Brighouse engineering firm Pennine Pneumatic Services set for major investment

TOP TEAM: Matt OConnor, Ian Harrison and Gary Whitaker at Pennine Pneumatic Services.
TOP TEAM: Matt OConnor, Ian Harrison and Gary Whitaker at Pennine Pneumatic Services.

Brighouse-based company Pennine Pneumatic Services (PPS) Ltd is set for a new era of growth following investment from R&G Acquisitions.

The company will now benefit from major inward investment, designed to take the company to the next level.

PPS, which is based at Yorkshire Air Centre, Rastrick Common, is one of the UK’s leading providers of compressed air solutions.

PPS founder Gary Whitaker will now step down as managing director. He will, however, remain on hand to ensure knowledge transfer, as he works towards retirement.

He said: “I am extremely proud of the success my team and I have enjoyed at PPS. When I founded the company in 1991 it was based on a straightforward, honest approach where people were highly valued. This is something I have ensured is still true at PPS today and I know, with the R&G Acquisitions investment, will continue well into the future.”

Ian Harrison, a director of the company, is stepping up to the role of managing director.

Mr Harrison said: “It’s been a privilege to work with Gary over many years and to help shape the company into what it is today. Anyone who has met me will be able to appreciate just how driven I am to ensure PPS continues to grow and adapt.”

Matt O’Connor, general manager of PPS since 2017, moves into the role of operations director.

He has extensive business expertise to support the company and its staff moving forward.

As a business investment company, R&G Acquisitions will support the path that PPS is on, by investing in its future growth and development.