Meet the team

We know that our employees are fundamental in all that we do, and we are proud of their commitment and their attitude towards their respective roles on a daily basis.

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Darrell Healey
Chairman

The driving force behind GSE for more than 30 years, having established the civil engineering and groundworks company in 1986 to serve customers in Kent, Essex and the Home Counties, and infrastructure projects such as Gatwick Airport.

Darrell Healey

Having trained as a QS, it was Darrell’s ambition to grow the business that led to the creation of the plant hire division, and subsequently the setting up of a development arm, creating today’s GSE Group.

While the core business remains a focus on civil engineering, these skills have been put to good use by the development division which has seen the emergence of Waterbrook at Ashford as a key site for growth in Kent.

Darrell’s passion for quality and commitment to Kent has also seen the Group acquire the iconic Hythe Imperial Hotel overlooking the English Channel. Bringing the Group’s construction and project management skills to bear has seen the refurbishment of the 92-bed hotel, and the recent acquisition of the Marquis of Granby at Alkham, a boutique hotel.

Tony Bowles
Managing Director

Having joined GSE Group in 2000, Tony has witnessed the rise of the business to become one of the South East’s leading family-owned civil engineering companies. Tony has been pivotal on the journey to getting GSE on the correct route to confirming its position as one of the principle groundworks and civil engineering business in Kent.

Tony Bowles

Joining as a groundworker, Tony quickly progressed to site foreman and manager, before heading up the project management and then the contracts team.

Today, he leads a strong team of over 100 employees with more than 95% of them being permanently employed by GSE Building & Civil Engineering Ltd. Tony says “Our staff are an integral part of the business from site staff right the way through to our office staff.  We trust in their abilities, skillsets and in their commitment to the task at hand and this is what makes each and every member of our team fundamental in all we do”.

Our philosophy is to focus on the client and their needs so to make working with GSE a simple and friendly experience, and the end result will be repeat business and a healthy pipeline of work.

Josh Healey
Planning & Development Director

Josh has more than 10 years’ experience in the Construction Industry since graduating from Greenwich University.

Josh Healey

Having lived and worked around South East Kent for most of his life, Josh’s local knowledge is invaluable to clients and GSE Group alike. He enjoys welcoming new clients and working with existing ones to progress projects and is excited at the major projects GSE Group has in the pipeline.

We are committed to our investment in them and encourage training opportunities allowing each and every one of them to feel empowered to carry out their roles to the very best of their ability, this is also extended to apprenticeships.