Our CEO, Gavin Gleave, features in the latest edition of Show House, the leading trade magazine for the house building community. He discusses his views on the state of the construction industry, the value of sport at F3GROUP and much more.
Read the full interview in February’s copy, pages 89-91, written by Rupert Bates, Editorial Director.
“‘It is a tough business,’ lamented Gavin Gleave from his office near Gatwick in West Sussex, as the industry reeled from the Carillion collapse.
As a man of construction, who started off as an apprentice, the boss of the F3GROUP understands the tears shed for the tier one contractor as the dreadful domino effect tumbles down Carillion’s vast supply chain to the smallest subbie and the youngest apprentice.
The plight of Britain’s second largest construction company had been extensively flagged before last month’s liquidation threatening thousands of jobs, and while a thousand theories abound about Carillion’s failings and the nature of its leadership, Gleave cuts to the chase, pointing to the sheer size of the beast, the tightness of its wafer-thin margins and the reality that the supply chain and subcontractors were effectively bankrolling the business and carrying the risk amid the drive for shareholder value.”
Continue reading the full interview, pages 89-91, here: http://stoneskimmer.co.uk/read/5a81c798e7c0e-Showhouse-Feb-2018#1