We attend FIREX

What a great opportunity FIREX International has been to catch-up with a number of familiar faces and also see the latest technologies available in our industry.

We deployed different teams of PFS staff each day with 12 staff going in total across the three day. It was great to be back at the EXCEL for the first time since before the pandemic and it was the first FIREX for several new members of staff to the business who have joined in the past few years.

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We Hold An Office Sports Day

Earlier this month we held our inaugural Office Sports Day with our Southend Office Team. The idea behind this was to promote healthy activity but also get a nice team bonding exercise going.

First of all it was fantastic to get everyone out of the office for a couple of hours of fun in our local park, I think everyone was pretty tired afterwards!

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We Celebrate our 24th Birthday

Yesterday we celebrated our 24th Birthday!

To make the day even sweeter Aimee Lovejoy & Amie Randall from our Operations & Service teams respectively, baked a batch of PFS themed cupcakes! Let’s be honest, you think they look am amazing just like we did!

Strangely there wasn’t time to get a photo of all the pizza’s as they all disappeared fairly quickly! We didn’t want our engineering teams to miss out either so they were all offered a free lunch too!

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PFS Group Team Complete Royal Parks Half Marathon

On Sunday a team from PFS completed the Royal Parks Half – London. It was fantastic race with our runners enjoying almost perfect conditions.

Well done to our team David Norton, Philip Ranson, Dan Frost, Owen Hodgson, Daniel Stratton, Tommy Little, Daniel Thompson, Lee Ellis, Richard Miller & Blane Cowie!

And thank you to Kelly Scarrah, Aimee Lovejoy & Eleanor Swann for coming out to support us!

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PFS Group Gain Cyber Essentials Plus Certification

Over the past couple of months we have been working on earning the Cyber Essentials certification which we are delighted to announce we have now received.

Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed, industry-supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common online threats. By having this certification we can more easily demonstrate to our customers that we take cyber security seriously. Read more

PFS Group Announces Kentec Partnership

We’re delighted to announce that PFS Group are now Kentec Installation Partners!

We have worked with Kentec products for many years but we felt the time was now right to forge our third major partnership with a Fire Alarm manufacturer and we are very excited to be working with the Kentec team on future opportunities.

We were delighted to accept our partnership certificate and plaque today with Operations Manager Richard Miller and Accounts Manager David Norton on hand to receive this from Kentec from Kentec Business Development Manager Brett Boyd.

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PFS Cloud Launches

We’re delighted to announce the launch of our new online portal system, PFS Cloud. The portal has been in development over the past few months with previous beta access provided to certain clients, however today we’re launching in full, with access available to all of our clients.

PFS Cloud replaces a previous portal offering that was available until late 2020 and replicates a number of the features from that system whilst also providing further enhancements on the level of data you can access. This new portal is a very important part of the services PFS Group offer and is a very effective way of providing our customers with a high degree of information and incredible level of transparency of the data we hold.

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PFS Group Welcomes Three New Staff Members

Yesterday was an exciting start to the week at PFS Group as we welcomed three new starters to our office team!

Firstly we have Daniel Thompson who joins our Estimations team in a Junior Estimator role. Hayley Gunn joins us as a Service Coordinator and she will assist in providing our customers great response times from our Service desk. Finally, Zachary Beckett assumes the role of Client Support Executive, strengthening the work we are already doing to ensure our customers receive the high quality of service they need.

As we continue to grow supporting new and existing clients we continue to endeavor to ensure we have the best team available to underpin our services.

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Waking Watch – the Government Waking Watch Relief fund

Waking Watch – the Government Waking Watch Relief fund has been open for a few weeks now, a £30 million fund designed to support the costs of Waking Watches whilst work is undertaken to make the buildings safe long-term. There are understood to be almost 600 buildings in London alone currently utilising waking watches.

The £30 million fund will protect leaseholders from the high costs of Waking Watches, where a building is continually patrolled in case of a fire, by providing financial support for fire alarms, which will also make buildings safer in the long term.

The fund will be distributed through councils, regional authorities and directly through the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government, depending on the location of the building. The funding is available for buildings across England, with £22 million targeted to the cities with most high-rise buildings with unsafe cladding, including Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds.

Buildings over 18 metres with unsafe cladding systems and where Waking Watch costs have been passed on to leaseholders will be eligible.

If you are currently utilising waking watches in your buildings and are looking to make improvements to your fire alarm system to remove this requirement please contact us to discuss how we could assist.

PFS Group Staff Stories: Aimee Lovejoy, Office Administrator

The third in our series of staff interviews whereby we are looking into individuals journeys throughout their time with PFS Group, this entry looks at Aimee Lovejoy, our Office Administrator and recent winner of our Employee of the Month award for December 2020.

What is you role in the Company and when did you join?

I am the Office Administrator and I joined the company in February 2019.

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