Recognised as Leaders in Standby Power Solutions
P B Design & Developments Limited
Units 9/10 Hither Green Industrial Estate
Clevedon, BS21 6XT England
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Battery chargers, UPS, batteries and system servic

Recognised as a market leader for standby power solutions

Since its foundation in 1979, PB Design has worked ceaselessly to develop and bring to the market a full range of battery chargers, UPS, batteries and system services for all types of AC and DC standby applications.

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Recognised as a market leader for standby power solutions

The Introduction of "lean" principles and techniques has enabled an ethos of continous improvement and adding value to our products and services.

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Dedication to customer care.

Our total commitment to customer care is reflected in an enviable level of repeat business from an ever-expanding customer base.

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We have successfully completed many projects in a wide range of applications and environments.

They all required our specialist electrical engineering skills and effective project management, along with high standards in quality, safety and environmental processes.

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  • GETS at ChristmasGETS at Christmas
    15 Dec 2017
      "Thank you for supporting our charity work in school at the Sunrise Centre for another year or sponsoring a student at a nearby school. We now have grown to help nearly 440 youngsters and we pay 33 staff, who have the chance of a...    Read more
  • Santa Clause is coming to town!Santa Clause is coming to town!
    15 Nov 2017
    Various members of PB Design, and their families, are coming together for some Christmas holiday cheer and raise money for the Children’s Hospice South West – our nominated charity. We will be joining CWSW and hundreds of other Santa’s...    Read more
  • Keynsham Bubble Rush September 2017Keynsham Bubble Rush September 2017
    10 Nov 2017
    Various members of the PB Design staff, and their families participated in the Keynsham 5k Bubble Rush run, in aid of Children's Hospice South West, and raised a fantastic £3000 for this wonderful charity who support children with life...    Read more
  • PB Design set to transform Clevedon Scout Group HutPB Design set to transform Clevedon Scout Group Hut
    23 Oct 2017
    A Team of approximately 10 of us are being allowed to devote our work hours to redecorating the Clevedon Scout Group Hut on Friday 27th October. Under the guidance of an experienced decorator and with materials supplied by other local companies the Hut...    Read more
  • Long-term sponsorship will save livesLong-term sponsorship will save lives
    8 Oct 2017
    Since 2010 we have been sponsoring the schooling of the three children in the Jallow Family in Gambia. Imagine our delight when the eldest son, Alhagie, wrote to us to say, “I am now pursuing a four-year bachelor’s degree in Nursing and Reproductive...    Read more
  • Parliamentary Review showcases PB Designs Best PracticeParliamentary Review showcases PB Designs Best Practice
    1 Oct 2017
    The Parliamentary Review 2017, with an introduction by the Prime Minister, was published in September. PB Design was included as an example of “Best Practice”. The publication is now a key feature in the political calendar and acts as both...    Read more
  • PB Design sponsors local girls rugby teamPB Design sponsors local girls rugby team
    1 Aug 2017
      Donating shirts for the team’s annual tour, this year the Hornettes managed to expand from one team to two – giving the opportunity for both under 13s and under 15s to play at Bournemouth RFC at this year’s mini-section tour...    Read more
