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Issue Three - September 2012

Power Electrics Inside Magazine

Inside: + Rebranding + Goldmine Update + The Expo Season + New Staff + Mobile Power + What’s on

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Customer Comments

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Dear All With the Summer washout coming towards an end the day-light hours start becoming shorter the third issue of the newsletter looks back at the summer months in all the departments, along with looking ahead towards the Autumn and Christmas periods. Some exciting projects have taken place in the recent months including one of Power Electrics largest sales order going out the door and one of the hire departments largest shout for temporary power. This edition of the newsletter will focus on a variety of topics including an update on where we are at with the rebranding of the logo and a feature on mobile users visiting our website. With over 92% of the British public with a mobile phone and the continual rise of smart phones, page 12 looks at how numbers of visitors to our website are changing with an increase of mobile web visitors. The newsletter rounds off this edition looking at some customer feedback. As always, if you have anything you want to be included in the next edition of the newsletter due before Christmas, please contact Leigh in the Marketing Department.

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The rebranding exercise has now almost been completed with the new logo being placed on all items including, business cards, POWER ELECTRICS VAN VISUALS stationary, vehicles and the rental generator range to name a few.

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The reason for the rebrand was to freshen up our old logo to create a clean and professional looking image for the company along with avoiding marketplace confusion with other companies who may have a very simular name to us. The aim was to be viewed as Power Electrics rather than PE. T. 0370 850 0858

An important Generating part ofsolutions the rebranding exercise is to keep brand consistency and ensuring our logo always looks the same whether it be on a generator or a piece of paper. Keeping the colours the same and the logo not stretched will mean our brand will be easily recognised, whether it be a lorry on the motorway or an invoice sent to a customer.


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Please remember that if there is any new artwork going to printers, please run the artwork through the marketing department to ensure that the logo is correct. The reason this is done is to make sure the following things are correct: + Size of logo + Colour pantones + Placement of logo If you have any questions about the branding please contact the marketing department.




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Mobile Power 1 iPad

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2000 1600 Internet Users (MM)


Global Mobile vs. Desktop User Projection 2007-2015E

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According to research, within three years there will be more mobile than traditional internet users. Global mobile internet access grew more than 148% from 2009 until 2011 with trends looking to continue.

During 2011, those people who visited our website on a Mobile Device, spent on average 20% less time on the website and were 18% more likely to leave the site within the first 10 seconds.

Number of Mobile Visits to Mobile Visits 7000 6180

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exhibition season September marks the start of the exhibition period which Power Electrics will be displaying and marketing our services and products to new customers. When looking at which shows to exhibit at we look at past results from shows, attendance figures, location and market place. As you can see from the three shows that we have upcoming in the next three months they spread a wide range of market places; energy, data centers and events.

The Energy Event Date: 11th & 12th September Location: NEC, Birmingham This is only the second year that we are exhibiting at the Energy Event after testing the waters last year and it being a successful show. The Energy Event is the UK’s only event dedicated solely to energy procurement, management and efficiency. With over 150 exhibitors and 4,500 visitors it allows us to gain exposure with buyers, policy makers, specifiers, contractors and consultants throughout the UK. Along with the exhibition the show offers a quality list of speakers including Philip Lowe, Brian Cox and Alastair Campbell which will hopefully attract some high profile people to visit the show.

Datacenter Dynamics Date: 14th & 15th November Location: Excel ICC, London We are exhibiting at Datacenter Dynamics (DCD) for the second year after a successful show in 2011. Over the course of 2 days the conference brings together more than 80 exhibitors and in excess of 2500 delegates, positioning DCD as the largest and most comprehensive conference of its kind anywhere in the world. While at the exhibition we will be focusing our sales efforts at the Design, Build and Operate side of the show.

