The Most Important Asset

Our People


We believe that it is the people within the companies that are the most important asset, having the commitment and drive necessary to deliver a successful, quality contract on time, safely and to budget.

The company is formed by experienced civil engineering personnel capable of undertaking and managing contracts from £5k to £20m.

Southbay will provide a complete main contractor service and will undertake the role of principal contractor as required.

Paul Stephenson

Managing Director

Paul joined the Company in 2006 having previously worked for numerous national civils contractors. He has over 30 years experience in heavy civils work from Site Engineer to Contracts Manager. He has a proven track record of dealing with the challenges faced when undertaking river and coastal works in harsh environments. Paul’s strengths lie in providing Clients with a first class service through financial reporting, progress reporting, safety records.


Antony Ballantyne

Operations Director

Antony, joined Southbay after having worked overseas for the last 20 years. With almost 30 years in the construction industry he brings a wealth of experience in marine and heavy civil engineering. His broad spectrum of disciplines include; deep water structure protection / re – construction in marine environments, quay construction, dredging, erosion protection, sewage treatment works, large diameter drainage / tunnelling and RFC structures.

Graham Taylor

Contract Manager

Since graduating with a BEng(Hons) degree in Environmental and Civil Engineering Graham gained more than 20 years contracting experience working in the construction industry. He has gained a wide breadth of experience running sites as site manager/ site agent on a variety of schemes including utilities, rail, bridge and marine works.

Adrian Haggart

Technical Manager

Adrian has over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of Construction Management. Prior to joining Southbay in 2007 he worked for a national contractor gaining experience in marine, roads and rail sectors. Adrian has been instrumental in developing the Company's safety, environmental and quality systems and procedures and is responsible for implementing ISO 9001 throughout the company.

Martin Cairns

Marketing & Tendering Co-ordinator

Joining Southbay in 2015 Martin brings over 10 years of experience in both work winning and business development. This has included developing tender responses in accordance with bespoke client requirements and supporting senior management in both identifying and securing business opportunities. Martin is responsible for promoting our core company competencies and supporting our senior management team in providing clients with an unrivalled level of customer service.

Clients & Contractors

Southbay have had long term relationships with the following clients and are currently in the process of joining other major contractors supply chain lists.

01 Nov 21

Filed in News

2021 – RoSPA Gold Medal

Southbay is celebrating after landing an internationally-recognised award for demonstrating high health and safety standards. Southbay Civil Engineering Ltd has received a RoSPA Gold Medal Health and Safety Award for working hard to ensure its staff/clients/contractors get home safely to their families at the end of every working day. Organisations receiving a RoSPA Award are… Read more »