PTSG’s Gift To The National Memorial Arboretum

A close up image of the National Memorial Arboretum PTSG Fire Solutions Ltd has made arrangements to donate products and services worth approximately £10,000 to the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire.

The National Memorial Arboretum is a UK-registered charity and 150-acre visitor site on the edge of the National Forest in Staffordshire. It is part of the Royal British Legion, but a separate legal body, which exists to ensure that:

  • The unique contribution of those who have served and sacrificed is never forgotten
  • The baton of remembrance is passed on through the generations
  • There is a year-round space to celebrate lives lived and commemorate lives lost.

The Arboretum welcomes over 300,000 visitors to site each year, including over 20,000 young people for formal and informal learning visits. Visitors can enjoy discovering almost 400 memorials nestled amongst some 25,000 trees, experience riverside walks and participate in a wide variety of daily activities: guided walks, land train tours, memorial talks, exhibitions and buggy tours.

Another service provider originally installed two fire systems into the commercial kitchens serving the two restaurants on site, which are no longer accessible and therefore cannot be maintained. The manufacturer and maintainer put forward an expensive proposal to move them; however, as the National Memorial Arboretum is a charity, the expense was considered extreme.

PTSG, via constituent company Trinity Fire & Security (Trinity), is an approved distributor of Ansul kitchen fire suppression systems. Specialist Systems Sales Manager, Stewart King, approached Ansul and others to see if they would provide replacement systems, which are more compliant – free of charge. The following companies agreed and kindly donated equipment:

  • John Hunt at Johnson Controls – Donated Ansul equipment
  • Gemma Fenlon at Geberit – Donated all Geberit Mapress fittings
  • Gary Jacklin at BSS – Donated all pipework
  • Lee Dempsey at S & S Northern – Donated Ansul 500S+ interface key switch panels

Trinity colleagues were also approached about the provision of labour free of charge, with just a 15% fee to cover project management and administration. Everyone agreed and the client was absolutely delighted with the gesture.

Ultimately, it amounts to around £10,000 of equipment and work donated free of charge. Works Engineer Jordan Gouldbourne is currently organising the works to upgrade both of the systems.

A wide image of the National Memorial Arboretum against a blue skied sunny day