WE Parsons & Co Limited
WE Parsons & Co Limited

Our History

1947             Company founded by William Eric Parsons a Civil Engineer at The Old Brickworks in Lime Street, Ellesmere Port. To carry out public realm works in the Cheshire and North Wales Area.


1954            We moved to our current premises at Victoria Road, Ellesmere Port


1954            Jack Copple joins the company managing all outside contracts, having previously supplied the business with hired plant.


1955            Company is incorporated.


1957            John Copple, Jack’s son enters the business as a trainee. In these early days we worked mainly out of the local quarries in and around Ellesmere Port, Chester and North Wales with the fleet of 10 ton wagons steadily growing.


1970            John takes over as Managing Director


1974 to 1994

                    The company starts to take on larger projects, including a massive programme of work in Runcorn New Town and working closely with British Waterways opening up toe paths as exciting new areas of leisure activity and we tackled the more unusual like preparing the ground for the for the archaeologists to explore the Chester Amphitheatre and building the walkways to show case their work.


1994            Richard Walters, John’s son-in law joins the business from an engineering background.


2007            John retires and Richard takes up the reins as Managing Director


2010            Our award winning project at Edgars Field is opened to the public


2011            We win a major contract for the Duke of Westminster’s Estate


2012            Work commences on the improvements to Rossmore Road play area and footpaths


2013            Two playgrounds completed for Cheshire West & Chester Council, plus landscaping and improvements to canal side footpaths.

Contact details

WE Parsons & Co Limited

Victoria Road  

Ellesmere Port



Tel: 0151 355 1493


E.mail: richard@weparsons.co.uk


Alternatively, please use our contact form

Office hours

8.15 to 16.15 Monday to Friday


Major contract for Cheshire West and Chester Council won May 2015 plus new car park at Guinea Gap for Wirral Council

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