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Built for Innovation

Work with FK Group to innovate the building and construction sectors

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Working with FK Group

We are looking for startups that can work with FK Group to innovate our sector. FK Accelerate is your opportunity to get behind the scenes and have access to a leading building-envelope contractor, which has been operating since 1979. Teams will be shortlisted to present to FK Group’s senior management at a Pitch Day, and those selected will be invited to work with FK Group to develop their product or service for potential collaboration.

What's on offer

Dedicated mentorship from FK Group’s senior management and subject matter experts to help you grow and develop your business.
Input, feedback and insight into your product or service from industry experts.
The opportunity to work on off site trials for FK Group, with the help of senior stakeholders.
Potential for live trials on some of FK Group’s projects.
A chance to develop your product or service at scale in partnership with a building-envelope contractor.
Possible ongoing working relationships with FK Group.


From optimising our systems to helping us inspect our asset, we’re looking for innovations that can disrupt our sector and enhance our operations.

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Our mentors

The mentors for FK Accelerate are from our senior management team. Their specialist knowledge, experience and expertise as individuals add up to a team that’s amongst the best in the UK.

Francis Keenan

Chief Executive Officer

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Paul Bentley

Managing Director

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Matt Lang

Commercial Director

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Richard Robinson


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Dan Halliwell

Business Process & Technology Director

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Alistair Bolton

Head of Procurement

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FK Group

FK Group is the UK’s preferred full building envelope provider, specialising in roofing, cladding, glazing and maintenance across many sectors. We began life as roofing contractors back in 1979, and have worked our way up to become one of the UK’s leading full building envelope specialists. Today FK Group’s focus is on innovation, applying new thinking, exploring and refining ideas. We’re structured to work flexibly in partnership with you, with quality, safety and lateral thinking as our guiding principles. It’s a productive approach that keeps a high percentage of clients coming back to us – they include some of the UK’s biggest contractors and developers, often relying on us to fulfil high profile contracts.

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L Marks

L Marks is a leading advisor in applied innovation and experienced investor in early-stage technologies. Led by Stuart Marks and Daniel Saunders, L Marks has created the UK’s largest network of corporate accelerators and launched over fifty innovation programs across Europe, Israel, Japan and the US. Their unique approach and methodology is building bridges between large organisations seeking to innovate and young companies looking to scale.

They work with some of the world’s best-known brands, including BMW, Lloyd’s of London, Arsenal FC, and British Airways to identify business challenges and transform them into opportunities for growth. The L Marks collaborative, results-driven programs provide insight and access to startups whilst embedding their pioneering technologies into corporates to enhance operations, improve customer experience, and cultivate an entrepreneurial ethos across the business.

Through creating these relationships and experiences, L Marks is achieving rapid digital transformation across industry sectors and bringing about the future of business, today.

L Marks