Going for Gold: PTSG engineers complete annual inspection of safety rigs on Olympic Stadium

Engineers from Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG) have just completed the annual inspection of the climb/latch ladder systems on the Olympic Stadium.

The cable based systems, which are used by others to inspect the flood lighting system on the stadium’s iconic inverted ‘V’ structures, are tested once a year by PTSG.

The systems, which are the very highest point of the 200-foot high stadium, are used to prevent people falling when maintenance and repairs are made to the sophisticated flood lighting systems.

Paul Evans, divisional director for PTSG, said: “This is a very prestigious job for us and one the guys on the ground really enjoy being part of.

“The view from up there is something to behold and although we’re involved in some other stadiums and football grounds, there is certainly nothing as grand as the Olympic Stadium.

“It a great job for us to be involved and a really interesting project.”

PTSG is the UK’s leading provider of façade access and fall arrest equipment services, electrical testing, high-level cleaning and specialist electrical and mechanical services.

The company has been involved in the maintenance at the 80,000 seater Olympic Stadium – which was the venue of some of the country’s greatest sporting achievements.

It is situated in the Olympic Park in Stratford, London, and was built as the host stadium for the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, where it hosted the track and field events, along with the opening and closing ceremonies.

PTSG gets prestigious international safety award

Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG) has been awarded a high-profile safety award.

The company, which is the UK’s leading provider of façade access and fall arrest equipment services, electrical testing, high-level cleaning and specialist electrical and mechanical services, has been awarded the International Safety Award from the British Safety Council.

All applications are marked by one of four independent adjudicators appointed and trained by the British Safety Council.

All four adjudicators are chartered members of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and senior health and safety professionals in their respective organisations.

Group chief executive Paul Teasdale said: “To receive this award is great news for us and really demonstrates our commitment to ensuring we maintain an exemplary health and safety record.

“The work we do can be very challenging, but this award goes to show that our processes and procedures meet internationally recognised safety standards.

“We never do anything if we cannot do it safely – this is to protect our people, our clients and the general public.

“The rigorous marking criteria for this award has demonstrated our commitment to health and safety and we will now continue to drive this message through all of our procedures to make what we do even safer than it already is.”

PTSG supplies highly engineered industrial products and quality services with a substantial presence in a number of focused niche markets.

PTSG is the parent company of PTSG Access and Safety, PTSG Electrical Services, PTSG High-level Cleaning and PTSG Specialist M&E.

The group company provides a central information service for the business and champions the dissemination of key information and best practice. PTSG unites the company’s constituent businesses under one clear identity to support the broader use of smarter working as a modern day approach to delivering a top class service for the people it serves.

Premier Technical Services Group Acquires CJS Eastern Ltd

Premier Technical Service Group is delighted to announce the acquisition of the total share capital and assets of CJS Eastern Ltd, a leading Lightning Protection company based in Dereham near Norwich, Norfolk.

We are pleased to welcome CJS Eastern Ltd into the group. This will add further capacity and strengthens our already established and growing position in the Lightning Protection market sector.

This acquisition is a continuation of our successful strategy of achieving market leadership in the sectors we operate in and clearly states our intention to increase our investment in businesses that will enhance our market reputation.

PTSG has vast experience in this industry field and is excited about taking CJS Eastern Ltd forward alongside its existing Lightning Protection portfolio of Thor Lightning Protection and Protectis Ltd as well as its other group companies.

Commenting on this latest and significant acquisition, PTSG Group CEO, Mr Paul Teasdale, said:

“As PTSG continues to invest and position itself for significant growth in its declared arena of being a Niche Specialist Service Provider, the acquisition of CJS Eastern clearly demonstrates our continued commitment to the Lightning Protection sector. It will provide our existing customers and new clients with enhanced service levels and fantastic delivery capability as we now have a greater geographical coverage across the UK. This latest acquisition will provide our business with increased operational sites throughout the UK and enables us to expand on the growth and success of PTSG Electrical Services.”

Look Ahead Housing & Care PAT Testing Portfolio

PTSG has secured a 12 month contract for a portfolio of +100 buildings direct from Look Ahead Housing and Care Ltd for annual PAT testing and Microwave leakage. The portfolio covers the London and the South East areas of the country.

Look Ahead Housing and Care provide over 6,000 people with specialist care and support services to help people, with a variety of reasons, that may need extra support to live independently.

We are really looking forward to working closely with Look Ahead on the portfolio and delivering the contract in line with the company’s wants, needs and expectations.

PTSG takes podium place at PFM Awards 2012

Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG) attended the annual PFM Awards as a finalist in the “Partners in FM – SME Organisations” category at the Brewery, London (EC1) on Wednesday 7th November 2012.

Having made the prestigious shortlist following a rigorous vetting process, PTSG was highly commended for its work and was recognised in the top three in the UK for its partnership working.

Paul Teasdale, group managing director, said: “I am very proud of what my team has achieved and how far we have progressed in such a short period of time. We were invited to submit an entry for the very first time this year and to be named as a finalist is a superb achievement. I would like to say a personal thank you to everyone involved in our work with Marks and Spencer, which has been described as a very strong partnership – indeed a perfect balance of talent! We are extremely proud to be a finalist in this prestigious annual event.”

