Bradford Shopfitter On The Look Out For New Apprentices

PEC, a Bradford-based contracting, manufacturing and shopfitting firm, is recruiting six new apprentices in joinery, decorating, electrical and plumbing. The company, which last month opened a London office in Mayfair, offers commercial fit-out, refurbishment, bespoke joinery manufacture and project management to UK and European clients in the public and private sectors. Its impressive client list includes Magnet, Homebase, Kwik-Fit, Crown Paints, Morrisons, Bupa, Q Park, Jewsons, Villeroy & Boch, Aagrah Restaurants and NHS Trusts. PEC Managing Director, Sohan Panesar, said: “We’ve employed apprentices since the 1990’s and in the past two years have invested £100,000 in training. We firmly believe…

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PEC Fits New Lighting Scheme And Office Area For Q-Park

An energy-saving lighting scheme is expected to make a big difference to maintenance and running costs at a 669-bay car park in Kingston Upon Thames. Bradford-based contractor PEC completed installation of the scheme on behalf of Q-Park, one of Europe’s leading parking companies. The old fittings were removed and replaced with energy-efficient intelligent daylight sensors specified by the client. Renowned for its outstanding customer service and quality design, Q-Park was awarded the British Parking Awards 2011 Best of the Best Award for 10 years of parking excellence. The company has committed to a three year £10m improvement plan for its…

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London Office For Bradford’s PEC

PEC, a Bradford-based contracting, manufacturing and shopfitting firm, has opened a London office as part of ambitious plans to grow the business by £2m this year. The company, established in 1977, has grown from a one-man operation into one of Yorkshire’s leading companies offering commercial fit-out, refurbishment, bespoke joinery manufacture and project management to UK and European clients in the public and private sectors. The company is based at a custom-built headquarters in Bradford, with a bespoke joinery manufacturing facility and office space, and over 100 direct employees. Its impressive client list includes Magnet, Homebase, Kwik-Fit, Crown Paints, Morrisons, Bupa,…

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New MD At PEC Outlines 2012 Expansion Plans

Bradford contracting, manufacturing and shopfitting firm PEC has ambitious plans for 2012 including investments in a bespoke manufacturing division and a London office designed to increase the amount of business done at home and abroad. Company founder Balbir Panesar, who takes on the role of Chairman, remains as passionate as ever about the business – and is keen to use his new position to grow it internationally. New Managing Director Sohan Panesar assumes responsibility for the day-to-day management that drives the business forward, building on the growth achieved in 2011. Balbir, who founded PEC in 1977 as a solo operation,…

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Bradford Firm Manufactures Opportunities For Apprentices

A custom-made catwalk designed, built and installed by the joinery manufacturing team at Bradford firm PEC provided a fitting platform to showcase designer fashion collections at a charity dinner held at Harewood House in Leeds. PEC managing director Balbir Panesar offered to donate the 60ft catwalk, which was designed and built at his company’s manufacturing facility on the Euroway Trading Estate and installed by a team of joiners on the morning of the event. The star-studded Fashion With Dinner evening was organised by The Prince’s Trust to raise funds to support its work in the region. Designers Jeff Banks CBE,…

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PEC Wins First Overseas Contract With Hygena In France

Bradford-based PEC Building & Shopfitting is exporting local talent to mainland Europe after winning its first overseas contract: a £2m deal with Hygena to fit kitchens in 40 French showrooms. Hygena, now one of France’s best known kitchen names, is just one of 20 brands belonging to Europe’s biggest kitchen group Nobia, which develops, manufactures and sells kitchens through a network of nearly 700 stores in eight countries. Earlier this year the Nobia board decided to invest in a full store refurbishment programme across Hygena’s 139-strong network in France, with an ambitious timescale of 73 stores being completed in the…

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