PTSG to complete essential maintenance on 100 Ministry of Justice buildings

Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG) is to carry out maintenance works on Lightning Protection systems for Ministry of Justice (MoJ) sites in the South of England.

PTSG’s Electrical Services division has been contracted via Mitie to deliver Lightning Protection Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) on a range of MoJ buildings including magistrates, combined and county courts across London, South East and South West England and East Anglia.

Jason King, business development manager at PTSG, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract which will see our team work on more than 100 MoJ sites across the South of England.

“The contract also includes some immediate remedial works required to ensure that the Lightning Protection systems are able to protect the buildings they are installed on from the potentially devastating effects of direct and indirect lightning strikes.

“As a company, we enjoy a strong working relationship with Mitie and we are delighted to further strengthen our association with them through these works.”

Mitie was awarded two contracts with the MoJ following its appointment to the MoJ’s Total Facilities Management (TFM) Framework in July 2011. The contracts, which commenced in February 2012, are for fully integrated facilities management services encompassing security, cleaning, maintenance and project works.

PTSG Electrical Services provides lightning protection design, installation, inspection, test and maintenance, as well as PAT, fixed wire test and repair and emergency lighting testing.

For more information on any of our services, please contact PTSG Electrical Services on 0115 975 8820.

PTSG secures Four Seasons Health Care lightning protection works

Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG) is to carry out a series of Lightning Protection Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) works for the UK’s largest independent health and social care provider.

The group’s Electrical Services division has been awarded the contract to work on a number of Four Seasons Health Care sites including care homes, hospitals and specialist care units under its framework agreement with national strategic outsourcing company, Mitie.

Jason King, business development director at PTSG, said: “Securing these works is a fantastic start to the year for our Lightning Protection Testing business. Four Seasons Health Care has more than 500 care homes, hospitals and specialist care units across the UK and we are looking forward to working on a number of its sites.

“As a company, we enjoy a strong working relationship with Mitie and we are delighted to further strengthen our association with them through these works.”

PTSG Electrical Services provides lightning protection design, installation, inspection, test and maintenance, as well as PAT, fixed wire test and repair and emergency lighting testing.

For more information on any of our services, please contact PTSG Electrical Services on 0115 975 8820.

PTSG secures further MoD works

Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG) is to carry out further works on behalf of the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

The group’s Stoke-based Electrical Services division has been contracted, via Crownhouse Technologies and Carillion, to complete the final stage of a full upgrade of the Defence Medical Services (DMS) site in Whittington.

The new £138m home of defence medical training was officially opened in May 2014 by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall.

Paul Colley, operations director at PTSG, said: “We are delighted to have been contracted to put the finishing touches to this impressive project. Having carried out works on behalf of the MoD at its headquarters in London last year, it is testament to the expertise of our team and standard of work we deliver that we have secured a further project.”

The decision to create a unified headquarters for the DMS in the Midlands was made in July 2006, with building work commencing early in 2008.

The Midlands Medical Accommodation Project transformed the former Whittington Barracks site into DMS Whittington and furthered the case that the Midlands are indeed at the centre of excellence for military medicine.

Approximately 1,400 military and civilian personnel will be permanently based at DMS Whittington, together with a throughput of approximately 7,000 students per year.

PTSG’s original works, which took two days to complete, saw the team carry out intricate flue repairs using camera surveys to provide with narrative to the clients to act as a report on the current condition of the flues as well as to outline any further remedial works needed.

Ohmega Testing to complete testing at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG) is set to complete testing works at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

Ohmega Testing Services, part of PTSG, will carry out fixed wire testing at the hospital in the first quarter of this year.

Ohmega has previously completed the fixed wire testing on EE telecommunications buildings and has recently begun working on the Emirates Stadium in London, which is home to Arsenal Football Club and holds more than 60,000.

Andrew Dack, managing director at PTSG, said: “This is another contract we are delighted to have been awarded and comes hot on the heels of other high-profile works. The fixed wire testing will be carried out during Quarter 1 of this year and completed in such a way to not interfere with the day-to-day running of the hospital.”

The hospital, which cost £545m to construct, opened in June 2010, replacing the previous Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Selly Oak Hospital. It provides a whole range of services including secondary services for its local population and regional and national services for the people of the West Midlands and beyond.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital also boasts the largest solid organ transplantation programme in Europe as well as the largest renal transplant programme in the UK.

The Trust employs more than 6,900 staff and provides adult services to more than half a million patients every year.

