Aston Group donates £10,000 to local hospice

St Francis Hospice donationRomford-based Aston Group recently presented a cheque for £10,000 to Saint Francis Hospice in support of the charity’s work as one of the largest adult hospices in the local area, and one which has helped people close to the business.

Alan Thomas, Managing Director, says his firm is proud to be helping such a worthy charity that cares for patients, their family and their carers in their time of need. “As a business we have been donating to Saint Francis for more than 10 years with staff and directors raising nearly £20,000 in that time,” he says.

“But after a former director, Alan Lee spent time in the hospice before passing away in March last year we have been gearing up to make a significant one-off donation in appreciation of the vital support that Alan and his family received when it was most needed. We will continue to support Saint Francis Hospice as we know just how important their work is to the local community.”

The cheque presentation coincides with Aston Group’s 50th anniversary and relaunch of the business to better reflect the full range of building services and facilities management services that the company provides today.

Saint Francis Hospice

Aston celebrates 50 years with a change of style!

logoRomford-based Aston Heating is celebrating its 50th birthday by changing its name to Aston Group, an identity that better reflects the full range of building services and facilities management services that the company now provides.

Originally focused on providing heating systems direct to the consumer, Aston has grown to become a £16 million full service Group delivering a range of property-related services to both the public and private sectors.

Clients range from major Construction Contractors and ALMO’s, such as Kier and Ascham Homes, through to Local Authorities, Universities, Colleges and Healthcare Organisations including The London Borough of Waltham Forest, University College London, and Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Alan Thomas, Managing Director of Aston Group, says that the change marks a new chapter in the company’s history: “The business started with a simple vision to provide home owners with a properly designed, professionally installed heating system,” he explains.

“Since then it has expanded to become a leading building services and facilities management company in the South East. Our name may have changed, but our focus on maintaining our deserved reputation for excellence and customer service remains as strong as it did when we started in 1964.”

Aston Group comprises two ‘divisions’. The building services division designs and installs heating, plumbing, ventilation, drainage and electricity solutions for primary, large-scale residential and commercial new build and refurbishment projects.

Its facilities management division provides both planned and reactive maintenance of any and all building and premises-related services from ‘traditional’ HVAC systems through to lifts, lighting, controlled access, water hygiene, fire and security installations at private or local authority owned tenanted housing. It can also deliver a range of ‘soft’ FM services as required.

Alan says that numerous Schools, Colleges, Local Authorities, Hospitals, Private Clients and homes have come to trust the Aston brand: “The skills and dedication of our workforce and staff is recognised throughout the industry and enables us to take on some of the most technically demanding contracts requiring the highest standards of expertise,” he adds.

Expansion of head office premises

Aston solar panelBuilding works have now been completed in the adjacent building to Moss Lane offices providing additional office space. Solar panels have been installed reducing our carbon footprint in accordance with our environmental commitment and responsibilities.

New Project: London and Quadrant

Nugent Close, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4NW
Replacement solar thermal to 10 No dwellings
Contract Term: TBA

New Project: University College London

Building 17, Bloomsbury Campus
Refurbishment of First Floor and Basement
Contract Term: June, 2014 – December, 2014

New Project: University College London

Institute of Child Health, Water Hygiene Works
Contract Term: June, 14 – November, 2014