18 September 2017 - A summer of certification success!We are pleased to announce that the company has achieved significant 3rd party verification of our business systems & processes during summer 2017. These include:
. Quality: We have achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification, upgraded from ISO 9001:2008
. Environmental: We have achieved ISO 14001:2015 certification, upgraded from ISO 9001:2004
. Health & Safety: We again have passed Achilles B2 certification & audit process with the overall score increasing
from 98.67 to 99.25% since the last audit.
How has this been achieved?
The company’s Integrated Management System (IMS) was extensively upgraded by Paul Mountain (Technical Director) during the 12-months prior to his retirement in August this year. The new IMS structure and content was designed to follow the process map approach (which replaces individual operating procedures) to ensure compliance with the revised standards requirements. Preparation to comply with the pending ISO45001 standard for occupational health & safety is already in place.
The core of the new manual is based around ~50 process maps which define all aspects of the company structure, employee roles, management responsibility, health & safety, quality, environmental and system process’s. By moving away from operating procedures this allowed the core processes already used by TCS to be aligned to match the requirements of the new 2015 standards. The new process map structure calls upon the existing work instructions, registers, inspection procedures as required.
As the IMS is the key system within TCS for all aspects of our day-today business, the review included updates to all work instructions, inspection procedures, technical tables, problem knowledge databases, registers, software tools and much more.
09 March 2017 - TAP Win Minworth THP Plant For MWH TreatmentTo start 2017 off with a bang, we were delighted to receive a signed contract from MWH Treatment Ltd for the delivery and installation of the Electrical control package for the Minworth STW THP plant.
This contract for Total Automation & power was over £1m and is planned to be built, installed and commissioned this year.
Minworth STW, is the largest sewage treatment works in the Severn Trent Water portfolio, and is responsible for treating the effluent from about 1.7 m people in the Birmingham area.
The new THP plant will increase the production of biomethane gas, currently being used for power generation on site of around 8MW, and increase the export of biomethane gas to the grid for home and business uses.
This should generate an increase in revenue to STW of around £100k per week.
19 December 2016 - Mission Christmas
Technical Control Systems Ltd are proud to have supported Mission Christmas in the form of Jumper Day.
We raised £76.46 for the cause on Friday 16th with staff members from both our offices and shop floor arriving in their best and brightest attire.
We would like to thank all those who contributed to the event.
09 December 2016 - Proud to have supported Children in NeedTechnical Control Systems Ltd & all our staff wish to congratulate Steve Wakefield on raising £4,737 for Children In Need in 2016.
Each year Steve fund raises in different locations in advance of the actual day. This includes public venues and past/present employers whilst dressed in a “deep sea diver” costume, complete with treasure chest.
• This year the TCS staff raised £ 145.41 on the day, plus in addition the company has contributed another £145 to match the staff’s contribution.
See certificate -> link.
On the actual day of Children In Need, every year Steve undertakes a sponsored 18mile walk from Ilkley to Leeds, whilst pushing the same pram he’s used for the last 19 years, since his original journey with his 7 month old son to raise money for children in need.
Please take a moment to read his story on his mydonate webpage -> link.
To-date this means Steve will have raised over £60,000 during the last 19 years, which I’m sure we can all agree is a truly amazing personnel effort
05 December 2016 - We have joined ADBATechnical Control Systems Ltd are delighted to announce we have joined ADBA, the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association.
This is part of our approach to focus on specific new industrial markets.
We look forward to working with other suppliers in this area to provide process automation & control solutions.
By leveraging our experience in the UK water & wastewater industry, we believe this will assist TCS in providing optimised engineered compliant process solutions for all sizes of applications.
30 November 2016 - A Sad Loss for TCSIt is with the greatest of sadness that we deliver to you today the heartbreaking news of the sudden death of our colleague and friend, David Fletcher.
We’ve been informed that Dave died suddenly late Thursday (24th November) at home from cause as yet unknown.
On behalf of all of us here at Technical Control Systems Ltd, we have taken the liberty of sending out to his family and friends, our most heartfelt condolences and sympathy.
Dave will be deeply missed here, leaving behind now only those fond memories we have of him.
Back in 1987, when Dave joined TCS, he took on the position of Panel Wireman. Over the years, he worked his way into the position of Financial Director.
Such an extraordinary person Fletch was. This is truly a great loss to our company. He will be profoundly missed by everyone whose lives he touched - even if only for his ability to care about every TCS penny and his sometimes resolute 'grumpiness' when at work.
We will always remember his huge ability to enjoy life when out with friends and family, often being the life and sole of parties with a funny anecdote or a verse or two of a rude song !!
Dave, may you rest in peace.
The Directors of TCS
05 November 2016 - Bryn Cowlyd ProjectTCS Ltd are proud to report a significant order from Skanska for the Bryn Cowlyd project in North Wales. The contract to deliver 7 motor control centres is the largest contract, so far received, to be delivered to Welsh Water since TCS was awarded their framework for MCC’s in 2013.
Welsh Water started work on a £31 million pound investment scheme which will ensure customers in Llandudno, Colwyn Bay, Conwy and surrounding areas continue to receive a top quality drinking water supply.
Work on the new water treatment works - supplied from Llyn Cowlyd - will include:
+ Two water cleaning process buildings.
