HRS Services is now Stroma Specialist Access




Our Inspection & Maintenance division has also become Stroma Specialist Access

HRS Services was based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. They formerly provided environmental sustainability services to the construction industry, as well as delivering difficult access solutions on UK infrastructure projects. In 2017, HRS Services became part of the Stroma Group.

Subsequently, HRS Services underwent an integration process with Stroma Tech and BBS Environmental to create a sole environmental consultancy service provider throughout the RIBA Plan of Work. Stroma Built Environment was formed in Spring 2019. The same process also created Stroma Specialist Access from the HRS Services rope access specialist team.



The company was formed in 1985 by Ed Westgate and Tom Westgate. The legacy built by Ed and Tom is continued by Julian Hobday and Chris Cotterill (members of the Stroma Built Environment senior management team) and James Rhodes, who now leads Stroma Specialist Access.


The History of HRS Services

HRS Services Ltd was established over 30 years ago. The company grew into one of the UK’s leading multi-disciplinary organisations in building environmental sustainability and in providing difficult access services using rope access and other innovative solutions.

Their environmental sustainability business combined technical expertise and years of practical experience to build a strong reputation within the industry. Their hallmark was a client focused approach, providing clients with innovative, cost-effective solutions.

Their Inspection & Maintenance business always believed in pushing the boundaries to provide clients with the most cost-effective and safe way of carrying out inspection, maintenance, examination and confined spaces works.


Strong Client Relationships

A large portion of HRS’ work came from repeat business. This was due to the excellent relationships built with their clients and the high level of service HRS provided. Here are a few examples of good feedback they received following completed project work.

“Please can I ask you to pass on my sincere thanks to the air tester that came to site for his attention to detail and co-operation. His commitment and willingness to help us achieve our objective was exemplary.”
Regional Construction Director, ISG Regions Ltd

“Once again your company excels. Your air tester was on time, polite, ready for work, got on with the requirements and left the plots clean and tidy. It’s a pleasure to work with a professional company like HRS.”
Site Manager, St Mowden Developments

“HRS has provided an ongoing professional, efficient and comprehensive abseiling, testing and reporting service for over 10 years on behalf of Manchester City Council. They have proven to very cost effective in direct competition, whilst still maintaining the level of service required by the client.”
Consultant Structural Engineer, Manchester City Council


The future as Stroma Built Environment and Stroma Specialist Access

HRS Services continues to this day as Stroma Built Environment (for environmental sustainability services) and Stroma Specialist Access (for rope and difficult access services).



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