From Strength to Strength

Dalecrete, an independent family business supplying ready mix and concrete products, has been going from strength to strength since it was set up in 1985 with just one truck.

We have since rapidly expanded now having in excess of 30 employees, a range of trucks delivering ready mix, including a mini mixer for easy access and five trucks, with purpose built trailers, delivering our quality assured concrete products nationwide.

Dalecrete supply ready mix concrete in 0.5m3 - 8m3 loads across the Staffordshire Moorlands down to Stafford and across Cheshire (generally within a 25 mile radius of Leek, to be assured of receiving a quality mix).

Since 1995 we have manufactured and supplied pre-cast and pre-stressed concrete products, including concrete panels for agricultural and industrial uses and can deliver to customers nationwide. We supply concrete panels to various types of businesses, for agricultural and industrial buildings, silage pits, slurry stores, waste transfer stations etc etc; and we have even installed a flamingo pit at a zoological park.

On 9th February 2006 we gained planning permission to extract sand and gravel from our own quarry within the Staffordshire Moorlands. This has enabled us to have guaranteed continuity of supply.

Ed

The Man Behind It All

Edward Dale is very proud of his Staffordshire heritage and was brought up in Leek. He left school at the age of 16 so that he could join the family firm. He took over the business in 1972, which was previously just a haulage firm, but branched out into supplying concrete in 1985 when he realised there was a demand for ready-mixed concrete and "hasn't looked back since".

In 1992 Dalecrete moved from the "backyard" of the family home onto the Leekbrook Industrial Estate providing extra space for this rapidly expanding company.

We currently have over 1000 customers with accounts. No job is too small and we serve everybody, everywhere and we welcome customers to come along to discuss their requirements with our knowledgeable team. Alternatively we can be contacted by phone, fax, post or e-mail.

Edward Dale says: " We pride ourselves on doing everything in-house including delivery, manufacturing, vehicle maintenance, repairs, fetching all the materials and delivering products."

RegisteredBMTradaWe are registered within the BM TRADA Certification scheme for Approved Systems meeting the requirements of ISO 9001:2000. The high technology used at Dalecrete also enables us to mix concrete to any individual specification, and the customer gets the precise amount and grade which they order.

 

FamilyThis is a strong family business with Edward's wife and business partner, Jacquie doing the accounts, their son Steven and his wife Emma are also partners in the business.

Edwards brother, John, looks after vehicle maintenance and repairs and all the employees are from the local area.

With such a strong desire to provide his customers with the very best quality product and service, it's no surprise that Edward's lifelong ambition is proving a great success