Company Profile

With over 45 years experience and supported by a dedicated team of qualified and experienced staff, Forkers provides a broad range of Civil and Ground Engineering services to both the public and private sectors.

We operate nationally from our head office in West Bromwich, West Midlands and our regional office in Grangemouth near Falkirk (Forkers Scotland Ltd). Both locations have extensive plant depot facilities and the proximity to major motorway networks, mainline stations and airports allows us to quickly access and support our operations in all parts of the UK.

An enviable reputation for problem solving, innovation, quality, client focus and attention to customer care together with our commitment to partnering and collaborative working ensures we can input fully into achieving successful completion of the most challenging projects.

The unique range of capabilities and expertise that we have in-house has been recognised by many clients and designers and we are regularly approached to provide technical advice and innovative ideas for future projects. We can also provide a full ‘design and construct’ service for any scheme if required.

Our specialist plant fleet includes over 50 drilling and mini-piling rigs which have established us as one of the UK’s largest contractors in the field of mine workings treatment, specialist geotechnical services and mini-piling solutions.

Many of our capabilities dovetail neatly into the renewable energy sector and we have secured a number of contracts for Windfarm Infrastructure, Battery Power Storage Facilities, Ground Source Heating and Coal Bed Methane exploitation.

Water, sewerage and main drainage has always been one of our core activities and, for example, Forkers was engaged as a partnering framework sewerage contractor to Severn Trent Water for its AMP 3 & AMP 4 capital expenditure programmes (2000—2010). In the AMP5 (2010 - 2015) and current AMP6 period (2015 - 2020) we are working with Severn Trent's appointed Tier 1 delivery partners to provide water and waste water improvements throughout the Severn Trent region. The company is also engaged as a specialist Tier 2 contractor on the AMP6 Welsh Water Capital Delivery Alliance framework carrying out both infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects.

We have also secured a place on a number of other Framework Contracts including Highways England Area 7 (EMAD) CWF, Natural Resources Wales, West Midlands Combined Authority, Birmingham City Council and Network Rail.

We have been recognised as an Investor in People for our commitment to employee training and development and we are accredited to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 Management systems accreditations . Our dedication to continuous improvement in health and safety performance has resulted in receiving the British Safety Council International Safety Award for the last 18 consecutive years as well as RoSPA Gold Safety awards and Gold Medals since joining in 2009.

  • ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System
  • ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System
  • ISO 44001 Collaborative Business Relationship
  • ISO 45001:2018 Health and Safety Management Systems
  • Investors in People
  • Achilles UVDB (Utilities Vendor database) and ‘Verify’ audit
  • Achilles Building Confidence
  • Member of CECA Midlands Region The Civil Engineering Contractors Association
  • CHAS Contractors Health & Safety Scheme
  • Construction-line
  • Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme
  • Network Rail ‘Principal Contractors Licence’
  • SAFEcontractor
  • Exor Management Services accreditation
  • Member of the BDA British Drilling Association