Message from CEO – Issue thirty-five

Hello and welcome to the October edition of Inside PTSG –bringing you all the latest news and updates from around our business.

The first half of 2018 has been whirlwind for PTSG as we continue to reap the rewards from our recent acquisitions. This success was summarised in our recently published interim results, once again revealing record levels of growth that I am confident will continue throughout the rest of the year.

You can read more about our interim results in this issue’s ‘Insight’ feature.

In other news, I am delighted to announce that PTSG has been shortlisted in two categories in the Yorkshire Post’s Excellence in Business Awards 2018.

We have once again been shortlisted in the ‘Turnover of more than £50m’ category, after being shortlisted in the same category last year. We have also been shortlisted for the ‘Apprenticeships’ award, recognising our £1m investment in training and supporting dozens of apprentices that have come through our doors in their engineering careers.

In the announcement of this year’s shortlist, the organisers revealed that the standard of entries was exceptionally high. I would like to extend my thanks to the team for their outstanding work over the last year – without their efforts we would not be able to provide such an effective, award-winning service.

As always, if you have any feedback on this issue or any other matters, I would be interested to hear from you. Thank you for reading and here’s to another successful month.

Best wishes

Paul Teasdale,
CEO
Premier Technical Group Services PLC

Message from CEO – Issue thirty-four

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of Inside PTSG, the place to read about all the latest news from across PTSG’s four dedicated divisions.

We’ve had yet more reasons to celebrate at PTSG this month. We were named as a winner in the Corporate LiveWire Innovation & Excellence Awards 2018 thanks to the outstanding service we provide to our customers, with a particular commendation for of offering a variety of specialist services under one roof.

This approach saves PTSG’s clients time and money by allowing them to rely on one trusted supplier for access and safety, electrical services, specialist building access and fire solutions.

There is strong evidence of the success of this approach in our order book this month, with a good flow of significant multidisciplinary works underway, including Suffolk County Council’s Vertas Group Limited and Nottingham City Hospital for the NHS.

This month we were also featured on the cover of PFM Magazine, focusing on the Group’s rapidly growing Fire Services division – in particular the provision of sprinkler systems. Our Fire Solutions division has been extremely busy so far this year and has recently been contracted to support Interserve’s fire services provision, an organisation we have partnered with for several years.

Be sure to check the PTSG website for more news on the work our team is carrying out. As ever, I hope you enjoy this month’s Inside PTSG and if you would like to see anything included in future editions please get in touch.

Best wishes

Paul Teasdale,
CEO
Premier Technical Group Services PLC

Message from CEO – Issue thirty-three

Hello and welcome to the August edition of Inside PTSG, the source of all the latest news from across our four business divisions.

In July we announced the acquisition of M&P Fire Protection Ltd, our 24th acquisition. This acquisition extends the service offering of our Fire Solutions division and strengthens our geographical coverage within the fire protection sector, particularly in London and the South East.

The team and I are looking forward to working with M&P Fire Protection Ltd. to continue our successful strategy of achieving market leadership across the sectors in which we operate.

This month we were also delighted to have been named in two further award announcements. The first of these came in the form of a finalist announcement for this year’s British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Awards.

PTSG is a finalist in the Innovation in Professional Development category, where it was shortlisted for demonstrating how its investment in people has benefitted the business and the wider industry. This is one of the industry’s leading awards and it is a great honour to have reached this stage.

Next, the divisional director of our Electrical Services division, Craig Finney, has been named as a finalist in the Account Director of the Year category in this year’s PFM Awards. During his directorship Craig has overseen impressive growth of the Electrical Services division and has helped to strengthen PTSG’s reputation in the industry through active participation in professional institutions such as ATLAS.

This is the Group’s fourth nomination in this year’s PFM awards, following shortlistings in the Partners in Cleaning, Partners in Facilities Technology and Partners in Corporate (Private Sector) categories. Good luck, Craig!

I hope you enjoy this month’s Inside PTSG and if you would like to see anything included in future editions please get in touch.

Best wishes

Paul Teasdale,
CEO
Premier Technical Group Services PLC

Message from CEO – Issue thirty-two

Hello and welcome to the July edition of Inside PTSG, the source of all the latest news from across our four business divisions.

June marked the anniversary of the Grenfell disaster, highlighting the vital importance of reliable safety systems for all buildings of this kind. This was made even clearer when another fire broke out in a Lewisham tower block exactly one year after the disaster. Although around 150 people were evacuated from the building upon being alerted, the fire was effectively suppressed by a PTSG-installed sprinkler system, allowing the London fire brigade to bring the fire under control.

Also in June, a domestic property in East Dumbartonshire was engulfed in flames following a lightning strike to the house’s roof. Fortunately, no one was harmed, but the house has suffered considerable damage. This highlights another vital area of PTSG’s service – lightning protection. We are the UK’s leading provider of LP installation, testing and inspection, with offices throughout the country. We are proud that the work we do save lives and prevents buildings from suffering this kind of damage.

