Who We Are

We have been operating in our specialised field since April 1978 offering our clients a variety of services for anti-corrosion preparation and finishes, either at the clients' specified sites or in our own workshop facilities.  Over the years we have added many more skills to the services we offer.

Our quality management system has been assessed to both ISO 9001 and National Highway Sector Scheme 19A and our environmental management system has been assessed to ISO 14001.

Based in Kent but serving a wide area including London, the South East and the South West, our objectives include completing work to programme, to budget and in accordance with the agreed requirements and contract specification.

We operate an ongoing training programme for all our employees, ensuring good business practices and safety are of paramount importance at all times.  Only employees qualified to carry out specific procedures are employed in those areas and all have current certificates for each procedure.  Our employees are issued with a variety of quality safety and protective equipment depending on the procedures they undertake.  We take responsibility for the affect our operations may have on the environment and take all practical steps to eradicate or minimise any adverse affects.  SMS do not compromise on quality or safety. 

Meet the Team

 Peter Lowe

 Peter Lowe

In addition to his role as a director of the Company, Peter is general manager, environmental manager and quality manager.  He is also the manager responsible for all health and safety matters within the Company.  He has been with us since 1978, joined the management team in 1981 and became general manager and a director in 1997. He has a wealth of experience in corrosion engineering and protective treatments and has brought to our Company leadership, teamwork, management and supervision.  

Peter has many years experience of managing services to the utility and rail industries (and in particular Network Rail).

Peter has undertaken a variety of training enabling him to gain relevant expertise for our operations, including ICATS management, CSCS, driver periodic CPC (responsibilities, tachos, RTD & law),  environmental awareness, environmental auditing, internal quality auditor, painting and decoration C&G, environmental management and site management safety training scheme.

 Glenn Weller

 Glenn Weller

Glenn is our contracts manager and has been with the Company since 1987, becoming an assistant manager in 1990 and joining the senior management team in 1999.

He also has extensive experience in protective treatments, particularly to railway bridges, viaducts, parapets and tunnels.

Glenn acts as deputy in various roles in Peter’s absence and he also has many years experience of managing services to the utility and rail industries (and in particular Network Rail). He is also responsible for producing risk assessments in conjunction with the IOSH manager.

Glenn has undertaken a variety of training enabling him to gain relevant expertise for our operations, including various client inductions covering highways and rail,  Sentinel PTS, AC and DCCR, ICATS management, CSCS, emergency first aid at work, environmental awareness, internal quality and environmental auditing, monitoring, signing, lighting and guarding C&G and site management safety training scheme. 

 Jane Radford

 Jane Radford

Jane is our HSQE systems manager, business development manager, internal auditor and IOSH manager and has been with the Company since 2006, joining the management team in 2011. She has extensive experience in corporate administration and became a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Secretaries in 1991.

Jane writes and maintains our policies, procedures, management systems (quality, environmental and health & safety) and ensures compliance with ISO 9000 and 14001, NHSS 19A, RISQS, UVDB, including managing the annual audits.

Her areas of responsibility include pre-qualification questionnaires, tender submissions, accreditations, memberships, COSHH, web site, IT, payroll and pensions.  

Jane has undertaken a variety of training enabling her to gain relevant expertise for our operations, including internal QMS auditor, IOSH managing safety, IT2 presentations, Associate Member and Practitioner Member of IEMA (Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment).

 Toni Springhall

 Lyndsey Shoebridge


Lyndsey joined the Company in February 2017 and is supporting the management team as an administrator covering Toni's maternity leave.

She has extensive office experience and has undertaken various training courses, including environment awareness,  achieving BTEC level 1 in customer service and BTEC level 1 in work skills, both of which have proved of benefit to the Company.  Since joining the Company she has developed and broadened her skills and knowledge, becoming an important member of the team, particularly  when liaising with clients, operatives and the management team.

 Lyndsey Shoebridge

 Toni Springhall

Toni joined the Company in January 2015 and supports the management team as an administrator.

She has undertaken a variety of training enabling her to gain relevant expertise to support our operations, including IOSH managing safely, LRQA ISO 9001 appreciation and interpretation, ILEX paralegal certificate level 2, contract event management and reporting (CEMAR) and Masters Certificate in Transport Management.

She has extensive experience as an international and human resources administrator and of working within the insurance industry.  Toni is currently on maternity leave.

 Mick Gardner

 Mick Gardner

Mick joined the Company in 2001 and is our ICATS painting inspector level 2. He has completed various training including client inductions, Sentinel PTS, AC and DCCR, SHEA gas safety, SCO 1&2, various NVQ2's and NVQ3's, lorry loader, basic fall protection and pre-use harness inspection, abrasive wheels, confined space, CSCS, driver periodic CPC (responsibilities, tachos, RTD & law), emergency first aid at work, environmental awareness, ICATS paint spraying and blast cleaning, ICATS supervisor, IPAF mobile boom and vehicle mounted platform, manual lifting and handling, PASMA, signing lighting guarding C&G, site supervisor safety training scheme, slinger/signaller (NPORS) and water jetting safety awareness.

 Steve Brum

 Steve Brum

Steve joined the Company in 2004 and is our ICATS inspector level 1.

He has completed various training including client inductions, Sentinel PTS, AC and DCCR, SCO1 & 2 gas networks, various NVQ2's and NVQ3's, abrasive wheels, basic fall protection and pre-use harness inspection, CSCS, emergency first aid at work, environmental awareness, ICATS paint spraying and blast cleaning, ICATS supervisor, IPAF mobile boom, manual lifting and handling, PASMA, site supervisor safety training scheme, slinger/signaller (NPORS) and water jetting safety awareness.

 Spencer Pearce

 Spencer Pearce

Spencer joined the Company in 1988 and is our ICATS specialist module trainer in industrial coating applications.

He has completed various training including client inductions, Sentinel PTS, AC and DCCR, SCO 1, 2 & 5 gas networks, various NVQ2's and NVQ3's, abrasive wheels, basic fall protection and pre-use harness inspection, confined space,  CSCS, environmental awareness, trainer skills C&G, IPAF mobile boom, manual lifting and handling, PASMA, signing lighting guarding C&G, site supervisor safety training scheme, slinger/signaller (NPORS) and water jetting safety awareness.

Operating Team

Operating Team

We are also fully supported by the operating team with their various training and qualifications, including SSSTS and ICATS supervisors, Sentinel PTS, NVQ2's and NVQ3's, basic fall protection and pre-use harness inspection, CSCS, CPCS, emergency first aid at work, environmental awareness, ICATS paint spraying and blast cleaning, IPAF mobile boom, manual lifting and handling, PASMA, water jetting safety awareness.   All operatives/ supervisors are fully trained to support their individual roles within the Company and we could not maintain the quality and safety standard of work we achieve without them.