Lord Richard Harrington was construction minister from June 2017 to March 2019 and has now accepted the position of Executive Chairman within Intelligent FS.
Intelligent FS was set-up in 2016 by co-founders Rob Williams and Adam Gallagher to provide a high level of customer quality with an “easy to do business with” approach that delivered consistently high levels of customer satisfaction and Health & Safety. Now in 2022, after winning over £31m of government contracts across Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds to help tackle the post-Grenfell cladding crisis, Rob and Adam are ready for the next phase of the Intelligent FS journey.
Lord Harrington will advise Intelligent FS on its growth plan, governance arrangements and provide strategic counsel on its priority to tackle unsafe cladding on buildings across the nation.
He said: “Intelligent FS has already contributed significantly to the removal of dangerous cladding on buildings. There is an incredible amount of work still to be done and the team at Intelligent are at the forefront of making buildings across the country safer for communities.
“It is an important area of work which needs to be tackled in the coming years and I’m proud to be able to help the company deliver that.
“As a former construction minister and my background in business, I believe my experience will serve the company well as it expands its cladding work across the UK. I am glad to accept this position and I am looking forward to supporting the team.
Rob Williams and Adam Gallagher, said: “We are on a mission to solve Britain’s cladding crisis. We have an extensive and thorough plan in place to help safeguard residents.
“Intelligent FS take a meticulous approach to every project, ensuring the very highest standards of quality and safety.
“We are pleased to welcome Richard to the team. He brings notable business and ministerial experience to the table, and shares a real commitment to protecting lives across the country.
“His work will be vital as we grow over the next couple of years not only across the North of England but the wider UK.”
With so many buildings in the UK in need of replacement cladding to make their buildings safe, there is a significant shortage of qualified contractors to complete the work. As an experienced principal contractor of recladding projects, Intelligent FS delivers end-to-end solutions to the market across the UK to Make Britain’s Buildings Safe and Sustainable.