A year in the life of… PCS

Acquisition of the business

It has been a busy year at PCS since Panoramic supported Managing Director, Danny Burns, and non-executive director, Nick Owen, to acquire the business through a management buy-in in January 2019. As a provider of specialist electrical contracting and electrical engineering services, PCS continues to grow and cement its position as a market leader across the aggregates and food & drink industries.

PCS appointed direct supplier to Siemens

PCS has recently received its first order from Siemens Distribution and Transmission Ltd to provide services to the prestigious Eleclink Interconnector project in Folkestone, Kent. The ElecLink high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) link has been created to enhance power supply reliability in both the UK and France and to promote the integration of renewable energy sources into the European power grid. When complete, the Eleclink project is forecast to save 6m tons of CO2 from being emitted into the environment.

Managing Director, Danny Burns, commented: “PCS is very honoured to have achieved direct supplier status with an industry leader like Siemens, and it is doubly pleasing as the company has been actively seeking to expand its work based in Southern England”.

PCS wins more work with Nestle

PCS has entered the third year of working with Nestlé Waters based in Buxton, Derbyshire. The agreement appoints PCS to undertake all electrical inspections, and to provide an electrical duty holder who will provide a guaranteed response in the event of faults or breakdowns.

PCS has recently become an approved supplier, and has started working at a second Nestlé site in Tutbury, Staffordshire. Tutbury is one of Nestlé’s largest sites in the UK, producing over 35,000 tonnes of Nescafe coffee per annum and employing over 1,000 people.

2019 is the 20th year that PCS has provided electrical services to Nestlé, and to celebrate this anniversary the companies played each other in a charity football match with all proceeds donated to the Blythe House Hospice Charity.

Other notable achievements for the company in the last year include:

Appointment of Gary Lester as Non-Executive Chairman

Gary joins the board with a wealth of experience having been Managing Director at Morgan Sindall Property Services and Managing Director of Mears Group PLC. Gary also ran his own electrical contracting business for over 10 years.

Recruitment of Staff

Over the last year, PCS has continued to recruit staff to meet consistent customer demand, including a further 10 electricians to support the company’s growth. In May, Senior Electrical Engineer Gary Rice joined the business. Gary spent 30 years designing and implementing electrical projects with one of PCS’ key customers (Tarmac) and will be essential to the company’s expansion into the Midlands and further south in England. The company will continue to recruit into 2020.

Commencement of largest ever project

This year, PCS was awarded the largest project in the company’s history. Along with Thyssen Krupp, it will help to install a new mobile crushing system at Tarmac MountSorrel.

For more information about PCS, please go to www.pcsukltd.co.uk