Operating through four divisions, Access & Safety, Electrical Services, Building Access Specialists and Fire Solutions, the Group provides highly-engineered industrial products and quality services and has a substantial presence in a number of niche markets.
PTSG provides a central information service for its businesses and champions the dissemination of key information and best practice. PTSG unites its constituent businesses under one clear identity, which supports smarter working and delivers top class service to its customers.
Headquartered in Castleford, West Yorkshire, the Group employs around 650 people across 17 UK sites, who service more than 150,000 buildings across the whole of the UK for over 17,000 customers in a wide range of industries.
Paul is a co-founder of the Group and has significant experience and expertise in the access and safety sector, having founded TASS Europe Limited (“TASS”), whose activities included the installation, repair and maintenance of safety eyebolt systems, cradle and safety ladder tie systems, in 1999.
TASS was sold to MacLellan in 2004 for £6 million and Paul joined MacLellan as managing director of TASS.
John is a co-founder of the Group and was Chief Executive of MacLellan Group plc (“MacLellan”), a facilities services company, from 1994 until it was acquired by Interserve plc for an enterprise value of £130m in June 2006.
At the time of John’s appointment, MacLellan was loss making, with a turnover of circa £5m and 50 employees. When it was sold to Interserve, MacLellan had a turnover of circa £250m and a profit before tax of circa £9m, with 13,500 employees. MacLellan grew through a series of acquisitions and organic growth. John is a Chartered Accountant and barrister.
Group Managing Director
Roger joined the Group as Managing Director in November 2014, and was previously president of the advanced wound management division (divisional revenue of $1.4 billion, with 4,000 employees) of Smith & Nephew Plc.
Roger was employed by Smith & Nephew Plc for 25 years and held a number of key roles including president of their North American business, president of their extruded films division and senior vice president of advanced wound care.
Roger is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a BA in accounting and management control.
Adam is a Chartered Accountant and, after qualifying with KPMG in 1992, he became group financial controller at Intercare plc until 2003. He was subsequently financial controller at Persimmon plc.
Adam joined the Group in 2010, with his initial role being Finance Director and Company Secretary.
In 2012, Adam became responsible for acquisition activity as Acquisition Director.
Group Finance Director
Mark joined the Group as Finance Director in September 2014 and is a Chartered Accountant.
Previously, Mark was a vice president of finance at Smith & Nephew Plc and a member of the global executive management team of its advanced wound management division.
Prior to Smith & Nephew Plc, Mark was finance director and managing director of a regional firm of building contractors.
PTSG was founded by John Foley, Paul Teasdale, Stephen Shipley and Bob Morton in 2007, with the objective of building the UK’s leading niche specialist services provider through a combination of acquisition and organic growth.
Since then, we have grown to become the leading supplier of façade access and fall arrest equipment services, electrical testing, specialist building access and training solutions.
Our first acquisition was of an access and safety company, National Cradle Maintenance Limited, in 2007, which was funded by £0.9 million of equity from the founders.
The 22 subsequent acquisitions have been funded through debt and internally generated cash flows of the group.
Whilst we have expanded through acquisition, subsequent organic growth has accounted for approximately half of the increase in total revenues since 2007. Cross selling of services into the respective customer bases of the separate divisions has helped deliver growth and is seen as a key opportunity going forward.
The group’s flotation on AIM in February 2015 caps a remarkable rise since foundation having seen year-on-year growth across all four of its divisions; Access & Safety, Electrical Services, Specialist Building Access and Fire Solutions.
Our vision is to become the standard against which other similar companies are measured. We exist to serve our customers by delivering consistently excellent products and services into specialist markets – products and services that can be safely relied upon at all times.
PTSG is based on delivering an exceptional service to customers on every occasion – ‘Man in a Van’ engineered solutions. Professionalism and delivery is the key driver which means customer retention remains high while new relationships are formed almost daily.