Staffordshire-based handrail and balustrade specialists, SMART
Balustrades [1], has expanded its team as it works towards its ambitious
35% year-on-year growth target for 2021 – following a record year in

Set up by brothers David and Jonathan Hough in 2017, SMART Balustrades
has experienced a sustained demand for its specialist services – both in
the commercial and residential sectors, and the firm’s investment in its
team is testament to its commitment to its growth strategy

Sukhi Bassi joins SMART Balustrades as a CAD technician and will be
responsible for delivering creative and compliant solutions to difficult
design challenges, innovative product development and order processing.

With an undergraduate degree in Building Survey and a master’s degree in
Building Information Modelling for Integrated Construction,
Wolverhampton-based Sukhi is well equipped for the role following six
years in the balustrades industry.

Paul Heston joins the manufacturing arm of the business as production
operative and will be working at the firm’s inhouse production facility
in Burntwood.

With over 20 years of experience in manufacturing, Paul will be
producing a range of SMART Balustrade products including bespoke glass
and stainless-steel balustrades, Juliet and platform balconies, and

On her new role, Sukhi said: “Joining SMART Balustrades at such a
pivotal time for the business is very exciting for me. The company is
impressive and I like that it has big ambitions for the future.

“As its new CAD technician, I’m looking forward to working with the team
to streamline our business processes and maintain the high level of
customer satisfaction that SMART Balustrades is known for.”

Paul said: “As a growing company with excellent standards, SMART
Balustrades is a leader within the balustrade industry, and being part
of such a high-quality manufacturing team is amazing. I can’t wait to
take on this new challenge and part of the journey.”

Specialists in handrail and balustrade systems, SMART Balustrades
manufactures and installs a range of products for sectors such as
education, retail, leisure, and housing.

David Hough, managing director of SMART Balustrades, said: “We’re
delighted to welcome Sukhi and Paul to SMART Balustrades as our team
continues to grow.

“With Sukhi in the design team and Paul in the manufacturing team, we
can better serve our growing volume of customers and work towards our
growth targets. Welcome to the team both.”

SMART Balustrades is part of the Unitech Group, and it designs and
manufactures its products at Unitech Group’s 75,000 sq. ft. production
facility in Burntwood, Staffordshire.