Our Team.

A family business since 1993.

ALWAYS READY
TO HELP.

We’re only as good as our team.

And for this reason, we listen to our employee’s needs and encourage them to share their knowledge to help their colleagues improve. We’re dedicated to helping our team achieve their best and build their confidence; from LGV licenses, NPORS or LGV CPC Operators courses, we take great pride in financially assisting them to gain new qualifications and as a result strengthen the already solid base that Brunel has been built on.

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Brian Venables

OWNER

Having worked for Brunel from the age of 14, Brian has grown and evolved with the Company. He became MD in 2018, following his father’s retirement, and his hands-on approach ensures that we continue to grow, while delivering the high-quality service Brunel is known for.

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Nadine Venables

SENIOR OPERATIONS MANAGER

Brian’s wife Nadine has been a valued member of the team since 2016 joining shortly after their wedding. She is a capable, trustworthy, accomplished, and proactive manager who is highly respected by the team and customers alike.

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Eleanor Venables

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

After a successful solo accounting career Eleanor joined the family business in 2019 taking responsibility for HR & Finance across the whole Group. An integral part of the team, Eleanor supports our staff and is a driving force in pushing the Group forward.

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James Mann

DIRECTOR OF COMPLIANCE

James joined as a director in June 2021 and his wealth of experience within the construction industry has proved instrumental to our growth. Passionate about our local community, James is an Ambassador for Cornwall and champions our great county at every opportunity.

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KEVIN SKEELS

TRANSPORT MANAGER

After completing 24 years in the military, moving from pillar to post, Kevin has finally settled down in Plymouth with his wife, Katie & three children, Jess, Ruby & Oliver. Kevin’s first appointment outside of the services is with us here at Brunel, and we are delighted to have him on board.
Kevin has adopted his skills of a hands-on approach, drive & determination to ensure the companies ever growing fleet is in good hands.
With his background in fitness and comradery Kevin has even started a Brunel Bootcamp twice a week to encourage team building as well as maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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Tom Smith

SENIOR WORKSHOP MANAGER

A man of few words, Senior Workshop Manager Tom Smith can usually be found elbow deep in grease, keeping the Brunel cogs turning. With 20 years experience within the industry, we are yet to find something that he can’t repair. His knowledge and time are simply invaluable.

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Luke Chapman

GENERAL FOREMAN

Following a snapped achillies in 2019, Luke, known to his team as ‘Chappie’ was forced to prematurely end his professional rugby career at Plymouth Albion RFC. Luke joined Brunel and brought with him some of rugby’s core values; teamwork, respect and discipline. Now General Foreman Luke ensures that the Brunel site runs safely and smoothly producing the highest quality products.

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Max Venables

DIRECTOR OF PLYMOUTH ALBION RFC

Max has worked across all sectors of the business, but the majority of this time is now focused on his new role in the Group as MD of Plymouth Albion RFC. As family businesses go, he remains a key part of Brunel’s continued success.

ACHIEVEMENT, REWARDED.

It’s not all work and no play for the Brunel Recycling team! Whether it’s a steak night, or a hospitality day at the Plymouth Albion RFC (of whom we have been proud sponsors since 2016). We believe that achievements should be recognised and rewarded.

Call us on

01752 845645

BRUNEL

Roodscroft, Hatt, Cornwall PL12 6PJ

Mon-Fri

8 am – 5 pm

Send an email

[email protected]

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