SGMS Group has scooped
a prestigious award for business innovation after integrating the
operations of recently acquired, Solihull based, SG Maintenance
Services with Kent based Richardson.
The built environment support services group now get to work with
the Executive Education team at award sponsors Aston Business School,
as part of the prize.
SGMS Group brings together under one
organisation the project and construction capability of Richardson with
the reactive and planned maintenance (i.e. mechanical, electrical,
heating, ventilation, air conditioning, fabric and refrigeration)
capability of SG Maintenance Services.
Professor Jill Poole, Associate Dean at Aston Business School,
presented the Birmingham Post Award to SG Maintenance Services Managing
Director Terry Smith and SGMS Group CEO Geoff Phillips at the city
The firm will have £9,000 to spend with Executive
Education, which could be used for consultancy, a managerial
masterclass or other executive coaching.
Jim Dickson, Director of Executive Education, said: "This is a great
opportunity for SGMS Group to gain academic expertise from Aston that
could further boost the appetite for innovation that already exists
within this business.
"It is at times like this, when the economy
has slowed, that companies need to innovate to pull themselves out of
the other side of the turbulence faster and stronger."
With a vision of "creating a legacy of which you can be proud", SGMS
Group's clients include Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's, Carillion
Enterprise, Mitchells and Butlers, Guinness Trust, Guys and St Thomas
NHS Trust and Craegmoor Healthcare.