White Horse at The Game Fair

As one of the Country’s most respected national specialists in soil and water engineering White Horse Contractors is delighted to be exhibiting at The Game Fair, Hatfield House, 26th to 28th July on stand number A51 in the land management zone.

Game Fair Show

Providing facilities and contracting services for both private and public environments, we are particularly noted for our work with country estates, natural habitats, lakes and open spaces.

With a service scope reaching from site survey and project assessment, through design, project management, to construction, installation and maintenance, the company works on new build, renovation, improvement and change of use schemes of all sizes and complexities.

Landowners, developers, environmental stakeholders, farmers, local communities and private clients all appreciate the highly professional but very personal way in which we engage with our customers.

Project delivery ‘to plan’ is course vital and the WHC team is skilled in managing challenging working conditions with minimal disruption to estate activities. Ecological and environmentally sensitive areas are a speciality.

Managing Director David Smith and team members will be on hand to welcome you to the White Horse Contractors stand and discuss how we can help with your next project.

White Horse Contractors Stand A51

The Game Fair - Hatfield House, Hertfordshire, AL9 5HX

26 – 28 July 2019



Due to continued expansion White Horse Contractors Ltd require an experienced Estimator.

The successful candidate will be responsible for estimating and tendering a range of projects including the construction of natural turf sports facilities, sports turf renovations, earthworks, land drainage, equestrian construction and landscaping, with a typical project value of £25,000 - £1,000,000.

The role will be based at our Newbury Head Office, working as part of an established team and include;

  • Prepare and lead the compilation of tenders/bids
  • Request plans and specifications from clients
  • Review plans and perform material take-offs
  • Request pricing from suppliers and acquire quotes from vendors
  • Develop client and consultant relations
  • Work in conjunction with administration staff in preparation of the estimate
  • Provide input to the handover process from estimating to contract
  • Provide data as requested to review the performance of the supply chain member
  • Provide input into the review of supply chain members
  • The role will be reporting directly to the Technical Director

You will be expected to have a proven track record in a similar position.

In return we offer an excellent remuneration package, job security and the ability to progress within an expanding organisation.

Please apply in writing together with a C.V to Managing Director, David Smith dsmith@whitehorsecontractors.co.uk.


Experienced Sportsfield Tractor Drivers

Due to continued expansion White Horse Contractors require experienced Sportsfield Tractor Drivers.

White Horse Contractors are specialist contractors, working on a diverse range of projects including natural sports turf construction and renovation, land drainage, water engineering and landscaping. To succeed in this role, you will be able to;

  • Work as part of a team and by yourself
  • Operate a modern fleet of tractors, excavators and specialist equipment to a high standard
  • Hold the relevant CPCS or NPORS qualifications
  • Understand layout plans and follow instructions from the Contracts Manager
  • Carry out basic maintenance and wear part changes to machinery as required
  • Be willing to work away from home as required.
  • Comply with Company Health and Safety Policy

You will be expected to have a proven track record in a similar position.

In return we offer an excellent remuneration package, company vehicle, job security and the ability to progress within an expanding organisation.

Please apply via email to whc@whitehorsecontractors.co.uk or call Clare on 01865 736272.


S&C Slatter Acquires White Horse Contractors

S&C Slatter is delighted to confirm the acquisition of White Horse Contractors Limited which becomes a member of The Slatter Group.

White Horse Contractors & S&C Slatter

White Horse Contractors was established in 1957 by Arnold Binning. Since then it has grown into one of the leading providers of natural turf sports facilities, land drainage, water engineering, landscaping and civil engineering projects. It has gained a first-class reputation for quality and service in these sectors.

As a well-established family business, S&C Slatter are acknowledged as one of the Country's foremost experts in the design and construction of sports facilities including artificial and natural pitches, multi-use games areas (MUGAs), hard and soft landscaping. The Surfacing & Civils division is also very successful in securing an increasing share in the infrastructure sector - car parks, roadways, hard standings.

White Horse Contractors will operate from the Group Head Office in Enborne, Newbury as an autonomous business under the guidance of newly appointed Managing Director David Smith and Technical Director James Welsh.

With this addition, The Slatter Group offers an unrivalled scope of services to a broad reach of clients within the sports grounds, amenity, leisure, agricultural and equestrian sectors. The knowledge base and resource that White Horse Contractors brings to the Group complements perfectly the skills, technology and experience in artificial surfacing, civil engineering and project development accessible from the existing specialist divisions of S&C Slatter.

David Slatter, who oversees the operations of all Group companies, comments:

"When I first took over the business from my Father, we provided sub-contract services for White Horse Contractors on their bigger projects. For me they were always the 'Gold standard' which I was aiming to emulate and to this end I saw a perfect opportunity to approach the Directors of White Horse Contractors. To be able to bring their expertise and resource to our family company is a dream come true for me. The depths of services, skills and knowledge that we can now offer our clients in a one stop shop is industry leading."

James Binning is the third generation of the Binning family to chair White Horse Contractors and says:

"I'm delighted that we have found another family business which can take White Horse Contractors to new heights and that shares our company ethos and family values. Many of our staff have worked with us for decades and it is important to us that the business continues to be run in the same style as it has for the last 60 years."
However, the Binning family association with the industry will not cease as White Horse Contractors' workshop and plant will continue to grow and thrive under a new name, Muddy Plant Hire Ltd, providing specialist plant hire services to The Slatter Group and the industry at large.

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