Next Services

Our Tenant Case Study: Next Services

Next Services is a specialist building services company, set up by Robert Brown, providing bespoke mechanical, electrical and renewable solutions.


After more than 18 years rising through the ranks of a mechanical and electrical engineering company, Robert decided to set up his own business and moved into Ards Business Hub in 2019. With a background working on large community projects, he was well-placed to work with some of the biggest companies in the UK and the company has gone from strength to strength and now employs seven people plus additional sub-contractors.


The company offers solutions to their clients including installation design and project management in the commercial and industrial sector. The team have years of experience and have worked in a huge range of sectors including health, education, commercial, accommodation, leisure and government.


Quite a number of their projects have been across the water in the UK. They have just completed a major year-long project for a client in the prestigious area of Deansgate in central Manchester where they refurbished an impressive, listed building. The ground and first await speculative restaurateurs and the second, third and fourth are bespoke fully fitted office turn key developments. Next Services provided all the building services, design, lighting, life services, heating, ventilation and facilities for this exceptional development.


“We take great pride in our work and it’s a fantastic sense of achievement to see the completed project and what we have been able to achieve for our clients,” Robert said. 


What they say about Ards Business Hub:


Robert chose Ards Business Hub as his company’s base because he was so impressed with the quality of the building, from the entry atrium area to the high-spec offices and airy meeting rooms.  


“It has a very professional quality that made us feel right at home. When we were first starting the business, we needed to have client meetings here and our offices needed to reflect the high quality of the work we do within this industry. We felt that Sketrick House was aligned with who we are as a business. We believe Ards Business Hub played an important part in our development and growth as a company,” he said.


What we say:


Next Services first took an office in Sketrick House as they established the company and then moved to a larger unit in Strangford Park, which has been fitted out and refurbished to include office and storage spaces. 


Ards Business Hub Chief Executive, Nichola Lockhart said: “Their professionalism and eye for detail shows in everything this company does. We are delighted to have watched the growth of Next Services over recent years. Our flexible licence agreements at Ards Business Hub allows tenants to move between sites quickly and easily as their business requirements change.”


Find out more about Next Services here!