Lord Combustion Services earn double awards recognition in 40th anniversary year

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The Lord team are celebrating more success

Commercial heating and ventilation specialists Lord Combustion Services have been named as finalists for two leading business awards as the firm marks its 40th anniversary.

Oldbury-based Lord have been named as finalists for small to medium sized business of the year at the 2022 Express & Star Business Awards, while contracts engineer Matthew Smith is a finalist for apprentice of the year.

The organisers say the small to medium sized business of the year will honour “an innovative company that is looking forward to the challenges ahead”, while the apprentice prize will go to a candidate who has made “outstanding contributions to their workplace and exceptional progress in both their skills development and studies”.

Judging will take place this spring for the awards ahead of the ceremony at Wolverhampton Racecourse on June 9. The Express & Star says it stages the event to “shine the spotlight on businesses that represent the whole range of commercial activity across our region”.

Having launched in March 1982, Oldbury-based Lord Combustion Services serve more than 1000 customers in the West Midlands including NHS sites, schools and Edgbaston cricket ground. With a pipeline of orders ahead, Lord are looking ahead to more success having grown revenues and profits during the challenging Covid-19 pandemic. Staff levels have risen to nearly 50 colleagues.

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Since it was formed, Lord Combustion Services has progressed from originally being a mechanical contractor specialising in service and commissioning of gas and oil-fired equipment to now supporting customers across all aspects of mechanical and electrical building services including renewable technologies.

Managing Director Stuart Smith said the team were delighted to receive the Express & Star award finalist recognition. He said: “Lord have come a long way in our 40 years so as we celebrate our landmark anniversary it is fantastic to be named as finalist in two competitive categories.

“We are proud to be based in the Black Country and it means a great deal to be recognised in this way by the leading news title for the region. We look forward to the judging visit and the big night with excitement.”

Operating from its base in Dudley Road East, Lord has delivered a number of large installation contracts, including updating the system at Edgbaston cricket stadium, while continuing to grow its customer base.

Lord has been recognised as a leading Black Country business, winning two top prizes at the 2021 Black Country Chamber of Commerce Awards, as well as the sustainability trophy at the West Midlands Business Masters Awards.

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