About Us

The Kelston Sparkes Group was founded by Mr Kelston Sparkes in 1952. Now in its 70th year, the Kelston Sparkes Group remains a family run business, specialising in Earthworks, Earthmoving, Crushing and Screening, Quarrying and Training.

Within Kelston Sparkes, we are exceptionally proud of our company history and believe the success of our company over the years is testament to our core values of safety, quality and value.

Capability: With 70 years earthworks and earthmoving experience, Kelston Sparkes has the capacity and skills to deliver schemes of any size and complexity. Employing over 150 staff directly means that we can carefully control both quality and safety, ensuring that we deliver excellence to our clients on all projects across both the construction and quarrying industries.

A history of Kelston Sparkes:

1952 – Company founded by Mr Kelston Sparkes

1964 – Company moved in to its current operating premises in Stanton Drew, Bristol

1971 – Kelston Sparkes acquired one of the first Volvo articulated dump trucks (ADTs) sold in the UK

1978 – Kelston Sparkes has the largest fleet of articulated dump trucks in the UK

1980 – Kelston Sparkes increases capability through purchase of large excavators, motor scrapers and D8 blades for undertaking large motorway and bypass road schemes

1981 – First crusher and screen purchased, commencing our crushing and screening business

2002 – Training school is launched to offer increased diversity to our Clients

Present Date – We currently operate a large and diverse fleet of earthmoving plant, this includes:

• 70+ Articulated Dump Trucks – 25t to 50t
• 35+ Excavators – 20t to 70t+
• 20+ Bull Dozers – D6 & D8
• 16 Loading Shovels – 9t to 25t
• 5 Vibrating Rollers – 12t+
• 13 Crushers – various types
• 20 Screens – various types

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