A & R started originally as a sole trader in 1975 then known as Dinsdale Plant Hire the sole service we operated then was as a Plant Hire business. The business developed over the years and diversified into contracting and specialising in water related civil engineering projects.

In 2003 another family member joined the business to form A & R Contractors and Plant Hire (NW) Ltd.
Since then the business has grown and added other specialist ground work services to its portfolio.



  • United Utilities
  • Lancashire county Council
  • Ribble Valley Borough Council
  • Strutt & Parker
  • Ingham & Yorke