SHS appoints new Regional Director of Transmission Business


SHS appoints Michael Griffiths as Regional Director to its Doncaster Office.

SHS Integrated Services, a specialist provider of high-specification industrial scaffolding to highly regulated environments, has appointed a new regional director to its Doncaster office in a bid to boost its presence in the north east.

Michael Griffiths, 34, from Rotherham has been a prominent figure in the power and transmission sector for over eight years and will now be responsible for strengthening SHS’s relationships with existing clients and driving new business leads in the industrial, construction, civil and rail sectors across the north.

Prior to joining SHS, Mr Griffiths spent seven years working at Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions, starting as a draughtsman and progressing to become a team leader, where he was responsible for the design, feasibility and planning of contracts ranging from £10,000 to £2.5 million.

Mr Griffiths joined SHS in 2013 as part of the acquisition of Dixon Pentland Scaffolding, where he had worked since 2007, and has spent the 18 months working as a commercial manager with SHS, before being promoted into this newly created position.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Griffiths said: “I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to lead SHS’s UK transmission & distribution division and develop the company’s presence in north east England. We have ambitious growth plans for SHS in the north east and hope to double the current turnover within the next three years while ensuring the business model remains both sustainable and diverse.

“Building on our strong presence in the area, we will be providing a wider range of services to our customers, while driving growth and increasing operations. SHS has a wide-ranging client base and we hope to secure and foster additional relationships, especially in the Yorkshire and Humber region, as we expand into the area.

“With a team of highly-skilled, experienced and motivated staff at the core of the company’s operations, I have no doubt that SHS’s presence in the north east will develop as we continue delivering innovative and cost effective solutions while maintaining our high safety and quality standards.

“All the stepping stones are in place to ensure the business achieves its ambitious growth plans and I am excited to be a part of this highly focussed and driven company going forward.”

SHS has witnessed a number of high-profile contract wins in recent years and has successfully developed the transmission division, providing solutions to clients such as Balfour Beatty, Amec Foster Wheeler and Babcock International. In addition to the company’s recent expansion, SHS has diversified its market sector presence, incorporating the specialist power and transmission firm it acquired in 2013 into the business’ long term growth plans.

SHS currently provides services principally to the utility, petrochemical, transmission and construction sectors but hopes to widen its operations into nuclear, rail, marine and pharmaceutical sectors as part of its growth strategy.

Gavin Payne, chief executive officer of SHS, said: “Appointing Michael to the position of regional director is an important part of our long term strategy and strengthens our existing management team in the north east. 

“Michael is an exceptionally dedicated and technically gifted person and will bring invaluable skills to the company. I am certain that his extensive experience and industry knowledge will have a big impact in delivering growth while nurturing existing client relationships in the region.

Michael’s experience in a large contractor environment and knowledge of the transmission sector is invaluable to the wide range of complex projects SHS undertakes and will be of huge benefit in helping to meet our ambitious growth strategy in 2016 and beyond.

“The company has gone from strength-to-strength in recent years and, as we continue to deliver exceptional quality to our customers, we are committed to holding a strong, competitive position in the market.

“The company’s recent success is a reflection of our highly skilled workforce and exhibits our commitment to exceptional health and safety and focus on providing an efficient, sustainable, high quality and cost effective service.”

Established in 1998, SHS Integrated Services offers scaffold access, industrial and HVAC insulation, and construction and demolition services. It currently employs more than 300 people across the UK.