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ASH puts vital steps in place to support growth aspirations

The three directors of ASH Integrated Services stood side by side

ASH Integrated Services, which was founded in 2019, increased turnover to £4m in 2022 and aims to hit £5.5m in its current financial year. 

A key part of its plans includes securing further contracts within facilities management and maintenance, and the firm has attained ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 to support this goal. 

The North West firm, which was awarded the certificates in just four months following significant investment, counts Lancashire County Council, a hotel chain, and a university as clients in its maintenance division. 

The ISO certificates will play a major role in assisting ASH win new maintenance work in 2023, says Gary Zetter, operations manager, who was recruited to lead on the ISO journey. 

He said: “It’s highly unusual to find a company of our size offer truly integrated M+E services in-house, and adding ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 further cements our position in the market as an innovative business. 

“It also strengthens our message that we genuinely care about improving our people and service solutions. 

“While we believe we operate and work within a good company, how do we actually know? This auditing process tells us, and there is no hiding place.” 

ASH, which employs 45 engineers and office support staff, delivers M+E projects across the UK in industries including education, hospitality and the public sector. Its maintenance work is predominantly in the North West, North Wales, and the Midlands. 

Antony Grace, co-founder and director at ASH Integrated Services, said: “To secure the certification in just four months is a testament to the foundations already in place at the business as well as how every employee bought into the journey and played a vital role. 

“We have already received positive feedback from current and potential clients, and I’m excited about the opportunities ASH Integrated Services will now have.” 

Atherton-based ASH Integrated Services has previously invested in its on-site pre-fabrication workshop, which has reduced time on site and kept disruption to a minimum. In turn it has improved health and safety and ensured consistent quality across projects. 

In addition, the contractor, which was co-founded by Antony Grace, Howard Jackson, and Sean Jackson, continues to invest in renewable-related services including car charging points, PV panels, underfloor heating and air source heat pumps. 

Gary added: “The lead auditor has said our ISO achievement was ‘a spectacular result considering our starting point and time period set’.  

“This was all made possible thanks to the investment and drive of the three directors and co-founders, as well as the buy-in and dedication of the entire ASH team.” 

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