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Fortel is one of the UK’s largest suppliers of labour, trades and construction professionals. Part of the Sunday Times Fast Track 100, it also provides groundworks, plant hire and is the UK’s only provider of both internal and external concrete flooring.

Fortel’s turnover is currently £80m pa, employing over 1,350 people and provides:

  • Labour & trades professionals
  • Security professionals
  • White and blue collar permanent and temporary recruitment services, through Fortel Hargreaves.

Typical roles covered for Tier One customers include: Architectural Technologists; Building Surveyors; Contract Managers; Design Managers; Engineers; Estimators; Site Foremen and Quantity Surveyors.

Fortel has pioneered a concept of ‘HS2 for Life’ – you can read more about this at By partnering with various stakeholders Fortel is confident that it can assist in the provision of learning opportunities, to enable a local person to move through the ranks over the years, in a variety of construction and infrastructure roles, from an apprenticeship right through to senior positions as HS2 and potentially HS3 progress.

Fortel’s values are ‘Quality, Safety, Sustainability, Fairness, Teamwork and Pride’. It aims to recruit over 100 apprentices during 2017/18 in partnership with Walsall College and is very focused on the Local Employment and Equality & Diversity agendas. It aims to create a strong local second tier supply chain and is targeting and recruiting female plant operators to join the industry. It is working closely with the Supply Chain of Sustainability.

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Contact: Andy Berry 07821 884 829,