PTSG to illuminate revamped city square in Birmingham

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) will be helping to light up Birmingham’s prestigious Centenary Square.

It’s part of a major multi-million-pound project to transform the popular public square into an attractive and vibrant space for residents and visitors to the city. The work includes water jets and new lighting columns. PTSG has been awarded the contract to earth 43 lighting columns. The Square was officially opened by Sir Richard Knowles on June 9, 1991. The transformed square is due to be completed by summer 2019.

PTSG Electrical Services Ltd. is the largest of the Group’s four divisions, undertaking a wide variety of specialist services across multiple industry sectors. Working out of 29 UK office locations, PTSG’s engineers can be mobilised quickly and easily.
Lighting up public spaces, such as Centenary Square in Birmingham, is a high-profile project that will be enjoyed by millions of people in the coming years. Much of PTSG’s specialist services work is performed to keep people, property and places safe and, while much lower-profile, is equally important.
Lightning, earthing and surge protection systems comprise a large portion of the division’s work, as do fixed wire and portable appliance testing.

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PTSG to provide protection for spectacular new footbridge

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has been contracted by English Heritage to provide specialist services for its new footbridge reconnecting a divided landscape on the North Cornwall coast.

Tintagel Castle is one of Britain’s most spectacular historic sites, but the path there is challenging, with over 100 steps. In October 2018, Historic England started work on a footbridge to recreate the historic crossing from the mainland to the headland.

PTSG has been commissioned by client America UK Ltd. to design, supply and install earthing/lightning protection. It’s a prestigious project, something that has been in the planning for several years and will show the company’s capabilities on structures other than buildings.

PTSG Electrical Services Ltd. remains at the forefront of the industry in the UK for the design, installation and testing of lightning protection, earthing and surge protection systems.

PTSG experiences a surge in talent

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has bolstered its Electrical Services team in the Midlands and South West, with Andrew McEvilly coming on board in the surge protection team.

PTSG is the UK’s leading provider of specialist services to the construction and FM sectors, with discrete divisions in Access & Safety, Electrical Services, Building Access Specialists and Fire Solutions. After 12 consecutive years of growth, the Group employs 1,200 specialists working out of 29 UK offices, serving 20,000 customers.

PTSG Electrical Services Ltd. is the Group’s largest division. Andrew is based in the Kidderminster office. His 18 years as an engineering professional includes contract, customer service and team leading experience in both the public and private sectors. Electrical surges, also known as transient over-voltages, occur when there are spikes in voltage on power or signal lines. Lightning strikes cause the largest surges, with spikes of up to 6,000V within an electronic installation. Buildings often withstand the strike itself, but suffer huge damage to electrical equipment from the surge afterwards – which can cost tens of thousands of pounds.

PTSG – the UK’s market leader in the design, installation and testing of lightning and earthing protection systems – also has many years’ experience in keeping buildings, equipment and users protected from electrical surges. It provides highly competitive packages in various industry sectors including railway, wireless networks, fixed line networks, monitoring devices and energy/utilities.

Historic church puts its Trust in PTSG

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has been contracted by the National Trust to provide vital electrical services at its historic Staunton Harold Church in Ashby-de-la-Zouch.

Built for Sir Robert Shirley between 1653 and 1655 in Gothic style, Staunton Harold Church is one of the few churches built between the outbreak of the English Civil War and the Restoration period. It is one of the least modernised churches of its time; however, the National Trust has embarked on a project to restore the church and rescue it from decline.

PTSG’s electrical services engineers will be improving and adding to the existing lightning protection system at the church. In addition, they will be installing surge protection. The Group has been contracted on a number of occasions by the National Trust, whose restoration project managers appreciate PTSG’s methods and understanding of what is needed on such a structure.

Previously for the National Trust, PTSG installed discrete lightning protection systems to Berrington Hall in Herefordshire. Before this, its engineers carried out fixed wire testing at 23 National Trust sites in Cumbria including the Beatrix Potter Gallery, Dalton Castle and Wordsworth House and Garden.

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PTSG wins two electrical services contracts in the north east

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has been awarded two substantial electrical services contracts with different companies in the north east of England.

The intu Metrocentre, located in Dunstan, Gateshead, is the UK’s second largest shopping centre, with more than 370 shops occupying 200,000m² of retail floor space. Engineers from PTSG’s Electrical Services division have one a one-year contract, expected to be repeated for a further four years, to carry out fixed wire inspection and testing.

The same services will be carried out on a very different site in Barnard Castle, for GlaxoSmithKline. The pharmaceuticals giant has contracted PTSG for one year, again with the expectation to repeat its electrical testing for a further four years at its Teesside factory, which employs 1,100 people.

