About Us

Proserve has over 50 years’ experience with the design, supply and support of fabric formwork systems for the global market.

Meet the team

Director & Principal Engineer

A Chartered Civil & Structural Engineer, Martin ran a successful construction company, before purchasing Proserve 25 years ago. Martin has 12 published papers, focused on marine construction & scour protection design

Martin Hawkswood

BSc, CEng, MICE, MIStructE
Director & Principal Engineer

Engineering Director

A Chartered Civil Engineer, George has 15 years industry experience having worked for Contractor John Sisk & Design Consultants Mott MacDoanld, Aecom & KV Consultores. George is fluent in Spanish and has extensive experience managing international projects.

George Hawkswood

MEng, CEng, MICE
Engineering Director

Commercial Director

A Business & Marketing graduate, James has been with Proserve for 12 years and manages the commercial aspects of the business.

James Hawkswood

Commercial Director

Senior Engineer

Joining the company in 2010, Matt has experience on a vast array of projects and has co authored multiple published papers

Matt King

Senior Engineer

Design & Project Engineer

Graduating from Warwick University in 2015, Josh has travelled the globe supporting contractors over the past 5 years, from Guatemala to Saudi Arabia

Josh Groom

Design & Project Engineer

Design & Project Engineer

An experience Site Engineer, David joined the business early in 2020 with a deep appreciation of the challenge’s clients face in construction

David Moloney

BEng, MSc
Design & Project Engineer

Graduate Project Engineer

A Graduate of the Warwick University, Thomas works in both projects and quality, ensuring all formworks leaving the premises are fit for one-time grouting

Thomas Hart

Graduate Project Engineer

Countries we've worked in

Proserve have a wide range of products, services and applications which have been used on both large and small projects around the world.

History of Innovation

Owned and run by Engineers, the business was founded over 50 years ago by pioneering Engineer Ernest Cannon who lead the development of fabric formwork systems. The ownership of the business transferred to its current Principal Engineer Martin Hawkswood, who now operates with business in partnership with his sons George and James.

Proserve manufacture and supply from the UK and provide design and installation support world-wide by their Engineers to help ensure successful use of their systems.

1966 - Revetement Protection, River Arun, UK

In 1966 Fabric formed concrete mattress was installed on the banks of the River Arun, Arundel UK, still going strong today.

1983 - Scour Protection, Port of Belawan, Indonesia

Revetment slopes were protected by a porous Filter Point mattress FP150 with an average thickness of 100mm with a geotextile under layer. The protection was to resist bow thrusters action, manoeuvring propeller wash, wave action to 0.5m and tidal currents to 1m/s

1995 - Foundations, Confederation Bridge, Canada

The Confederation Bridge is a 13km long crossing that links Price Edward Island to the Canadian mainland, it is the longest bridge in the world over ice-covered waters & was built to withstand the impact of icebergs

Constructed some 25 years ago, grout bags where used to found the concrete bridge piers onto rock

2013 - Foundations, MOSE Project, Venice

Grout bag foundations where installed on land & then remotely grouted once the caisson has been floated out and positioned underwater

2016 - Scour Protection, Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

Concrete mattress installed at Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala by contractor COPISA Guatemala to protect the newly constructed piled jetty from scour action

2018 - Foundations, New Coastal Road, La Réunion

Foundation grout bag system was successfully used to form insitu concrete foundations to 48 precast concrete bridge piers for the ‘Nouvelle Route du Littoral’ project in La Réunion

2020 - Scour Protection, Port Canaveral, USA

The latest expansion phase at Port Canaveral includes construction of a new berth to accommodate 180,000-ton LNG powered cruise ships by Carnival Cruise Lines. Proserve engineered, supplied & supported the installation of fabric formed concrete mattress providing scour protection to the bed