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Founder and Managing Director of ARH Group. A time served Electrician who worked started working in 1973 at a local electrical company, developing from an apprentice to an experienced project manager. This experience and background gave Tony an insight and vision on how he could deliver a better service. Tony founded the company in 1990 with the aim of providing reliable installation services for the process industry. He has steered the company over the past 28 years building on its strengths and forging long lasting customer relationships.
The focus and drive originating from Tony produces a professional approach and pride in the work carried out by all employees. The reputation and client perception of ARH has been and continues to be a powerful marketing tool that has served Tony well to date. Tony’s background in the process industry has engrained high standards and quality workmanship, following though into all ventures and developments with-in the company. Project management experience and keen business sense is fundamental to the logical and successful approach to business at ARH.
His ability to identify markets and diversify to meet the needs of his clients has seen ARH continue to grow in recent years as the general economy remains stagnant. By using key members of existing staff, drawing on their key attributes and recruiting specialist people with the knowledge and background to strengthen the team at ARH, Tony has maintained the reliability of service provision as the company has entered new markets and disciplines. It is a result of his personal passion for the business and regular contact with all clients that ARH retains Tony’s original vision of a better service for clients.
• Leadership & Strategic direction
• Business sense
• Communicator on all levels with employees and clients
Our Operations Director, Chris has worked in the Building services industry for over 17 years.
Initially completing his apprenticeship after leaving school in Building services engineering, specialising in HVAC and Refrigeration.
Chris has worked through various sectors of the industry, such as Retail, Medical, Financial, Government, High Security, Agriculture, Process, Manufacturing and Catering.
Chris joined ARH in 2013 following on from 2 years working with ARH as a specialist sub-contractor to share his wealth of experience and qualifications to develop the Mechanical services element of the business following the company move from ARH Electrical to ARH Group.
The company now boasts a successful and ever-growing M&E one stop design, installation, service and maintenance in house solution to our client’s requirements.
The hands-on background, ensures Chris can understand and develop processes throughout the business from an operational and technical level.
• 2001 – 2006 Building Services, HVAC & Refrigeration apprentice & Junior Engineer
• 2006 – 2010 Building Services, HVAC & Refrigeration lead Engineer
• 2010 – 2013 Self Employed Specialist
• 2013 – 2017 ARH Group Senior HVAC Services Manager
• 2017 – 2018 Operations Manager – Projects Department
• 2018 – Current Operations Director
Michael began his career with ARH in 2009 and works within our Projects Department focussing predominately on processing engineering. He originally began his career at ARH as an estimator, moving into Account Management and then onto his current position within the company. He began his career as an electrical apprentice and once qualified, had his own business before coming to work for ARH.
Michael is currently studying for his BA Honours in Electrical Engineering which ARH have supported from start to finish with a predicted grade of a 2:1.
Michael now, as part of the Senior Management team, will lead the development of the Projects department with the support of the Directors, to align the business objectives and support our clients evolving needs.
Mark is one of our longest serving members of staff at ARH and has been with the company since 1998. Upon leaving school in 1989 he began his career as an electrical apprentice and once fully qualified, he worked for Barlow’s working in electrical installation and fire and security. He began his career with ARH in 1998 where he carried out electrical Maintenance for Morrisons’, he then progressed to become the Maintenance Area Manager until July 2012 when he then took on the role as Project Manager.
Andrew has been at ARH since 2006, starting off as an office junior and progressing into CAD after completing a night school City & Guilds Level 3 in Auto CAD. After 3 years working as a CAD designer he filled a vacant position within our estimating team, as he had previously worked predominately on the Morrisons account, this was a natural progression. His ambition in time is to progress within his department into Project Management.
Darren started with ARH in June 2018 as a Resource Planner following management spells within the building industry, he recently progressed to Helpdesk Team Leader. You will find Darren amongst the busy help desk providing guidance and support to the Planning Team to achieve business aims and objectives.
