PCE wins installer award for fourth time

Premier Communication Electronics (PCE) has won the Federation of Communication Services’ (FCS) Installer of the Year award for the fourth time.

The Exeter-based radio and mobile communications specialist won the industry award for its work in installing radio equipment and 360 degree covert lights and sirens into a South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust officer’s car.

PCE has previously won the award, which recognises good workmanship, proven knowledge and practical ability in providing quality and safe installations of electrical communications equipment into vehicles, on three other occasions.

PCE’s Chief Executive Director Karen Langley said: “We are delighted to have won this award again. We pride ourselves on our high level of workmanship and skill and, in this instance, our innovative approach in finding solutions to particular needs.

“Ambulance officers’ cars are often dual purpose so any lights, sirens and radio equipment needs to be easily accessible to aid a swift attendance at the scene of an emergency but also hidden from view during off duty periods. Our solution successfully meets both on and off duty needs.”

PCE was also shortlisted for the Apprentice of the Year Award on the first year of entering the category. Tom Virgin was named as the runner-up with BT claiming first and third place.

Mrs Langley added: “We are really proud of Tom’s achievement. BT is a huge company with a comprehensive apprenticeship scheme. It is huge honour for a company of our size to have one of our apprentices chosen among the finalists.”

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