a customer perspective which enables her to oversee concrete sales and distribution efficiently and effectively.

Hannah also manages our website, online advertising and social media campaigns.

Craig Parkin

Sales Office Despatcher

Craig has been in production planning for most of his career and has an exceptional working knowledge of the complex logistics involved in shipping our products via an ever expanding fleet of vehicles. 

Leading in Lightwater Quarries and Concrete4U customer service, Craig has a varying and dynamic role within the company, from checking that orders are taken accurately to ensuring the efficient distribution of our materials and day to day troubleshooting. 

Hard working and dedicated, Craig’s organisational skills guarantee that our customers receive outstanding service.