29 August 2023

SMS Environmental Hires Jemma Tennant As Technical Consultant

It is with great pleasure that we announce Jemma Tennant has been appointed as the Technical Consultant of SMS Environmental, a UK top 5% of companies within the water treatment sector. 

Jemma joins us from The City of Edinburgh Council where she has been its Operational Manager since May 2018. However, she will be taking up her new position on Tuesday 29, August. Along with providing technical consulting, Jemma will be responsible for growing SMS Environmental's operations in the North East.

As a professional, Jemma boasts a wide breadth of knowledge and experience in the water treatment industry - specialising in cooling towers and boilers. With many strings to her bow, Jemma has worked in a range of positions from sales, servicing, technical, and operations management, to consulting, training, technical support and troubleshooting.

She is also a renowned expert within the sector as a representative of the Water Management Society at the LCA Management Committee, and a member of various other committees including Waterline. What’s more, Jemma’s a founding member and Chair of the Scottish Legionella Focus Group - bringing science and reason to legionella control.

We are looking forward to working more closely with Jemma as her wealth of technical knowledge in water hygiene is a very valuable asset. She has what it takes to drive our company forward, and brings an array of technical knowledge that is required to grow our company further.

Mike Crook, CEO, SMS Environmental

I’m thrilled to be joining SMS Environmental! It is one of the very few companies that have competency. Anyone will tell you that ‘contractor competency’ is one of the biggest challenges in the industry, and to be UKAS accredited just goes to show how professional, and meticulously qualified the workforce is. It also helps that every time I’ve dealt with SMS, the people have been approachable, friendly, and very good at what they do. There’s just this young, positive and energetic vibe.

Jemma Tennant, Technical Consultant, SMS Environmental

Her experience in water treatment began at Edinburgh Napier University where she studied a Bachelor of Science in Biology, centred around the growth of microorganisms. Upon graduating with a 2:1, she went on to work for companies such as: Houseman, Ashland MITIE Water Compliance, Hertel, and Biochemica Water Ltd before securing a role as an Operational Manager for the City of Edinburgh Council. She noted that the time spent working for the council was one of her most memorable experiences.

In her spare time, Jemma enjoys walking her dogs and hiking on nature trails. A keen cycler, and formerly-mountain biker, Jemma loves nothing more than being outdoors and exploring the great landscapes that nature has to offer.

From all of us at SMS Environmental, we wish Jemma every success and look forward to working with her to continue achieving excellence.

Would you like to join Jemma, Mike and the rest of the team here at SMS? We are currently recruiting for a wide range of roles. To find out more, please click here.

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