Dear Valued Reader, Customer, Colleague, Friend,
On March 24th, 2020, we notified you of the very difficult decision to temporarily suspend our production activities, a decision made to safeguard our valued stakeholders.
The world is continually adjusting to extremely complex, fast paced and unprecedented events. Businesses seek to find the careful balance between supporting essential work and maintaining the very highest levels of safety for their employees, customers and suppliers.
At QTS, we’ve continued to adjust the way we run our business as we respond to the latest guidance from Government and this week has demonstrated more than ever, that our business, directly and indirectly, impacts essential work, such as Medical, Pharmaceutical and Food industries to name a few.
QTS appreciates the importance of supporting the ongoing cycle of essential work and recognises the great efforts of our Nations heroes, the key workers on the front line across many sectors.
Therefore, we will re-commence our production activities with effect from Monday 6th April; however, we have taken significant steps to safeguard our production team, so we will be running at limited capacity and prioritising essential work.
I wanted to write and update you on the measures we’re taking:
- We introduced new social distancing measures and provided substantial health and wellbeing measures in line with Government advice.
- To aid social distancing, we have reduced our production operatives to 1 per production area.
- Our production operatives are working to strict working guidelines, with implemented staggered breaks.
- All key office-based employees are working remotely; however, we are operating with a limited workforce at this time
We’d like to say a big thank you for your support and your understanding as we work through these changes.
Stay well, and thank you for your continued support.
Board of Directors
Over the past weeks, QTS has worked diligently and tirelessly to do everything possible to support and protect our staff, customers and suppliers during these unprecedented times.
In light of recent Government advice, as issued by the Prime Minister on Monday 23rd March, QTS has taken the difficult decision to temporarily suspend business production at our manufacturing facility, to further protect our valued stakeholders.
At QTS people are the heart of our business and operations; therefore, the safety and wellbeing of our team, our customers and their end-users will always be our number one priority.
The decision to temporarily suspend our production services has been made with a heavy heart; however, in the face of such unprecedented times, our Senior Management Team are unanimous that it is absolutely the right thing to do at this time.
To this point, QTS will temporarily suspend it’s business and operational activities with effect from Friday 27th March, thus:
Last receipt of goods from suppliers – Wednesday 25th March
No products will be shipped after – Thursday 26th March
Temporarily suspend services – Friday 27th March
Forecasted return to business as usual – Tuesday 14th April (in line with Government advice)
We endeavor to return to business as usual at the earliest opportunity; however, we remain committed to only doing this when it is safe and responsible to do so, and in accordance with government advice.
Although our operations and services are temporarily suspended, key contact details such as telephone numbers & email addresses will be available on our website, as will the latest company announcements, status reports and scheduled re-opening times. Click Here: www.qts-ltd.co.uk
Further details can also be found on our social media channels, please follow to remain updated.
We thank you for understanding the difficult actions taken today and we urge you to take the greatest of care and stay safe in these unprecedented times.
storGUARD™ 2.0, so what’s all the fuss? Well, storGUARD™ marks a sign of intent, the wise and constructive spoken words of QTS Ltd customers which acted as the catalyst for its creation, a redesign that was voted by those who matter and now it’s here as a sign of everything that QTS Ltd stands for, a solution with you in mind and a key part of #QTS2020VISION, our company improvement strategy when
Casting our minds back 6 months and the business knew improvements were required to springboard storGUARD™ 2.0 into a dominant figure within the wire-mesh partitioning and secure cage market.
Our Research & Development (R&D) Team set upon a mission to improve the existing storGUARD™ range and following months of customer interaction and feedback, the objective was clear, it was to provide a high-quality product with industry standards in mind, simple in its handling and adaptable in its modular construction while improving installation times and maintaining its great value for money.
With the design objectives met, the improvements were exactly what QTS Ltd and its customers wanted.
storGUARD™ 2.0 was born and now it’s HERE!
QTS Partners with LOCINOX
What better way to enhance quality, than to partner with industry-leading companies. QTS Ltd can announce an exciting partnership with LOCINOX, who are a leading manufacturer of high-quality mechanical and electro-mechanical components.
