PTSG secures AIG Direct contract for second year

Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG) has secured further works with AIG Direct following a successful first year partnership.

The London-based insurance corporation has renewed its annual maintenance contract with PTSG’s South Suspended Access division for the second year running.

Scott Hawtrey, divisional director at PTSG, said: “We are delighted AIG Direct has put its trust in us once again and renewed the annual maintenance contract we secured last year.

“We currently have a high number of contracts in place with London-based companies and we frequently carry out extra jobs and maintenance tasks for none contracted clients. However, it is vitally important to PTSG to ensure we maintain and strengthen relationships with existing clients such as AIG Direct.”

AIG is one of the world’s leading general insurance organisations, serving more than 70 million clients around the world.

As with all annual maintenance contracts, PTSG will check the high wire equipment on AIG’s offices as well as offering advice on legislation and health and safety.

PTSG shortlisted in Construction News Specialists Awards 2015

Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG) has been shortlisted in the prestigious Construction News Specialists Awards 2015.

The group will now go head-to-head with other finalists in the Specialist Contractor of the Year (turnover up to £25m) category.

PTSG will now present its entry to the judges in February to put forward its case to be named as the award winner.

Paul Teasdale, CEO at PTSG, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen as a finalist in the Construction News Specialist Awards 2015. This news caps a very successful year for PTSG and we are looking forward to presenting our entry to the judging panel.

“The awards are a key event on the industry calendar and the category in which we have been shortlisted is an extremely competitive so it is a fantastic achievement just to get this far. It is testament to the hard work of our teams and the high-quality service we provide that the judges have recognised PTSG.”

The Specialist Contractor of the Year (turnover up to £25m) category reviews the overall performance of the specialist contractors in the calendar year 2014 and judges will be looking for evidence of business success and development, and the quality of work that PTSG has demonstrated through the various contracts it has worked delivered throughout the year.

The 15-minute presentation, which will take place in London, will be followed by a 10-minute question and answer session to give the judges a chance to quiz PTSG on its entry.

Judges on the day include Alasdair Reisner, Director of External Affairs at the Civil Engineering Contractors Association, and Andrew Link, Chief Operating Officer at the Construction Industry Council.

Some of the projects that PTSG has carried out on in the last year include working on the BBC building in London, Christie’s Auction House and maintenance work on the world’s most environmentally-friendly building, the Co-operative headquarters in Manchester.

The awards ceremony will take place on March 18, 2015 at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London.

Thames Valley Police puts trust in PTSG to maintain lifesaving safety systems

Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG) has secured a three-year contract with Thames Valley Police to complete essential works on lightning protection systems at a number of stations across their jurisdiction.

The group’s Electrical Services division will carry out testing and any necessary maintenance works on the systems at police stations throughout the Thames Valley.

Jason King, business development manager at PTSG, said: “PTSG has again beaten off stiff competition to secure this contract to test and maintain lightning protection systems at police stations throughout the Thames Valley.

“Fully maintained lightning protection systems are vital to safeguarding business premises but, more importantly, to ensuring the safety of those working in them.

“We are looking forward to working with Thames Valley Police over the three year period of the contract to provide safe, high-quality and environmentally friendly services to the force’s sites.”

Thames Valley Police, which has its headquarters in Oxford Road, Kidlington, is the territorial police force responsible for policing the Thames Valley area covered by 48 stations across the ceremonial counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.

It is one of the largest territorial police forces in England and the largest non-metropolitan one, covering 2,200 square miles (5,700 km2) and a population of more than 2.1million people.

With more than two decades of experience in the design, installation and testing of lightning protection and earthing systems, PTSG Electrical Services is the UK market leader and member of The Association of Technical & Access Specialists (ATLAS).

Its expert design team can provide either a standard or bespoke solution as well as produce layout drawings to meet architect, consultant and contract engineer specifications.

All new installations, remedial work, testing and inspections are undertaken by the division’s experienced and thoroughly trained engineers based across the UK.

Essential maintenance works to be delivered by PTSG at leading Children’s Hospital

Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG) is set to deliver essential works at Brighton’s Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital.

