Press release: Bowmer & Kirkland announced as a FORS Champion

Press release: Bowmer & Kirkland announced as a FORS Champion

FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, is pleased to announce that Bowmer & Kirkland has become a FORS Champion. 

B&K pressThe Bowmer & Kirkland Group, founded in 1923, has grown to become one of the most successful privately-owned construction, engineering and development companies. The Group consists of 29 subsidiary companies or divisions offering a diverse range of construction-related specialisms.

Mark Blundy, Group Health and Safety Director at Bowmer & Kirkland said: “As a company we have always been very focused on our responsibilities towards other road users. We’ve been involved in cycle safety events previously and were very aware of FORS and CLOCS thanks to our work in London.”

“While we don’t operate vehicles over 3.5 tonnes, we were looking for a national scheme that would actively encourage those who come to our sites to meet the highest possible standards. We also wanted uniform procedures that would be relevant for all our sites across the UK, and meet the respective requirements of the different cities and counties in which we operate.”

Paul Wilkes, FORS Business Services Manager, said: “Bowmer & Kirkland is an excellent example of a multi-site company who wish to accumulate regional best practice and set a national high standard across the UK. We are delighted they will be promoting FORS and striving to make their sites as safe and efficient as possible.”

FORS Champions include FORS as a contractual or procurement requirement in their supply chain, or actively promote FORS but do not provide a product or service through the scheme. Bowmer & Kirkland is now a FORS Champion, promoting the scheme and aiming to specify it for UK sites by early 2018. 

The company has already been involved in a number of safety initiatives through its work on the Derby Arena, including cycle safety events and has sponsored cycle training across Derby. 

For more information about any of the FORS Champions, see here