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

 Robert Faux

Rob is the Managing Director of the Company, assuming responsibility for all operational and business matters. Safety is one of his key drivers and as such he is responsible for all health and safety matters within the Company.

A recent addition to the Company, Rob has significant construction experience across a range of sectors and has worked on major projects such as HS2 in both civil and rail capacities.

Rob brings senior manager experience in challenging construction and manufacturing environments, where he has shown that his leadership, team building and motivational skills can deliver changes in performance.

He also has many years’ experience of managing services within the infrastructure sector, particularly for London Underground and Network Rail.

To supplement his experience, Rob has successfully completed a number of training courses such as Project Management via APMP, Site Safety Management (SMSTS), NEC Contract Management, Six Sigma blackbelt.

 Peter Lowe

In addition to his role as a director of the Company, Peter is general manager, environmental manager and quality manager.


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, FORS, internal quality auditor, painting and decoration C&G, environmental management and site management safety training scheme.

 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, FORS, internal quality and environmental auditing, monitoring, signing, lighting and guarding C&G and site management safety training scheme. 

Jane Radford



Jane is our HSQE systems 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 has undertaken a variety of training including internal QMS auditor, IOSH managing safety, IT2 presentations, Associate and Practitioner Member of IEMA.

Jane writes and maintains our policies, procedures and management systems (quality, environmental, health and safety and FORS) ensuring compliance with the relevant standards.

Caroline Freemantle



Caroline joined the Company in 2018 and supports the management team as an administrator.


She has an administrative background with extensive experience of supporting managers.


Caroline has an NVQ2 in operating IT systems and excellent secretarial skills.  She has experience of working in education, insurance, business and care industries.





Alex Wetherill



Alex joined the Company in 2019 as an administrator.


She has a variety of experience as a secretary, administrator and legal secretary.


Alex has undertaken training as an ILEX legal secretary diploma and in secretarial administration.












Jadine Ludlow



Jadine joined the Company in 2019 as an accounts assistant.


She has an HR and payroll background with extensive experience of accounts and general administration.  

Jadine's duties include management of Sage 50  Cloud accounts and payroll, pensions administration and managing suppliers payments.










 Michael J Gardner

Michael 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, various NVQ2's and NVQ3's, abrasive wheels, basic fall protection and pre-use harness inspection, confined space, CSCS, driver periodic CPC (responsibilities, tachos, RTD & law), emergency first aid at work, environmental awareness, excavators, ICATS paint spraying and blast cleaning, ICATS supervisor, IPAF mobile boom and vehicle mounted platform, lorry loader, manual lifting and handling, PASMA, signing lighting guarding C&G, site supervisor safety training scheme, slinger/signaller (NPORS) and water jetting safety awareness.

 Steven Brum

Steven joined the Company in 2004 and is our ICATS painting 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 joined the Company in 1988 and is our ICATS specialist module trainer in industrial coating applications and our ICATS technical manager.
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

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.