Attending the event on the night, and representing Marks and Spencer, were Jenni Harcombe and Paul Jenkins, PPM and Compliance Support Managers. Jenni and Paul oversee PTSG’s work with Marks and Spencer. On behalf of PTSG were Paul Teasdale, John Foley, Paul Evans, Mark Davison, Scott Hawtrey, Andrew Dack, Sally Bedford, Simon Taylor, Sarah Steel and Amanda Snook.

We look forward to being up there amongst the winners again next year!

Lightning Response Secures Gold at London 2012

Following the successful installations of lightning protection systems across London to support the 2012 Games, PTSG Electrical Services has received a glowing commendation from event organisers.

Recognised as lightning protection experts, the team at PTSG were delighted to receive such a glowing reference for the work they delivered in the summer. In a letter from Alexia Albon, she said:

“I wanted to take the opportunity to say a very big thank you for your help delivering the earthing and lightning protection requirements at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. I have received numerous accounts of how the professionalism and proactive attitude of your engineers helped us bring our venues over the line. In particular the team at Eton Dorney have asked me to pass on their special thanks.

In my capacity as LOCOG Contract Manager for Technical Services, I wouldn’t hesitate recommending PTSG Electrical Services for future projects. You have a very good reputation throughout LOCOG and I very much hope this leads you to new business.

Thank you for being a pleasure to work with and for making this contract very easy to manage! I only hope in my next role I find such wonderful suppliers.”

Group managing director, Paul Teasdale, said: “We are grateful for such a glowing reference. We have a fantastic team at Thor and more widely across our group of businesses. It’s great to hear the views of another satisfied customer.”

Projects that Thor delivered include works at: Eton Dorney (pictured), Greenwich and Hampton Court.

(Image above: August 3, 2012 – Source: Harry How/Getty Images Europe)

Yorkshire Business Awards

PTSG once again reached the final three Companies for the prestigious Yorkshire Post Business Awards!! This is for the second year running we have come in the top three and narrowly missed out. Managing Director Paul Teasdale said it is sad that we did not win again on this occasion, however it is an acheivement in itself to get into the final three for this award. Unfortunately in 2013 we are likely to be too big and outside the scope to enter again, however we are confident we will be putting ourselves forward for one of the other categories.

Premier Technical Services Group acquires Protectis Ltd

Premier Technical Service Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of the total share capital and assets of Protectis, a leading Lightning Protection company based in Nottingham.

We are delighted to welcome Protectis into the group as this will further strengthen our already established position in the Lightning Protection market sector.

This acquisition fits perfectly with our successful strategy of achieving market leadership in the sectors we operate in.

PTSG has vast experience in this industry field and is thrilled about acquiring Protectis.

Commenting on this exciting news PTSG Group CEO, Mr Paul Teasdale said;

“As PTSG continues to redefine and raise the expectations of service levels and competencies in its declared arena of being a Niche Specialist Service Provider, the acquisition of Protectis demonstrates our continued commitment to the Lightning Protection sector. It will provide our existing customers and new clients with enhanced service levels and greater flexibility of delivery. This acquisition has provided our business with additional operational sites throughout the UK and enabled us to expand on the fantastic growth and success of PTSG Electrical Services”.

ISO accreditations for PTSG Electrical Services

Once again, a PTSG Company has achieved its ISO accreditations in Environmental policies, quality systems policies and Occupational health and Safety policies. The accreditations place us as one of only TWO organisations in the Lightning Protection Industry with these accreditations.

PTSG Electrical Services has come a long way and these latest accreditation are testament to how the Company has grown and changed for the better. It is important to PTSG that all group Companies achieve these important accreditations as they help enhance and grow the business. They show investment in both the business and it’s employees and prove that they are moving forward.

Well done to PTSG Electrical Services and all who helped achieve these accreditations.

PTSG’s Managing Director celebrates after making shortlist

The company’s Managing Director narrowly missed out on being named as the most successful entrepreneur across the north of England.

Making the shortlist of the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards put Managing Director Paul Teasdale among the most successful business leaders in the country.

The awards, now in their 14th year, celebrate the successes of the biggest businesses across the country. Those shortlisted represent businesses with combined revenues of £18 billion, can boast the employment of more than 63,000 people and have seen growth exceed 20% or more since last year.

Paul said: “I may not have won but it was honour indeed to be considered for such a prestigious award.
“I may personally have been shortlisted, but the increased revenue and growth of the business would not have been possible without the dedication and commitment of every single staff member.

“I hope we can continue along the same route and maybe next year win the award.”

A spokesman for Ernst & Young said: “In the UK we are celebrating the most inspiring entrepreneurs through our regional awards programmes.

“Our regional finalists have impressed us with their innovation, their entrepreneurship, their risk taking, their desire to grow global businesses.

“Entrepreneurs create many of the world’s most dynamic and successful companies. That’s why Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year is considered the world’s most prestigious business award—because it goes to the most exceptional from among a unique group of people.”