PTSG takes centre stage

PTSG Electrical Services Ltd is to upgrade the lightning protection systems in place at London’s Vaudeville and Palace theatres.

The venues are part of Nimax Theatres Ltd, a theatre group which was formed in 2005 by the purchase of four of London’s playhouses from Andrew Lloyd Webber. The Palace Theatre was the last to join the group in 2012.

Both buildings were originally built in the Victorian era and occupy prominent positions in the West End. PTSG is highly experienced in working with historic buildings, providing a range of different specialist services. Its London-based office, trading as JW Gray, is believed to be the oldest trading company providing lightning protection services within the UK and possibly even Europe.

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PTSG protects buildings for City of London Corporation

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has won a contract to provide lightning protection services for the City of London Corporation.

The City of London Corporation, officially and legally the Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London, is the municipal governing body of the City. Early Streamer Emission (ESE) Systems are favoured by the corporation as a means of protecting buildings and consumer units in the event of a lightning strike or electrical surge.

Engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd. will be installing and updating ESE units at various sites across the city, including the Barbican Estate, home of the Barbican performing arts centre.

PTSG provides the full range of lightning protection services for clients across a wide range of industry sectors. This includes the design, installation, upgrade and testing of lightning protection, earthing and surge protection systems.

PTSG to tailor specialist services solution for Ted Baker

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has secured a contract with established partner Mitie to provide lightning protection services for Ted Baker’s UK stores.

Ted Baker is a luxury British clothing retail company with around 200 stores throughout the UK and 550 worldwide. The Ted Baker range is also sold by other retailers in stores of the John Lewis partnership and House of Fraser.

Engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd. will be testing and inspecting the lightning protection systems in place at all 200 of the UK stores. PTSG is the UK market leader in the design, installation and testing of lightning protection and earthing systems.

A previous and highly successful partnership between PTSG and Mitie saw the Group’s electrical services engineers design and install an innovative mansafe system at Heathrow Airport to keep all grounds maintenance staff safe.

PTSG’s partnership with Mitie is typical of many of the Group’s working relationships with first-tier contractors, delivering a wide range of specialist services for clients in many different industry sectors.

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PTSG to return to Sheffield Hallam University

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has won a new contract which will see its engineers return to Sheffield Hallam University to deliver lightning protection services.

The Group has provided a range of specialist services for the university over the past few years. In this new contract, engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd. will test and maintain the lightning protection system in place at the campus, with the opportunity to upgrade some of the systems on older Unite buildings currently under redevelopment.

PTSG has a large buildings portfolio in the education sector and has partnered with Unite for a number of years. The Group’s engineers visit designated UNITE sites across the UK to assess compliance and to deliver planned and unscheduled maintenance.

PTSG previously carried out Working at Height (WaH) training across the whole of UNITE’s UK portfolio to ensure its FM team is fully trained in the safe use and operation of the fall arrest equipment.

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Five-year electrical testing contact for NHS Grampian

Guardian Electrical Compliance Ltd. (Guardian) – part of Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) – has won a five-year inspection and testing contract with NHS Grampian.

NHS Grampian is one of the fourteen regional health boards of NHS Scotland. Guardian’s contract will see engineers attend sites across its estate including Woodend Hospital, Royal Cornhill Hospital and Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

Guardian was acquired by PTSG in October 2018. The company has three offices in Sheffield, Abingdon (south England) and Wishaw (Scotland). Now that it is part of the PTSG Group of companies, with 29 UK bases and 20,000 customers, the scope for extending its clients base is nearly limitless.

Guardian adds British engineering firm to blue-chip portfolio

Guardian Electrical Compliance Ltd. (Guardian) – part of Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) – will run a one-year inspection and testing programme for Renishaw PLC commencing next month (September 2019).

Renishaw plc is a British engineering company based in Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire. The company specialises in measurement, motion control, healthcare, spectroscopy and manufacturing and is best known for its coordinate-measuring machines and machine tool products. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

The company also has further assembly facilities in Dublin and Pune (India) and research facilities in Wooton-under-Edge and Ljubljana (Slovenia). The contract with Guardian covers their sites in Gloucester at New Mills and Woodchester.

