In 2004 Neil was a main Board director of McAlpines,when the opportunity arose for him to acquire the pipeline services operation of Northumbria Water. Using his modest savings and a pile of debt, Neil turned the business round from loss making to profitable and in 5 years paid off the debt and accumulated some capital. In subsequent years Fast Flow Limited went into building and maintaining big gas pipelines for the National Grid and others and into maintaining housing stock for Housing Associations and others.
Fast Flow Group turned over approx £80m in 2016 and expects to turnover approx £100m in 2017 and is a leading mid-market asset maintenance company operating in the UK support services and infrastructure sectors. Neil is the founder, chairman and ceo of the Group