Industry leading ventilation hygiene and system surveying company, VSS Ltd, today announced that following a hugely successful 2013 the business will undertake some key appointments and structural moves. These new appointments will help to facilitate the company’s continued expansion and growth in order to enhance its duct cleaning and maintenance services.
George Friend will take the role of Group and Company CEO for the Breathe VSS Group. Nick Umfreville will continue to head sales and will expand his brief to oversee the company’s operations and global expansion.
VSS is also welcoming Rich Tuckwell to the board as Chief Marketing Officer and Marketing Director for the group. Rich is also tasked with assisting Nick to grow the business’s global presence.
Nick and Rich will be opening offices in Europe, North America and the Middle East during the course of 2014.
In line with the company’s worldwide growth, Joe Curran has been appointed as manager of VSS in the Republic Of Ireland, whilst Colin Shirlow is promoted to Operations Manager, Northern Ireland. Both positions will report directly in to Nick.
Following on the from the business’ recent expansion through the acquisition of Hygienic Maintenance Limited (HML), and the ongoing relocation from Hertford to Liverpool, 2013 has seen VSS go from strength to strength.
The group turnover for 2013 increased by over 100% including the introduction of many key accounts and the introduction of works for blue chip clients throughout the UK. Works were also undertaken in foreign territories such as Malta and Barbados.
Ventilation Surveys & Services Ltd has an impressive 25 years’ worth of experience in its sector, working for businesses of all sizes, from global name organisations to small independents.
In addition to the company's extensive industry experience, George Friend is also President of the European Ventilation Hygiene Association (EVHA) and is regarded as a genuine authority in his field, while Nick Umfreville is the author of ductwork cleaning guidelines throughout the world.
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About Ventilation Surveys & Services Ltd.
Lead by Nick Umfreville and George Friend, VSS has a wealth of industry experience, spanning over 25 years, working with small independents as well as global organisations. More recently George Friend was elected President of the European Ventilation Hygiene Association, and is regarded as a genuine authority in the industry.
Their services include ductwork cleaning and remediation, hygiene surveys, inspection and testing of local exhaust ventilation systems (LEV) and air conditioning energy assessments (EPBD).