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The loneliness of a long distance PGS Engineer…

The loneliness of a long distance PGS Engineer…

/ August 13, 2013 9:29 am

David ‘Brent’ Plank is back with the second instalment of his musings as the PGS Ops Manager… Hi world, me again. Following some constructive feedback from my first blog entry (mainly from family members) I’ve tried to steer away from corporate catchphrases where possible. This month, I’ve been working closely with our engineers to make sure that the feedback received from our customers is shared with the people that matter. [...]

Snip Snip Snip…

Snip Snip Snip…

/ August 8, 2013 2:48 pm

Dan Childs continues his blog about life as a PGS creative machine! As the launch date for the new PGS website gets ever closer, I am spending the majority of my time editing all the footage and photos that I have been gathering over the past couple of months. I work from my home office in Kings Cross where I have a purpose built computer that’s powerful enough to minimise [...]

Blood, Sweat & Beers: Organised Jollity in the Park

Blood, Sweat & Beers: Organised Jollity in the Park

/ August 5, 2013 2:40 pm

Parts Manager Mark gives his view on a recent PGS office staff sporting trip to the park… It may be narcissistic to believe that the weather has a personal interest in one’s suffering, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t the case, why else would the sky above my garden have suggested that warm, black clothing would be appropriate for running around a park, only for the sky ten-minutes away to [...]

Fun with Energy Monitors!

Fun with Energy Monitors!

/ July 24, 2013 12:36 pm

Saving energy in the home isn’t always the most fun and exciting pastime. Even when you find a unnecessary device still plugged in or a TV on standby, the rewards from turning it off aren’t exactly fulfilling, and when you wake your wife up at 1am to tell her you’ve just saved some energy by switching off the George Foreman grill at the wall, for some reason she doesn’t seem [...]

Happy Talking…

Happy Talking…

/ July 16, 2013 11:42 am

Following on from a blog by one of our Customer Services Advisors, Sarah, and also our regular column from video man Dan, we now have our Ops Manager getting in on the writing action… Hi I’m David, the Operations Manager at PGS. Being new to the ‘blogosphere’, I’m pleased to share my first time with you. Following 20 odd years in call centre management for a large bank with a [...]

Grand Designs in N16 part 1…

Grand Designs in N16 part 1…

/ July 15, 2013 1:46 pm

Video man Dan continues his PGS blog… For the past week I have been covering a large refurbishment job in Stoke Newington, North London. Headed up by PGS carpenter, Neil Chandler, the team are converting the ground floor of an impressively large Victorian townhouse into a luxurious one bedroom flat. The aim is to create something fresh and modern whilst preserving as many of the period features as possible. As [...]

Sarah’s Engineer day out!

Sarah’s Engineer day out!

/ July 5, 2013 2:24 pm

My name’s Sarah and I work in the PGS office and spend most of my day speaking to customers and engineers on the phone. Therefore it was great to be able to spend a day away from the office meeting one of the engineers in person, going on the road and then getting the chance to meet customers face to face too. I even got the chance to write a [...]

The Unblinking Eye…

The Unblinking Eye…

/ July 3, 2013 9:39 am

PGS Videographer/Photographer Dan continues his weekly blog about life on the road (and in the office) with PGS… From a documentary standpoint, the trouble with cameras is that as soon as you point one at somebody it changes their behaviour in some way. I find that some people’s personalities become exaggerated, some slow right down with lots of ‘ums’ and ‘ers’ and some (myself included) stop altogether, their minds seemingly [...]

What’s happening to the bees?

What’s happening to the bees?

/ July 2, 2013 2:51 pm

As a young lad my early memory of bees was on first sight of any, running a mile in sheer terror that I was going to be attacked and then engulfed by the surely bloodthirsty killer insects! Admittedly, this very irrational reaction more than likely stemmed from watching “The Swarm” with Michael Caine at a far earlier age than should be recommended. But regardless, the last thought on my mind [...]

Welcome Dan Childs!

Welcome Dan Childs!

/ June 26, 2013 1:54 pm

We’re all very excited at PGS to announce that we now have our very own award winning filmmaker on board! Dan Childs has made some amazing films in his time and now he’s currently in the process of doing the same for PGS. As well as the filmmaking he’s also going to keep everyone updated with his progress with a weekly blog. Here’s part one: London from a fresh perspective… [...]