  • Ride for Precious Lives 2017Ride for Precious Lives 2017
    11 Jul 2017
       It all started in St. Austell on Thursday night. With only a few hours kip it was off to Little Harbour hospice to collect our bikes and be ready for the off. 108 cyclists were taking part, including two tandems.   It was...    Read more
  • We are Sponsoring..........We are Sponsoring..........
    1 Jun 2017
    At PB Design we are very keen to help groups and organisations and this year, our chosen group is local girls rugby club – The Hornettes! Based in Weston Super Mare, at the Hornets RFC, The Hornettes are made up of a group of girls from all...    Read more
  • Ride for Precious LivesRide for Precious Lives
    17 May 2017
      Ride for Precious Lives Friday 7 - Sunday 9 July 2017 Three days, three counties, three hospices… Ride for Precious Lives is our most ambitious fund raising event to date for PB Design, 205 miles, three day cycle challenge...    Read more
  • Battery Powered Pudsey : An UpdateBattery Powered Pudsey : An Update
    6 Apr 2017
    A big Thank you to all of those who supported us and the NIBS team In total a whopping  £12,916.70 was raised between them for Children in Need. "This was a great achievement by a dedicated group of individuals, despite some team...    Read more
  • PB Design cuts emissionsPB Design cuts emissions
    28 Feb 2017
    At PB Design we have dramatically cut our CO² emissions by installing 316 no. 285Wp solar panels on the roof of our 2 recently acquired factory units. The 100kWp installed by Solarsense covers 630m² and is estimated to generate some 81,370kWh...    Read more
  • Accounts & HR Assistant VacancyAccounts & HR Assistant Vacancy
    19 Jan 2017
    Accounts & HR Assistant We have a permanent opportunity for an Accounts and HR Assistant. The role is to provide administrative support to the Finance Manager, undertaking basic bookkeeping, credit control, and maintaining HR processes. The position...    Read more
  • Every Child Needs ChristmasEvery Child Needs Christmas
    1 Dec 2016
    This year as part of our Christmas Giving, we will be supporting “Every Child Needs Christmas” Its so easy to get involved and will make a MASSIVE difference to LOTS of children in our local area. All staff will be donating gifts costing...    Read more
  • Battery Powered PudseyBattery Powered Pudsey
    17 Nov 2016
    It all started over a beer at a conference in Oswestry, Shropshire. For the last four years, the organisers of the NiBS (Nothern Industrial Battery Services) battery conference, have raised money for Children in Need. Someone came up with the bright...    Read more
  • Battery Powered PudseyBattery Powered Pudsey
    8 Nov 2016
    Every year, Pudsey is raffled off at the NiBS Battery Conference in Oswestry. This year NiBS and PB Design will be taking Pudsey on the ride of a lifetime. A team from NiBS will cycle Pudsey 140 miles from Oswestry to PB Design & Development in Clevedon...    Read more
  • A Great Day for Cycling and all in a Good CauseA Great Day for Cycling and all in a Good Cause
    18 Jul 2016
    The challenge was on, to take part in the Great Weston Ride, riding from Bristol to Weston-Super-Mare over the Mendips. A variety of courses were available, from 56 miles, taking in Burrington Combe through to 75 miles taking in three climbs including...    Read more
  • PB Design supports Weston Food BankPB Design supports Weston Food Bank
    4 Dec 2015
    Once again our troops came up trumps with gifts of food for families in crisis at this special time of year. These donations will be given to The Weston super Mare Foodbank which provides an emergency 3 day supply of food for those families in desperate...    Read more

