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New Directors Appointed at PPS

Wed 3rd July 2019

It is with great pleasure we announce that Paul Bashford, Production Manager, and Richard Chinnock, Works Manager have been appointed as Directors of Professional Polishing Services Ltd. Both Paul and Richard have been invaluable as members of the senior management team and it is only fitting they should take up seats on the Board to …

Investment for Professional Polishing Services

Tue 2nd July 2019

While located in the Black Country, Professional Polishing Services is looking to a bright future thanks to its ongoing investment strategy that has that has seen it invest profits back into the business for all but a handful of years of its 35 years’ existence. The latest phase of investment has been concluded with the …

Business Masters 2019

Thu 24th January 2019

We are incredibly excited to be short listed for The Business Desk Business Masters 2019 in the West Midlands. Our 2018-19 investment plan is hugely ambitious involving nearly half a million pounds in capital expenditure on new machinery, improvements to our compressed air systems and extractors and the creation of new jobs.   The Awards …

Award Finalists in Manufacturing Excellence

Tue 18th September 2018

We are very pleased to announce that we are Finalists in the category of Manufacturing Excellence of the Midlands Family Business Awards, the UK’s only independent, not-for-profit annual Awards showcase for family businesses in the Midlands. Representatives of Professional Polishing will now meet with the Awards’ independent judging panel, which is led by a leading family …

Your Polishing Questions Answered (Issue 2)

Mon 16th July 2018

1. What grit is a bright polish? We get asked this question a lot. We also have stockholders tell us with complete confidence that a bright polish is ‘a 400 grit’. The first thing that needs to be established is what the substrate is. If it is a 2m x 1m 0.7mm stainless steel sheet …

Your Polishing Questions Answered (Isue 1)

Mon 9th July 2018

Here we look back at some of the regular questions we are asked and the advice given by Kirsty Davies-Chinnock. 1. My customer has fabricated a sign out of mirror polished 316 stainless steel. It has been in situ for less than a month and it has started to discolour, why? This is a really common …

More than just scratching the surface.

Mon 18th June 2018

By Peter Davies Peter is the founder of Professional Polishing Svs Ltd and was Managing Director from 1983 to 2008. On the 1st July 2018 we celebrate our 35th anniversary and thought it was interesting to look back on this article Peter wrote several (many!) years ago. This is a historic article and for up …

Removing Surface Scratches

Tue 29th May 2018

Quite often we see material after it has been cut to the final flat shape as this means that any small scratches can be removed or minimised by the polishing process. This, of course, is only applicable if the polish removes any surface stock, unfortunately Bright and Mirror Polishing would not remove them. However when …

GDPR Privacy Policy Statement

Wed 23rd May 2018

Data protection law is changing and we are required to provide you with information under the new General Data Protection Policy Regulation (GDPR) which comes into effect on 25th May 2018. Here at Professional Polishing Services Ltd we are committed to your privacy and the protection of your personal data. We have ensured out technological …

Why is acrylic tape applied to yellow metals?

Wed 23rd May 2018

As a polishing company who process brass, aluminium, copper and bronze as well as stainless steel we are often asked why we don’t recommend standard protective tapes as an application on brass and copper. The adhesive layer on standard, and laser, tapes has a rubber element to it and prolonged expose to the surface of …