Industry leading ventilation hygiene and system surveying company, VSS Ltd, today announced the expansion of the remit of its business with the acquisition of Hygienic Maintenance Limited (HML) in order to enhance its extract cleaning and maintenance services.
Purchased on the 24th August 2013, HML was bought from Roy & Jackie Munford by VSS owners George Friend, Nicholas Umfreville and new company Director Richard Tuckwell, who signed the contract of agreement to assign all company shares and assets to VSS with immediate effect. Roy Munford will continue to work for both businesses going forward.
The purchase of HML, based in Billingshurst, West Sussex, will greatly increase company efficiency and increase VSS’s market share. HML will continue to operate in exactly the same manner as it has done over previous months, with no immediate changes to company structure and all company contracts of employment remaining as per the existing contracts. All existing HML employees will continue to work under the name of Hygienic Maintenance Limited.
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, Chief Operations Officer, George Friend, was also elected as President of the European Ventilation Hygiene Association (EVHA), and is regarded as a genuine authority in his field, while Chief Executive Officer, Nick Umfreville, is the author of ductwork cleaning guidelines throughout the world.
HML was formed seventeen years ago by Roy Munford, Barry King and Steve Scott, specialising in assessing, cleaning and monitoring of ducted air systems and specifically related air products. It is this heritage and dedication to ventilation cleaning which will complement the services already available through VSS.
VSS and HML staff members and company directors will attend an introduction and welcome day on September 9th, however, in the immediate period up to the 9th September all company activities will be undertaken in accordance with existing company procedures and policies.
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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).