Polly started at ARH in January 2018 as a Resource Planner, who progressed onto Helpdesk Team Leader and then onto her current role of Helpdesk Supervisor. You will find Polly sat amongst the busy planning desk ensuring that the daily functions and engineers are supported in order to achieve the business aims and objectives. Prior to ARH Polly completed her CIPD Diploma in Human Resource Management level 3 and is currently completing her Foundation Degree in Business & Management.
Ben started his career with ARH in 2000 as an electrical apprentice where he gained his City and Guilds level 3 in Electrical Engineering. Once qualified he went on to become a fully qualified electrician and carried out testing inspections. During this time Ben attended night school and achieved his HNC in electrical and electronics. He moved on to Site Supervisor after he achieved this qualification which then saw him move within our maintenance department as Account Manager where he was responsible for our Mitchell & Butler Account. As the business developed and our Projects Department grew this saw an opportunity arise for a Project Manager and this saw Ben reach his current position in 2014.
Kate has worked for ARH since 2010 and is a Regional Account Manager. She has made significant progression since she began her career as an administrator. She was promoted from this position to team leader, then to Maintenance Supervisor before her current role as Account Manager. Prior to joining ARH, Kate gained valuable experience in business administration and office management. Kate has completed her Level 5 CMI in Management and Leadership whilst working with ARH.
Damian joined ARH full time in 2004 and is now our Business Development Manager. His initial role was working in the Estimation Department. Keen to develop his career Damian moved into the Maintenance Department to head up new electrical testing contracts as a Key Account Manager. During this time Damian’s Project Management skills were developed as he was handling national accounts for Blue Chip clients. It also became clear that he was a natural at communication, and understanding customer requirements to ensure that our service exceeds their expectations, he has furthered these skills by completing his CMI level 5 in Management.
In 2012 through growth, it was established that a new position was required within business development, this ideally suited Damian and posed him with a new challenge. Since taking this role Damian has overseen and actively progressed new client relationships.
Tony has worked with ARH since 2015 as our Health and Safety Manager. He has progressed in 2017 to take onboard the Environmental aspect of the business.
Tony has previously worked as a consultant engaging with technology and innovation to develop and support best practices to encourage a positive behavioural culture. During his career, he has provided support, advice and training to a diverse sectors of industries including manufacturing, highway, healthcare and construction. Tony has a proven knowledge of relevant business management systems including the ISO 9001 QMS, 14001 EMS and OHSAS 18001, documented systems which encourages exceptional service to customers and a safe working environment for all ARH employees.
Tony has completed the Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice and is a Chartered Member with The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH.
Our HR Manager, David is tasked with overseeing recruitment, performance management, and TUPE transfers; he played a fundermental role in ARH achieving its Investors in People Bronze award.
David’s career in HR has spanned from South Africa where he worked for a large manufacturing firm, moving to England in 2001 to develop himself further. In 2006, David joined ARH Group as a resource co-ordinator and all of his hard work and determination sees him in the role that he holds today as HR Manager.
David is a Chartered member of CIPD.
Steve started his career in the electrical industry after leaving school, then completing a full 4-year apprenticeship to become a fully qualified electrician, completing his 2391 testing and inspection exam shortly after.
Steve started with ARH in 2013 as an electrical testing engineer, carrying out testing and inspections across many of our client’s sites. He then moved in the maintenance department as an Electrical and fire alarm engineer. In this period Steve completed his FIA modules along with product training. This then led Steve to his current role of Fire Alarm Technical Supervisor supporting the helpdesk, engineers and clients with technical information, quality control, project and compliance management. Steve assisted heavily in recently obtaining our BAFE SP203-1 accreditation.
Gavin started out as a qualified vehicle technician for a local major vehicle manufacturer. He then self-funded his 3 year education to become a qualified Electrician which brought him to ARH Group. Twelve years on and after working his way up the company ladder he is now a qualified electrical inspector and oversees all engineers within the Midlands region.