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End Systems Receive the ‘Trafford College Commitment to Training Award’

We are pleased to announce that End Systems have received the ‘Trafford College Commitment to Training Award’!

Our Managing Director, Brian Townsend was presented with the award at the recent Trafford College Apprenticeship Awards 2017.

Training has always been a very important part of End Systems and we are delighted to receive another accolade for the dedication to the development of our staff.

End Systems secures Commissioning work at No 1 Spinningfields – Manchester

End Systems are proud to announce that we have recently secured the commissioning package at No. 1 Spinningfields, Manchester working with NG Bailey.

No. 1 Spinningfields will be a brand-new world class office accommodation with over 260,000 square feet of space. Sitting in the most successful commercial district in Manchester, it’s going to be home to many businesses from any size or industry.

This is the newest addition to our prestigious portfolio of current projects as End Systems approach our 42nd year of delivering high-quality service to the construction industry.

End Systems Nominated in 5 Categories for the 2016 CSA Awards

After our success in winning two awards last year, End Systems are pleased to announce they have been nominated in 5 of the 7 available categories for this year’s 2016 CSA Awards to be held at the Effingham Park Hotel on June 17.

We have successful nominations in the following categories

Commissioning Provider of the Year: 2016 sees End Systems complete its 40th year of trading and the nomination in this award category speaks volumes for the long journey the company has made from its’ early days and are grateful for this recognition.

  • Training Provider of the Year: This is an award which we were successful in winning last year and have been nominated for a consecutive year. This award being one which managing director Brian Townsend holds in high esteem and is proud to be nominated once again.
  • Student of the Year: Following his success last year Rob Cleworth has once again been nominated for this award after achieving both his CSA grades 4 & 5 in the same calendar year.
  • Engineer of the Year: Stuart Kelly has been nominated for his outstanding work on the Award Winning Project The National Graphene Institute in Manchester.
  • Project of the year – University of Leicester Centre for Medicine: We are delighted to be associated with this ground breaking Passivhaus project which is the flagship building of the University. We provided commissioning managers and a hands on commissioning team to help deliver this demanding energy efficient project alongside Wilmott Dixon, NG Bailey and Couch Perry Wilkes.

Managing Director Brian Townsend said “It speaks volumes for End Systems and the team that we have been fortunate enough to be nominated in so many categories, it should be a great evening once again with an opportunity to meet industry friends old and new”

Good luck to everybody nominated from across the UK commissioning industry and we’re certain that the success of the awards will be once again replicated when commissioning engineers converge on the Effingham Park Hotel on the evening of June 17th.

Sponsored Team Benefit From New Facilities

In May 2013 we reported our efforts to support local youth in sport.

One of our chosen benefactors were Astley & Tyldesley JFC who play there football in the A Section of the local district league.

In a February fixture, the team played an away game at Darwen Vale High School in Darwen.

Darwen Vale was one of End Systems key projects in 2013 where we helped deliver both O&M Manuals and Commissioning & Testing Services.

As we are all too aware, decent sporting facilities for youngsters are few and far between, but the excellent facilities at Darwen Vale, with their state of the art 3G pitches ensure that winter fixtures, which all too often fall prey to the bad weather, are able to be staged.

Steve Kelly, End Systems Documentation Manager, who’s son plays for Astley & Tyldesley commented ;

“It’s fantastic to be involved in a project professionally only to see the real benefits these projects bring to the wider community,

Darwen Vale is an excellent facility and we hope to return next season“

The team went on to win 4-1 to keep their hope alive for a top 4 finish !

O&M Manuals – No Longer an Afterthought

The value of expertly written and well-presented O&M Manuals is increasingly obvious to both clients and contractors alike.

Steve Kelly, Documentation Manager at End Systems, shares his thought on the rising popularity of professionally written documentation after 28 years of experience in this field;

“It isn’t too long ago when O&M’s were considered as somewhat of an afterthought which were often thrown together in the closing days of a project to attract that tick in the box.

Little thought was given to their technical content or ease of use, let alone the wider benefit of efficiently operated buildings.

Faced with rising fuel costs, building owners are now presented with technically complex facilities designed to operate in combat with these increased running costs. It is therefore of fundamental importance that clients and their facility teams are well appraised on the intended operating and maintenance regimes if buildings life cycle costs are to be realised.

The most advanced lighting control systems, intended to provide all manner of intricate operation are fundamentally floored if commissioned badly or nobody instructs the Building Manage how to use them!

End Systems have built their business model on ensuring that buildings are handed over fit for purpose with an educated client, the very essence of good customer service and delivery.

We have developed a host of services to ensure that design intent is both delivered and communicated to the people who matter – Your Clients.

These services include:-

1. O&M Manuals
2. Building User Guides
3. TM31 Energy Logbooks
4. As Fitted Drawings
5. Client Video Training
6. On-Line O&M Manuals
7. H&S Files
8. Soft Landing Consultancy

Recent feedback also suggests that modest investment made in this type of professional service at the tail end of projects gives contractors an improved customer service deliverable and reduced call back during the defects liability period providing for an overall cost saving.”