  • 29 Sep 2015
    PB Design Staff completed over 440 miles between them last Sunday, taking part in the Stroke Association 60 Mile Cycle Ride. They have raised £1768 to date on their Just Giving page, with further offline donations taking their total to close to...    Read more
  • PB Design Sponsors Youth SwimmerPB Design Sponsors Youth Swimmer
    24 Sep 2015
    Congratulations to our sponsored swimmer JAMES WAMSLEY who won the 50m Breaststroke, 50m Backstroke and was 2nd in the 50m Freestyle and 50m Backstroke at the Exeter City’s Spring Meet recently.  James is 16 years old and certainly puts...    Read more
  • Innovation on the home straightInnovation on the home straight
    15 Sep 2015
    As our Knowledge Transfer Project (KTP) with Reading University School of Systems Engineering commences its final year, we were invited to showcase our progress at an Open Evening held at the University. The event was in collaboration with Innovate UK...    Read more
  • PB Design is Employee OwnedPB Design is Employee Owned
    14 Jul 2015
    On 14th July we all celebrated our transition to an Employee Owned business with (only) one glass of local Somerset cider. This is an important event which secures the future independence of PB Design and therefore your continuity of supply. We have...    Read more

  • 1 Jun 2015
    Our Knowledge Transfer Project (KTP) student, Edward Paul, from Reading University encouraged one of our directors, Tim Broomfield, to don his swimming trucks for a good cause. Last December Edward & Tim started training in an outdoor pool where...    Read more
  • PB Design qualifies as ABB Worldwide SupplierPB Design qualifies as ABB Worldwide Supplier
    25 Mar 2015
    PB Design are proud to announce their second year as a registered Achilles Power & Tech Supplier, which qualifies us to supply all the ABB worldwide business units with Industrial Battery Chargers and Batteries, being a stage 2 supplier we are also...    Read more
  • PB Design achieves IIP Gold StandardPB Design achieves IIP Gold Standard
    1 Jan 2015
    PB Design achieves IIP Gold Standard PB Design has made steady progress since achieving the IIP Standard in 2011. Our effort and continuous improvements in people management have now been recognised by the achievement of the Gold Standard....    Read more
  • PB Design Christmas DontationPB Design Christmas Dontation
    9 Dec 2014
    In lieu of christmas cards, PB Design & Developments Ltd will, once again, be supporting a local charity, the Clevedon Food-bank, based in North Somerset, a charity which provides emergency food for local people in crisis, and Freewheelers, an voluntary...    Read more
  • Permanent VacanciesPermanent Vacancies
    3 Oct 2014
    RECOGNISED LEADERS IN STANDBY POWER SOLUTIONS PB Design has established a first-class reputation for supplying standby battery power systems. These systems provide critical backup power in such diverse applications as electricity transmission and...    Read more
  • Wire Person RequiredWire Person Required
    1 Oct 2014
    We have a vacancy for a Wire Person at our factory in Clevedon. Job Description: To wire and assemble battery chargers and sub-assemblies. Previous experience is preferable. Hours are 39.5 per week. Monday to Thursday 7am to 4pm and Friday 7am...    Read more
  • ISO14001:2004 certification confirms our environmental improvements.ISO14001:2004 certification confirms our environmental improvements.
    1 Aug 2014
    Whilst we have been recording and steadily reducing our environmental impact over the past ten years, it is only recently that we have taken the step of formalising our Environmental Management System. This progress was achieved earlier this year...    Read more
  • PB Design UnleashedPB Design Unleashed
    23 May 2014
    PB Design attended the Gromits Unleashed auction in 2013 with the hope of making a winning bid.  Unfortunately we were unsuccessful, but, not being too disheartened, we purchased a couple of Paint Your Own figurines and asked our staff to come up...    Read more
  • PB Design steps up to IIP SilverPB Design steps up to IIP Silver
    20 Feb 2014
    Having gained Investors in People (IIP) accreditation in 2011, the Company has now progressed to the Silver Award for the way it has continued to improve performance through the support and motivation of its employees. Over a third of the UK’s...    Read more
  • Service Administrator RequiredService Administrator Required
    29 Jan 2014
    We have a vacancy for a full time Service Administrator at our offices in Clevedon. To apply, please email [email protected], and provide a copy of your CV. JOB DESCRIPTION Job title: Service Administrator Main Purposes: To...    Read more
  • Battery chargers in stockBattery chargers in stock
    20 Jan 2014
    Having increased our overall capacity last year, we have now responded to urgent requirements for standby power. We now stock 24V/6A/8Ah, 30V/5A/8Ah, and 110V/2A/5Ah chargers housed in our “Size 2” enclosures [460(W)x350(D)x500(H)mm - [see...    Read more
  • Christmas wishes from all at PB DesignChristmas wishes from all at PB Design
    1 Dec 2013
    Our offices will close for the holidays on Friday 20th December at 12.30pm, and will re-open on Thursday 2nd January 2014 at 8.15am.   Goods In will close at 5pm on Thursday 19th December and will re-open at 8.15am on Thursday 2nd  January...    Read more
  • PB Design supports MovemberPB Design supports Movember
    1 Dec 2013
    This year, some of PB Design’s male staff (aka the Wolverines)  took part in MOVEMBER, to support charities dedicated to provide care and support for those suffering with cancer and mental health issues. Of the 12 staff that decided to...    Read more
