Our Team

Here at Arun Construction we have a dedicated team of great people working together at every level giving our clients a level of quality service they can trust. Our low staff turnover and trusted use of our services by some major UK clients in the construction industry is testament to this.

Arun Construction Services Ltd encompasses property services and has grown into one of the major national installers of commercial solar PV sites in the country. Indeed, Arun Construction is special as the two co-founders work in and on the company. It is that personal service our clients trust and bring them back to us again and again. At every step of a job, for example when installing a large scale solar farm, ACSL’s staff work together at all levels and are involved from inception to completion.

We are all committed to the ideals of renewable energy, and are passionate about playing our part in reducing our impact on the environment and helping others too!

Collectively, the Arun Team are unique as we provide on and off site care, and our management of sites, both large and small, are renowned by major companies in the solar industry.

Phil Dedman Managing Director

Phil started working in the construction industry 36 years ago. Phil co-founded Arun Construction Services with his fellow Director, Phil Steel, in 1987 and in this time he has developed a wealth of knowledge across a broad spectrum of the construction industry.

Phil is passionate about the green aspect of what he does and, with a young family of his own, is committed to seeing a greener future for his children.

Phil enjoys active sports and is a keen amateur sailor, skier and cyclist.

Phil Steel Director of Construction

Phil Steel cofounded ACSL in 1987 with Phil Dedman. Before this, he started in general construction and worked on the oil rigs in the North Sea. Over the years, Phil has amassed a wealth of knowledge on all aspects of the construction industry.

Phil oversees the construction arm of the business and plays a very hands-on approach on site with Arun’s teams. This gives our clients a uniquely personal service and Phil’s personal, approachable qualities ensure our jobs are completed with maximum efficiency for our clients through direct access with one of the companies directors on site.

An ex-rugby player of considerable physical stature, Phil enjoys all watersports and skiing in his spare time.

Kevin Keiley Director of Solar PV Projects

Kev has been heavily involved in the UK solar PV market for the last ten years. As one of the Directors of Arun Construction Services Ltd, Kev oversees the Solar PV team. He has spearheaded ACSL’s delivery of some of the UK’s largest Solar PV projects and the company’s largest growth has been in the ground mount solar sector with Arun becoming a market leading contractor within this side of the industry. Kevin’s aim is to continue the growth of Arun Construction Services Ltd and help the UK achieve a cleaner future and reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.

Kev is a very keen golfer and can be found on the golf course whenever he is able to – whittling down his handicap!

Clive Gardener Property Facilities Manager

Clive has been in the building industry for 30 years. He cut his teeth in general building, eventually owning his own building company for ten years.

Clive was one of Arun’s original employees. He is a qualified Roped Access technician, and his experience includes site management, health and safety management, and solar farm development before becoming facilities manager of the company in 2013.

He brings his vast experience in the building industry to the property management section of ACSL, as he has first-hand experience of most aspects of any job, reflecting the turnkey approach Arun is able to provide for any property maintenance job.

Clive oversees all planned and reactive facilities works undertaken by Arun Construction and ensures every job is delivered effectively and cost-effectively.

In his spare time, Clive can be found supporting his children playing football every weekend, playing golf and mountain biking.

Mark Collins Project Manager

Mark joined the Arun team in 2016 having come from a mechanical engineering background specialising in design, supply and installation of helical piles, driven piles and solar framework and foundations. His mechanical engineering experience has been invaluable to Arun since he joined the company in 2016, bringing a raft of experience to the mechanical /civil side of our many megawatt of solar farm installations. Marks latest project consisted of a 7.4MW solar park combined with 4MW of battery storage on an old land fill site . A first in the UK !

Mark enjoys fishing in his spare time and when possible goes back to Zimbabwe (his home for 36 years ) to go big game fishing ! When he’s not doing that Mark enjoys kayaking and a bit of clay pigeon shooting.

Rob Hewit Operations & Maintenance Manager

Rob comes from a mechanical engineering background and has spent most of his working life, prior to Arun, in the refrigeration industry.

He has also had involvement on the many different aspects required of his team, helping him greatly with his role. Rob has both man-management and specialist groundworks experience, giving him a great overview of all the roles needed on the team.

Rob angles for predator fish, enjoys playing golf, squash and stamp collecting, and can also be an excellent couch potato.

Caroline Boak Office Manager and Accounts

Caroline has worked with Arun for 18 years managing the office, accounts and human resources.

She, or one of her team, will be your first point of contact when you ring ACSL. They will be able to guide your enquiry to the most appropriate department. Caroline has accumulated a huge amount of experience within the construction industry. This, and her extensive administrative knowledge and knowhow, ensures all our clients’ needs are met effectively and efficiently.

Caroline runs a very organised department and ensures the smooth running of administration which is needed in a very busy time and cost-driven environment.

Caroline is a keen collector of antiquities in her spare time.