Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) is celebrating after winning the top award at this year’s Yorkshire Business of the Year Awards.

Voters elected Paul Teasdale, now Executive Chairman, as Yorkshire’s CEO of the Year. This follows 15 years of incredibly successful trading and successive growth at PTSG. The company now employs around 3,000 people in the UK and across Europe. Paul, who co-founded the business, led on three major initiatives which saw PTSG listed on the London Stock Exchange. This is before driving two private equity deals valued at more the £1bn. 

Part of the Business Masters series, the awards ceremony took place on the evening of 29 February at the Queen’s Hotel in Leeds. In a showcase of business excellence from across the region, a select few companies received awards for innovating, disrupting, and thriving.

Paul served as CEO of PTSG from its founding year of 2007 up to April 2023. He takes pride in being recognized by the judging panel of for his achievements. A deeply honored and humbled Paul expressed his joy to receive this prestigious award.” It is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our entire team here at PTSG. I firmly believe that success is a collective effort, and I am grateful to have such a talented and committed group of individuals alongside me on our journey. This award is not just a recognition of my accomplishments, but also a reflection of our shared vision and relentless pursuit of excellence. I am truly grateful for the support of our stakeholders, partners and customers who have contributed to our success. Together, we will continue to innovate, lead and make a positive impact in our industry and beyond.
Paul and PTSG have earned a strong track record of nominations for business and industry awards. Both have won a number of national and international accolades. In the last few years, Paul has received the Yorkshire’s Transformational Leader award and the Yorkshire Post CEO of the Year. Paul was described by the judges as “an outstanding individual who is driven and ambitious with great people around him.” They went on to say that PTSG has a “compelling proposition.” Paul also won the International Customer Service Business Leader of the Year award in 2015. This is for his dedication to creating a customer focused business environment.  

Paul and PTSG strong track record of awards

Paul became the Executive Chairman of PTSG last April. He was replaced by Nikhil Varty as CEO. Paul is an experienced CEO spanning manufacturing and services, listed companies and private equity firms. He has built a highly successful career in international business with more than 35 years leading organisations. These include Honeywell International, WABCO, ServiceMaster Global and Coopers & Lybrand. He spent four years heading private equity firms, Nowus Capital and advising TPG Capital, supporting clients with large-scale investments.

At ServiceMaster, a $2billion home and commercial services company in the pest control, restoration and cleaning markets, he outperformed all expectations across the group of companies, delivering a service focused completely on people, achieving record profitability and creating an industry-leading safety culture. Nikhil has held several similar business leadership roles across North America, Europe and Southeast Asia. He will lead PTSG forward on the next leg of its incredible journey.

On Friday, March 1st, PTSG announced its acquisition of Flame Control, a Netherlands-based fire solutions company. This is coming as the business expands its presence in Europe. PTSG works on buildings in all industry sectors nationwide and overseas to keep them fully operational, accessible, safe and compliant. The company’s specialist services solutions include façade access and fall arrest equipment and lightning protection testing and electrical compliance. Others are building access cleaning and maintenance, fire and security solutions, water hygiene and treatment and more.

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Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) is celebrating after winning the top award at this year’s Yorkshire Business of the Year Awards.