PTSG passes the test for Manchester retail project

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has been contracted to inspect cradle systems in one of Manchester’s most exclusive shopping districts.

New Cathedral Street is a new pedestrianised upmarket retail area of Manchester. It runs between Exchange Square and St Anne’s Square. It was rebuilt following the IRA bombing in 1996 and was completed in 2003 as a retail-led, mixed-use development.

Specialists from PTSG’s Access Maintenance division will test the cradle systems in place on the buildings within the retail development to assist insurance company inspections.

PTSG is highly experienced in work of this kind. Its Access & Safety division specialises in the installation, testing and maintenance of cradle systems on buildings throughout the UK. Its teams have delivered bespoke solutions for some of the most iconic skyscrapers in the capital, including The Cheesegrater and The Gherkin. With 17 offices throughout the UK, specialists are always available for immediate mobilisation.

PTSG hatches safety plan at Scottish salmon farm

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has completed a project to install specialist access and safety equipment at Inchmore Salmon Hatchery in Inverness.

Marine Harvest, the world’s largest producer of Arctic salmon, contracted PTSG to carry out the work to a newly built recirculation unit at its Inchmore site. Engineers installed a PVC rooftop walkway and handrail which will allow staff at the farm to walk along the roof of the unit safely and securely when required.

The new recirculation unit produces 4.5 million smolts to meet demand, which grew dramatically as a result of a recent expansion in seawater sites, and 6.5 million parr for stocking freshwater lochs used as on-growing sites.

PTSG Access & Safety Ltd. is one of the company’s four business divisions providing a wide range of specialist but complementary building services. With 17 offices positioned throughout the UK, the Group can mobilise teams for projects of all kinds, wherever they happen to be.

Mail on Sunday tips PTSG for further success

PTSG has featured in a full-page article in the Mail on Sunday’s investment column, Midas. Joanne Hart, the paper’s “shares guru with the golden touch”, reviewed the Group from a financial perspective, tipping it to grow on the success it has already achieved.

The article recommends PTSG shares as a strong addition to investors’ portfolios, focusing on the fact that the Group often carries out work that is mandatory by law, providing valuable assistance both with installations and maintenance, and holding contracts that last for several years.

Hart highlights a fire that broke out recently in a 20-storey tower block in Lewisham that was brought under control thanks to a sprinkler system installed by PTSG. In the aftermath of the Grenfell tragedy, fire safety and protection systems have been a key driver in PTSG’s recent success. Fire Solutions is indeed going from strength to strength, as a growing number of building owners are contacting the Group for its expert services in safeguarding buildings from the danger of fire.

Attention was also given to the Group’s other three divisions – Electrical Services, Access & Safety and Building Access – each of which operate independently but complement one another, making PTSG a complete solutions provider in the niche specialist services sector.

As was stated in the article, PTSG’s order books are stronger than ever, as year-on-year growth has continued since its founding year. Paul Teasdale, the Group’s CEO, was cited as ambitious – the driving force behind the success. In summary, PTSG’s shares were described as “a good addition to investors’ portfolios, particularly for those looking for a long-term growth story.”

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PTSG reports continued growth with AGM statement

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has reported yet more strong growth in an update on its trading performance from John Foley, as part of the company’s AGM.

John Foley, the company’s chairman, stated: “I am pleased to report that the Group has seen continued sales growth and strong levels of orders in the year to date. In addition, working capital utilisation, margin and profit levels are in line with the Board’s expectations.

“Contract renewal rates remain high and a number of significant three to five year contracts and framework agreements have been signed across all disciplines with new and existing customers since the beginning of the financial year, underpinning our organic growth strategy.

“The acquisitions completed last year are contributing significantly to the growth of the Group. We have been particularly pleased with the improvement in the contract renewal rates for BEST since its acquisition last year. In addition, we are seeing unprecedented demand for Fire Solutions with UK Sprinklers trading 50% ahead of the acquired business.

“The Board is confident that the business is in a strong position to continue to grow both organically and through carefully selected acquisitions.  These acquisitions have allowed PTSG to evolve its highly compelling installation, service and testing offer and confidently target sector dominance in our markets that are underpinned by regulatory compliance and an increasing focus on regular testing.”

These results demonstrate the effectiveness of PTSG’s growth strategy and its impressive performance across the UK. The multitude of long-term contracts signed across all four divisions in the first half of 2018 is a strong sign that the organisation’s business success looks set to continue, and its teams are ready to deliver the high-quality niche specialist services they are known for to its ever-expanding portfolio.

Blast from the past as PTSG returns to Historic Scotland cathedral

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has recently completed a project to install access and safety equipment for Historic Scotland at Glasgow Cathedral.

Glasgow Cathedral’s history dates back to AD550, as it is built on the site where Glasgow’s patron saint, St. Mungo, founded a religious community. The oldest parts of the building that remains today date from the early 1200s, and the cathedral is one of the only medieval religious buildings to have survived the 1560 Reformation intact.

The Group’s fall arrest installations team installed a sturdy PVC walkway along the copper gutters that run down the cathedral’s roof, creating a safe path along the length of the building. PTSG’s engineers worked tirelessly to ensure that the work was carried out quickly and safely, leaving Historic with a high-quality product that will make maintenance of the cathedral safe and straightforward.

PTSG already has a great relationship with Historic Scotland, providing lightning protection, high-level cleaning and maintenance services for a portfolio of structures across the country, including Edinburgh, Dumbarton and Stirling Castles. It is vital that work is carried out carefully, and that the finished product does not detract from the buildings’ facades – something that PTSG excels at.

PTSG installs access equipment at two new Hull University developments

Premier Technical Services Group PLC’s (PTSG) Access and Safety division has secured a contract to supply and install a range of fall arrest equipment to the University of Hull.

Skilled engineers will attend the university’s new sports centre – which is currently under construction – to install mansafe systems, ships ladders and internal cat ladders. The team will also visit the school’s new West Campus to install mansafe systems and supply internal ladders.

The University of Hull was founded in 1927 and is currently undergoing significant developments to improve its student facilities. The university’s new sports centre is part of a £16 million upgrade to facilities which will be completed in July 2019. West Campus is a new student village made up of nine blocks, with 478 of the rooms ready for students in September 2018 and the remainder the following year.

Working at height comes with many risks, so these projects require a rigorous approval process to ensure full compliance with both quality standards and the client and contractors’ own working procedures.

PTSG has built up vast experience in the education sector, working on a variety of assets for education providers throughout the UK. Other notable contracts for a variety of niche specialist services include high level cleaning at Oxford University, fall arrest remedial works at the University of St Andrews and lightning protection for the University of Warwick.