Specialist infrastructure services provider, Auctus Management Group (AMG) Ltd, and its subsidiary businesses INFRA Skills Ltd and RSS Infrastructure (RSSI) Ltd, has announced that following a period of significant growth as a result of winning ‘SME of the Year’ and ‘Professional Services’ at the Network Rail Partnership Awards and Birmingham Post Business Awards, in conjunction with significant contract wins and investment in new services, has led to the organisation relocating to new 10,000 SQ ft premises in the heart of the West Midlands at The Tech Block, Gee Business Centre, Holborn Hill, Aston, Birmingham, B7 5JR.
The decision to remain in the area centres around the organisation’s commitment to the government’s strategy for the Midlands to become a “growth engine” by investing in key transport projects, such as HS2 and Midland Metro, as well as and up-skilling the local population. However, these ambitions for the region are hampered by the infrastructures sector skills shortage, an aging workforce, a lack of diversity and resources being underutilised. This reinforces the fact that if the Midlands is to continue to be a serious competitor to the other UK’s ‘powerhouses,’ and meet productivity and efficiency targets, then businesses in the region need to develop new innovative ways of thinking that can ensure regional projects are delivered on time and to budget.
To combat these challenges, RSSI Ltd has for the last 5 years been focusing on being at the forefront of technological innovations that deliver increase levels of safety, efficiency and productivity. This core principle have been the cornerstone of the business since 2012, when the company became a subsidiary of Auctus Management Group Limited, and led to the strategic development of a comprehensive service portfolio that includes; Overhead Line Electrification, Vegetation Management, Road Rail Access Points and Level Crossings, Civils/Construction solutions, Safety Critical Resource Services, Magnetic Safety Barrier Fencing, Protocol Points Boards, Signalling Services as well as being the UK’s sole provider of Track Warning Systems.
The Group also consists of INFRA Skills Ltd, whose aim is to deliver a range of services covering safety, people solutions, training and community engagement throughout the sector. To this end, the company has focused on creating a course catalogue that includes; CITB, Rail Apprenticeships, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Training, Highfield qualifications up to level 5, Mental Health Training, NPTC (Rail Specific), Health and Safety, National Skills Academy (Network Rail approved) competency training and assessments, for which the company has achieved a Gold Standard.
Commenting about the move, Richard Toy, CEO of Auctus Management Group Ltd said “This move represents an exciting new development for AMG. This announcement follows a series of business highlights which include; the acquisition of Carillion Welding and saving 65 jobs, delivering the UK’s first Level 3 Trailblazer Apprenticeship Scheme, in conjunction with Colas Rail, as well as being appointed a Midland Metro Alliance partner.
We have now reached a milestone of over 100 employees and our success is testament to our commitment to investing in local talent, new state-of-the-art technology and providing our customers with one complete solution. These new offices will provide us with the space we need to accommodate our growing team of experts to better support our clients as we move to develop new partnerships within the next control period.”