GRM were saddened to hear of the recent death of Peter Watson, the Managing Director of Forkers Ltd, a Midlands based civil and ground engineering contractor.
Peter had been with Forkers for over 40 years, and was well known to many of the GRM team through various collaborative projects over the last few decades. Indeed our MD Bill Peacock was a good friend and, along with fellow GRM Director Geoff Beckett attended Peter’s funeral last week.
Bill fondly remembers the first time he met Peter: “My 39 years of working on mine Investigations and treatments meant that meeting Peter was sure to happen. But meeting in person took a Forkers Golf Day. We played on the same team and had a pleasant chat and game. But it was only when Peter stood up and started to speak at the meal that I realised he was Forkers MD! That was how unassuming Peter was.
“All who knew Peter knew how hard he worked. But at his funeral, we learnt how Peters sporting and family life were just as important to him. Listening to friends and families’ memories, made me realise why he was sometimes called Superman. It would take many people at least two lifetimes to fit in as much as Peter has.”
Forkers paid tribute to Peter when the loss was first announced last month: June 2022 – Forkers.