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Learn a little more about The SMS Group.

We’re a focussed, determined team working in a challenging industry – and we love it.  We take pride in both customer service and the quality of our deliverables; and we strive to offer ‘value engineering’ solutions to all of our customers, in varying markets – we want to share our knowledge, knowhow and experience, and offer ‘value for money’ solutions for the most challenging engineering and outfit projects.  We care about the life-time value of customer relationships and we always keep best of class project management and timely delivery at the forefront of our minds.  As a Senior Management Team and General Management Team we’re all stakeholders in the business – it’s personal, and we genuinely do care.


We have a #WINNING culture based around five key principles:

  Being resilient

   Being commercial astute

   We strive to be communicative

   To be part of the broader team

   And to make time for business development


The SMS Group takes accreditation seriously; it’s a culture, not a kitemark – that’s what counts:

  • ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management System
  • ISO 45001:2018 – Health and Safety Management System
  • ISO14001:2015 – Environmental Management System
  • EN1090 – CE Marking of Structural Metalwork
  • Constructionline Gold Member
  • Alcumus Safe Contractor Approved
  • Achilles UVDB Verify Certified
  • Avetta Member (Aggregates Supplier Accreditation Portal)
  • JOSCAR Member (Defence Supplier Accreditation Portal)
  • Cyber Essentials Certified
  • British Safety Council Members
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Ship repair call-out – 2 hour response zones

We take pride in delivery.

The SMS Group focuses on the lifetime value of customer relationships, and ‘best in class’ project management.

Where next?


The SMS Group is well established in the Defence sector; we proactively support the Royal Navy via our long-standing relationships with BAE Systems, KBS Maritime and Babcock International.

Interior Outfit

Pride in ownership and trust in delivery; ‘best in class’ project management ensuring the timely delivery of the highest quality marine interiors.

Estates & Infrastructure

The highest standards of engineering and asset management. The SMS Group understands marine centric civil infrastructure - ports, harbours, utilities and navy bases.

Diving & Subsurface

Above and below the waterline our national service offering of diving and subsurface engineering solutions is unique to The SMS Group; shipside and shoreside our expertise is proven.