Ventilation Surveys & Services Ltd (VSS) has relocated to Liverpool from Hertford and is using regional business funding to drive its growth and expansion.
VSS has spent the past four months fitting out its new 6,000sq ft premises, which will house its head office as well as a training centre with world-class facilities.
The company’s services include ductwork cleaning and remediation, hygiene surveys, inspection and testing of local exhaust ventilation systems (LEV) and air conditioning energy assessments (EPBD).
The new premises will be home to teams who will oversee VSS’s operations throughout the UK and Ireland, with the firm hoping to employ up to 140 staff by 2017. It has already taken on an additional 10 employees from Merseyside, boosting the team to 51.
Its Liverpool base officially opened on Friday 29 May and was made possible with the help of The North West Fund for Loans Plus, managed by FW Capital, and Liverpool’s Mayoral Investment Fund, using Regional Growth Fund money.
Chief executive officer of VSS, George Friend, who is also president of the European Ventilation Hygiene Association, is delighted that the company has become a part of the Liverpool business community. He said: 'We originally considered a number of locations for our new headquarters and training centre, but the help we received from Liverpool City Council and FW Capital made the decision an easy one for us and our new premises more than meets all our requirements.'
VSS works with a wide range of clients, including hospital trusts, schools, hotels and restaurants, from single-outlet businesses to blue chip companies. VSS’s training centre is due to open later in 2015. It will primarily be used to deliver apprenticeships for internal staff development, but will also be open to external companies. Pictured above, ceo of VSS, George Friend, shows Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson around the new premises.
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