Call: 07860 247612

Neil Rix

Managing Director

Neil has been in the construction business for over 40 years. A scaffolder since 15, he started the company in 1987 and has built it from the ground up. Neil is always the first in the office, and the last out continually strives to keep ahead of the competition.

Neil has strong ties to the local community; he is currently is a Dover town councillor, and between 2016-2018 Neil was Mayor of Dover as well as also serving as Speaker of the Cinque ports in 2016. In 2020 Neil was made an honorary member of the Leadership Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in recognition of his contribution to the industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A family man, he spends most weekends with his nine grandchildren, outshooting or walking his many dogs.


Call: 07711 983844

Ricky Mackintosh

Commercial Director

Ricky has been working in the Access industry since leaving school, having completed his apprenticeship with us he then flew the nest for pasture new in London before returning as an estimator. With 15 years of estimating and surveying experience, Ricky, now our Commercial Director, has a great love for business development systems, keeping an edge via all things data for CRM and CVR software. He is always looking to grow the company successfully in these ever-changing times with his team.

A member of the chartered institute of arbitrators, HND in engineering, NVQ level 7 and set to complete his BSc (Hons) in Commercial Management QS. His passion for CPD training is just as high as his knowledge of problem-solving.

Having recently retired from the Canterbury Rugby Men’s 1st XV, you will now find Ricky most weekends out with his family and dogs or at home in his garden.


Call: 07834 176050

Ben Rix

Operational Director

Ben, Neil’s son, started Labouring on his 16th birthday and shortly after completed his Part 1 scaffolding course. He passed Part 2 at 18 and his Advanced scaffolder at 20. He holds Advanced Scaffold inspection, Supervisor (Gold), SSSTS & IOSH qualifications as well as NVQ Level 6 in operations management.

He has worked onsite for over ten years on a range of projects both on and offshore.

As the Operations Director, Ben oversees our Contracts Manager and the day to day running of the scaffold gang and Liaises with the logistics team to ensure the smooth running of the operations. During the season you can find Ben down at Dover Sharks Rugby club where he plays and socialises.


Call: 01304 213960

John McNicoll

Operations Manager

John started his career with us as an apprentice, left once qualified and returned years later as our Operations Manager. He has 24 years scaffolding experience and his qualifications include; Advanced Scaffolder, Advanced Scaffold Inspection, Supervisor (Gold) SSSTS & IOSH.

He oversees everything in operations and ensures that N.T.Rix complies with our contractual obligations in accordance with clients requirement.

In his spare time, he is a sports writer and an avid Man United fan. He is well known around the office for his sweet stash!


Call: 01304 213960

Sarah Fuller

Office Manager

Sarah is Neil’s niece and recently celebrated 22 years with N.T.Rix Scaffolding. She is an integral part of the team beginning as an administration assistant and progressing to Office Manager.

Over the years she has been responsible for any and all administrative duties including invoicing our main contracts, managing payroll, correspondence, insurance, accounts and office management – there’s nothing Sarah doesn’t do!


Call: 01304 213960

Stu Buddle

Transport Manager

Stuart has been with N.T.Rix for the past 10 years and works as our Transport Manager ensuring the fleet is fully operational working in conjunction with the operational teams. He is also responsible for fleet management of over 30 vehicles, this includes organising and scheduling maintenance to ensure the vehicles are safe on the road.


Call: 01304 213960

Lee Bond

Yard Foreman

Known by everyone as Bondy, Lee has been working for N.T.Rix for the past 20 years. As the Yard foreman, he is responsible for loading and unloading lorries, servicing equipment and the general upkeep of the yard.

He also manages the First year apprentices during their time in the yard before they move on to site to continue their education.


Call: 01304 213960

Steve Jones

Director – Bricklaying Division

Steve has been involved with masonry stone works and bricklaying for almost 30 years.

He has completed some iconic projects and worked on various multi-million-pound projects.

Steve has worked for various companies with his longest stint for Redrow for 14 years working primarily as the project foreman.

He formed his own company in 2014 and has gone from strength to strength whilst putting numbers of local young people through their apprenticeships.

Steve has completed his advanced brickwork NVQs and has his supervisor gold.

Very much a family man on the weekends you will find Steve unwinding with his wife and children and their duo act of cocker’s spaniels!


Call: 01304 213960

Josh Davison

Director – Bricklaying division

Josh has been involved in the masonry industry since leaving secondary school.

Having completed his apprenticeship and working for Mears for 6 years josh decided to use his skills in construction with Kier.

For nearly 20 years john is the heartbeat of the on-site operations of the gangs and will be every project manager’s port of call.

Josh will ensure that the standards of the work are at the highest level whilst also monitoring and training the apprenticeships on-site.

Having formed his company in 2014 Josh also has his brickwork NVQ’s and has his supervisor gold.

Josh is a devout family man who has been with his wife since school and spends the weekends enjoying the company of their children and watching football.


Call: 01304 213960

Operational Teams

Whether it be Scaffolding, Demolition or mobile plant, all of our operatives hold Certification for work undertaken. Our teams hold over 100 years experience and we ensure our workers are fully trained and hold a relevant CSCS card. We aim to hire locally near to site to ensure that money goes back into the community, not just in Kent but all over London and the South East.

Safety of our operatives is of highest-importance to us so we ensure full PPE is worn and Toolbox Talks take place on a weekly basis to keep operatives up to date on site-specific hazards.


Call: 01304 213960

Scaffolding Apprentices

Every year we take on between 5 and 7 scaffolding apprentices, N.T.Rix are proud to re-invest in the community with local school leavers.

Our apprenticeships begin in our Dover yard and over the course of 4 years are the apprentices are trained to become fully qualified Part 1 and Part 2 Scaffolders. In a mixture of on-site and college-based learning the apprentices learn everything they need to know and a full-time position is offered at the end of the apprenticeship.