Several members of PTSG’s team have been attending industry shows and supplier events this month, notably the Facilities Show. It is always good to take advantage of opportunities like these to catch up with suppliers and other leaders in the FM industry, and highlights the benefits to be had from meeting clients face to face, rather than just over the phone. We are sponsoring TWinFM’s annual boat party this month and I look forward to catching up with many of you there too.

I hope you enjoy this month’s Inside PTSG and if you would like to see anything included in future editions please get in touch.

Best wishes

Paul Teasdale,
CEO
Premier Technical Group Services PLC

Message from CEO – Issue thirty-one

Hello and welcome to the June edition of Inside PTSG, providing you with updates and all of the latest news from across PTSG’s four dedicated divisions.

We have started this month with the very good news that we have been shortlisted for four major industry awards!

The first of these is the BIFM awards, where we have been shortlisted in the Innovation in Professional Development category. This is an event the PTSG team always looks forward to, and 2018 will be our fifth year as one of the event’s main sponsors.

Last week we also learnt that we have been shortlisted in three partnership categories in the PFM awards: Partners in Cleaning, Partners in Corporate (Private Sector) and Partners in Facilities Technology. We have a long history of success at the PFM awards, and this will be our seventh year on the shortlist.

Congratulations to all of the other businesses that have made the short list, and I look forward to celebrating with you all at the awards ceremonies later this year.

As I’m sure you well know, there is nothing we at PTSG regard as more important than safety. As a result of this, we received our second RoSPA Gold Medal in June, following seven consecutive gold awards. This is an outstanding achievement, and I’d like to thank the team for all their hard work to make sure they and their colleagues get home safely every day.

As ever, I hope you enjoy this issue of Inside PTSG. Read on to learn about some of the exciting projects we have been working on this month, as well as gaining an insight into our training services. If you have any suggestions for what you’d like to see in the next edition, we’d love to hear from you.

 

Best wishes

Paul Teasdale,
CEO
Premier Technical Group Services PLC

Message from CEO – Issue thirty

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of Inside PTSG, the place to read about all the latest news from across PTSG’s four dedicated divisions.

April was a busy month for the Group as we continued to strengthen our presence across our key market sectors, working on a host of high-profile projects across the country. This continued growth saw our position on the UK stock exchange featured in two national articles in the UK press last month, with The Daily Telegraph’s Richard Evans and Sharewatch’s Smit Berry both offering interesting insights into our market position. You can read about both articles and much more in the news section of our website.

Last month also saw the London Assembly’s Planning Committee publish a report calling for mandatory sprinkler installations in all new-build residential developments above 18 metres in height. As a business we fully support these recommendations and believe all residential and public-use buildings should have dependable fire safety systems available. I believe our trusted fire solutions offering can and will play a leading role in maintaining safety in the industry for years to come. We remain on standby with teams around the country to deploy as necessary and will embrace any future changes in regulation.

Look out for other news on the PTSG website including plenty of exciting contract wins and our pledge to support the Mitie Charity Ball for the fifth consecutive year. The ball is a fantastic fundraising event which raises money towards some great causes and as an FM partner to Mitie we are always happy to support it in any way possible.

I hope you enjoy this month’s Inside PTSG and if you would like to see anything included in future editions please get in touch.

 

Best wishes

Paul Teasdale,
CEO
Premier Technical Group Services PLC

Message from CEO – Issue twentynine

Hello and welcome to the April edition of Inside PTSG, where we will keep you updated with all of the latest news from across PTSG’s four dedicated divisions.

Last month we were delighted to learn that we had been awarded first place in the Tomorrow’s FM Awards 2018, for our bespoke all-in-one software system, PTSG Clarity. The win caps off a fantastic start to 2018, which also marks the beginning of our second decade of operation. Award wins are hugely important to me as I believe they provide recognition of excellent performance, and it is particularly satisfying for PTSG to be named as a winner in the Tomorrow’s FM Awards, which saw us finish top of 50 different finalists from across the industry. I’d like to give a special mention to our dedicated team of developers, without whom this win would not have been possible.

We always pride ourselves on leading the industry in innovation, whether through outstanding customer service or unique working practices. It is this approach which has helped us enjoy the fantastic growth we have in recent years and we are looking forward to further success in the coming years through our forward-thinking approach. Our goal for this year is to take our service provision to the next level, exploring as many new opportunities as possible, while continuing to deliver the outstanding customer service we have built our reputation on. If we continue to do this, I have no doubt that further recognition will follow.

Look out for the latest news updates on our website, including a host of exciting new contract wins and the announcement that we have received an International Safety Award from the British Safety Council for our ongoing commitment to safety in the workplace, an outstanding achievement which emphasises our tireless dedication to making safety the number one priority in all we do.

I hope you enjoy this edition of Inside PTSG and as always, if there’s anything you would like to see included in future editions please do get in touch.