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The Showmans Show Date: 17th & 18th October Location: Newbury Show Ground We have been exhibiting at the Showmans Show for over 10 years now, showcasing our hire services to the event market. The exhibition is the only show of its kind in the UK. Over 5,000 visitors go through the gates over the two days and Power Electrics are just one of the 340 exhibitors at the event. The Showmans Show is the definitive show for outdoor events and it gives us the perfect opportunity to meet up with existing customers and build relationships along with meeting new customers and new opportunities for the business.

Building Services event Date: 10th & 11th October Location: Olympia, London We exhibited at The Building Services event this year which was co-located with the Facilities Manager Event and the Energy Solutions Exhibition. This year the exhibition was linked with CIBSE which welcomed a wide variety of professionals from consultant engineers, architects and property managers.


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New Staff at Power Electrics Oliver Dorrington Electrician Oliver joined Power Electrics on the 18th June and will support the Service team in the preparation, testing and repair of electrical equipment and generators.

Catherine Miles Rental Controller Joining Power Electrics at the beginning of July, Catherine will support the rental team with the swift and accurate production of quotations and communicate with our ever increasing customer base.

Sam Hunt Engineering/Electrical Labourer Oliver joined Power Electrics on the 6th June and will support the Service team.

Alex Hill Sales Apprentice Joining Power Electrics at the beginning of September, Alex will be reporting to Brian Holland and is completing an apprenticeship in Sales.

Matthew Spiller Fabrication and Welding Apprentice Matthew joined on the 17th September and will be reporting to Chris Lovell.

Paul Rich Service Operations Supervisor

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Paul has joined the Service Department and started working for Power Electrics on 1st October. Paul will supervise the operations aspect of the Service department.

Department Updates RENTAL Power Electrics prove an Ace at the AEGON Championships

IT Visitor Internet Access Power Electrics now have a visitor portal for access to the wireless internet. Currently the visitor portal is available in the area from the boardroom to the directors office with meeting rooms to be done in the next couple of months. Please could you inform visitors who wish to login to the internet in the boardroom area to choose the visitor profile and to follow the on screen instructions.

Two 550kVA’s in Sync at the Queens Club, London

Power Electrics Rental department have supplied the temporary power to this year’s AEGON Championships at the historic Queen’s Tennis Club in London. The tournament, which took place between 11-17 June, marked the start of the grass-court season for many of the world’s top players in the men’s game. Over 1.5MW’s were supplied to the event by Power Electrics in conjunction with The Lighting Centre, with units utilized to power areas of the venue including the players’ lounge, VIP hospitality and international broadcasting along with standby power for other key areas.

RENTAL 3 x 500kVA rental sets on hire to Wolves Football Club to provide temporary power for their new stand for the start of the season.

SALES 8MW Ready for delivery to a Major Water Utility

4 x 2MW generating sets being loadbank tested at the Bristol site before heading off to a Major Water Utility.

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HR Inf

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Maternity, paternity, adoption and sick Maternity, paternity, adoption and pay sick increase: pay increase

The standard rate of rate statutory maternity, paternity and adoption pay willpay incr The standard of statutory maternity, paternity and adoption from 1stfrom April sick paysick willpay increase from £81.60 to £85.85 1st2012. April Statutory 2012. Statutory will increase from £81.60 to

Minimum Wage Wage RatesRates increase from from 1st October 201220 to Minimum increase 1st October * * * *

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Driving License Request

We are required by our insurance company to provide up to date inform Company Pool Car, we are required for insurance purposes to see pro For company vehicle users who have “opted in” to use company vehicles for additional drivers too. Failure to provide up to date information will

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Department Updates QUALITY Power Electrics Gain Re-certification of ISO 9001 We have recently undergone a re-certification surveillance external audit for ISO 9001, all areas of the business were sampled and I am pleased to say the we successfully passed the audit with no non-conformances or observations. This is due to the commitment from all areas of the business in achieving the quality standard through individual operational procedures. An extract from the Audit Report: “The business is well controlled and run. Internal audits are thorough and detailed, management reviews are comprehensive and the setting of measurable objectives is commendable. Training, and the file management of training records is excellent. I have no hesitation in recommending continued certification to ISO 9001.” I would like to thank everyone for their continued support in contributing to Power Electrics achieving the renewed certification. ISO 9001 demonstrates to our customers the high standard of Quality Assurance that we consistently gain to ensure that customer needs are met and fulfilled.


