We're the UK's only provider of both external and internal concrete floors and were singled out by Deloitte's Futures 1000 as one of the country's best performing businesses in recent years.
We transport bespoke, pre-briefed teams direct to site, so we hit the ground digging and deliver higher productivity from fewer resources. From motorways and bridges to supermarkets and health centres, we save you time and money throughout the life of your project.
As we've grown, we've added industry specialists to our original team, click on the images to find out about our key staff.
Shinda founded Fortel in 1998 after more than 20 years in the construction industry, where he originally started out as a labourer. As Chief Executive of the company, he led its early growth and development, and was responsible for securing major client relationships, developing quality and workforce testing initiatives, and for launching the contracting division. He became Chairman in 2009 and now divides his time between overseeing the business and running a major Corporate Social Responsibility programme in the UK and India.
John joined Fortel's board in 2012, bringing 40 years experience with major international companies including Ove Arup, Tarmac, Carillion and Amey, where he was Managing Director of the Investments business and led the Strategic Development unit. Trained as a structural engineer, John chaired the CBI's working group on PFI for three years and was seconded to the DFES to help design the Building Schools for the Future programme. He now provides strategic advice to a range of clients, particularly in relation to sustaining effective public private partnerships.
Sat joined the family-owned business as operations director in 2005 after a BA in information technology and a career in investment banking with the US company, Bear Stearns. A major shareholder in Fortel, he became chief executive in 2012, the second generation of the family to lead the company. He is involved in the economic development of Walsall Borough through a seat the Walsall Economic Board an Alumni Member of The Sunday Times Fast Track 100 and Vice-Chairman of the Asian Sports Foundation. He is married with three children and is an avid Manchester United fan.
Ian was appointed to the Board in September 2014, after more than 20 years experience in senior finance roles. He has spent over 10 years in the construction sector, including three years as FD of the UK's largest in-situ concrete flooring contractor. Before moving into construction, he held senior positions in various financial service institutions, including the West Bromwich Building Society.
An Engineer with 35 years experience of delivering projects for Principal Contractors, Network Rail and London Underground. Self-motivated with a proven record, Andy spent 10 years in Carillion's recruitment business SkyBlue initially heading their Rail business and ultimately running Carillion Managed Service. His experience of delivering projects and heading working teams for both Carillion and Volker Fitzpatrick gives him a real insight into what's required by our customers in terms of quality and value for money. Andy has a particular interest in the use of technology for the control of the purchase to pay process and is a BSc of Combined Engineering and holds IOSH Safety and Risk Management.
Having graduated in Aerospace Engineering (BEng) at Queen Mary University of London, Amar joined Chartered Accountants Bowker Orford of Cavendish Place, London - working swfitly towards being a member of the Association of Tax Technicians. In 2011 he was headhunted by Fortel and joined as Financial Accounts Manager and then through a succession of internal promotions he was appointed to the board in 2014. As Vice-Chairman of the Employment and Skills Board of Walsall Council he is passionate about supporting the local community. Amar is a keen follower of cricket and holds a certificate from IRCA in Quality Management Systems Auditing.
Lyn has worked with Fortel for many years and acts as Company Secretary. Appointed Head of Governance and Wellbeing in 2014, she is leading innovative initiatives to ensure Fortel's growing workforce is both compliant and happy. She has substantial experience in the wholesale, retail, manufacturing and construction industries, holds CIPD, IOSH and IIRSM memberships, and is accredited by organisations including AAT, BTEC, NEBOSH, IOSH and ROSPA.
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