This newfound partnership ensures QTS Ltd can deliver at the highest levels, offering multiple locks, hinge and gate closers options with 100% confidence, using the very best materials and providing that perfect solution for your needs.
Staple & Hasp 1AKQU3 Standard Lock LMKQV2 Code Lock LSKZU2 Sliding Lock Push Pad Lock
Powerful Legs of a Runner, Durable Feet of a Hiker
With quality in mind, the post and footplate redesign includes more material, increasing stability, durability and the all-round quality of storGUARD™ 2.0.
The post now boats a sturdy 60×60 profile with 20% added material and the footplate benefits from thicker material and a series of folds that add both strength and improved aesthetics.
Powder Coated Finish
All storGUARD™ 2.0 products are powder coated in our UK manufacturing facility, ensuring a consistent finish is applied.
Our Quality Assurance Team makes sure every product meets the highest standards before they are despatched. A standard Grey (RAL 7035) is applied to all posts and panels, while clips and hinges create contrast with a Black (RAL 9005) finish as standard. Other colours are available on request.
To improve both delivery costs and retrofit installations, the business decision was made to do away with the historically awkward panel sizes, such as 1473, 1173 & 673mm wide.
storGUARD™ 2.0 now offers industry-standard panel sizes, with full and half standard panels available for ease of ordering and installation.
Simple Modular Design
The simple modular design makes ordering nightmares a thing of the past. Simply pick your panel size, a mesh aperture from 2 standard options, select a door from single or double swing, and slide, choose your lock option from a great product range and finish it all with a roof… or not, it’s your choice, but it couldn’t be easier.
Single Tier Double Tier Partition with Three-Sided Cage Four-Sided Cage
Partition Partition Access Gate With Access Gate Access Gate
Standard mesh apertures are available in 25x25mm pattern and 50x50mm are on offer for increased security and the storage of aerosols, meaning our storGUARD™ 2.0 is fully compliant to RC19: Recommendations for the storage of Aerosol Products, with self-closing doors available and a range of suitable locks for when the cage is not in use.
25×25 Mesh 50×50 Mesh
Doors, Doors, Doors
The new storGUARD™ 2.0 now comes with a variety of door options to suit your needs, check out some of the standard doors you can choose from here:
Single Swing Door Double Swing Door Single Slide Door Double Slide Door
Simple Locking-Cassette System
The newly designed door also benefits from added material, increasing the previous 20x20mm frame to a whopping 25x50mm as standard, the door design also allows for easy lock selection.
Simply choose your door size and type, followed by your lock option and we’ll send them both right to your chosen location when they can be assembled in 2 minutes and if you require a lock upgrade or replacement in future, then simply call our team and we can send you a lock of your choice without ever having to change the door.
Cassette In Position Remove Fixings & Cassette Slide in Cassette Add Fixings
Reduced Installation Times
Easy Panel Clip System
You wanted reduced installation times and now you have them!!
Our easy panel clip system is proven to reduce installation times by 25%, saving both time and money, not to mention they look great.
In-Line Clip Four-Way Clip
Great Value for Money
Delivery Costs Halved
storGUARD™ 2.0 is better than ever before and the great thing is it doesn’t cost you a penny more on like for like standard products.
All that value for money and that’s not even the half of it, getting your storGUARD™ 2.0 wire-mesh partitions or secure cage system delivered to you is easy and now it costs half the price, as our redesign process means you only need half the space and half the cost.
Speak to a member of our team today by contacting us!
Every film lover will recognise the iconic quote “Run, Forrest, Run” but the Senior Management Team at QTS has taken it one step further and decided to re-enact the scene for themselves, well for 13.1 miles of it anyway.
What, we hear you say, well you heard us right, because our Senior Management Team, whom don’t have a runners bone between them, have decided to run the Great North Run – Half Marathon in a show of support and a bid to raise money and awareness for Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young Adults, our official charity partner for 2020.
