GKR Scaffolding is an award winning scaffolding and access specialist.

We work on the most iconic construction projects in London and the South East, and have built a reputation for investing in the future of the industry.

We pride ourselves on reliability, quality and commitment, and our ability to deliver complex and diverse projects.

Our continued growth comes from our core value of ‘continuous improvement’ – dedicated to safety, collaboration and innovation.

Our vision is to be the leading scaffolding company in the UK, providing scaffolding and access solutions at all stages of a project life cycle, whilst being regarded as an inspirational employer of the very best people.

We collaborate with our clients to build a better future by:

Innovating to improve safety, sustainability, productivity & quality.

Investing in the safety & health of our people.

Inspiring our future leaders & personal development of every employee.

Improving the environment & communities we touch.

Meet our Leadership team

Lee Rowswell
Group Director

Creates and executes the strategic direction of the business to keep GKR in line with emerging industry developments and client needs. Lee is also NASC Chairman for London and South East Region.

Neil Rowswell
Managing Director

Directs the operating teams to ensure consistent quality and direction. Neil ensures on-site teams maintain a culture of open communication and collaboration.

Paul Hersey
Commercial Director

Responsible for developing, implementing and managing commercial strategies to achieve company objectives and maintain healthy growth.

Tony Lane
Operations Director

Managing business unit and project operations, Tony works with clients to ensure every project is delivered in line with client’s specific requirements.

Peter Cullen
Health & Safety Director

Leading the health, safety and wellbeing of employees, and ensuring everyone affected by GKR activities remain safe. Peter drives a positive and innovative health & safety culture.

Helen Gawor
Business Strategy Director

Driving competitive strategy, employee development and operational excellence. Helen is responsible for building a high performance business that is aligned to the needs of the market.

John Maher
Special Works Director

Working with the GKR estimations team and managing business unit operations. John works closely with clients and the in-house design function to create bespoke project solutions.

Lachezar Slavchev
Lead Design Engineer

Leading the in-house Design Engineering team to produce bespoke design schemes for all GKR projects. Lach ensures that all our works adhere to current regulations and codes of practice.

Passionate about charity and community.

GKR actively contributes to charities and not-for-profit organisations.

We are committed to conducting our business in an ethical and sustainable way; having a positive impact on our people, communities and clients.

Our employees are at the forefront of our activities, contributing to and taking part in fund-raising and volunteering days.

Here are some of the causes GKR people are passionate about supporting:

Newham Ability Camp

Corporate sponsors for this sports club offering a wide range of opportunities for disabled young people to participate in sports and physical activity. We volunteer at the camp and raise funds through employee fundraising.

Grassroots Football and Rugby

We support local children’s football teams Hartley De Sales under 12’s and Woodford RFC under 13’s with sponsorship, and coaching.

Centre Algarve

The Centre Algarve is mainland Europe’s only specialist Holiday Centre that is fully equipped to allow people with special needs to experience a wonderful holiday with their family or carers. We actively fundraise, and donate £20 for every GKR truck photographed and shared on Twitter.


Demelza is a hospice charity for babies, children and young people who have life-threatening or life-limiting conditions. GKR fundraises for Demelza on an ongoing basis, and this year is hosting a Charity Ball and auction at the Sky Garden.