Having worked at Sowga for a number of years in multiple roles, Sam Lee has experienced all aspects of life at the company. Through the various jobs he has undertaken, Sam has been involved in all areas of our core service groups - Compliance, Maintenance & Projects.
After graduating university with a BA Hons History degree, Sam was unsure of his career path and joined Sowga as a trainee gas engineer, gaining experience and qualifications in plumbing and heating. Later, he joined the mechanical installation side of the organisation, working primarily on the installation of Air Conditioning systems before transferring his skills by joining the outer London maintenance team to conduct PPM and reactive tasks.
Now in his role of Business Improvement and Innovation, Sam assists all facets of the organisation, working closely with all departments to aid and improve internal processes and push the company forward. Sam looks at a variety of aspects such as profit and loss, subcontractor and supplier consolidation, and also assists in the compliance of our accreditations such as ISO (9001, 14001 & 45001) and Constructionline to ensure we are best positioned with correct processes to continuously develop and grow as a business.
Sam has been instrumental in driving the improvement of a number of internal processes such as quoting and reporting, by implementing our CAFM system (SimPRO) across the organisation. Alongside understanding how the system worked and how best it should be implemented, this project consisted of a huge amount of data input, such as the integration of the SFG20 catalogue task by task.
Sam is also working towards utilising new innovative solutions such as the IoT, with actionable data being captured from sensors installed within the office environment and M&E assets to aid Sowga in providing our clients with the best possible service and sustainability strategies.
Behind the scenes, Sam is busy studying, earning qualifications in IOSH Managing Safely alongside a Level 5 HND in Business and looking to obtain his BA Hons degree in Business in the near future. Sam is also passionate about furthering his understanding around the implementation of energy management, innovation and new technologies across the business and in our service provision.
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Joining the team back in June 2021, Terry has made a huge impact in mentoring, guiding our staff,developing & improving our operations. Being part of the company's senior team, due to his 30+ years of knowledge in terms of Mechanical Engineering (M&E).
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