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Lone worker gadget rollout

Aug 25, 2020

Arboriculture firm bts Group is rolling out new tech to protect its lone workers.  The arboriculture industry, by its nature, includes plenty of work in remote locations. bts is providing its lone workers – mainly surveyors – with MicroGuards as an upgrade to current procedures. Initially, this will be on the UKPN contract, but it may be extended to other areas.  MicroGuard, produced by PeopleSafe, is a small device designed to get help in the case of an accident. Its SOS...

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bts hires new contract support for Scotland work

Jul 21, 2020

bts welcomes Brenna Woollard, contract support administrator, to its head office team. Based in Suffolk, Brenna will work on bts’s contract with SSE, a distribution network operator (DNO) in Scotland. She’ll collaborate remotely with Paul Hanson, bts’s SSE works manager, who’s based in Perth.  Brenna will make sure everything runs smoothly, gathering information and producing reports for Paul. She brings years of administrative experience to the role. Her professio...

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Case study: Overcoming the odds

Jul 7, 2020

Quick look Date: 15-16 June 2020 Location: Mill Lane, Barrington  Water Meadows  Branch: Cambridgeshire (headed by Paul Read) Client: UK Power Networks Crew: Planning team: Paul Read, Fred Rogers (UKPN), Jon Munden Surveyor: Rob Taylor Cutting teams:  Tim Rogers (UKPN) Rob Cox Matt Warden (bts) AMC (subcontractor)  Beach Electrical (subcontractor)  K&B (subcontractor) Premier Trees (subcontractor)    On the da...

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Bring in your chainsaws – bts Service is open for business

Jun 16, 2020

Trev’s back in his workshop, which means bts Service is back in business after lockdown. Trevor Swayne runs bts Service, based at the Lion Barn, Maitland Rd. He’s been repairing chainsaws since 1987 and is well known as a local expert. Arborists come to the Needham Market workshop from all over East Anglia. Chainsaw, strimmer and brush cutter repairs and maintenance are ongoing at the arb firm. bts Service’s one-man staff and spacious workshop meant it could reopen in good ti...

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bts starts Wirral work for SPEN

Jun 16, 2020

bts Group Ltd, a leading arboriculture firm in the utilities sector, is now working with SP Energy Networks (SPEN) on Wirral. As of May, bts has been tree cutting and managing vegetation around power lines for distribution network operator (DNO) SPEN on Wirral, a region in northwest England. Jon Pearson, bts senior contract manager, will lead a team of specialist tree cutters. New venture in uncertain times SPEN and bts embarked on the new contract as the UK began to loosen Covid-19 restric...

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bts helps rejuvenate NHS hospital grounds

Jun 2, 2020

Arborists from bts Group Ltd spent bank holiday Monday helping a hospital. Distribution network operator (DNO) SP Energy Networks asked bts to collaborate on a pro bono job for Arrowe Park, an NHS hospital in the Wirral. Why Arrowe Park? The hospital fought the Covid-19 pandemic from the start and paid a toll: over 200 patients with the disease have died in Wirral University Teaching Hospital (which includes Arrowe Park). Arrowe Park also lost a nurse, Julie Penfold, to the disease. SPEN wa...

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bts key workers help keep UK on the grid

Apr 8, 2020

Arborists from bts Group Ltd are still working to support the UK’s power networks.  bts arborists, who provide vegetation management for Distribution Network Operators (DNOs), are classed as key workers in the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. bts helps maintain vital infrastructure in the UK, working to support DNOs like UK Power Networks and Western Power Distribution.  DNOs have suspended all non-safety critical work, a move designed to keep workers and the public safe while maintain...

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bts hires Business Development Manager for commercial tree surgery

Apr 1, 2020

bts Group Ltd is expanding its reach in the commercial sector by welcoming Gary Devereaux back to the company as business development manager. bts, a leading utilities arboriculture firm, has a small but successful commercial arm. Gary’s appointment will drive growth and diversification. Gary Devereaux previously worked with bts in commercial and sales roles, winning contracts with clients such as the Environment Agency and Western Power Distribution. He’s since worked across Eur...

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Case study: Badgers left unbadgered

Feb 25, 2020

Quick look Date: November 2018 Location: Address: Corsindae House, Midmar (near Inverurie), Aberdeenshire, Scotland OS grid ref: NJ 686 088 w3w: ///converged.crowns.left Branch: Scotland (headed by Paul Hanson) Client: SSEN Crew: Richard Air, Richard Blake, Ian Alexander, Brian Jarett, Owen Jamieson, Chris Baird, Roddy Milne & Chris Muldoon Equipment: MEWP, long reach tools, chainsaw, woodchipper Summary: bts Group was due to clear vegetati...

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bts is hiring: Suffolk-based contract support administrator

Feb 24, 2020

This is an opportunity to work within a growing, dynamic company in Needham Market, Suffolk.  37.5 hours per week on a permanent basis. Competitive salary, depending on qualifications and experience. The company bts Group is a tree surgery firm with a specialist niche. We cut trees and vegetation near to electricity lines and many of our clients are distribution network operators (DNOs). We’re part of the RSK Group of companies.  Our head office – where this role is ba...

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