Electrical testing, ensuring compliance with the latest regulations, comprises a significant amount of PTSG’s specialist work. Its recent acquisition of Guardian Electrical Compliance has greatly enhanced the Group’s strong presence in the electrical safety services market.

It’s full speed ahead for PTSG’s Electrical Services

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has been contracted to provide electrical services for automotive giant Jaguar Land Rover at a number of different sites.

At Castle Bromwich, the company’s Birmingham-based factory, PTSG Electrical Services Ltd. has a one-year contract to carry out fixed wire testing and inspection. At Jaguar Land Rover’s non-production sites at Gaydon and Fen End in Warwickshire, and Whitley in Coventry, PTSG has won further one-year contracts for fixed wire testing and inspection, which are expected to continue for another two years.

The Group has built a strong working relationship with Jaguar Land Rover. Between 2016 and 2018 engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd. worked on the design and installation of a lightning protection and earthing system at the Gaydon design and engineering centre.

A great many big brands have come to trust PTSG for the high-quality specialist services it delivers – not just electrical services. For example, the Group was originally commissioned by Marks and Spencer PLC to carry out fall arrest testing at a handful of its stores. This was extended to include cradle maintenance, lightning protection and fall arrest across more than 400 M&S stores nationwide. This bundled service provision is one of the distinguishing features of PTSG and has been instrumental in its continuing success.

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Testing times with new Sodexo contract

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has signed a new contract with Sodexo, the French food services and facilities management company, for supplying testing services across multiple disciplines.

Sodexo is one of the world’s largest multi-national corporations, with 420,000 employees representing 130 nationalities. They have a presence on 34,000 sites in 80 countries. PTSG has been contracted by Sodexo on numerous occasions over the past few years, with a notable project taking place at Diageo’s London headquarters. In the new contract, PTSG has secured work at eight sites so far, with a great many more to come.

Engineers from across the Group’s Electrical Services and Access & Safety divisions will carry out the testing of lightning protection systems, fixed wire and portable appliance testing and the testing of fall arrest equipment.

PTSG’s contract with Sodexo is typical of the Group’s multi-disciplinary capabilities. In supplying a number of different services, clients can save a considerable amount of time, effort and expense in finding different service providers.

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PTSG awarded the ultimate wiring contract

Premier Technical services Group PLC (PTSG) has received an order from BMW to perform fixed wire testing at its base in Swindon.

PTSG delivers a range of specialist services to keep its customers’ buildings compliant with regulations. Electrical services are one of its biggest areas of business and this new fixed wire testing contract will ensure BMW Preston is not only legally compliant but operates more efficiently and safeguards its staff and customers.

BMW Swindon serves the South West and Wales and is the longest serving official BMW partner in the country, offering new and used vehicles from BMW’s range.

A large proportion of PTSG’s work includes compliance activity, and engineers across the Group’s four divisions have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the many and varied issues involved with protecting people, property and places. Its compliance work continues to benefit 20,000 customers financially, ethically, operationally and reputationally.

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PTSG to go to school in Swansea

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) is to undertake lightning protection remedial and upgrade works for the City and County of Swansea.

In a major new contract, PTSG Electrical Services Ltd. will bring the lightning protection systems at a number of educational establishments, of which there are around 100 in the County of Swansea, up to a first-class operational standard.

PTSG is the UK market leader in lightning protection – just one of the specialist services it provides. The Group has four separate but complementary divisions: Access & Safety, Electrical Services, Building Access Specialists and Fire Solutions. Clients often extend their initial contract to include several specialist services or products. This can save considerable time and money in finding multiple service providers, and leads to long-term, mutually advantageous relationships.

PTSG is firstport of call for specialist services

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) is currently managing the entire lightning protection systems portfolio of work for FirstPort Property Management Services, as well as a number of other specialist services.

FirstPort is the largest residential property manager in the UK, with a strong national presence, caring for over 185,000 properties. Earlier this month it was named one of the UK’s top employers, and PTSG is delighted to have the opportunity to provide multi-disciplinary services to ensure its buildings are safe and compliant for all users.

PTSG’s bundled service delivery is one aspect of its business that differentiates it from its competitors. An increasing number of clients contract one of the Group’s divisions to provide a specific service. This is often extended to include more services from the same division (e.g. fixed wire testing in addition to portable appliance testing) or other kinds of specialist services. Access & Testing, Electrical Services, Building Access Specialists and Fire Solutions are the Group’s four discrete business divisions that work in a complementary way to save clients the time and cost of finding multiple providers.