Kind Regards, Oli


August 2012 Issue 3

A Daughter for Ian Hamber

A Baby son for Julian Venn

Congratulations to Ian and Sonia on the birth of their daughter Brooke Lily, born in the very early hours of Saturday 21st July, weighing in at 6lbs 10oz.

Congratulations to Julian and Sarah on the birth of their son Oliver James, born 22 August weighing in at a healthy 8lb 15 oz.

Laura’s Last Day

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Friday 31st August was Laura O’Brien’s last day at Power Electrics after 10 years. Laura would like to say a big thank you to everyone for such a lovely send off.

Employee Suggestion Scheme As part of our Quality System we are always looking for ways to improve or change the way in which we work or the service we provide to our customers. This is where we need your help! We are re-launching the Employee Suggestion Scheme, each suggestion will be evaluated for its contribution to continual improvement of the Quality System and business processes overall.

Individual suggestions will be reviewed monthly and feedback will be given. Should the suggestion be accepted and implemented then a recognition payment of ÂŁ50 in Mall vouchers will be awarded. Suggestions should be made using the Employee Suggestion Scheme Form (QF67) which can be located on the N Drive/EHS&Q Comm Docs/ Forms/QF67. Completed forms can be either posted in the red suggestion scheme boxes located in the planning room, the works tea room or e-mailed to Olivia March. Paper copies of the forms are located adjacent to the red boxes.


Brisfest Taking place over two days from the 22nd September the festival has moved this year from the harbourside to Ashton Court increasing its capacity to 20,000 people and allowing organisers to put on a bigger and better festival. There are 11 stages to choose from at the festival, with headlines from De La Soul, Hawkwind, Beardyman and Roni Size

Bristol half marathon

The 24th Bristol half marathon will take place on Sunda popular half marathons in the UK. The Race will start an scenic sea-level route will take runners around the old ci the Portway, through the stunning Avon Gorge, and pas Suspension Bridge.

Wales Rally at Cardiff

Wales Rally GB is the British and 10th round of this year’s 13-round FIA World Rally Champ (WRC). Celtic Manor Resort will once again open its doors to world class sport and its star WRC visits.

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In September 2012 this award-winning production will launch its long anticipated UK tour at the Bristol Hippodome. Performances of the Disney’s The Lion King begins on 31st August.


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Bristol Christmas Markets The ever-popular German Christmas Market is open on Broadmead this year from 9 November to 22 December. Shoppers can enjoy German market stalls selling traditional crafts, gifts and mouth watering German food and drink.

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Customer Feedback

“Power Electrics provided a professional service for the duration of the AEGON Championships including the set up and break down of the event. Their knowledge of the product and the service they provided us were second to none.” Maintenance Manager at the Queens Club

“This contract was not straightforward but complex and difficult. Power Electrics worked as part of a team and installed the first machine on a roof with no room for error. The second machine was installed in a very cramped location but splitting into parts and reassembling and commissioning. Their personnel sent to site were of qualified and developed appropriately for the work and performed efficiently with no issues during installation, commissioning and maintenance.” Assistant Director Project at The Royal Marsden Foundation Trust

“On both the install projects, Power Electrics performed very well. The new Baby Care Unit required very careful planning and implementation of the new system. The project management / quality / delivery was exceptional.” Hospital Engineer at the Royal United Hospital Bath

“Many thanks for all your assistance at both The Derby and the Grand National. I have enjoyed working with you and to my mind the service offered goes beyond just powering up a generator. There have been many instances where Power Electrics staff have offered help in many other areas.” Engineering Manager at SiS

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