The TSS
Company History
& Our Timeline

Our proud history from our small beginnings in 1971

TSS Facilities Friendly Staff
1971

We're established

1971

Denis Tugwell and James Walker started the company in 1971 as Knight & Walker Refrigeration

1972

Spar Supermarket contract and Roche Diagnostics won

1974

Freight Bonalack contract won

1975

Acquired Singer Link-Miles contract

1976

First known case of Legionnaire's disease recorded in the USA

 

1981

Andy Tugwell joined the family business and is now the Managing Director

1984

Heating and general maintenance department was started

1988

Steve Tugwell joined the business and now heads up the Water Department

1990

Contract won to maintain 36 J.Sainsbury superstores in the South East

1992

Water treatment department opened

1994

Invested in new IT service package

1995

Chris Tugwell joined and is now the Finance Director

1996

TSS is 25 years old

1998

Company changed name from Knight & Walker Refrigeration to TSS Facilities

1999

Upsized offices to Lansdowne Place

2001

Won large air conditioning contract with Brighton & Hove Council and TSS launches its first web site

Legionella Control Association accreditation achieved attained

 

2002

ISO9001 accreditation obtained

2004

Won contract with ESCC for Air Conditioning

 

2005

Chris Tugwell gained Nebosh Health & Safety qualification and company gained CHAS accreditation

2009

Large contract won with Wealden District Council on heating covering 15 sheltered schemes

2010

TSS won heating contract for B&HCC for education and social care properties

 

2011

Invested in new tracking software on vans which syncs with our service software

NICEIC accreditation obtained

TSS Facilities NIC EIC Policy

2012

TSS carry out major water tank installation at The Grand Hotel, Brighton

View the youtube video here.

2013

Engineers issued with electronic PDAs to improve efficiencies

New brand logo launched along with website

2014

Sponsorship with SCC

2015

Jason Mamoany & Tony Ryan celebrated serving 25 years with the company

2016

TSS celebrates its 45th birthday with a corporate gun shoot event for charity

2017

TSS move to a more expansive premises in Portslade

2018

ISO 9001 Accreditation

ISO 14001 Accreditation

2018

James Beresford-Ward was appointed General Manager after being with the company 18 months

TSS Facilities Staff James Beresford Ward

2019

TSS Raised in excess of 10,000 for charity via:

The 3 peaks challenge involving 8 employees climbing the 3 peaks

3 Peaks Challenge for Charity

A corporate golf day which included a day of golf and an auction in which both clients and suppliers got involved

2019

Annual company conference. First company conference with full engagement from staff. Turned out a huge success and will continue on an annual basis.

Company Conference 2019

2020

COVID pandemic hit the country. A challenging year for business but the TSS team ploughed through it and took on all challenges they were tested with.

TSS Facilities Covid-19 challenges