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Merry Christmas 2017…

Published 21/12/2017

We say goodbye to 2017 and prepare for 2018 which also happens to be our 25th year in business! 

Merry Christmas from ADS

2017 was a year of changes at ADS…

We started the year by saying goodbye to Karen Tanriverdi and welcoming Karen McClarence. Karen T has been with ADS from the outset and was a key part in the development and success of the company over the years. Karen M has taken the reigns and brought a wealth of experience from a previous employment.  

We have changed the way in which we work as we embrace new technology and paperless ways of working. In June we implemented a ‘Sage’ based contracts management system called Eque2. This system dramatically changed the way in which we estimate, manage, implement and deliver contracts. We now have easy access to the information required without having to look for files in the office.  Alongside our new VOIP telephone system, we are able to communicate and access information easier than ever before.  

We have increased our electrical team to meet the demands placed on us. This means that we no longer rely on sub-contract teams for commissioning and electrical testing. We have promoted from within to allow our engineers to develop their electrical knowledge with the training required to become fully qualified electricians.  

To keep up with the current regulations in smoke ventilation, we have developed new partnerships with leading smoke ventilator manufacturers throughout Europe to give us even more choice when specifying projects. This alongside our partnership with SE Controls means that our systems are specified correct and meet all current regulations.  

We have built on the success of previous financial years, invested in our employees and new technology to ensure that we are now better placed than ever before to make the next 25 years even more successful.


Whilst we have been making these changes there have been many successful contracts completed this year.

  • IKEA Sheffield – Full smoke ventilation & car park ventilation system
  • Premier Inn schemes at Kings Cross, Tothill St, Wembley, London – Full mechanical & natural smoke ventilation systems
  • The Point Data Centre, London Docklands – Architectural louvre package including ventilation and screening louvres
  • B&Q Edge Lane, Liverpool – Full smoke ventilation system
  • Smoke ventilation systems for numerous student accommodation schemes at – New Bridge St. Newcastle, Crown House Sheffield, Stoddart St. Newcastle, Park View Newcastle
  • USB (Urban Sciences Building), Newcastle – Full smoke ventilation system
  • Echo Barn, Kent – Timber Brise Soleil system
  • The Beacon of Light, Sunderland – Architectural louvres and mechanical smoke ventilation system
  • Metro Centre, Green Mall extension – Natural smoke ventilation system
  • Colt Data Centre, Milton Keynes – Architectural louvre systems including façade louvres and roof mounted turrets

We have also been awarded key contracts at IKEA Exeter (currently on site) and Project Cavendish in Sheffield along with many more. We look forward to working alongside our clients in 2018.

Finally, we will be closed from Friday 22nd at 11am and returning to the office on the 2nd January.

Merry Christmas and a happy new year from all of us here at ADS. 

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