ASSURED Fire and Security head into 2012 with the avowed intention to become the biggest UK firm in their field within the next five years.
At the heart of the expansion will be a series of nationwide acquisitions that will place Assured firmly at the heart of the fire and security industry.
At a Vision and Culture Day for all staff at the company’s Dinnington headquarters, managing director Simon Stokes rolled out his plans for the next stage in the company’s expansion.
And business consultant Andy Hanselman helped to explain to the team how creating a great culture through operating in line with the company values and providing excellent customer service will help the vision become a reality.
“Our Vision and Culture Day is now established as an important part of our annual calendar,” said Mr Stokes.
“This year, in particular, it gave us a chance to bring the whole Assured team together, reflecting the fact that we have a lot of new people and that the workforce is expanding all the time.
“Our plan is still to be the biggest and best independent national fire and security company in the UK by 2016 and that will be achievable through our programme of acquisition.
“We have between five and eight acquisitions planned across the country, strengthening our presence in areas such as London, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow.
“This is an exciting time for us as we develop new business both domestically and overseas and it was a good day to pass on the message of confidence in the future to the whole Assured team.”
Meanwhile, Assured has strengthened its position within the national Fire Industry Association with a new role for a key member of staff.
Assured fire designer Gary Flockton has been elected to the Services Council of the association. He joins Mr Stokes, who is already a member of the association’s Extinguishing Council.