+ Storage tanks.
+ Storm pumping station.
+ Generator building.
+ Dosing building.
The scheme involves expanding the water treatment works at Bryn Cowlyd in Dolgarrog and is expected to be completed in December 2017.
It is the largest investment on a treatment works by Welsh Water in its current £1.7 billion investment programme.
27 October 2016 - Jeans for Genes DayWe are proud to have supported the Jeans for Genes day charity event on September 23rd and it’s a big thank-you to all staff, customers and the company who contributed towards the charity.
We raised £120.00 for the charity which aims to improve the lives of children affected by a genetic disorder.
26 October 2016 - Company GrowthTCS are delighted to welcome our two new apprentices for 2016, Callum & Thomas who started in October. As part of a 2-year programme they will be working throughout all departments whilst attending Leeds City College on day release as part of an Engineering Extended Diploma (level 3) scheme.
TCS are pleased to support young engineers looking for their first work experience in a modern manufacturing workplace.
This investment in the company’s future, is in addition to TCS’s ongoing investment in full-time permanent staff during 2016.
Since the beginning of 2016, the company workforce has a net gain in full-time permanent staff of around 10%. This reflects our continuously growing order book from long-term clients, frameworks, traditional market areas and new market opportunities.
24 June 2016 - Great Yorkshire Bike Ride 2016Andrew Heron, Jonathan Somers and Nigel Foster (all pictured) raising money for charities that include Yorkshire Cancer Research, Heart Research UK and The Candlelighters Trust.
Having a well-earned lunch break during the 70 mile Great Yorkshire Bike Ride 2016 from Wetherby to Filey.
15 June 2016 - Audit Achievement - Achilles Verify B2 StatusTCS recently took part in a 2 day audit within our premises, the following details the result:
- In the on-site assessment categories for Health & Safety, Environment and Quality a pass was achieved at 100%. - In relation to the management system, a score of 97.3% was achieved, showing the impact on productivity as a result of our implementation of the 'Integrated Management System', introduced within the company in 2005.
Here at TCS we are pleased with these results and wish to thank those involved for their continued efforts and representation of our working principles and values.
06 January 2016 - New AppointmentIt is with great pleasure that TCS can announce and welcome Mark Scally as their new Business Development Manager. Mark will be starting on Monday 11th January and will be responsible for developing new revenue streams, stronger customer relationships and both the market presence of TCS and the TAP joint venture with Cougar Automation Ltd. Mark was formerly the Global Market Manager for Water and Waste Water with ABB Ltd and previously the UK Water Framework Manager for ABB Ltd, with over 15 years of experience in the UK water industry.
02 November 2015 - The Modern Slavery Act 2015The Modern Slavery Act 2015 came into effect on the 29th October 2015.
This law requires manufacturers and retailers doing business in the UK which supply goods or services and have an annual turnover exceeding £36 million to disclose information regarding their policies to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their supply chain and within their business.
Respecting human rights and environmental issues in the supply chain is ultimately our supplier’s responsibility. As customers, however, we play and active role in supplier development and have adopted various means to clearly communicate our expectations of our suppliers.
In our standard supplier approval process, we issue an integrity guide for suppliers and contractors which for example outlines our prohibition of child labour, paying less than the minimum wage and human trafficking, and not observing all laws and regulations.
We have updated this guide to include slavery, which can be downloaded here. Suppliers please complete the Supplier Integrity Commitment letter and Fax back as instructed in the letter.
10 May 2015 - Leeds Half Marathon 2015Simon Logan, Jonathan Somers, Nigel Foster (all pictured) and Anthony Elsbury running to raise funds for Jane Tomlinson's Cancer Charity at the Leeds Half Marathon 2015 - of course a couple of pints were needed to replenish the lost fluids on what was a very warm day for running 13.1 miles
October 2014 - Yorkshire Water MCC Framework agreement AwardedTechnical Control Systems Ltd are proud to announce that the Yorkshire Water Services Ltd Framework for Motor Control Centres and Systems Integration has been awarded to Total Automation & Power (TAP). TAP is an established joint venture set up between TCS & Cougar Automation Ltd for the delivery of turnkey electrical packages. TCS has been a supplier to Yorkshire Water for many years and have been present on every framework since 1999.
July 2014 - Thames Water MCC Framework agreement AwardedTAP are very proud to announce that Thames Water Utilities Ltd are the latest water company to have renewed their framework for motor control centres and systems integration with TAP for a record third time in succession. TCS/TAP have been closely associated with Thames Water for over 15 years and have delivered millions of pounds worth of projects to Thames Water during that period. We are looking forward to the new challenges that AMP6 will bring.
Hull Saltend FeedbackTCS recently recieved positive feedback regarding the work involved with Saltend WwTW.
Working with MGJV, TCS was involved with the manufacture of panels and performing mods on site to existing panels.
The below PDF file shows the praise given to all involved with Saltend WwTW.
Subcontractor Performance Awards 2015 | Congratulations and thank you!
Your score for 2015 was 1.69. This score signals outstanding performance, and ranks you amongst the top 25% of all JN Bentley subcontractors for the year.
To put your success in context, in 2015 we used 442 subcontactor suppliers and conducted nearly 2,000 Performance Reports. The average score for all suppliers was 1.96.David Bentley, JN Bentley Limited.