KpH Staff

Kevin Potter

Managing Director

With over 30 years’ experience in the industry much of it gained working in the specialist field of Petro Chemical Storage Vessels and controlled demolition, Kevin sits as founder and Managing Director of KpH Group.

He is the driving force behind the Company’s growth in the market place and dedicated to forging long term working relationships by exceeding expectations at every turn.

He plays an active role in Commercial and Operational management of key contracts working with our senior management to achieve the best possible results for our clients.

Kevin is heavily involved in all aspects of the business, giving clients reassurance that no issue is too small for his attention.

Lyndsey East

Lyndsey West

Director of Operations

Lyndsey joined KpH in 2014 in the role of Business Development Manager. With a background in Demolition and Quality Management she quickly applied her experience and expertise to improve our tendering and marketing approach company-wide.

With the scope of her role extending into many areas of the business, it soon became apparent that Lyndsey’s aptitude for leadership, business acumen and operational management was an incontestable asset to KpH and, when a vacancy opened for Deconstruction Division Manager in April 2016, there was no one more suited to take on the role.

In January 2020, Lyndsey was promoted to Director of Operations where oversees all aspects of the division; playing a huge part in increasing the company’s turnover and client base; developing the structure of the business; and working closely with the Operations and Site Teams to improve performance and project delivery.

Craig Taylor


Since joining the company in 2005 Craig has been an instrumental figure in developing the company’s approach to Environmental Services and improving Health and Safety delivery on site. With the completion of his NEBOSH and IOSH training whilst continuing to perform his day to day duties, Craig filled the role of Health and Safety Manager and quickly put into practice monitoring and management processes to improve site performance.

His background in Project Management for various MOD sites and 10 years spent with the Royal Navy allows his diverse knowledge and experience to be applied to all manner of projects providing pragmatic solutions and methods of work.

Having passed on the Health and Safety baton, Craig now fulfils the role of Environmental Division Manager, overseeing every aspect of the division and driving it forward to expand into new sectors that would benefit from our specialist skillset.

Andrew MackieAndrew Mackie

Operations Director

Andrew has successfully progressed through the company, from Site Operative to his current position as Operations Director, since its inception in 2001. Originally supervising our Environmental works, he was instrumental in our expansion into deconstruction and enabling packages. His wealth of experience and knowledge of the industry allows him to effectively manage large scale enabling contracts often for important blue-chip clients.

James KellyJames Kelly

Operations Director

James has worked at KpH since 2012. Originally employed as a site supervisor within our Strip Out and Enabling Division he quickly demonstrated an aptitude for Site/Project Management and was given the opportunity to develop his skill set in this area. His success has been evident and rewarded through various promotions which now sees him through to his current role of Operations Director.

Steve Peterson

Development and Logistics Manager

Steve has been a part of the our KpH family since 2013. Originally employed as a skilled Site Operative within our Strip Out and Enabling Division he quickly demonstrated an aptitude for Site/Project Management and was given the opportunity to develop his skill set in this area. Having successfully worked as a Site Manager for 2 years, Steve was promoted in August 2017 to Operations Manager with a responsibility to overview all Projects and their resources to ensure they are adequate.

Steve DellawaySteve Dellaway

Business Quality and Strategy Manager

Steve has worked for KpH and alongside Kevin since the Company’s inception in 2001. With a sales and marketing background he was able to help grow the company’s standing in the market place and ensure that they remained at the forefront of the tank cleaning and removal industry.

Following the restructure of the business to form KpH Group, Steve has moved into his current role as Business Quality, Environmental and Strategy Manager working closely with Kevin to ensure all commercial elements of the group are managed effectively and efficiently.

Marilla King-Smith

Health and Safety Manager

Marilla joined our busy team in early 2016 as a Health and Safety Coordinator. Marilla had already demonstrated her natural acumen and passion for championing Health and Safety during the 3 years she spent running a licensed Asbestos Removal division, and within a few months of her arrival she had completed her NEBOSH General certification and further study in NEBOSH Construction (amongst her many other qualifications). She has now been confirmed in the role as our new Health and Safety Manager.

As our Health and Safety Manager, Marilla will now be building on our solid Health and Safety infrastructure and reputation for excellence, originally implemented and developed by Craig, to streamline our Health and Safety policies and procedures, increase regular monitoring on site and improve our training systems.

Karl De Claro

Procurement Manager

Karl joined KpH in 2018 in a newly created role as Procurement Manager. Karl is bringing his law degree, and 15 years of experience as an Operations Manager in the Financial sector, to our lucrative and expanding Deconstruction Division. His role will be to develop a strategic approach to manage the continuing growth of our business and make sure our procurement processes and systems are robust and flexible enough to maintain our high standards

Dain Gibbs

Projects Manager

Dain has worked in various on site roles for KpH since 2014. He has work his way through the ranks from General Site Labourer to Site Manager and in 2021 took the leap to join our back office team in the role of Projects Manager. Dain’s responsibilities include ensuring compliance with health, safety, environmental, welfare and CDM requirements; supervising Project Teams; monitoring quality performance; client liason and making sure the project stays on programme. We look forward to working with Dain to progress his career further into the role of Operations Management.

Martine Francis

Customer Relations Coordinator

Martine joined the company in 2019 to work alongside the Environmental Division Manager to develop the social media and marketing output for the division. Martine has come from an Insurance background with over 17 years of experience within the industry which has been a great asset to the business and its continual growth. Martine’s role has evolved in the short time she has been with KpH working across both divisions who are equally benefiting from her enthusiasm and professionalism.