To learn more about Rainbows and the partnership with QTS, view here
We asked why they had chosen such a challenge, with zero long-distance experience, but besides being for such a great cause, they simply said ‘we just felt like running’.
We’d love for you to show your support to Shaun (Founder and Managing Director), Craig (Sales & Marketing Director) and Josh (Operations Manager) as I’m sure they won’t mind us saying, but they will need it.
Please donate, however small or big and help all of us at QTS raise money and awareness for Rainbows.
If you would like to donate, please follow the link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/qtsforrainbows
QTS are delighted to announce our official Charity partner for 2020 as Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People; the only hospice in the East Midlands which provides care and support to children and young people with life-limiting illnesses and their families.
As a company, individuals and as a team, QTS will pledge to raise as much money and awareness as possible for Rainbows and will challenge ourselves daily via fundraising activities to deliver on our pledge.
About Rainbows Hospice
Sadly, some children simply don’t live long enough. Since 1994 Rainbows has opened its doors and hearts to those children and the people who love them most. As the East Midlands’ only hospice for children and young people, Rainbows is a place where children with life-limiting conditions and their families can find care and support.
Its incredible team of people helps with the end of life care, symptom management, short breaks, and respite care. They’re also there to support parents and siblings through their bereavements and care for children until the end.
Rainbows care for over 400 children and young people every year, offering bereavement support, sibling support and a range of therapies including physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, music therapy and play therapy.
The team are there for families when they need them the most, but they couldn’t do their work without the help of people like you.
Each and every donation Rainbows receives makes a huge difference to its children, young people, and their families. With only a little government funding, the charity relies on people like you to keep providing all these invaluable services. In fact, 80% of its funding comes from people like you.
To find out more about the work they do visit their website at https://www.rainbows.co.uk/
Why QTS choose Rainbows Hospice?
As most businesses do, QTS spent the final months of 2019 considering its business objectives; however, with a new year, a new decade and a burning desire to do more, the business leaders decided they wanted to give back and wanted to challenge themselves for a greater cause like never before.
With a seed planted, wider team discussions quickly took place and before you knew it, Rainbows became the perfect partner. What a great cause and one that touches many lives, in so many ways.
So, why did QTS choose to support Rainbows, and here’s what our Company Director’s had to say:
Shaun Ingram, QTS – Managing Director, said:
“I have been fortunate enough to attend fundraising events for Rainbows over the last few years and not only was a lot of money raised at these events it was humbling to meet people who have had the support from Rainbows.
As the only hospice for children and young people in the East Midlands, it resonates with us all who work and live in the area. Rainbows rely heavily on charitable donations as only 15% of their funds come from government bodies and I am really pleased we can help in some small way.”
Craig De-Lara, QTS – Sales & Marketing Director, said:
“When we sat down to discuss our charitable support this year, there were many fantastic organisations and causes to choose from, but it didn’t take long for us to make a collective decision to support Rainbows.
Rainbows provide family, parental and sibling support to families of children with life-limiting conditions and rely largely on external donations. It’s because of this that we commit ourselves as a business and individuals to do all we can to support Rainbows in raising as much as we can this year.”
Following a recent visit by QTS to the Rainbows Hospice to witness first-hand, the great work and support delivered by Rainbows, here what a Rainbow representative had to say:
Hayley Purser, Rainbows – Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser, said:
“We’re so excited to be partnering with QTS in 2020! It was a pleasure to share Rainbows with Shaun and Craig on their visit and see their passion for supporting us. I’m looking forward to seeing all of your creative ideas and we will be there to cheer you on along the way! We currently care for just over 400 families in the East Midlands, your support will help us to continue being there for those who need us.”
Our Plan to Support Rainbows Hospice?
Our pledge is to fundraise tirelessly, raise lots of money and generate greater awareness for the fantastic work done by Rainbows Hospice in the East Midlands.
Our target is to raise a minimum of £5000 and to do this, we need your help!! To keep up to date with our fundraising activities and progress, please visit our Rainbows Just Giving Page and help in any way you can, as every little helps.
To find out more visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/qtsforrainbows