The group’s South Suspended Access division has a strong working relationship with the hospital having delivered maintenance works at the site since 2007.

These latest works, which include the weld of a bracket and the moving of a limit switch, come on the back of a scheduled insurance inspection – PTSG is contracted to deliver quarterly attendances to carryout maintenance works on the internal gantry and cradle as well as works on the external gantry and hoist.

Scott Hawtrey, divisional director at PTSG, said: “We hold a fantastic working relationship with Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital and we are delighted to be associated with a facility that provides such essential services to children and young people.

“The latest works were brought about following a routine insurance inspection, an action we are contracted to carry out quarterly. Although these will be relatively straightforward to deliver, care must be taken as to not disrupt the day-to-day operations of the hospital – something our team has excelled at over the last seven years.”

The hospital, commonly known as The Alex, is dedicated to delivering the highest quality of medical and nursing care for children and young people.

It has 100 beds in single rooms and spacious four-bed bays, all with en-suite bathrooms. This includes eight high dependency beds, three paediatric intensive care beds, a day care oncology ward and a day care ward for medicine and surgery.

Its paediatric facilities include three operating theatres, 15 outpatient consulting rooms, and an on-site x-ray department, and provides inpatient facilities, including intensive care, and outpatient care for children to the whole of the South East, including the Isle of Wight.

The new building was opened in 2007, the same year PTSG secured the maintenance contract, by the hospital’s patron, her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra.

Since opening, the state-of-the-art facility has won an international design award and continues to offer pioneering paediatric care.

PTSG completes further works at Marks and Spencer’s Bluewater shopping centre store

Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG) has strengthened its association with retailer Marks and Spencer after completing further maintenance works at one of its flagship stores.

PTSG’s South Suspended Access division has replaced three wire bonds, one on each gantry, at M&S’s store in Bluewater shopping centre, Kent.

The latest works came on the back of the team being contracted to replace batteries on a Mobile Elevated Working Platform (MEWP) in the store earlier this year.

Routine inspections will carry on throughout the year at M&S, Bluewater.

Bluewater is an out-of-town shopping centre in Stone outside the M25, 18 miles outside of London. When it opened in March 1999 it was the fourth largest shopping centre in the UK.

The popular centre, which boasts 300 shops, is spread across PTSG Access and Safety tests and certifies fall arrest equipment and suspended access equipment for all M&S sites throughout the UK and Ireland.

The division has maintained this contract for a number of years and it works closely with the facilities management team at M&S, holding monthly update meetings.

It provides regular asset lists with test dates and is monitored monthly by the client to ensure the division maintains a 100 per cent record. As with various clients, M&S’s requirement of the team is to operate the company’s own management system on line, which is undertaken by PTSG without problem.

M&S has grown from a single market store in Leeds more than 130 years ago, to now currently having 798 stores in the UK.

PTSG to complete maintenance works at Lloyds Banking Group’s London offices

Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG) has been contracted to undertake maintenance works at one of Lloyds Banking Group’s London branches.

PTSG’s Access and Safety division is to carry out the works on access equipment at 33 Old Broad Street on behalf of FTSE 250 company MITIE Technical Facilities Management Limited following a site attendance.

The works to be completed include tightening of the loose ropes on the coiler, and replacing the secondary ropes due to corrosion. The team also recommended that the building have a new cradle cover fitted.

Scott Hawtrey, divisional director at PTSG, said: “We do a lot of work in London, and we are delighted to be able to continue our association with Lloyds Banking Group.

“The works that will be carried out are routine and came about following a site attendance conducted by our team. Like many works, we made recommendations to the client based on our assessment and were subsequently instructed to carry out those recommendations.”

Operating a multi-brand strategy, the Lloyds Banking Group’s main brands include Lloyds Bank, Bank of Scotland, and Halifax. Through its main brands, the group has more than 2,000 branches throughout the UK.

PTSG is the largest provider of cradle maintenance services for permanently installed suspended access equipment in the UK. It provides maintenance, inspection, testing and repair services for all types of equipment including building maintenance units, gantry systems, cradle systems, monorail systems and lifting equipment.