Meet the Team

"Teamwork is at the heart of everything we do at FSP. Our people and their commitment to our mission, coupled with their flexibility and loyalty, is the key to our continued business success.

More than two thirds of our current workforce started with us as either a trainee or an apprentice. We continually strive to develop and enhance the skills of all our employees and, with a staff retention rate of over 90%, we have built an experienced and talented workforce.

This means that you, the customer, receives the highest level of service, quality products and advice from our highly knowledgeable and skilled team. The multi-skilled nature of our team allows us to offer flexibility in production to meet short lead times and offer bespoke solutions.

We are also passionate about the community in which we operate and live, having close links with local universities, schools and charities. Corporate social responsibility is an ethos built into every part of FSP, from volunteering and mentoring work in the community to raising thousands of pounds for charity. "


Richard Hilton
Managing Director - FSP Ltd


Richard Hilton

Richard Hilton – Managing Director

Richard founded Fabweld Steel Products in 1988, and has worked tirelessly to build the company and provide employment in the local area. Now employing over forty people, FSP has developed into a market leader in the design and supply of fabricated steel products.  Richard is committed to help develop the professionalism of the industry and is a loyal member of FACTA. Richard has a passion for his local football team Wolves and has spent thirty years commiserating on the terraces with fellow supporters.


Wayne CarterWayne Carter – Operations Director

Wayne has over 30 years within the industry, and has been instrumental in establishing FSP as a top manufacturing company.  Within his current role as Operations Director he provides top level strategic guidance for FSP including both product and business development, and oversees all the operational activities. Wayne is a keen open water swimmer and has completed the gruelling ‘Ice Mile’. Wayne’s favourite food is surströmming.


Angela DempsterAngela Dempster – Finance Manager

Angela heads up our finance team armed with over twenty years’ experience of office and financial management, and is always working on initiatives for improvements and cost savings. Angela has studied AAT and is currently on her journey to become a CIMA qualified accountant. She enjoys walking the family chocolate Labrador at the weekend and her favourite drink is Pink Gin!


Christopher CorbettChristopher Corbett – Sales Manager

Chris leads our sales team by example and his keen and innovative insight into sales team developments have helped FSP increase their market share year on year. Chris’s favourite food is faggots and mushy peas, and he enjoys making things in his garden shed.


James BentingJames Benting - Account Manager

James, who has a BSc in Civil & Environmental Engineering, joined the team in 2003 and is now our senior Account Manager working directly with contractors.  He has over ten years of experience with civil engineering projects, involved from site surveys, evaluation, design and installation. James would be your first point of contact for any bespoke civil engineering projects advice. James enjoys riding his motorbike and his favourite singers are The Spice Girls!


Christopher JamesChristopher James – Production Manager

Chris recently passed his Bachelor of Engineering Degree with Honours and has been a fixture in the production department for over ten years. He is a lifelong supporter of Sunderland and says his Great Grandad invented the ‘Roker Roar’!