The EESI Story
The company, which was set up by local businessman Mike Gardiner in 1994 as an electrical contractor with just two employees, has 25 years later evolved into EESI Group Services, a multi-million pound turnover building services and facilities management company employing 70 people.
Today, whilst he has semi-retired, Mike Gardiner remains owner and active chairman, and is supported by Managing Director, Derek Jarman who has been working alongside Mike from day 1.
The Year Ahead
For its 25th anniversary, EESI has decided to nominate a ‘charity of the year’ to fundraise for. This will be Longfield, a local charity that provides hospice care for people with life-limiting illnesses, and the management have agreed to match-fund the final figure raised by its employees.
Ali Russell, CEO of Longfield, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen as EESI’s charity in their 25th Year. It really is fabulous to have a well-respected local company raise funds to help local families benefit from free hospice care. We look forward to an exciting, fun packed year full of fundraising..”
The Next Step
Now its in its 25th year, EESI has launched a new service.
The hire of temporary cooling, heating, ventilation and drying equipment, under the banner of EESIHIRE.
“It’s very exciting to be moving into a new market, and it’s always very satisfying to identify the right solutions for our customers and be in the position to provide them directly” said Derek Hyett.