Our Bundled Services – Issue fifty-seven

I am Andrew Dack, Group Sales Director for PTSG.

PTSG, through its bundled services, offers a genuine multi-disciplinary capability to clients. This often provides them with the complete specialist services solution, with the following benefits:

  • one single point of contact for all services;
  • a far more focused approach to the servicing of their assets, keeping their building(s) in first-class operational order;
  • associated cost savings; and
  • by offering a bundled service we are able to ensure compliance on all services provided by PTSG.

I am pleased to report the following new bundled services contracts:

  • PTSG has been contracted to deliver inspections of lightning protection systems in place at Travelodge hotels. The initial pilot programme of 60 hotels commenced on 13thJuly, with the remainder to be carried out over the next 12 months.
  • PTSG has been awarded a bundled services contract to provide fixed wire, PAT and fire portable inspections at 11 sites within the Great Portland Estates portfolio, commencing in July.
  • PTSG has been awarded a contract to carry out inspections of lightning protection and fall-arrest systems across the Ministry of Justice and Home Office portfolios. This complements the electrical inspection contract awarded to PTSG in March of this year.

20 Ropemaker Street to benefit from PTSG’s services

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has been selected to install a lightning protection system at 20 Ropemaker Street in Central London.

Construction started earlier this year and is due to complete early in 2023. The first phase of the project involved the demolition of existing buildings in advance of construction commencing. The scheme consists of 419,093 square feet of office space and 11,785 square feet of ground level retail space.

20 Ropemaker Street sits at a prominent City of London location, with the junction of Finsbury Pavement and will rise 112 metres high above pavement level, with a double-height retail unit within a ‘street block’ along Finsbury Pavement.

PTSG Electrical Services Ltd is busy throughout the country installing and maintaining lightning protection systems, as well as surge protection and specialist earthing systems for customers in a great many industry sectors.

The Group has a significant portfolio of assets in Greater London, not only in lightning protection but across a full range of specialist services. The Group’s engineers also install and maintain fall arrest and access systems, high-level services and fire solutions. A wide and growing number of high-profile buildings in the capital benefit from bespoke access systems designed and installed by PTSG, including The Scalpel (52 Lime Street), The Cheesegrater (The Leadenhall Building) and The Vase (No.1 Blackfriars).

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PTSG chosen for its thoroughbred electrical services at Paddock Wood

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) is to provide specialist electrical services at a major new housing development in Kent.

Planning permission was granted in 2018 by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council for 309 new homes in Paddock Wood on the site of Mascalls Farm. The properties range from one-bed apartments to five bed houses and 108 of the new homes are deemed affordable by the council.

Engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd will install a brand new lightning protection system at the new development to keep residents safe in the event of an electrical storm.

PTSG is the UK’s market leader in the installation and maintenance of lightning protection systems and also provides surge protection and specialist earthing systems for customers in a wide range of industry sectors.

PTSG’s specialist services protect primaries

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) is to provide specialist electrical services at two primary schools in London.

Dairy Meadow Primary School is a community school in Southall, West London, with 461 students. East Acton Primary School is a community school also situated in West London, attended by 307 students.

Both facilities will benefit from a new lightning protection system, which will be installed by engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd.

PTSG has a large and growing portfolio of buildings in the education sector. Engineers are currently installing a lightning protection system to safeguard a new Muslim faith school in Harrow, which is part of the Hujjat School Trust. In the Midlands, the Group’s electrical engineers are upgrading the lightning protection system in place at Nottingham High School, a large independent fee-paying day school for boys and girls.

The Group also works in the higher education sector, installing and maintaining lightning protection systems as well as access and fall arrest systems and other high-level services at universities and student accommodation throughout the country.

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PTSG extends its government portfolio

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has been contracted to deliver multiple specialist services across the portfolios of the Ministry of Justice and the Home Office.

This new contract will see engineers from two of the Group’s four business divisions delivering inspections of lightning protection and fall arrest systems at a number of different sites.

It complements a contract awarded to PTSG in March of this year, in which engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd delivered portable appliance testing (PAT) and electrical installation condition reporting (EICR) at over 200 sites nationwide.

PTSG has also delivered specialist services for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Land Registry and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

The Group now has a long-standing and sustainable relationship with Her Majesty’s Government, which demonstrates the diversity of the specialist services it delivers. Its bundled services provision often provides a complete solution for customers, saving them time, effort and cost in finding different providers.

Lightning Protection Installation Engineer (London / South East)

PTSG are the UKs leading provider of façade access and fall arrest equipment services, lightning protection, electrical testing, specialist building access and fire solutions.

Our lighting protection business is a market leader and member of the Association of Technical Lightning & Access Specialists (ATLAS), installing regulation compliant conductor systems to provide the vital protection needed to prevent structural damage to buildings or injury to their users. We provide standard, or bespoke lightning protection across the UK and also, where needed, utilising rope access equipment.

