About Us

We are striving to be the UK’s best property service partner. Find out about our story, values, people & responsibilities.

About us

Axis is a dependable property services partner. We work with some of the UK’s largest building owners, landlords and facilities managers to provide strategic building repairs, planned maintenance and improvement across all property sectors.

Our story

Our deep-rooted values have shaped the way we have grown organically with and for our clients, people and communities. With honesty, cooperation and respect, we are dedicated to building strong partnerships with our clients and deliver the results that they need. Because we are committed to not just doing a job, but to doing a job well, Axis has established and maintains a strong reputation nationally for providing exceptional service.

An exceptional service

Although Axis has experienced continual growth since its establishment in 1986, we’re not aiming to be the biggest service provider – we do, however, intend to be the best. We are committed to working closely with our clients to deliver a high standard of service, providing Axis people with new opportunities to grow and develop whilst investing in communities and working responsibly to minimise our impact on the environment.

Here today, here tomorrow

Guided by our values, we will continue to grow, invest in the development of our people and communities whilst focusing on our sustainable practices to ensure a prosperous future for people and the environment. With a strong credit rating of 5A2 and a turnover of £160m, we have the financial stability and are deemed a safe pair of hands whom the industry, our people, partners and wider communities can depend on.

A Values Led Business

Our disciplines are tailored to the requirements of each sector but our values remain the same. We are a values-led company with eight founding principles. Anyone who comes into contact with us, at any level, will be treated according to these values. Our aim is for these values to be synonymous with Axis, and vice versa.

Honesty

Integrity, honesty and commitment breeds integrity, honesty and commitment

Respect

Everybody deserves respect

People

Train and develop people – their growth becomes our growth

Diversity

Embracing diversity will broaden our horizons

Cooperation

Harmony, cooperation, and openness helps build strong relationships

Community

A community we contribute to will welcome and value us

Environment

Protect our environment – protect our future

Safety

Commitment to health and safety benefits everyone

A Values Led Business

Our disciplines are tailored to the requirements of each sector but our values remain the same. We are a values-led company with eight founding principles. Anyone who comes into contact with us, at any level, will be treated according to these values. Our aim is for these values to be synonymous with Axis, and vice versa.

Honesty

Integrity, honesty and commitment breeds integrity, honesty and commitment

Respect

Everybody deserves respect

People

Train and develop people – their growth becomes our growth

Diversity

Embracing diversity will broaden our horizons

Cooperation

Harmony, cooperation, and openness helps build strong relationships

Community

A community we contribute to will welcome and value us

Environment

Protect our environment – protect our future

Safety

Commitment to health and safety benefits everyone

A Responsible Business

Taking action to address our wider economic, social and environmental impacts, we encompass a responsible approach in all areas of our business

An Equal Opportunities Employer

We celebrate diversity and are dedicated to ensuring that we are providing equal opportunities for all prospective employees and Axis people

Our Registered Charity

Each year, we donate over £100,000 to our registered charity, The Axis Foundation, to support small, local and impactful causes and charities

A Sustainable Approach

Protect our environment, protect our future. We are committed to the continual improvement of our environmental protection performance.

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Leadership Team

As a business that is powered by people, we believe in the importance of great leadership. Central to this is an ethos that creates a culture of working hard for one another and working to the values that have helped create an environment where innovation can blossom, people can thrive and success is a shared experience. Our talented and experienced team of directors lead by example in their approach to working to the eight Axis values. They play a fundamental role in steering our development and growth, whilst guiding our people to be the best that they can be.

John Hayes
John HayesChairman and Chief Executive
John owns Axis and is an active leader of the Board of Directors, developing and implementing strategy. He founded the business in 1986.
Tim Hayes
Tim HayesManaging Director of Maintenance
Leading our housing repairs and maintenance division, Tim oversees an operation that delivers 300,000 repairs annually. He joined in 1986.
Joe Ibrahim
Joe IbrahimManaging Director of Projects
Steering Axis’ Projects and Painting division, Joe leads on operational, commercial, safety, and supply chain matters. He joined 1989.
David Crampton
David CramptonOperations Director (Housing)
As well as active operational leadership, David oversees our business continuity strategy, facilities, and fleet activity. He joined in 2007.
Maria Northwood
Maria NorthwoodDirector of Business Support
Maria has responsibility for all the HR functions here at Axis including talent recruiting, development and performance management. She joined Axis in 2004.
Paul Smart
Paul SmartDirector of Marketing & Communications
Paul sits on the Executive Team and Business Continuity Committee. He has grown and implemented our marketing and communication strategy since 2007.
Rickardo Santana
Rickardo SantanaChief Finance Officer & Company Secretary
Rick has direct responsibility for Finance at Axis and also acts as Company Secretary working with the Board of Directors. He joined the business in 2017.
Neil Betton
Neil BettonChief Information Officer (IT & Digital)
Heading up Axis’ IT & Digital teams, Neil is responsible for our digital strategy and has led the company’s digital transformation since 2012 when he joined Axis.
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Download our reports

To find out more about Axis, download our most recent reports and statements.

Brexit Statement

Gender Pay Gap

Slavery Act

Equality & Diversity