PTSG supports workplace name-change vote

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) welcomes the news that the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has voted to change its name to the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM). The name change will take effect at the end of the year.

This change is designed to reflect the fact that the institute focuses on more than facilities management, aiming to promote the workplace profession and its contribution to workplace productivity and optimising the built environment.

PTSG is a long-time supporter of BIFM and has sponsored BIFM’s awards programme for several years. The company is particularly proud of this partnership, as BIFM does so much to support the FM sector, an industry it is heavily involved in.

The Group was recently a vocal supporter of the Stoddart review, which was formed by BIFM to look into how workplace environments can drive and improve performance. This report highlights the way the perception of FM is changing, as its role in the successful running of workplaces and other businesses across the world becomes more and more apparent.

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) acquires M&P Fire Protection Ltd.

Acquisition announcement

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) is delighted to announce the acquisition of M&P Fire Protection Ltd. (M&P), specialists in the installation, maintenance and testing of dry and wet riser systems and commercial and domestic sprinkler systems. The organisation is based in Maidstone, Kent.

Paul Teasdale, CEO of PTSG, said: “We are delighted to welcome M&P Fire Protection Ltd. to the Group. This acquisition extends the service offering of our Fire Solutions division and complements our wider provision as the UK’s largest niche specialist service provider.”

“We are fully committed to the continuation of our successful strategy of achieving market leadership across the sectors in which we operate, and this acquisition strengthens our geographical coverage within the fire protection sector, particularly in London and the South East.”
PTSG Fire Solutions Ltd. now comprises the UK’s leading dry riser installation and testing and maintenance business and the market leading residential sprinkler installation, testing and maintenance business.

The business will retain its management team which will continue to grow and expand the businesses. Mike Thackery and Paul Atkins will continue to lead the business and their vast experience and technical ability will ensure that they are highly valued members of the PTSG team.

We wish M&P Fire Protection Ltd. a warm welcome into the group of companies and look forward to working with them in the future.

PTSG to display expertise at top university

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has been contracted to test and certify five ManSafe systems at London South Bank University.

Falls from height are one of the biggest causes of serious injury in the workplace today. PTSG’s work in this area is crucial in helping to maintain a safe environment for organisations throughout the UK.

The Group offers maintenance, inspection and testing solutions for safety at height as well as the design and installation of permanently installed façade access equipment and fall arrest equipment. This includes ladders and walkways as well as a whole range of anchor devices.

PTSG has a large and growing portfolio of buildings in the education sector – not just in fall arrest testing. The Group’s engineers also undertake a range of electrical services, high level cleaning, lightning protection installation, testing and maintenance and fire solutions, including dry risers and sprinkler systems.

London South Bank University is a public university in Newington, London. It has 17,985 students and 1,700 staff, and is based in the London Borough of Southwark, near the South Bank of the River Thames.

New safety solution for Dumfries police station

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) will be supplying a bespoke aluminium two-metre ship’s ladder to Dumfries police station, replacing an existing wooden ladder at the facility.

The Group is well respected throughout the facilities management industry for installing, testing and maintaining fall arrest equipment. Clients from multiple industry sectors contact PTSG’s specialists for ladders, walkways, stairs, handrails and anchor points to safeguard their building(s) for users.

Headquartered in Castleford, West Yorkshire, PTSG has 17 UK offices and can mobilise teams for immediate work, whatever the location. This regularly incudes contracts in different parts of Scotland, from Dumfries to Edinburgh and even the remote islands in the far north of the country. A contract with Scottish Water took electrical services operatives to Orkney, Shetland and Colonsay.

Nationwide Building Society invests in PTSG’s expertise

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) will be visiting all branches of Nationwide Building Society across the UK to undertake a range of fall arrest testing services.

The Group’s specialists will inspect, test, repair and replace a range of equipment including staircases, handrails, ladders and anchor points. Falls from height remain one of the most common causes of injury in the workplace and planned preventative maintenance of this kind is crucial in ensuring buildings remain safe for all users.

Nationwide Building Society is one of many leading clients in PTSG’s growing portfolio. The Group’s work spans multiple industry sectors including finance, education, retail, government and public sector – to name just a few.