In 1972 with £46.00 and with a little help from the bank to buy a second hand wheel digger. Steve Clarke OBE and Marilyn Clarke established S.E.L. Clarke.
Almost fifty years later of long hours and hard work. S.E.L. Clarke are a thriving company in the business of Plant Hire, Civil Engineering Contracting, Demolition and Asbestos Removal based in Bideford, North Devon.
From those early days of only Steve with his machine and Marilyn’s administrative support. The company has grown into a large family business with the third generation of Clarke’s working within the business today.
Steve Clarke was awarded an OBE in December 2007 for his works in restoring and maintaining the Kathleen and May which is today recognised as a National Historic Ship.
S.E.L. Clarke operates with five office staff, over thirty operatives, over thirty pieces of plant and with a workshop / maintenance crew. The company operates a renewal programme updating plant regularly in order that the company can offer the best possible services