FSH is led by a dynamic Senior Management Team (SMT) with a wealth of diverse experience. Working closely together, the SMT supports our Managing Director Matt Cappleman and plans the strategy for achieving FSH’s long-term vision.

The team maintains a programme of regular investment to support our business development with latest technology and other key resources. The team also ensures that
all expenditure and costs are carefully controlled and that customer service standards are monitored and regularly evaluated.

The SMT constantly explores new ways to make our business more efficient and to improve our service to clients and policyholders.


Ian is now celebrating over 40 years in the building trade. After an apprenticeship with a major building company, his career spanned many construction-related roles and sectors as a joiner, planner, quantity surveyor, site manager and contracts manager. Then in 1989 he set up his own building business, known today as FSH Group Ltd. 

Ian currently oversees the company’s evolution, ensuring continual development and improvement while also maintaining strong relationships and generating new business with existing customers. 

Passionate about the wellbeing of FSH and its people, Ian is proud that the company sustains a strong family feel and culture in which team members feel supported and valued and are always willing to help each other and their customers.

Ian enjoys watching Castleford Tigers RL and Leeds United. He loves taking time out on the golf course and enjoys playing and listening to music. Working alongside Ian is his dedicated wife Sarah and this happy team are also the parents of two adult sons, Joe and Anthony, and one young son, Harvey.

matt cappleman - group managing director

Matt started his career in construction as an apprentice joiner and 25 years later oversees all aspects of the FSH Group.  He has enjoyed many different construction related roles and on a part time basis obtained a degree in Building Surveying and then became a Member of the Chartered Institute of Building in 2004.

Supported by the Senior Management team and management structure at FSH Matt is passionate about all of the products that FSH Group offer, whilst maintaining great relationships with his staff and clients.

Outside of FSH Matt enjoys playing Football, Golf and walking the dog, when it’s not raining! Matt is happily married to Nicola and has two children, Imogen and James to keep them busy.

Nigel Barker - Group finance director 

Nigel trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Top 4 firm Deloitte, where he spent 6 years working as an audit and tax specialist. Following that, he has 18 years commercial expertise that has been gained in a number of leading construction, engineering and facilities management companies. These include large listed PLCs, major US-owned companies and some smaller privately owned businesses.

He has been an active member of management teams that have enjoyed rapid growth in value as well as successfully turning round struggling companies into more prosperous organisations. Listed amongst his career highlights is being awarded the title of Yorkshire Finance Director of the Year 2012, which recognised his achievements in successfully seeing through a total debt and capital restructure that secured the future for a business services company, employing 5,000 staff,  that was at the brink of financial collapse when he went in.

Away from work Nigel enjoys spending time with his family and sharing in the various sporting and artistic activities that his son (15) and daughter (10) undertake. He enjoys high energy activities such as cycling and squash but also the serenity, and frustration, of the golf course. He is also a keen cook and loves experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen, although as his wife would say, is less keen on the cleaning up aspect!

chris jessop - Flood operations DIRECTOR

Chris has been working in construction since leaving school as an apprentice joiner, working on projects large and small both in this country and on the continent. This lead to a career progression through some major construction companies with roles ranging from bonus surveyor to quantity surveyor before moving on to FSH on a temporary basis 4 years ago. 

Chris’ dynamic approach to the business led to further career progression and he now forms part of the Senior Management Team here at FSH Group Ltd.  Chris’ new role sees him working closely with both FSH’s Management & FSH’s Support Team’s overseeing the high quality delivery to our insurance clients resulting in the successful delivery of around 3000 individual insurance claims per year. 

Chris is continually driving the team to deliver an efficient, productive arm of the business whilst maintaining the great relationships we have with our client base and delivering a great service to our policyholders.

Chris enjoys playing squash, snowboarding and “trying” to play golf whilst also spending time with his wife to be Jo, and 3 boys Harry, Maxx and Eddie. He also loves socialising, listening to music and taking in as many live gigs as possible.

Team Overview

Driven by the FSH mission, vision, and our 12 guiding principles, our teams are designed to deliver exceptional projects and first-class service with a single point of contact for every customer.

Each of our operational teams has its own trades experts, contracts manager, client liaison manager, quality control manager, surveyors and/or estimators, administrators.