Health, Safety and Environment

The company recognises and embraces its responsibility to provide a work environment which is safe for all employees, contractors, customers and members of the public.

This objective is achieved through the development and communication of a comprehensive policy and manual of safe working practices, and the provision of safe plant and equipment.

Our commitment to health and safety is demonstrated to customers prior to commencement of works by the provision of a suite of documents, including: safety method statements, risk assessments, training records, plant and equipment inspection certificates.

Health, Safety and Environment
Business Ethics

Business Ethics

The Directors seek to promote company values and instil a code of ethics throughout the organisation. This code extends to cover the protection and fair treatment of its: employees, customers, suppliers and local community.

Merritts additionally undertakes to minimise the effects of its work activities on the environment both locally and globally.


The Merritts team share a common goal to be not only the leading machinery relocation supplier in the UK but also the most successful. In measuring our success we consider four key indicators:

  • performance

    Financial Performance

  • performance

    Satisfaction of our Customers

  • workplace

    Commitment of our Workforce

  • respect

    Respect of our Competitors

  • History

    With over 90 years experience, Merritts offer a wealth of experience in the transport and engineering sectors. We seek to continually review and develop our service portfolio to retain our position as a market leader.

  • 1922

    Joseph Merritt buys a small coal delivery business in Nottingham..

  • 1930s

    The company acquires its first motorised vehicle, a Ford Model-T..

  • 1940s

    Joseph Merritt & Son undertakes its first industrial removal jobs..

  • 1966

    A lorry-mounted crane is purchased by Ken Merritt, the first of its kind to be powered by an auxiliary engine..

  • 1974

    The company was incorporated as Joseph Merritt & Son Limited..

  • 1990s

    In response to economic recession, Merritts embark on a program of diversification to include expansion of services into on-site engineering and industrial training..

  • Present

    The company continues to thrive as a leading force in machinery relocations; celebrating more than 90 years in the business and passing into the hands of the fourth generation: James and Richard Merritt..

  • Meet the Team

  • Owners

    Ken Merritt


    • Key account management
    • Customer liaison
    • Project planning
    • Business management

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    James Merritt


    • Company growth strategy
    • Client negotiation
    • Business model implementation
    • Public relations

  • richard-merritt

    Richard Merritt


    • Key account management
    • Project planning
    • Logistical organisation
    • Customer liaison

  • Operations

    Steve Bradley

    Operations Manager

    • Operational co-ordination
    • Business process improvement
    • Team management
    • Contract management

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    Tony Perry

    Transport Co-ordinator

    • Transport fleet management
    • Employee supervision
    • International logistics
    • Plant maintenance

  • Accounts

    Claire Goucher

    Senior Accounts Manager

    • Statistical analysis & reporting
    • Process improvement
    • Financial reporting
    • Budget management

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    Linda Skelton

    Accounts Technician

    • Credit control
    • Payroll management
    • Finance administration
    • Invoice management

  • Sales & Marketing

    Collin Shore

    Technical Sales Manager

    • Engineering consultant
    • Contract management
    • Customer negotiation
    • Appointed person

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    Ken Muir

    Technical Sales Manager

    • Project management
    • Business development
    • Account management
    • Customer negotiation

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    Darren Hardy

    Marketing Manager

    • Marketing strategy
    • Brand development
    • Lead generation
    • Campaign evaluation

  • Jane-Kimberley-small

    Jane Kimberley

    Sales Executive

    • Customer relationship management
    • New business development
    • Marketing communications
    • Campaign management & reporting

  • Office & Administration

    Sharon Cowdell

    Senior Administrator

    • Administrative office management
    • Diary management
    • Invoice processing
    • Personal Assistant

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