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All change at PCPM as it pursues new growth

Commercial refrigeration and air conditioning specialist PCPM is gearing up for growth in business by promoting two key members of staff and appointing another. 

The Chesterfield-based firm has made the moves in order to accommodate a growth in both demand and new project contract wins. 

PCPM has seen its turnover grow from £1.4m to £4.8m in the past four years, while its employee headcount has increased from five to 11 since 2016.  

The company's operations manager, Ashley Arundel, has been promoted to operations director. Mr Arundel holds a degree in engineering from Leeds University and more than 10 years of design and project management experience within the HVACR sector. 

He is currently working towards Chartered Manager Status with the Chartered Management Institute.

Craig Smith, meanwhile, has been promoted to the role of senior project manager, where he will assume more responsibility within the air conditioning and ventilation side of the business as it gears up for growth. 

Mr Smith spent seven years in the army as a communications operator before leaving in 2007 to train as an air conditioning and ventilation engineer, using his qualifications to help PCPM become REFCOM-registered. 

Reporting to Mr Smith as project manager is new recruit Chris Sharman, who has a a degree in Public Service Management from the University of Derby and has worked as a project manager on schemes for some of the biggest companies in the UK, including TNT and UPS.

PCPM’s managing director, Peter Crown, said: “We’re delighted to be able to promote Ashley and Craig into new roles within the company and give them added responsibilities to reflect their work and contributions to PCPM, and to also welcome Chris to the team. 

“Our decision to diversify into air conditioning and ventilation has led to bigger projects of higher value and this is a huge area of potential growth for the company. 

“The changes we have made to the team, including promoting Ashley and Craig and recruiting Chris, will enable us to place more focus specifically on the air conditioning side of the business, to fully develop that growth potential.” 

22 May 2018


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