Derek Lewis

Derek Lewis contributes towards major developments in Doncaster.

Derek Lewis, specialists in Road Surfacing and Civil Engineering have been in Doncaster for more than four decades. Founded in 1973 under the name ‘Derek Lewis Plant Hire’, they quickly established themselves as a regular supplier of operated plant, however to keep up with changing demands they now offer the full construction package including supply and laying of bituminous materials.

The business rebranded in 2009 to become Derek Lewis Ltd and invested hugely in the latest technology and recruiting the best available talent with a stronger emphasis on Civil Engineering but still maintain their reputation in surfacing works.

Business Doncaster host regular ‘Meet the Buyer’ events whenever there is a large development up for grabs, which in turn provides local businesses the opportunity to gain a better understanding of public sector procurement and further knowledge of proposed projects in the region.

Attending these ‘Meet the Buyer’ events has meant Derek Lewis Ltd have been able to place themselves in front of major contractors and other buyers looking to award significant contracts to local businesses.

Raising their profile and gaining acceptance on to approved supply chain lists with local councils has enabled them to work with large contractors on the following projects:

  • Doncaster iPort
  • High Speed Rail Maintenance Depot
  • HS2 Rail College
  • Defence Estates
  • Hull City of Culture
  • Ikea Sheffield

Ian Guy, Business Engagement Officer for Business Doncaster said “there is continued demand for these events, particularly from local and small businesses. They allow local businesses to establish valuable connections within the region and better position their business to win future government contracts.”

“We want to ensure these events drive local employment creation and are a great initiative for any business to make relevant connections with contractors and local council procurement officers all in one place” he added. 

For further information or to find out about future Meet the Buyer events please contact Ian Guy on 01302 737447 / Mobile 07881 854703 or email