Guardian has built up an impressive array of blue-chip clients, both private and public sector organisations, including: Walkers, Siemens, Manchester Utd. As well as a number of NHS trusts and universities.

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Spectacular Tintagel Bridge, protected by PTSG, now open

One of the country’s most spectacular footbridges, for which Premier Technical Group Ltd. (PTSG) provided vital lightning protection services, is now open to the public.

The landmark project started in October 2018 to reconnect Tintagel’s divided landscape. It is the site of Tintagel Castle, one of English Heritage’s most famous sites due to its association with the legend of King Arthur.

All twelve steel sections of the new footbridge have now been installed on the North Cornish site, and the alignment of the bridge is also complete. Visitors can now experience the castle the way its medieval inhabitants once did.

Engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd. designed, supplied and installed earthing and lightning protection for the bridge for client America UK Ltd.

PTSG is the UK market leader in the design, installation and testing of lightning protection and earthing systems. Its engineers have provided lightning protection services for some of the UK’s best loved and most famous structures including Battersea Power Station, St Andrew’s Castle and Heathrow Airport.

 

Guardian wins contract with convenience stores giant

Guardian Electrical Compliance Ltd. (Guardian) – part of Premier Technical Services Group Ltd. (PTSG) – has won a contract with Tesco’s One Stop chain, involving some 800 stores nationwide.

Guardian is one of the UK’s leading providers of electrical safety services, delivering fixed wiring inspection and testing programmes, as well as portable appliance testing (PAT) for blue chip companies and public sector organisations. One Stop joins an impressive portfolio alongside the likes of GlaxoSmithKline, Adidas abs South Yorkshire Police – to name just a few.

One Stop, which includes some of the smallest shops (smaller than a Tesco Express), is the only Tesco shop format in the UK that does not include the word Tesco in its name. The brand, along with the original shops, formed part of the T&S Stores business but, unlike many that were converted to Tesco Express, these kept their old name. Subsequently, other shops bought by Tesco have been converted to the One Stop brand.

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PTSG Electrical Services specialist powers to first place in over-50s in London Marathon

While Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge was the overall winner of this year’s London Marathon in an incredible 2:01:39 hours, Darren King of Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) completed the race in an equally impressive 2:36:02, making him first in his age range (50-54).

Darren is an inspector in the field at PTSG’s specialist electrical compliance office in Sheffield. The 2019 London Marathon saw a record 414,168 people apply. The “Good for Age” qualifying time for the 50-54 age range is 3:15. Darren came under that target by a phenomenal 39 minutes to come first.

Also in 2019, on 7th July, Darren came first in his age group in the Ashbourne Half Marathon with a time of 1:19:52, finishing 9th in a field of 362 runners.

PTSG is establishing a reputation as having some of the best athletes in the facilities management sector! Earlier this year, Richard Castle-Smith, Head of Fire Suppression at Trinity Fire & Security Systems – acquired by PTSG in January 2019 – showed tremendous mettle by completing the 312km Mallorca ultra-cycling race, climbing 16,500 feet across the mountains in a time that far exceeded his expectations. That’s a distance and an ascent that would daunt most motorists, let alone cyclists, but Richard completed the event and raised over £4,500 for Brain Tumour Research.

Importance of lightning protection highlighted by domestic blaze

In the early hours of Tuesday 24th July, firefighters were called to a blaze in Arnold, Nottinghamshire, where the roof of a house had been destroyed in an electrical storm.

Fire ripped through the property during thunder and lightning storms at around 2.30am; by 6am the blaze was put out. Luckily no one was in the house at the time and there were no injuries. The house, however, was severely damaged.

It’s a stark reminder of just how powerful electrical storms can be and for buildings without protection, the consequences can be devastating.

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) is the UK market leader in the design, installation and testing of lightning protection and earthing systems. Its engineers protect buildings in the public and private sector throughout the UK. It has a number of regional offices, enabling its specialists to be mobilised to almost any job at a moment’s notice.

Formed in 1835, PTSG’s London office, trading as JW Gray, is believed to be the oldest company providing lightning protection services within the UK and possibly even Europe.