PTSG announced the acquisition of the total share capital and assets of Ohmega Testing Services in early 2014, enabling the group to extend its customer service offerings within its Electrical Services division.

TalkTalk calls in PTSG once again

Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG) has secured further testing works for communications provider TalkTalk.

The group’s Fall Arrest Testing division has been contracted to deliver a series of works at the company’s storage and office facilities in Milton Keynes and Manchester following the successful completion of a programme of testing at its Birmingham site.

Paul Evans, divisional director of PTSG’s Fall Arrest Testing division, said: “Maintaining long-standing relationships with our clients is vital, and we are delighted that TalkTalk has contracted us to carry out works at two more of its sites following the original programme delivered in Birmingham.

“Working for national brands is something we are extremely proud of and we are looking forward to continuing our association with TalkTalk throughout this year and beyond.”

The news comes on the back of PTSG securing a major contract with Britvic Soft Drinks to carry out similar testing.

TalkTalk provides pay television, telecommunications, internet access, and mobile network services to businesses and consumers in the UK.

Founded in 2003 as a subsidiary of Carphone Warehouse, it was demerged as a standalone company in March 2010.

On January 8, 2015, it was confirmed that TalkTalk would purchase the on-demand entertainment service Blinkbox and broadband business of Tesco for around £5m.

PTSG toasts success after Britvic Soft Drinks contract win

Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG) has completed as series of major repair works for manufacturer Britvic Soft Drinks.

The group’s Fall Arrest Testing division secured the contract, which involved carrying out works on all man-safe and anchor points at the company’s base in Coventry, in the last quarter of 2014.

Paul Evans, divisional director of PTSG’s Fall Arrest Testing, said: “Securing this contract was a fantastic way to finish 2014 and cap a successful year for the division. We are delighted to have been awarded the work by Britvic Soft Drink and look forward to hopefully continuing our relationship with the company in the future.”

Britvic is the number two soft drinks producer (by volume and retail sales value) in the UK.

The company owns a number of leading brands in the UK including Britvic itself, R. White’s Lemonade, Tango, Robinson’s and J2O – as well as being the licensed bottler for PepsiCo products within the UK.

In 2008 Britvic launched Gatorade in the UK, after securing the rights to do so from PepsiCo. In May 2010, Britvic launched a UK exclusive drink called Mountain Dew Energy.

Although most of its operations are concentrated in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the company’s international arm is expanding and it now exports to more than 50 countries.

The company was founded in the mid-nineteenth century in Chelmsford as the British Vitamin Products Company. It started producing fruit juices in 1938 and started marketing them under the Britvic name in 1949.

PTSG welcomes new face in a bid to further raise the company’s profile

Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG) has appointed a new business development manager in a bid to showcase the company’s work and build on a successful 2014.

Paul Gisby joins the group with a wealth of experience across a number of key disciplines for PTSG.

His facilities management industry experience began within the engineering sector, involving steel manufacture, architectural metal works and general construction, primarily surrounding the lift industry. Paul also has experience working on M&E projects for clients across the healthcare, retail and hotel sectors.

Paul said: “My aim is to provide new business opportunities and diversity whilst promoting good practices in building maintenance processes. I believe this role with PTSG provides me a great opportunity to do that and to also increase my skills and range of expertise.

Additionally, I’m pleased that PTSG has offered its support for my role as Chairman of CIBSE-FM Innovations task group and am sure they will be able to provide invaluable advice and input to my CIBSE activities.”

Following a seven-year period abroad, Paul returned to the UK and the lift industry, selling project work, service and small repairs, and developed the role to explore further avenues of opportunity including escalators, access equipment and doors.

Having originally trained as an architectural designer, Paul was named Thanet’s Young Business Man of the Year before moving on to fill roles in project management, sales and business development; identifying opportunities and building strong client relationships.

His recent involvement with air filtration included raising general awareness to the public as well as within the industry, and to promote the importance of understanding the hazards surrounding poor air quality both inside and outside of the buildings we occupy.

Paul Teasdale, CEO at PTSG, said he is delighted to be able welcome someone with Paul’s industry experience to the company.

“Throughout his career, Paul has demonstrated his knowledge and understanding of a number of industries, not least in the facilities management domain,” he said.

“I am delighted to welcome him to PTSG, and I’m sure he will be an invaluable asset to the business going forward as we look to build on an extremely successful last 12 months.”