The FK Operations Board are responsible for the day-to-day running of the business, guiding their respective departments according to the business strategy and objectives.
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Business Development Director
A civil and structural engineering graduate from UMIST, Manchester, Rob joined FK Group in 2016 after 20 years at Kalzip, leading producers of aluminium roof and wall cladding systems.
Rob started his career with Kalzip as a graduate engineer and progressed through the ranks to become regional manager for the North, working closely with a number of specialist contractors to secure various high profile projects.
Rob brings excellent knowledge of the sector as well as a high level of technical expertise to his role as business development director for FK. He works closely with the estimating and pre-construction teams to bring tenders and bids together as well as looking at new opportunities for the Group.
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Director, FK Projects & Envocare
Gavin joined FK Group at the start of 2016 from Lindum Group division KGM Roofing, where he was business development manager for five years. He assisted in growing the business from a £6million regional contractor to a nationally recognised company turning over £12 million.
Prior to KGM, Gavin worked in his own business, Arrico Roofing Ltd, growing it into a significant specialist contractor focusing on the retail and distribution market, where he worked with clients including Volker Fitzpatrick, McLaren Construction and Readie.
Based in the South, Gavin is now responsible for FK Projects, delivering specialist smaller contracts and refurbishment works along with managing the Group’s building envelope maintenance division, Envocare.
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A time-served construction industry professional, Ian has some 35 years’ experience in the façade industry and joined FK Group in 2013 from Red Architectural, a major UK façade company.
Ian has worked on a variety of landmark projects across multiple sectors including commercial, residential, healthcare and education and has overseen projects in the public and private sector.
He has worked with all of the major systems suppliers and possesses a wealth of product knowledge and experience, with an excellent track record in both unitised and stick system installation.
Ian is responsible for overseeing the construction phase of projects and also brings his practical experience to the pre-construction phase, in helping to plan the most efficient and effective ways to build and deliver projects, with a continuous emphasis on safety, quality and sustainability.
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After completing her bachelor’s degree in Business Studies at Sheffield University, Laura started her HR Career at Living Ventures, where she worked for a number of years, focusing mainly on employment law whilst also completing a postgraduate degree in Human Resource Management, gaining her CIPD certification.
In 2007, following a part buy-out of the Living Ventures Group, Laura moved to The Living Room Group as HR Manager. Reporting to the managing director and working as part of the senior leadership team, the role operated at a strategic level with also a heavy ‘hands on’ operational focus. The initial remit was to lead the organisation through a restructure and thereafter develop the HR foundations and build organisational capability.
In 2008, Laura moved to Sydney Australia, where she worked in a number of roles across the HR field, in particular recruitment, learning & development and talent & performance management. Since returning to the UK, she has joined the family company as HR manager and her duties include providing advice to all departments around people management, development of HR procedures and policies and ensuring employee engagement and staff development. Laura maintains her industry knowledge through her membership of the Charter Institute of Personnel Development.
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Since leaving school Matt has always been involved with and had a passion for the construction industry having first started work for his father’s ceiling and partitioning company working as an on-site operative.
In 2002 he took an opportunity to become a trainee quantity surveyor for the fit-out contractor Readfix working in the retail, leisure and residential sectors. Two years later he joined the Manchester based principle contractor Ocon Construction concentrating on the student accommodation and commercial sectors, whilst undertaking a day release course to gain a BSc in Quantity Surveying at the University of Salford.
Matt joined FK Group in June 2010 as a senior quantity surveyor where he was responsible for commercial and contractual duties on some large scale projects. In July 2013 Matt was promoted to a senior commercial manager role, before becoming surveying director in 2015. He now runs the quantity surveying department, ensuring that it consistently meets and exceeds the internal and external demands and requirements of the business.
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Terry embarked on a career in construction as a surveyor after injury caused him to return to the UK from a professional rugby career in Ireland.
Joining FK Group in 2005 as an assistant site manager, he showed a natural affinity for operations and quickly progressed through the company, becoming a site manager, project manager and operations manager before being promoted to operations director.
Terry now oversees site operations for FK’s retail and distribution projects. With over 25 direct reports, he is responsible for motivating and developing his teams to achieve the highest standards of operational productivity, client satisfaction, health & safety compliance, programme integrity and quality standards.
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David joined FK Group as the company’s in-house QSHE resource in order to establish appropriate safety, quality and environmental management systems to allow the business to gain accreditation by a UKAS registered body to 18001, 9001 and 14001 standards.
He has wide experience in the production, implementation and improvement of quality, safety and environmental management systems complying with current legislation and industry best practice through the effective use of company resources.
Now one of three full-time QSHE specialists at FK, his duties include providing advice to all departments and projects, auditing, inspecting, delivering and managing training, site visits, producing project QSHE documentation, and liaising with enforcing authorities, clients and subcontractors.
David maintains his knowledge through his membership of professional bodies including being a corporate member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, a member of the Association of Project Safety, a corporate member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology an Incorporated Engineer and an Associate Member Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment.
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Richard started his construction career in the role of trainee draughtsman with Sherburn-in-Elmet – based G&S Sheeting Ltd, having gained a distinction grade on a BTEC engineering course which he attended after leaving school. Here, he learned his trade within the industry following a 4 year apprenticeship that included day release at college attending a National Diploma in Building Studies course.
Having spent 10 years with G&S progressing through the ranks, Richard joined FK Group in March 2009 as senior designer which saw him undertake some of the BSF school and PFI hospital schemes which were being worked on at the time.
He quickly progressed to a design team leader role where he was responsible for the design, planning, coordination and scheduling duties on key UK projects along with overseeing and mentoring a team of designers.
In 2013 Richard was promoted to the role of design manager which saw him managing a significant expansion of the department as well as the integration of the façades discipline within the FK product portfolio. More latterly as design director, he is responsible for the smooth running of the department, ensuring that it consistently meets and exceeds clients’ expectations, as well as driving innovation in areas such as BIM implementation.