SMS

We provide an end-to-end service in all aspects of utility connections, smart metering and energy management.
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SMS Plc is proud to be leading the smart energy revolution, working closely with both the private and public sectors through a range of innovative solutions to achieve the UK's net-zero carbon target by 2050. However, the company's own target is for this to happen by an ambitious 2030.

Providing a complete energy service, SMS finances, installs, operates and manages smart meters and carbon reduction assets, including electric vehicle chargers and battery storage systems, which facilitate a greener and more flexible energy system that works better for everyone.

Headquartered in Glasgow, where the company was founded in 1995, SMS now has offices in Cardiff, Doncaster, Bolton, Cambridge, Orkney and Cork. Being an energy services company, with approximately half of its employees made up of field-based engineers who work at the frontline of Britain's energy supply each day, health and safety is the business's No. 1 core value.

This not only means a strong focus on ensuring its people and customers stay out of harm's way through best-in-class safety-at-work practices and training, but also making sure employees are supplied with excellent mental health resources, too. Besides general wellbeing, SMS additionally has a strong focus on learning and development and is continually improving the package of benefits offered to staff.

SMS, which makes its debut as a Best Company this year, is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and inclusive work environment which promotes wellbeing and supports all communities.

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My Company

91% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

Last May, SMS mounted an internal survey on what it could do to better. Based on feedback, it launched a salary-sacrifice cycle scheme and enhanced maternity leave. In August 2020, everyone was invited to anonymously complete the Best Companies survey, the first external engagement exercise SMS had ever undertaken.

Personal Growth

60% of staff agreed

This job is good for my own personal growth

Employees are offered professional learning and development in order to upskill to better achieve their potential. SMS takes all reasonable steps to develop and promote people without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex (gender), or sexual orientation.

Giving Something Back

64% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

SMS supports three cancer charities and donated £20,000 each to Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Care, nominated by the Glasgow office; Velindre Cancer Centre, nominated by the Cardiff office; and Prostate Cancer UK, nominated by the Doncaster office. The company also matches other staff fundraising up to £15,000 per cause per year.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
1995
Total number of employees
15
Number of UK locations
38
Employee average age
66% : 34%
Male : Female employee ratio
25%
Employees earning £35k+
19%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

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“SMS is delighted to have been recognised by Best Companies with a ‘One to Watch’ accreditation. This is testament to the commitment and resources SMS has invested to better engage with our people, through enhanced communication and employee initiatives. It is also a fantastic reflection of our workforce, whose passion and dedication drives our company forward. The ‘One to Watch’ award marks the start of our journey to continually improve the SMS workplace experience. Our ambition going forward is to set ourselves apart as an employer of choice and ultimately achieve the Best Companies ‘World Class’ accreditation. In doing so, we will continue to invest in, communicate with, and listen to our people to make positive changes and build a culture that supports our core values.”

Judy Keir, Group HR Director - SMS

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