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Small Engineering Powerhouse Triumphs Over Industry Giants, Clinching Top FM Sector and Contractor Awards

ASH Integrated Services team collecting their award with Claudia Winkleman.

ASH Integrated Services Ltd. a dynamic small engineering company based in Atherton, Greater Manchester, has marked a historic achievement, outshining top FTSE 250 companies to secure major wins at the prestigious PFM Awards and Electrical Contractor News (ECN) Awards 2023.

The highlight of the year was at the PFM Awards 2023 held in London on November 1st. ASH not only secured the ‘Partners in SME Organisation Award’ alongside client Lovett Care Homes, but also claimed the ‘Overall Award Winners,’ title, surpassing many industry giants.

Operations Manager Gary Zetter’s representation for ASH in the ‘Special Recognition Award’ made him a grand finalist, adding another layer of accomplishment to the week.

Hosted by TV personality Claudia Winkleman, the PFM Awards, the biggest and most prestigious in the FM Sector within the UK, celebrated its 30th Anniversary this year. ASH Integrated Services Ltd’s overall victory was unprecedented, making them the first SME to be honoured with this esteemed title. With just over 50 employees, they stood as the smallest company in the finals and the sole finalist from outside London.

“This recognition is not just for us but for every individual who contributed to our success. We win as a team, and it couldn’t have been achieved without the dedication of our incredible staff,” remarked Antony Grace, Company Director.

The success continued at the GMCC Excellence Awards 2023 held in Manchester on November 3rd, where this small but mighty team was announced as the ‘SME Business of the Year,’ triumphing over 40 competing companies in the category.

Adding to their accolades, ASH celebrated another victorious night at the ECN Awards 2023 in Coventry on November 30th. They were named ‘Winners of the Contractor of the Year Award (turnover under £5m),’ and the ‘Openshaw College 874 Solar PV Panel Project’ received ‘Highly Commended’ recognition for ‘Sustainable Project of the Year’ and ‘Overall Project of the Year.’

“This year has truly been remarkable for us. We aimed to raise our business profile, enhance our name and reputation, and compete against industry giants. Winning the ‘Contractor of the Year Award’ and the recognition for our sustainable project is a testament to our commitment to excellence,” said Antony.

ASH Integrated Services has now positioned itself prominently within the FM and Engineering Sector, securing five awards this year and being a finalist in six others. The continuous success underscores the company’s dedication to achieving excellence and innovation in the competitive business landscape.