  • Wire Person RequiredWire Person Required
    1 Oct 2013
    We have a vacancy for a Wire Person at our factory in Clevedon. Job Description: To wire and assemble battery chargers and sub-assemblies. Previous experience is preferable. Hours are 39.5 per week. Monday to Thursday 7am to 4pm and Friday 7am...    Read more
  • PB Design to speak at the 2013 NiBS Battery ConferencePB Design to speak at the 2013 NiBS Battery Conference
    12 Aug 2013
    This year Phil Tomkinson, PB Designs' Business Development Manager will speak at the NiBS Battery Conference. His paper is entitled "Switchmode and Thyristor Chargers: exactly what is the difference" and will also be accompanied by...    Read more
  • PB Design continues it support of the Bah childrenPB Design continues it support of the Bah children
    1 Aug 2013
    PB Design has once again renewed support and sponsorship of the three Bah children; continuing support enabling them to continue in their education for another school year. The scheme is maintained by GETs (Gambia Education and Teaching support) and...    Read more
  • Knowledge Transfer Project UpdateKnowledge Transfer Project Update
    29 Jul 2013
    PB Design would like to congratulate their newest employee, Edward Paul, who recently graduated with a 1st honours Master’s degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Reading. The first month of the project has seen great enthusiasm...    Read more
  • Exciting and innovative collaboration with PB Design and the University of ReadingExciting and innovative collaboration with PB Design and the University of Reading
    17 Jun 2013
    PB Design is delighted to be working in collaboration with the University of Reading’s School of Systems Engineering on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP).  The 33 month project is to develop a new product range using digital power techniques...    Read more
  • PB Design Increases OutputPB Design Increases Output
    1 Apr 2013
    Three months after refurbishing our newly acquired factory, we have increased our capacity by 50%. The introduction of this larger batch production line, operated on lean principles, has enabled us to satisfy the growing demand for our products. The...    Read more
  • PB Design Reduces EmissionsPB Design Reduces Emissions
    1 Feb 2013
    PB Design continuously strives to reduce its environmental impact. Foremost it does this by ensuring compliance with the Law. This includes the tight control and segregation of hazardous and other wastes. The Company also has an annual improvement...    Read more
  • PB Design Expands Production CapacityPB Design Expands Production Capacity
    1 Jan 2013
    PB Design has invested some £400,000 in a newly acquired factory adjacent to its existing site. This development is due to the need to satisfy increasing customer demand. It will enable PB Design to expand its production capacity and provide further...    Read more
  • PB Design Christmas DonationPB Design Christmas Donation
    31 Dec 2012
    PB Design’s chosen charity for a donation in lieu of christmas cards 2012, is “Clevedon Food Bank”. There are 200 food banks nationwide which provide vital help and assistance to those in need within your local community, and  Clevedon...    Read more
  • PB Design supports Sam's HousePB Design supports Sam's House
    10 Dec 2012
        Once again, PB Design staff and management have opted to forgo traditional Secret Santa gifts and instead have donated presents to Sam’s House, Bristol,  a Clic Sargent Home from Home for children who suffer from...    Read more
  • PB Design presenting at NiBS Battery Conference 2012PB Design presenting at NiBS Battery Conference 2012
    4 Oct 2012
    Once again our Sales Director, Andy Hooper, is presenting at the NiBS Battery Conference. His topic for this year is "Battery and Charger Monitoring" and includes a live demonstration. Tickets are available online from NiBS and further...    Read more
  • PB Design supports Solar EngergyPB Design supports Solar Engergy
    28 Jun 2012
    PB Design continues its support of solar energy. Following on from its previous support of Ethical Solar, PB design have pledged to support Demand Energy Equality, a Bristol based project that aims to reduce the cost of solar panels and enable low...    Read more
  • PB Design Promotes Education through GETSPB Design Promotes Education through GETS
    19 Apr 2012
    Continued sponsorship through the charity GETS has allowed three children to receive an education. PB Design have been sponsoring the Jallow family for the past 4 years.    Read more
  • New VacancyNew Vacancy
    18 Apr 2012
    We have a vacancy for a Wire Person at our factory in Clevedon. Job Description: To wire and assemble battery chargers and sub-assemblies. Previous experience is preferable. Hours are 39.5 per week. Monday to Thursday 7am to 4pm and Friday 7am...    Read more
  • We are recruiting We are recruiting
    11 Apr 2012
    PB Design has established an enviable world-wide reputation for providing battery-based standby power systems. These systems are used in such diverse applications as power distribution, metros & railways, and building services. They are designed...    Read more
  • PB Design go over the edge!!PB Design go over the edge!!
    6 Mar 2012
      Their mission should they choose to accept it - to launch themselves off the side of the 200ft Premier Inn hotel in Bristol. On the 4th of March members of the PB Design team bravely took part in a sponsored abseil to raise money...    Read more
  • New Team MembersNew Team Members
    30 Jan 2012
