Our history


The Sowga name originates from the different processes it was set up to serve: steam, oilwatergas and air.

We have been involved in all aspects of mechanical services since our formation in 1977, ranging from the prefabrication of pipework to the installation of complete boiler and compressor houses and pumping stations. 

These core services were the heartbeat of the organisation until 2009, when the current owner David Howard acquired the business and developed it into the company it is today. As part of that strategic plan, Sowga has diversified and integrated other emerging practices, to become a fully-integrated building services engineering company. Through sustainable development and the expansion of our in-house engineering team, Sowga has grown to be a valued provider within the facilities management industry.

Our market-leading clients have learned to trust in our expertise, so they can get on with their jobs knowing they're in safe hands. All work is run by a highly experienced and qualified 'hands on' management team with over 75 years of combined experience. 

Looking to the future, our company continues to expand and now operates out of three offices across the South of England, in central London, Bristol and West Sussex. We are also striving to meet our own energy efficiency goals and lowering our carbon footprint by adding zero-emission electric vehicles to our current fleet. 

For more information on how Sowga can deliver benefits to your organisation, call us on
01798 871000.


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A day in the life of our Account Manager - Ricky Cybuch

Ricky joined Sowga back in April 2019 and has made a really positive impact in his time with the organisation, providing effective strategic awareness, inspirational leadership, management and mentoring across our service and maintenance division...

A day in the life of our QHSE Manager - Kevin Spicer

As our QHSE (Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental) Manager, Kevin has a wide range of responsibilities which are integral to the success of Sowga and the wellbeing of our people.

A Day in the life of our Business Improvement Executive - Sam Lee

As Sowga's Business Improvement Executive Sam's roles and responsibilities are varied and wide reaching.

A day in the life of a Contracts Supervisor across our West Portfolio - Shane Chambers

As the regional Contract Supervisor of our Bristol and West portfolio the sites under Shane's supervision are located in Bristol and the surrounding areas.

A Day In The Life Of A Mobile Engineer - Dean Fakes

As a Mobile Maintenance Engineer at Sowga, the type of work Dean will carry out varies from day to day, consisting of PPM tasks and reactive works

Ensuring safe working practices through an effective QHSE system

Building services engineering company Sowga's Health and Safety practices form a framework to protect staff, clients, the public and environment.

Better air quality improves staff wellbeing and productivity

In previous blogs we've looked at the role commercial buildings play in creating an environment which supports occupiers' wellbeing and productivity.

Auditing our services for success

As a building services engineering company, one of our central objectives is helping our clients ensure their occupants remain happy, safe and satisfied with the service they receive.

Overcoming the accidental management trap

It's a common scenario in many businesses today: an employee does their job extraordinary well and is rewarded by promotion to a managerial position. The paradox is that great performance in one position doesn't a successful manager make!

Working on installations that tackle climate change

Halting the steadily climbing temperature of our planet will continue to be one of the most challenging and pressing issues of our age. Man-made gases are at the heart of the problem.

How smart is your building?

Smart technology is changing the way buildings are managed and operated. We examine what it means to have a smart building.

Providing an inspiring workspace starts with your building's technical systems

We offer advice on how to optimise your building's performance to create a productive workspace.

Performance metrics keep you on track

We look at the importance of measuring the performance of your built environment for energy management.

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