17 years of providing specialist cross-sector services

2021 marks 17 years since Managing Director and Owner Chris Williams founded FEG. Since launching in 2004, we’ve built a large and experienced in-house team, while retaining the small business ethos our clients value. Today we’re sharing Chris’ thoughts on what we do and what’s next for FEG.

How would you describe what FEG does in a nutshell?

We’re a specialist engineering consultancy delivering cross-sector CAPEX project management and environmental technology services.

Our team works across two separate divisions: Capital Projects and Environmental Technologies.

In a nutshell, our Capital Projects services are about keeping your project on time, on budget and solving the problem at hand. We provide everything from initial feasibility and design, EPCM, CDM Principal Contractor and turnkey projects.

Our Environmental Technologies division allows us to offer design, consultancy and turnkey projects in dust extraction, filtration, heat recovery, environmental surveys (e.g. noise and dust-in-air) and odour abatement.

We work across multiple sectors, including food, paper and tissue, power, manufacturing, chemicals and pharma, and count globally recognised businesses such as 2 Sisters Food Group, Kimberly-Clark and General Mills among our clients.

What gets you out of bed in the morning?

The belief that we are building a brand and reputation that is valued because we solve problems others can’t.

I have a background in elite team sport and am driven by the feeling of achievement and a belief that if you do the right things the results will follow.

What makes FEG different?

We have an excellent mix of skills and experience, but we solve problems others don’t because we take ownership. We’re not just a faceless organisation, our clients always have access to a direct contact who genuinely cares about the project.

Our clients trust us to provide impartial and appropriate solutions that represent their best interests. We pride ourselves on our honest and transparent approach and we would never push a client to spend money they don’t need to spend – for us it’s all about finding the best solution for them.

We have a strong team of engineers covering all disciplines who are used to tackling difficult problems. We have an impressive client list that have worked with us for more than 17 years because of the quality of our people.

We’ve had clients describe us as “a really nice bunch of guys” and it’s true. It’s easy to forget that people do business with people but for us relationships are key.

Our business truly is built on relationships, and we’re proud to have developed strong ones with clients who return to us time and again.

Chris Williams
Managing Director

What’s next?

Well, despite the challenges 2020 threw at us we’re still firmly focused on the future.

We have recently opened offices in Birmingham and Glasgow and have plans to expand into Belgium and Holland.

We have also developed our own unique odour abatement scrubber solution, the Liquid Contact Gas Scrubber (LCG) to solve odour issues in complex high-temperature food frying environments. We’ve submitted a patent application and believe it has export potential, so it’s an incredibly exciting time and we’re looking forward to introducing it to a wider market.

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McVitie’s site restored and at full production 6 months after flooding

FEG Ltd were appointed as Principal Contractor to get a flooded McVitie’s biscuit factory back up and running at the earliest opportunity.

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Organic Production Facility for Mcvitie’s

We were commissioned by McVitie’s to project manage a new ingredients feed and mixing system for a start-up organic facility.  At a value of £1m the project included our operating under full CDM duty holder responsibilities. 

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Industrial odour Issue solved for high temperature frying factory environment

Our client Essentia came to us after having received an environmental notice for an industrial odour issue from its proteins frying factory. Our experience showed us that a typical combination of scrubbers would not be adequate for this project, given the variation in contaminants that had to be removed from the air. 

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Odour Acridity Issue Solved for Seafood Manufacturer

Our team of odour experts worked to develop a new liquid gas scrubber* solution that worked in a 3-stage process to remove all composites from the gas.

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Flexible dynamic weighing food conveyor systems designed and built to allow for varying product flow levels

2 Sisters Food Group needed a food conveyor systems installation to transport their potato products from existing line equipment to a new food transfer pump. Within the final process, the UK-based food manufacturer also needed to be able to dynamically weigh the potatoes.

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£650k CDM large capacity flour silo installation

FEG were commissioned by GM in the UK to Project Manage a £650K cost saving project under CDM to install larger capacity flour silos and batch weighing facility.

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Cradle-to-grave £6.5m factory production line extension

We were appointed Principal Contractor for this £6.5m factory extension project, which involved converting a warehouse into a high care food production area and incorporating it into the main factory. ​

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Solving storage capacity issues as Principal Contractor & Designer

We undertook a phased factory extension turnkey project to help our client improve production capacity by 20%.

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Turnkey cereal cooling conveyor systems replacement

A cooling conveyor systems project to reduce pre-pack temperatures, reduce floor waste, simplify cleaning and remove the danger of long-term breakdown.

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Gas valve ventilation system design, installation and commissioning

FEG designed, supplied, installed and commissioned a ventilation system to ensure desired ATEX classification for the area.

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Factory Extension Project With New Cold Store

As part of an ongoing factory extension project the client required a new outgoing product cold store facility as the existing cold store capacity was no longer adequate.

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Reinforce Safety and Security for Food Production

This McVities site had applied for AEO (Authorised Economic Operator) accreditation and part of that accreditation was “Reinforce Safety and Security”. The factory’s perimeter fence was identified as being in poor condition and in need of redesign and renewal.

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