‘Practical Minds Limited’ comprises multidisciplinary professionals with the necessary, experience, expertise and capability to successfully plan, manage and deliver a wide range of projects from simple refurbishment projects to complex infrastructure replacement projects on budget, on time.
Utilising our many years of experience in the industry our team; Project managers, CAD draughtsman and Designers manage the project on your behalf, taking complete control of the project from client brief through to completion for the retail & commercial markets.
A turnkey solution allows us to take care of the whole project while you concentrate on your day to day business objectives.
Who are we?
We are specialists in Shopfitting, Exhibitions, Point of Purchase (POP) & Interior fit out, operating throughout the UK and beyond
Our Project Management team have over 25 Years of individual experience in the business; we have provided full design and installation services ranging from small coffee shops, Leisure Park retail units to full department stores both nationally & internationally. The vast industry experience of our team ensures that our clients expectations are met and that they have peace of mind.
Our Facilities & Services
When ‘Practical Minds Limited’ was launched back in October 2008 during what were economically challenging times, it was tough going in a small loft office on a farm between Derby and Nottingham. Determination, hard work and continued success has now put Practical Minds firmly on the shopfitting map!
Three years later and we have now moved to larger premises (20,000 sq ft), with full workshop, spray shop and storage facilities within the same building.
We can offer a full and comprehensive first class shopfitting service covering all aspects of the project from shopfront and roller shutters to the installation of flooring, suspended ceilings, walls, joinery, shelving, cash desks, fixtures and fittings, specialist panelling, skirting as well as plumbing, electrical and mechanical services.
All of our services are undertaken by our skilled teams of tradesmen, managed and controlled by our experienced project managers.
Preparation of initial project plan and master programme
Preparation of initial budget cost plan and cost risk registers
Identification and early procurement of long delivery items
Identification of any requirement for specialist advice / resource relative to the design and construction processes
Supplier / contractor pre-tender selection evaluation and recommendation
Administer tender procurement procedures
Management and control of the construction process
Monitoring and control of the installation process
Change control management
Financial management and reporting
Detailed programme and progress liaison between Client, Project Team and Contractors
Early warning of programme problems and anticipated delays to the project works
Monitoring and management of co-ordination between project and construction teams
Quality control of project works in progress
Defects liability inspections
What do we do?
We take care of everything from the initial design stage right through the development, manufacture & installation through to final completion, whether it’s a full shop fit project, Point of Purchase roll out project or that one off special project, then we are just a click away.
Our mission statement
Today our mission statement remains the same; our professional approach and our understanding of the clients’ expectations ensure that PML offer a Quality, cost effective solution, with commitment, Integrity throughout the project, taking the stress of the project away from the client.
Point of purchase
Our POP experience has driven many campaigns forward with our clients. Whether it is a single piece of POP for a one off store or a full nationwide delivery & installation of POP unitary. PML are happy to put you at ease and complete projects with the minimum of fuss, on time & on budget.
Our POP material portfolio ranges from a simple piece of plastic to fully fabricated metal work, timber work, print work, vacuum forming, electrical (including electronics) to full media displays. If there is anything we have never done then we will find a way of doing it to satisfy our client’s needs and requirements.
Whatever your campaign then you need to give us a call and discuss your options and the possibility of FREE Prototyping.
We are based in central Nottingham close to the M1 corridor, which gives us access to all major routes nationwide.