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Meet the Banks Mining Team

Banks Mining has a team of experts in a wide range of roles that have the skills and experience to operate surface mines in a safe, responsible and efficient way with sensitivity for the environment and for our local communities. Meet some of the Banks Mining team below.

Banks Mining management team

Gavin Styles

Executive director – Banks Mining

Gemma Dickenson

Contracts director – Banks Mining

Barney Pilgrim

Projects director – Banks Mining

Gary Morgan

Mining and minerals estate manager – Banks Mining

David Paterson

Production manager operations – Banks Mining

Neil Cook

Site manager- Bantycock – Banks Mining

Stewart Provan

Principal development planner – Banks Mining

Working life at Banks Mining

Contracts manager

Louise Harrison

“I’ve worked for Banks for over fifteen years now. The company has supported and mentored me as my career has progressed from a project secretary to project co-ordinator and now project management. It’s a very supportive place to work with lots of opportunities for progression if you’re willing to work hard.”

Health and safety manager

Christian Adkins

“Working in health and safety is one of the most rewarding jobs possible. Every day, I see great business benefits to putting health and safety high on the agenda. I have seen many of our business areas win lucrative contracts on the back of having good health and safety systems in place. It is a real privilege to be on that journey with them.”


Haylene Du Plessis

“The Banks Group provide a very supportive working environment, which creates a pleasant working culture and atmosphere. Working with so many talented people has enabled me to expand my skill set, learn and grow in my role, which is very rewarding. The core values of the Banks Group are similar to my own values and I look forward to a bright future with the company for many years to come.”

Site supervisor

Gavin Clarke

“Banks are a good caring company. All I’ve ever been is a machine operator on the different machines but I’ve never been given a chance with previous contractors until Banks took over the site. I enjoy working for Banks because they give you an opportunity to progress. My advice would be come and work for Banks, they give you training and you’ll be able to progress through the different machinery and onto different roles.”

Assistant project manager

Gillian Thompson

“After spending 15 months completing my master’s in project management and working another job, the Banks Group gave me the opportunity to work for an amazing company and to work with a team that are the best at what they do.  The Banks Group is a company full of diversity, there are opportunities for career progression, training and growth which helps me to become the best project manager I can be.”


Banks works across a range of diverse areas. Our team strives to make a positive contribution in everything we do – generating more clean green energy, tackling climate change and helping to meet the UK’s housing needs are key to our operations. Join our team today!

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