 

Best wishes

Paul Teasdale,
CEO
Premier Technical Group Services PLC

Message from CEO – Issue twentyeight

Hello and welcome to the March edition of Inside PTSG, which covers all the latest news and updates from across our four dedicated divisions.

We approach the second quarter of 2018 with great forward momentum having already delivered a large number of projects for satisfied clients nationwide. As ever, our focus has been on delivering safely and well, providing the memorable, outstanding, unique service experience which has defined our business for over 11 years. Our project teams are working extremely hard to service the largest number of customers in our history and we appreciate the fantastic feedback we have been receiving in the early part of 2018.

While recent months have seen the construction and FM sectors experience a period of turbulence and uncertainty, with a focus on disputes and instability for some major contractors, PTSG is flourishing and continues to perform robustly. We pride ourselves on a forward-thinking approach which has seen us doing things differently in the sectors we operate and our customers continue to reap the benefits of our thought provoking strategy. I believe our people are our most important asset, and their commitment to collaborative working and delivering above and beyond expectation is the reason we have enjoyed our success and will continue to do so in the years to come.

February was another exciting month across the business and we shared news of a number of contract wins and project completions, including a unique project at the Haymarket Theatre in Leicester, where our specialist team have worked to remove the theatre’s roof to install a new lightning protection system. Details of this and many other schemes can be found as always in the news section of our website.

The weather in February and March so far has presented a number of operational and logistical challenges. Whilst we implemented our winter driving policy in the late autumn/early winter, it was important to make sure that our technicians – who spend so much time on the road – were safe from harm and we are pleased to report that everyone in our business arrived home safely, every day during the inclement weather. I would like to thank our team and our customers for their patience and support.

If you have any suggestions for what you’d like to see in the next edition of Inside PTSG, we’d love to hear from you. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this latest edition.

 

Best wishes

Paul Teasdale,
CEO
Premier Technical Group Services PLC

Message from CEO – Issue twentyseven

Hello and welcome to the February edition of Inside PTSG. This month we cover all the latest news and updates from PTSG’s four dedicated divisions.

2018 is already moving at a great pace and all of our divisions are busier than ever at PTSG, with specialists from all corners of our business working hard out in the field or at our 17 offices around the UK. We’ve started the new year with a fresh impetus for 2018 and have confirmed some exciting new contracts at several iconic sites, including Westminster City Hall, MediaCityUK and Nottingham University, to name just a few. Our team continues to build on our solid performance of the past, by delivering new and innovative value-adding services now and in the future.

We are always striving to improve processes and drive innovations in the industry, and this has been reflected in our Access and Safety team’s collaboration on the new British Standard Institute’s BS 8610 standard for the design of fall protection anchor systems. I know that Nick Hayes, our director of Access Testing, has worked tirelessly with the BSI to help research and develop this new industry benchmark and we are very proud to have our staff demonstrating their knowledge and expertise for the benefit of the wider industry. You can read more about Nick’s work with the BSI in our top stories this month.

We are really pleased with the way in which our newly formed Fire Solutions business is performing. Adding commercial and residential sprinkler installation and maintenance to our existing portfolio of dry and wet riser services has proven a very popular choice with existing and new customers. We look forward to building on these relationships over the coming weeks and months.

I hope you enjoy this edition of Inside PTSG and, as always, if there is anything you would like to see included in future editions please do get in touch.

 

Best wishes

Paul Teasdale,
CEO
Premier Technical Group Services PLC

Message from CEO – Issue twentysix

Hello and welcome to the January edition of Inside PTSG – the first of 2018. Here you can read about all the latest news and updates from around our business.

Firstly, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break, and are looking forward to a healthy and prosperous New Year. 2018 is set to be the biggest year in PTSG’s history, as we continue to secure work with FM and construction companies both in the UK and overseas at unprecedented levels. These are exciting times within our business, and we look forward to continuing to deliver outstanding services for our 17,000 customers across more than 150,000 sites, building on our relationships with existing customers, as well as developing exciting new partnerships.

In other news this month, voting has now opened for the Tomorrow’s FM Awards 2018, in which we have been named as one of 50 finalists for the development and rollout of PTSG Clarity, our new proprietary software. We are very pleased to have been chosen amongst the finalists, and I would be very grateful if we could receive your support by voting for us on the publication’s website. A link to the voting page can be found in our news section.

We enter the new year off the back of some fantastic projects delivered and contract awards from across our four divisions, and as always, all details can be found in our news section on the company website (www.ptsg.co.uk).

2017 was a particularly busy year for our new Fire Solutions division, which delivered the installation of over 3,500 sprinkler systems to residential buildings across the UK. With current UK regulations for building fire safety under scrutiny, we remain ready and able to offer a full range of fire safety solutions as required.

If there is anything you would like to see included in future editions of Inside PTSG please do get in touch; in the meantime, I hope you enjoy this edition and that 2017 gets off to a flying start for you.

Best wishes

Paul Teasdale,
CEO
Premier Technical Group Services PLC