On this very day, 10th November in 2006, FTS Safety Solutions Limited was incorporated! 10 years have gone by and there have been tough times and of course, good times. You just have to work through those days and take the rough with the smooth. I can still remember the first job that I completed under the banner of FTS Safety Solutions, it was a hairdressing salon in Kettering. Salons are considered as one of the places where the most failures appear in comparison to the number of appliances tested on the premises.
Surprise Congratulations for FTS
Anyway, a few days ago I attended the Elex 2016 Exhibition which is for trades persons within the Electrical industry. It never ceases to amaze me the number of stands for the different tools and equipment! More importantly, I can never resist a good exhibition bargain, from workwear trousers to magnetic LED torches or lamps.
I also had my sights set on visiting the Seaward Group stand as I have worked with the Seaward team for many years and have had the privilege of helping with some of the refinements of their software. It wouldn’t be the first time I had been able to find a bug in their software which had been missed in development!
More recently, I was able to help with the introduction of the recent system change within the Apollo 600 tester firmware and the PATGuard software. These changes have helped FTS Safety Solutions with recording test results for Fire Extinguisher Servicing along with our core business of PAT Testing.
Finally, I found the stand and of course, laughingly asked what freebies were on offer. “Nothing, not even a pen?” I almost cried! However, I was not prepared for what happened next! Having been asked to complete a survey regarding the use of the Apollo 600 PAT Tester, I was then presented with a bottle of champagne, box of chocolates and a certificate which was congratulating FTS Safety Solutions on the anniversary of our 10 years in business. I was rendered speechless to say the least! After staying for a little while to have a couple of pictures taken of us being presented with our gifts, we thanked the Seaward team and continued to enjoy rest of the exhibition.
I would like to personally thank the Seaward group for their continued support, the quality of their product and look forward to continuing with the business relationship that we have built up over the ten years and personally even before FTS Safety Solutions went into business.
Until Next Time…