Our People

Well it just wouldn't be possible to be a market leader in our industry without the people that make us the success we've become. But we don't like to call our people "assets"; our people are individuals who each have a valuable contribution to make and over the years have continued to drive the business forward, who have made it possible to venture into new markets and build relationships with new clients whilst ensuring our long-standing partnerships continue to thrive. Meet the people who are our business.


Bisi, Divisional Financial Controller, Eurovia Roadstone - Dagenham

How would you describe yourself in three words:

Intelligent, dependable, hardworking.

Tell us about your career. What choices have you made to get where you are today?

Previously I worked as a business unit Accountant and Finance Manager in the construction and aircraft maintenance businesses.

I joined Eurovia as a DFC (Divisional Finance Controller) for the Roadstone Division. Working in these roles has helped me develop a clear understanding of the various functions of the finance department from the basics to the top level. It has also made sure that I have the right qualities for the role in terms of experience and qualifications.

To date, what are your career success stories or high-points and why?

Being part of the major change in our finance system from its development phase to the implementation stage has been rewarding. The highlight of the project for me was creating user-specific reports. This involved working with each budget holder and creating a report that works for both parties. The users benefit from having a report that is more relevant to their needs, the process is less time-consuming, and our reporting is easy to export.

Do you have plans…what are your ‘next job’ goals?

My goal is to continue developing my expertise in finance and to achieve a leadership role at business partner level.

What career advice would you give to someone just joining the business?

Take each day as a learning opportunity and take on board all tools and training given by Eurovia. Our Microsoft Power BI (Business Intelligence) training course, for example, has helped considerably with my reporting tools.

What’s the best thing about working for Eurovia/Ringway?

It’s the support Eurovia gives to its employees by providing, not just training, but also tools like the Knowledge Hub and Eureka.


Chris, Quality and Development Manager, Eurovia Roadstone - Dagenham

How would you describe yourself in three words:

Dedicated, detailed, prepared.

Tell us about your career. What choices have you made to get where you are today?

I’ve worked in the construction materials industry since 2001, when I became a Technician with Jacobs Babtie, testing aggregate and asphalt products in Torr Works Quarry in Somerset. Similar jobs followed with Hanson and Aggregates Industries, where I became a Senior Technician, Technical Officer, and then Area Technical Manager for Devon & Dorset, followed by London & South East.

Since joining Eurovia Roadstone in June 2017 as Quality & Development Manager, I’ve been involved in many new areas of managing an asphalt production business – from complying with all specifications, managing a team and two laboratories, and the recycling business.

To date, what are your career success stories or high-points and why?

Producing Marshall Asphalt to the stringent standards required for airports, and refurbishing and building new labs – these were all challenging and highly satisfying projects.

Moving to the South East – and the heart of where everything asphalt happens! – was a big decision. One of my proudest achievements was building a team for my previous employer to run five high-performing laboratories. Setting up new asphalt installations is exciting; not many have the opportunity, and I’ve been involved in several, including many refits.

Do you have plans…what are your ‘next job’ goals?

I’ve never had a career goal – just always done what I’ve been asked to do. Going forward, perhaps I would enjoy more of a general management type role where I can experience more aspects of business.

What career advice would you give to someone just joining the business?

Don’t be frightened to take on new tasks or roles. Pushing yourself past your comfort zone is a great way to learn. Never be frightened to make a decision. Look at the facts available, use them to base your thinking, and ask others for their opinion too if required.

What’s the best thing about working for Eurovia/Ringway?

The people – I’ve worked for similar-sized companies that have a very corporate feel; this business feels like a smaller and much closer people business.


David, Performance Manager, Eurovia Roadstone - Ipswich

How would you describe yourself in three words:

Enthusiastic, hardworking, dedicated.

Tell us about your career. What choices have you made to get where you are today?

I started with Eurovia in 2006 as a plant Operative at our Dagenham production plant. After two years, I moved up to asphalt plant Operator and became a fully competent fitter. As I assisted the Depot Manager more in the daily running, I was selected for a foundation asphalt science degree at Derby University, and passed in 2017 with a distinction. Then I had the opportunity to manage our joint-venture asphalt plant and recycling operation on the Isle of Wight for six months. Still a plant operative, this was a sink-or-swim moment but reinforced my knowledge and self-belief.

I returned to Dagenham as Transport and Distribution Manager, and began to get a larger overview of the business. The Ipswich Depot Manager’s role followed two years ago. As it’s an old plant, I’ve faced different problems to solve on the management learning curve.

I’ve completed every course I can think of from NVQ 2 in mineral extractives to welding. I’m also the Champion for innovation and for Roadstone’s Lifting Operations Working Group.

To date, what are your career success stories or high-points and why?

Completing my distance-learning degree while working 60-80 hours per week as a single parent. Transitioning into management and achieving on the Isle of Wight. Also, taking the leap again to manage the Ipswich depot.

Do you have plans…what are your ‘next job’ goals?

Anything that pushes my boundaries: I like to be challenged. Problem-solving and innovating are what I enjoy. Overall, to be as good as I can be at whatever role I’m given. Where this will take me is down to how committed I can be, having faith in my abilities.

What career advice would you give to someone just joining the business?

The support and guidance are amazing. Where I am now is a testament to the whole team. Just do your best, keep working hard, and never stop questioning the way we work and fighting to innovate. The company is willing to invest in you.

What’s the best thing about working for Eurovia/Ringway?

100% it’s the family feel, support network and decisionmaking structure – being able to climb as high as you are capable, with someone always behind you giving you a push.


Louise, Assistant Accountant, EST - Quedgeley

How would you describe yourself in three words:

Driven, approachable, focused.

Tell us about your career. What choices have you made to get where you are today?

I started out as an office junior and didn’t know what I wanted to do for a career. I decided to complete my AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) studies while working full-time in my first accounts role as an accounts payable clerk. I’ve now worked in the accounts sector for nearly 15 years, eight working for Mitie Ltd, where I gained a wealth of experience progressing to Assistant Accountant and preparing a set of monthly management accounts.

Since joining Eurovia, I’ve continued to expand my skillset with the support of my DFC and MD and begun to develop managerial skills. I now have a team of two reporting into me, and continue to develop my skillset.

To date, what are your career success stories or high-points and why?

I’m now responsible for preparing a large portion of the month-end accounts. Month-end timescales can be challenging; half-year and year-end are particularly busy periods. However, it’s satisfying when results have been reported within the deadlines and despite the challenges the business has faced this year due to Covid. It’s always a highlight to see the company doing so well, reporting good results, and also continuing to win contracts.

A personal high was completing a 26-mile hike with colleagues through the Wye Valley to Monmouth for Macmillan Cancer Support last September.

Do you have plans…what are your ‘next job’ goals?

I intend to continue to develop and progress within the business as it expands and grows, continuing to support my DFC and take on extra duties as needed.

What career advice would you give to someone just joining the business?

Make it clear to your line manager what your goals are early on, so they can help you progress and achieve your ambitions.

What’s the best thing about working for Eurovia/Ringway?

The people, my co-workers. Our management have a vested interest in trying to help employees progress and develop, with offers of training courses, etc. Also, even though the pressure is on to meet budgets, this does not affect managers’ willingness to spend money on improving and developing their staff.