Due to continued growth and investment, we have an opportunity for an experienced lightning protection engineer based out of our large Manchester and London/South East facility.



The role is relatively labour intensive and necessitates working at height.  Having a safety-first mind set is critical to the role.  This is a nationwide role and there will be a periodic requirement to have time away from home, dependent on customer needs.

  • Fulfil client needs for the installations and upgrade of Lightning Protection systems on buildings and structures in line with BSEN 62305.
  • Installing lightning protection and earthing systems on a variety of tall structures such as high-rise offices and flats, church spires and towers, industrial chimneys and power station cooling towers. This will involve working to pre-designed schemes including drawings, using risk assessment and method statements.
  • Working on construction sites where multiple tradespeople are working alongside each other to safely erect access ladders, scaffolding, work platforms and other safety devices.
  • You will be providing on site communications and advice to either the client or managers of a project, ensuring the Company is always professionally represented.
  • Accurately completing all Company paperwork including point of work risk assessments, job sheets, material schedules and timesheets to ensure



  • Full time permanent position
  • Competitive package


Essential Criteria

  • Strong and proven experience in lightning protection (either testing, repair or installation background)
  • NVQ2 or NVQ3 as a Lightning Conductor Engineer
  • Customer facing experience in a field service environment
  • IPAF, SSTS and PASMA qualifications desirable
  • Good planning and organisation skills
  • CSCS Card Holder and full valid UK driving license
  • Experienced user of e-mail, and Microsoft Office, especially Excel


To Apply – Please send your CV in the first instance to [email protected]

PTSG to kick off another contract at Wembley

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) is to provide specialist services at York House, a mixed-use development in Wembley, London HA9.

The project comprises the conversion of 14 storeys of commercial B1 space into 360 residential apartments opposite the iconic Wembley Stadium.

Engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd will install a new lightning protection system to protect the structural integrity of the building and its residents during an electrical storm.

Engineers from other business divisions within PTSG have been involved in other projects in the Wembley area of London in recent years. One involved the installation of a significant number of dry risers in a new residential development. Another contract saw PTSG’s engineers providing a builders’ façade clean at Wembley Park for McLaren Group (McLaren), following the completion of construction works and final hand-over.

PTSG displays great agility at V&A Dundee

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has completed a specialist services project at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in Dundee which illustrates the agility and capability of its engineers.

When PTSG Building Access Specialists Ltd was contracted to clean the windows at the V&A, its engineers employed rope access techniques to perform their usual high standard of service, as the photograph shows.

The V&A Dundee is the first design museum in Scotland and the first V&A (Victoria and Albert) museum to be opened outside of London. It is also the first building in the United Kingdom that has been designed by Kengo Kuma. The unusual and visually striking nature of the building added an extra element of challenge for PTSG’s engineers!

The Group’s IRATA-trained engineers use industrial rope equipment to service buildings and structures of all kinds, built in different eras for hugely diverse functions. Blackpool Tower, Wembley Park and Lincoln’s Waterside shopping centre are just some of the other structures PTSG has worked on during the past year, calling on its industrial rope access experts to get the best results.

Great Portland Estates invests in PTSG

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has been awarded a contract with Great Portland Estates to provide specialist services spanning a number of different disciplines.

Great Portland Estates plc is a British property development and investment company. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. The firm switched to Real Estate Investment Trust status when REITs were introduced in the United Kingdom in January 2007.

PTSG will deliver a portfolio of fixed wire testing, portable appliance testing and portable fire equipment testing for Great Portland Estates.

It’s a contract that illustrates the Group’s ability to provide a complete specialist services solution. A growing number of customers from many industry sectors now approach PTSG to deliver many or all of the specialist services required at their buildings.

PTSG’s bundled services contracts invariably save customers the time and work of arranging multiple suppliers to deliver all of the specialist services they require. Instead, PTSG gives them a single point of contact and a far more focused approach to the servicing of their assets.

PTSG awarded Blue Cross contract

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) is to deliver specialist services at the London branch of the Blue Cross domestic animal rehoming service.

The Blue Cross is a registered animal welfare charity in the United Kingdom, founded in 1897 as Our Dumb Friends League. The charity provides support for pet owners who cannot afford private veterinary treatment. It helps to find homes for unwanted animals, and educates the public in the responsibilities of animal ownership.

Engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd will install a new lightning protection system at the charity’s base at Mottingham, near Lewisham.

PTSG is the UK leading provider of lightning protection services, including the installation, testing and maintenance of systems, including surge protection and specialist earthing systems. The London-based office of PTSG Electrical Services Ltd, trading as JW Gray Ltd, is believed to be the oldest trading company providing lightning protection services in the UK, possibly even in Europe.