Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has been contracted to deliver specialist electrical services at a film studio in Surrey. 

Shepperton Studios is a film studio with a history dating back to 1931. It is now part of the Pinewood Studios Group. During its early existence the studio was branded as Sound City. In 2001, Shepperton Studios was sold to the Pinewood Group, which also owns Pinewood Studios in the UK, as well as Pinewood Studio Berlin in Germany, Pinewood Toronto Studios in Canada, Pinewood Indomina Studios in the Dominican Republic and Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios in Malaysia. 

In July 2019, Netflix announced that it would be opening a hub at the studios and in November 2021, announced that it would extend its long-term deal with the studios. The studio’s owner Pinewood Group also announced that the studios would expend approximately 1 million square feet of the new production space, with the overall studio set to comprise 17 sound stages. 

Engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd are installing a new lightning protection at the studio, which will protect buildings and all users during electrical storms. PTSG is believed to be the oldest trading provider of lightning protection services in the UK and possibly in Europe. JW Gray, one of PTSG’s constituent companies, has been associated with lightning protection since 1835. 

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