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Lindner Prater is a people organisation.

Our continuing success depends on our ability to develop and listen to our people. We undertake comprehensive reviews of staff requirements on a regular basis, and continually assess and update to align with our strategies targets and commitments.

Richard Unwin CEO Lindner Group - UK Sector

Richard joined Prater Ltd in 1983 and quickly progressed to Divisional Director. He was recognised for his ability to efficiently manage resources and dedication to the well-being of employees and was appointed to Operations Director in 2004 and Managing Director in 2013.

Richard was appointed CEO of Lindner Group, UK Sector in 2014 and he also sits on the Lindner Fassaden GmbH board.

Gavin Hamblett Managing Director

Gavin joined Prater Ltd in 2006 as Client Relationship Director.

In 2009 Gavin became Pre-Construction Director, responsible for both sales and management of the design team of 60 employees.

Gavin was appointed as Managing Director for Prater Ltd in January 2015 and Lindner Facades Ltd in 2020, now heading the Lindner UK envelope provider, Lindner Prater Ltd.

Mark English Operations Director

Mark originally joined Schmidlin (UK) Ltd in 1986 and quickly progressed into a management role. He was appointed Projects Director in 2006 and oversaw the operational transition from Schmidlin to Lindner Facades Ltd. Over the years, Mark has been integral in delivering many prestigious landmark projects and was promoted to Operations Director and then Managing Director in 2016. Following the merger of the 2 UK Group businesses in 2021, Mark continues to be responsible for the successful delivery of our unitised projects within Lindner Prater Ltd.

Andreas Fegbeutel Group Finance Director

Andreas joined the Lindner Group in 2019 as Group Finance Director - UK Sector. He is a qualified accountant with more than 15 years’ experience in the construction, development and corporate real estate industries. This includes FD roles within Balfour Beatty, Mansell Construction Services, Places For People and Capita Real Estate. He began his career at Deloitte and spent 10 years in various industries including IT, banking and business process outsourcing.

Chris Roberts Commercial Director

Chris was appointed as Commercial Director in November 2017 and is responsible for all surveying, contracting and procurement within the business.

Chris has over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry which includes 10 years as Commercial Director on the board of a diverse specialist sub-contractor. He has overseen the successful commercial implementation of major projects and has a broad range of leadership experience from project commercial and procurement accountability to managing business transformation and change through acquisitions and business growth.

Kevin Smith Sales Director

Kevin began his career at Prater Ltd as an Estimator in 2006 having gained specialist experience in façade construction.

He progressed through the department and was appointed as Sales Director in 2016.

Kevin oversees business development across all market disciplines and in 2020 was also appointed to the board of Lindner Facades Ltd; he now leads the sales teams of Lindner Prater Ltd.

Stuart Whiting Technical Director

Stuart has over 15 years of valuable expertise and experience within the construction sector. Since joining Prater Ltd in 2011 as Manager of the Solar PV division, he has held a number of senior positions and played a vital role in the delivery of some of the UK’s most challenging and complex projects.

Joining the board in 2016, Stuart is also responsible for the company’s successful implementation of digital engineering and Building Information Modelling together with the management of the company’s UK fabrication facilities.

Featured Projects:

Wimbledon No.1 Court

All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) 2016 – final phase delivered in 2019

London Bridge Redevelopment

Network Rail 2018

Alliance Manchester Business School

University of Manchester 2018

Moxy Hotel, Stratford

Marriott Hotels 2017