In My team: Pioneer Group

We find out about Pioneer Group’s biggest successes of 2018, who makes up the team, and how it plans to double its work with corporate businesses.

Who makes up the Pioneer Group team?

Chris Appleyard and Paul Childerhouse founded Pioneer Group back in 2010, opening offices in Stockport and Reading. Working nationally and internationally, the team also includes sales director Mark Childerhouse, technical director Francis Williams, and director Natalie Gould, all supported by a head office team of 15 and a 50-strong team of field service engineers and project managers.

What services do you offer retailers and tech businesses?

We are specialists in digital infrastructure, electrical contracting and audio visual design and integration services, with teams project managing WiFi, IT and digital solutions for blue chip and SME clients. The company has extensive experience in smart stadia, smart retail, QSR, industrial applications and home installation.

What were Pioneer’s biggest successes of 2018?

The relationships we cemented in previous years meant that our biggest successes of 2018 were in partnership with our long standing clients, including Manchester City and KFC. We also worked with some exciting new projects with the MOD, Capita and brands such as Tim Hortons and Valspar, as well as installing some brilliant digital solutions at Ageas Bowl, York University and OPI retail outlets.

What does the company have planned for this year?

The big push for us this year is to double our work with corporate businesses, facilitating new collaboration technologies and meeting spaces. We’re opening our new connected restaurant showroom in Reading, which demonstrates smart restaurant solutions, so we’re looking to have a summer party to showcase it to new clients. We’ll also be working on a series of new smart stadium projects, which is a really exciting space right now.

Who in the team hasn’t broken their New Year’s resolution yet?

There’s a few Dry January participants in the team – some are doing better than others!

Contact Pioneer Group

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