This month marks the 75th Year of incorporation of HE Simm. The business – which is now highly regarded as one of the leading engineering and services firms in the UK – was set up in 1948 by Ernie Simm, off the back of him buying George Hockenhall Plumbing in Liverpool with a loan of £200.
Ernie, shortly afterwards, renamed the company ‘HE Simm’ in honour of his father Harold Edgar and the rest, as they say, is history. Since then, the company has expanded to deliver specialist MEP services to both long-standing and new customers nationwide. In more recent times, it brought all of its Group companies together – under the banner of the HE Simm Group to offer a complete engineering and services package to its customers.
It now offers MEP, fire & security installation, maintenance, offsite manufacture and H&S consultancy services to customers in sectors including residential, commercial, education, healthcare and custodial – to name but a few.
Gareth Simm, third generation family member, one of four grandchildren of the founder and the company’s Chief Executive Officer, comments: “As a family, reaching this milestone has made us reflect on how incredibly grateful we are – to Ernie for his vision, and to all the fantastic colleagues, customers, supply chain partners and communities who have shared our passion for the company over the years and made it what it is today.
“My grandfather, Ernie, had a clear philosophy – if you are honest, treat people fairly, provide superior service and quality and always deliver, people will trust you and work with you again.
“I’d like to think that this philosophy has guided us on the incredible journey we have been on and I hope he’d be proud of what we have created for future generations.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank our truly great team for their continued commitment and loyalty, as without them, we wouldn’t be where we are today.”