The name might be new, but the team certainly isn’t. Bernard Atkinson and Chris Connor, have a wealth of experience gained over many years in the construction industry.

Bernard Atkinson

Bernard Atkinson was the founder of fire protection specialists Baris in the mid 80’s and later floated the company on the London AIM stock market. He sold his shareholding in the 90’s. Baris specialised in the installation of passive fire protection and internal dry lining, partitions and ceilings.

Bernard set up his second major business, Horbury Building Systems with Chris Connor in 1993 which also operated in the interiors sector. Bernard sold his shareholding in the Horbury Group in 2007. During his time at Horbury, the group achieved a turnover in excess of £60M and employed over 400 people. Bernard was tempted out of retirement by Chris and Intex was formed.

Chris Connor

Chris Connor also has a long history in the specialist sub-contracting trade. He’s worked for one of the biggest fire-proofing companies in the UK, run a number of businesses and founded Horbury Building Systems with Bernard and Trevor. Chris went on to establish Steeltech systems which became part of the Baris Group in 2007.

Chris brings his experience of external façade installation, which was gained during his time with the Baris Group. Chris has expanded this experience in the maintenance side of Intex. Chris’s experience of the fire-proofing, and interiors sector has been gained over the last 38 years as a specialist sub-contractor.

Callum Connor

Callum Connor completes the management team. He gained his experience as a quantity surveyor for one of the biggest cladding companies in the country. He was commercially responsible for projects up to £6m in value. He is a very key member of the company whose roles extend beyond the commercial aspects of the business.

The managers of the teams on the ground have worked with Bernard, Chris or Callum for years, meaning we’re certain they share our values of getting things right first time and always working safely. Read more about our attitude to health and safety here.