UK Enterprise Awards 2018

SME NEWS / UK Enterprise Awards 2018 135 , Company: EVI Group Contact: Damian Marsh Address: Unit 19, Belvue Business Centre, Belvue Road, Northholt, UB5 5QQ, UK Phone: 0208 2021344 Web Address: Best Mutli Dwelling ELV Solutions Provider EVI Group UKE18110 EVIisawell-establishedfamilybusinesswhich,overthepasttwodecades,hasbecomeanindustry leader in complete Security, Fire, Reception and Data System solutions to the commercial residential market housing associations, principal contractors, electrical contractors, property managementcompaniesandhousingassociations.DamianMarshprovidesuswithanoverview of the firmand the techniques it has employed to obtain this incredible achievement. and management meeting on site, we always strive to exceed expectations. Even though we have a wealth of knowledge and expertise and are trusted advisors within the market, we always listen and take on board our client’s needs, requests and ideas. We always strive for the EVI Group team to be an extension of our customers own organisation and believe in collaboration and partnership and together this sets us out from our competition, and is what has helped us to become the best possible option for our clients.” Thanks to its vast industry experience, EVI Group has a strong insight into the UK security and Extra Low Voltage space. Damian shares an overview of the market currently and discusses how his firm works to remain at the forefront of emerging developments for the benefit of its valued clientele. “Currently there are many changes impacting on the UK market, whether its GDPR and the compliance with the usage of client data on surveillance solutions, through to biometrics and analytics providing safer, secure and more usable functionality from a compliance and efficiency perspective. Many of the key changes are developing around technology and the evolution of what can be delivered. “Coupled with these developments, we are living in a far more connected and online environment, where speed of data and the cause and effect on how to manage situations is becoming faster and easier to make the right judgement calls. From a fire, security, data and entertainment stance, clients expect more, they do more research and they know what they are trying to achieve far better than in days gone by. As such, at EVI we are constantly adjusting and staying current with compliance, technology and social media developments that are intrinsically woven into our daily lives now.” As he looks to the future, Damian believes that EVI will continue to flourish as it seeks to further grow and enhance its already vast service offering in order to better support its clients and offer a one-stop-shop for all their Extra Low Voltage needs. “Looking ahead, at EVI we have strong growth plans starting this year, which will take us right the way through to 2022. As part of these plans for growth, we have already rebranded from EVI-Security to EVI-Group, as we offer far more than just security and are keen to prove this to our clients. We now have the capabilities to be industry leaders in all ELV (Extra Low Voltage) solutions and provide a one stop shop service from design all the way through to ongoing service, maintenance and support. We have had a step change in the type and mindset of our employees and we will move forward striving to always do, review and evolve. Additionally, we many exciting and new initiatives that are in development and more announcements around this will be made in the coming weeks and months.” Established in 1994, EVI Group is a multi-award- winning company that designs, installs and maintains ELV solutions, including security, access control, door entry, CCTV, satellite TV (IRS), Fire Alarms, data, smart homes, perimeter protection as well as gates, barriers and bollards. Within its team, the firm has more than 100 years of experience in the market, which it draws on to support every client. Damian explores how this client focus translates into the firm’s mission. “At EVI, our mission is to always exceed expectations and deliver our five-star promise every time, without compromise. We take feedback and the voice of the customers exceptionally seriously, and we are continually evolving what we do by training, feedback sessions, process evolutions, talent acquisition and personal development to name but a few. One of our core values is ‘love our people, love our customers and love what we do’ – this is paramount to our success. “As such, our values are accountability, efficiency, excellence, growth and integrity. We live by these every day and work to ensure that every customer sees them in our work. Whether they are a resident with a non-functioning device, a new customer calling our office or a project progression