Jasmit Kalra has joined Fawkes & Reece as group operations director. Known more commonly as Kal, he joins Fawkes & Reece with an aim to utilise his experience within the business’ growth strategy. Previously operations director at Randstad, Kal spent the last 24 years playing a pivotal role in the company’s success and lead them to become a UK market leader within the construction, property and engineering sectors.
Commenting on his new position, Kal said: “I was sad to leave behind a business that has played such a huge part of my life, but the opportunity to work for a privately-owned company, with real ambition and a great reputation was something that excited me a great deal. Fawkes & Reece have a vision to build the business by investing in its people and there’s a very modern and dynamic feel within the company.”
Fawkes & Reece are a market leader within the white-collar, building and residential sector with ambitious plans to grow their rail, FM, maintenance and building divisions further.
“We hit it off the moment we met and share the same values and energy,” said Ray Connolly, founder of Fawkes and Reece. “As soon as the conversations turned to the company’s growth and vision for the future, we both knew we’d work very well together, and that Kal would be a great addition to Fawkes & Reece.”
Over the last two years, whilst the UK and the construction sector has seen a variety of challenges, Fawkes & Reece remain hugely optimistic and have been building for growth and feel this appointment adds operational strength that will support all aspects of the company and its customer base.