John Elliot Ltd - FleetJohn Elliot Ltd are a Cumbria Plant Hire, Agricultural, and General Contracting Business based in Great Clifton, Cumbria.

John Elliot initially started as a farmer in 1968 and successfully grew the business to incorporate agricultural contracting services in 1975.

Since that time, John Elliot Ltd has evolved into a multi-disciplined, specialist contractor offering a wide range of services, including drainage & sewerage works, sports field development (including drainage, construction & maintenance), hard landscaping services, gritting services and plant hire.

With a reputation of reliability and flexibility, John Elliot Ltd has managed to grow the business responsibly and build a large network of clients with long-term relationships.

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 Clearing out the Marina at Harrington 2016

John Elliot Ltd works closely with local councils on various projects, below is on example while clearing out Harrington Marina in Summer 2016

Harrington Marina

Mission Statement

To continually improve our safety, environmental and operational performance, growing responsibly in a manner that enhances our reputation and strengthens relationships’ to deliver long-term success.


Why choose John Elliot Ltd?

  • On Demand - We offer a 24/7 call out service for all plant hire and contracting services.
  • Personal Service - Being a family run business with long serving staff, we are able to offer clients a personal service tailored to their individual needs.
  • Value for Money - We offer you a high quality service at the most competitive price.
  • Fully Licensed - Full documentation which complies with all relevant legislation.
  • Plant & Equipment - Full range of equipment from Road Sweepers, Excavators to Dumpers, which are continually upgraded to the latest models.
  • Training & Technology - John Elliot Ltd continually invest in training and technology, so you can be assured that your project will be completed on time and done to specification and complying with all regulations.


 Accreditations & Trade Associations

John Elliot Ltd are commited to investing in training and technology; so our workforce regularly update their qualifications to ensure that we comply with industry standards and can offer our clients a reliable and dedicated team of professionals, that can fully operate all machinery at a safe and professional level. Our clients can then be safe in the knowledge that their project will be completed on time and done to specification and complying with all regulations.

CITB - Construction Skills Construction Skills are the Sector Skills Council and Industry Training Board for the construction industry, working with industry, for industry to deliver a safe, professional and fully qualified UK construction workforce.

CSCS Health and safety comes first at John Elliot Ltd, which is why we are committed to the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS). All of our workers are certified CSCS card holders, and are fully trained in every area of health and safety. Through promoting CSCS, we are able to offer a safer, better workforce.

CPA John Elliot Ltd are members of The Construction Plant-Hire Association, ensuring that we are up to date with industry developments, with Best Practice, and with legislative requirements and standards.

constructionline Constructionline is the UK’s largest register of local and national pre-qualified construction and construction-related services. It offers commercial gains to the construction industry as a whole by supplying public and private sector procurers with a single national pre-qualification scheme, improving efficiency and streamlining procedures for all.


The Achilles Group is the leading provider of supplier management information, delivering a wide range of procurement and business solutions.

John Elliot Ltd are fully registered as a supplier on the Utilities Vendor Database, ensuring that we are able to supply or services with Best Practice, and with approved legislative requirements and standards.


Energy & Skills Utility Register (EUSR) - As the Sector Skills Council (SSC) for the electricity, gas, waste management and water industries, Energy & Utility Skills (EU Skills) operates an independent skills register which provides recognised standards for the utilities sector.

John Elliot Ltd energy & utility workers, where required, carry a EUSR ID Card to show that they are able to demonstrate health and safety awareness and relevant skills and competencies to carryout the work.