Our Team

Our team has the experience, the knowledge and the time to fully understand and meet your specific needs. Through our partnership approach, we continuously look at ways we can improve our services and our people – for your business.

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Nick Atkinson 
Managing Director

Nick joined ASG in March 2019, bringing with him a broad base of senior business to business management expertise and experience which he has put to great use in steering the company in an ever upward trajectory.

Nick spent the last 25 years delivering the highest levels of business performance to both private shareholders and financial institutions. Such results were generated by delivering outstanding customer service performance to meet stringent contractual terms laid down by large national and international customers.

Such a disciplined, structured and strategic approach, drives the ASG team and its philosophy; as a result, all ASG customers receive the highest level of focus and attention with the business consistently meeting all of its customers’ KPI (key performance indicators) targets.

Nick prides himself on being readily accessible to all customers and staff alike.

James Wheeler
Sales Director Security

James has over 30 years’ experience within the security and facilities services Industry, having held the following senior positions:

  • Managing Director – Care FM
  • Operations Director – ISS UK
  • Retail Operations Director – Anchor Group
  • Regional Director – Profile Security

James is able to offer both existing and potential customers detailed knowledge of providing innovative security solutions across a wide variety of market sectors and environments, be it on a regional or national level, and is able to include many prestigious previous clients including The Foreign Commonwealth Office, NEC, KPMG and Goldman Sachs.

Alistair Clayton
Sales Director Cleaning

Alistair has over 28 years’ experience within the soft services services Industry with a particular focus on cleaning, having held the following senior positions:

  • Commercial Director – Cleanall Services
  • National BDD – Axis Group
  • National BDD – ISS Workwear & Washroom Services

Alistair is able to draw on his depth of experience and detailed knowledge of providing innovative cleaning and bundled service solutions to a wide variety of clients in different market sectors and environments and is able to include many prestigious previous clients including Savills, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Sony, Jet2, MoneySuperMarket, MKAML, Ashdown Phillips.

Neil Smith
Cleaning Operations Director

Neil is an experienced and dedicated member of the ASG team. Having worked with ASG for a number of years he was already one of our most experienced senior operational team members prior to his well-earned appointment as Cleaning Operations Director.

Neil’s tireless commitment to quality and service delivery is one of his core attributes, an invaluable quality as he oversees the cleaning service delivery across the ASG portfolio. A positive thinker and motivator of teams, Neil has strong relationships with all his client, which fosters and allows for a very effective service delivery model that delivers ‘value for money’, exceeding client expectations for service and support.

Simon Hawkins
Operations Director Security

Simon has a great many years of working within the security industry and has held a number of senior roles in managing the delivery of this service to both national clientele as well as to a more locally focused customer base.  He is passionate about customer service delivery and is very focused on making sure that his team always go the extra mile and that they strive to over deliver in all that they can do.  Simon is very well connected within the security industry and is able to call upon additional specialist resources should the need ever present itself.

Simon brings with him passion, ambition, proven commercial acumen and a vast amount of contract delivery experience all of which dovetails beautifully into the Board’s other areas of focus, ability and skill set.

Melanie Smith
Financial Controller

Melanie has been with the business since 2003 and has recently become Financial Controller to the Group.

Her control and management of financial and accounting affairs are critical to the Group, ensuring that ASG is on an even keel and that cash ‘flows’.

Ian Gilston

Ian is totally committed to his staff, clients and the development of the business. A hands-on Chairman. Organic growth, our service levels and consistently meeting the needs of our clients are key drivers for Ian and the business.

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