Meet the team

Our core strength is our people. Their specialist knowledge, experience and expertise as individuals add up to a team that’s amongst the best in the UK.

They make our business dynamic, responsive, open to new ideas… and 100% driven by quality.

Francis Keenan Senior

Chairman

Francis Keenan Senior has been involved in construction for all of his adult life, having come from a roofing family, he learnt his trade on the job from an early age.

He initially set up a cladding business and at the age of 25 he established FK Group, over the next 40 years FK Group has become, a full building envelope solutions business with a turnover in excess of £100m.

Francis moved into the role of chairman in 2008 as his son, Francis Keenan Junior, took over the helm as CEO.

+44 (0)161 926 1359

Francis Keenan

Chief Executive Officer

Having graduated from the University of Leeds with a BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying, Francis worked for a main contractor as a postgraduate, specialising within the leisure and hospitality sectors.

Following on from that role, Francis moved to Australia to work on the Olympic Park project for the Sydney 2000 Games as a Professional Quantity Surveyor.

Upon returning to the UK in 2001, Francis joined the family business and over the last 17 years has grown the business from £20m, to £100m and is now FK Group’s CEO. He has been instrumental in overseeing the strengthening of the Group’s structure and in leading its diversification to becoming the UK’s number one provider of full building envelope solutions.

francis.keenan@fkgroup.co.uk

+44 (0)161 926 1358

Steve Hall

Managing Director

Steve is a time served construction professional with 32 years of valuable industry experience. Steve joined FK in 1987 as a draughtsman. With both drawing office and site experience, Steve’s strengths lay in site operations.

He progressed from this role into the contracts department of the business and within two years was responsible for running the construction department. In 1990 he was promoted to a director role. Following a tenure as construction director, Steve became joint managing director of FK Group in 2015.

steve.hall@fkgroup.co.uk

+44 (0)161 926 1357

Paul Bentley

Managing Director

Paul began his career in construction in 1988 and studied part time whilst working to gain Chartered Institute of Building status. Paul worked for a number of main contractors developing his exposure to a wide variety of sectors and with it his experience running commercial teams.

He held a number of senior commercial manager positions within this sector before moving to the specialist sub-contractor sector, when he joined FK in 2010, as commercial director. In 2015 he became joint managing director of FK Group and has been instrumental in driving forward the company’s growth and development, particularly in the Façade sector.

paul.bentley@fkgroup.co.uk

+44 (0)161 926 1356

Matt Barker

Finance Director

Matt’s career in finance started with KPMG in 1993 where he qualified as a Chartered Certified accountant.  Matt moved from practice to industry in 1999 and has gained experience in a number of areas including manufacturing, housebuilding and engineering but has spent over 12 years of his career as a finance director in the construction and facades sector.

Matt has over 25 years’ experience within finance and has played a number of key roles within businesses to help them grow and develop. As finance director at FK Matt’s role is to help the group continue to be the UK’s number one provider of full building envelope solutions and to lead a finance department that will support and add value to the group to enable it to meet its goals.

matt.barker@fkgroup.co.uk

+44 (0)161 413 8987

Matt Lang

Director

Since leaving school Matt has always been involved within the construction industry, having first started work for his father’s ceiling and partitioning company.

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.

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, and was appointed commercial director in 2016.

Matt now sits on the Executive Board as a director overseeing the commercial team including the surveying, estimating and procurement departments, ensuring that it consistently meets and exceeds the internal and external demands and requirements of the business.

matt.lang@fkgroup.co.uk

+44 (0)161 926 1360

Richard Robinson

Director

Richard has nearly 20 years’ experience working within the industry having started out his career with a Yorkshire based specialist sub-contractor.

Having joined FK Group in 2009 he played a key role in delivering numerous high profile projects including Manchester City’s new South stand, Leeds REFW and Liverpool FC’s new Main Stand.

In 2013 Richard was promoted to the role of design director which saw him managing a significant expansion of the department as well as the integration of the façades discipline within the FK product portfolio.

He joined the Executive Board in June 2019 where as director he is now responsible for various aspects of the business, ensuring that it consistently meets and exceeds clients’ expectations, as well as driving innovation in areas such as BIM implementation & automation.

richard.robinson@fkgroup.co.uk

+44 (0)161 926 1372