    We are pleased to welcome Claire Webb, who joins the team as Service Administrator, and our newest Field Service Engineer Dan Gowing. Angela Cooke, who joined us as Service Administrator back in July has moved on to take over our accounts department....    Read more
  • PB Design receives  award for Outstanding Commitment to TrainingPB Design receives award for Outstanding Commitment to Training
    24 Jan 2012
    Our local college in Weston-super-Mare has recognised us as an Employer with “Outstanding Commitment to Training”. This is due to our investment in customised and NQV training which was delivered by The College over the past year. PB Design...    Read more
  • PB Design releases Black Start Controller  at Nibs Battery ConferencePB Design releases Black Start Controller at Nibs Battery Conference
    23 Nov 2011
      This month PB Design Sales Director Andy Hooper launched the Black Start Controller at the Nibs Battery Conference in North Wales. View our products section for more information on Black Start or call us on +44 (0) 1275 874411 or email...    Read more
  • Nibs Battery ConferenceNibs Battery Conference
    28 Oct 2011
    Our sales director, Andy Hooper, is to present at the Nibs battery conference this year on “Black Start history and options in the UK.” The Battery conference takes place at Oswestry in Shropshire on the 9th and 10th of November and is the...    Read more
  • PB Design get into the Christmas spirit.PB Design get into the Christmas spirit.
    14 Oct 2011
    We are pleased to announce that this year our staff are getting into the Christmas spirit by forgoing the traditional ‘Secret Santa’ and instead providing much needed support to those in need. The Link Romania Family Shoebox Appeal has...    Read more
  • PD Design expands its Service Department once morePD Design expands its Service Department once more
    6 Sep 2011
    PB Design and developments have once again expanded their service team. We are pleased to welcome Angela Cooke who joins as Service Administrator, and Ian Mitchell as a Field Service Engineer. We are still recruiting for Field Engineers, so if...    Read more
  • PB Design win third consecutive framework agreement with leading DNOPB Design win third consecutive framework agreement with leading DNO
    25 Aug 2011
    PB Design & Developments are pleased to announce that they have been awarded a 3 year framework agreement by Western Power Distribution for the third consecutive time. Over the last framework agreements we have worked actively with Western Power...    Read more
  • PB Design Supports Renewable EnergyPB Design Supports Renewable Energy
    9 Aug 2011
    DIY Solar workshops, in conjunction with Ethical Solar works to bring workshops to communities across the south west. To encourage the use of DIY solar systems built from recycled solar cells. DIY Solar workshops seek to educate people to build their...    Read more
  • New ProductsNew Products
    12 May 2011
    PB Design are pleased to announce two exciting new products. Firstly focussing on the needs of Black Start Strategies and secondly making system information freely available and improving communications and analysis.    Read more
  • Gambian Educational & Teaching Support (GETS)Gambian Educational & Teaching Support (GETS)
    12 May 2011
    Gambian Education & Teaching Support (GETS) is a charity that strives to improve education, employment and training opportunities for Gambian people. 2011-2012 will be the fourth year that PB Design have sponsored three children, Modou, Isatou...    Read more
  • PB Design Supports Mercy ShipsPB Design Supports Mercy Ships
    23 Mar 2011
    Mercy Ships is a charity that we at PB Design feel strongly about and are happy to support. Mercy Ships operate hospital ships to developing nations. They provide health care and community development services which reach some of the poorest regions...    Read more
  • Smart Driving Course
    28 Feb 2011
    At PB Design we do all we can to ensure we are as environmentally sound as possible. In February 2011 a large proportion of our workforce participated in a smarter driving training course where individuals learn techniques to drive more efficiently....    Read more
  • PB Design New Training FacilitiesPB Design New Training Facilities
    20 Jan 2011
    In January, PB Design completed work on a new training centre enabling us to improve our training and provide a free meeting facility for our customers. Our high tech conference area utilises such facilities as a sophisticated interactive HD whiteboard. If...    Read more
  • Investors In PeopleInvestors In People
    27 Dec 2010
    We are proud to announce that on the 23rd December 2010 PB Design were presented a plaque recognising us as achieving Investors In People Standard in November 2010. A press release will follow but if you would like more information please contact...    Read more
  • Battery system sees the light at Liverpool Gallery
    26 May 2003
    When the Walker in Liverpool recently underwent a major GBP 4.3million refurbishment program, PB Design supplied a 110V DCcentral battery system to support its emergency lighting. TheWalker Gallery holds a wide-ranging collection of prints,drawings...    Read more
  • 110V Battery Charger for Sharjah Substation
    12 Sep 2000
    Following an integrated improvement project, implemented by the Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (Sewa), Bristol based PB Design has provided Alstom T and D with a dual 110V battery charger for a new 220 kV substation associated with Wasit PowerStation. Alstom...    Read more

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