Musgrave takes the helm of MVIS

Pat Musgrave formally took the helm as Managing Director of MVIS from the 1st October after Tony Price stepped down to embark on the next stage of his career.

Pat Musgrave says, “As a Director and shareholder of MVIS since its inception, I’m proud to take on the position as MD to continue its growth. Many will know me as MD of P&D Specialist Services with over 25 year’s in the industry. I have a fantastic management team behind me, who know our business and our customers inside and out. Let me introduce you to the team…

Dave Musgrave, Operations Director for P&D Specialist Services and a Director and shareholder of MVIS will continue to give operational support to MVIS.

Steve Young, Operations Director and shareholder of MVIS will continue to support our valued customers in London and the South.

I’m delighted to announce that Anne Ashman, formally our Office and Finance Manager has been promoted to General Manager. Based out of our head office in Matlock she is our main point of contact for customers to discuss invoices, hire, service and operations.

Graeme Lee, our Sales Manager will continue to be our main point of contact for sales enquiries and travels the length and breadth of the UK.

Matt Felce, our Technical Manager, completes the MVIS management team. Matt has further developed our portable solar powered ANPR, CCTV and Radar 2012 systems and is always on hand for technical support for our customers.

P&D Specialist Services and MVIS will continue to be be run as separate entities but under the P&D (Holdings Company) umbrella. This means we can offer even better service for all our customers, sharing best practice and resources when appropriate.

This is an exciting time for the development of both companies and I would like to thank all of our customers and colleagues in the industry for the kind messages of support since taking over as Managing Director of MVIS. We look forward to continued success with you all.”


Pat Musgrave
Managing Director
P&D Specialist Services Ltd and MVIS Ltd

Intelligent transport system (ITS) provider MVIS in great shape

Leading temporary intelligent transport system (ITS) solutions provider MVIS was formed in 2012, when Colour Mobile VMS, established three years earlier, was joined by P&D Specialist Services  to create the new company.

Colour Mobile VMS had become the first intelligent transport system (ITS) company in the UK to supply colour solar powered mobile variable message signs (VMS), manufactured by Bartco Traffic Equipment, to the UK traffic management, events and advertising sectors.

Colour Mobile’s union with P&D followed a joint venture between the companies to deliver the Olympic Route Network intelligent transport system (ITS) contract for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In what was believed to be the largest single deployment of solar powered VMS in the world, the joint venture supplied almost 200 units.

MVIS’ product portfolio now includes a wide range of intelligent transport system (ITS) solutions in addition to VMS, including ANPR, CCTV, radar and lighting, and clients include Transport for London, Balfour Beatty, A-one+, the Metropolitan Police and numerous events organisations.

The company began 2013 with the launch of a series of new intelligent transport system (ITS) solutions, including a portable solar powered journey time solution (SPJTS) and the Solar 2012 multi-use trailer platform, the only product on the market facilitating the mounting of multiple products on a single, solar powered, mobile platform.

The company in excellent shape for the next stage in its development.

A fantastic achievement by everyone invovled…

“Delivering this contract has been immensely satisfying, but has required a huge team effort, from the very beginning.

A massive thank you to Bartco, our innovative Australian manufacturers, whose innovative and flexible approach to procurement and manufacturing was matched only by their determination to hit the shipment dates.

A 10,000 mile supply chain length, weather, port closures, flight delays and customs issues were all overcome to get the signs into
the UK on time.

The contract could not have been achieved without our Leeds based commercial funder, Reward Capital LLP and Affinity Asset Finance, so their help was very much appreciated.

And the rolling deployment of the 177 signs onto the London roads was project managed superbly by Steve Young of Colour Mobile VMS and Phil Harrop of P&D Specialist Services. Traffic Management for the deployment across London was co-ordinated by Ringway Jacobs and the flexible attitude and attention to detail of all the traffic management teams involved was instrumental in making this achievement possible.

Deployment was also supported by Hw Martin group of companies from their Amber Langis depot at Harlow.

The facts and figures:

  • Order placed for 175 solar powered portable VMS signs
  • 10,000 mile supply chain
  • 14 flights from Melbourne, Australia and
    Hong Kong
  • 22 containers on 8 ships
  • Averaging 35 days at sea for each shipment
  • 15 weeks to delivery date
  • All 177 solar powered VMS signs now on the streets on London!

This manufacture, delivery and deployment project has been a fantastic achievement by all involved.”

Thank you,
Tony Price MD Colour Mobile VMS

Colour Mobile VMS CRUISEs to Highways Maintenance Show

Pioneering mobile signage and eco-lighting provider, Colour Mobile VMS, is launching its Comprehensive Road User Information Systems and Equipment (CRUISE) package, in conjunction with P&D Specialist Services, at Highways Maintenance on May 30th, 2012.

CRUISE is designed to enhance road user experience around roadwork zones while simultaneously creating a safer environment for road workers to operate. The system consists of four variants of variable message sign, mast mounted CCTV and digital wave radar and Web Studio, the company’s bespoke sign management system.

The versatile modular package is anchored to a solar powered platform and can be maintained with ease, as the parts are fully interchangeable.

Tony Price, MD of Colour Mobile VMS says: “We’re proud to have worked alongside P&D Specialist Services to develop this innovative and comprehensive system, which not only makes it easier for drivers to navigate through traffic management areas, but also creates a safer environment for road workers to operate. Highways Maintenance provides the ideal target audience to launch CRUISE and we’re looking forward to some positive feedback.”

For full CRUISE specification information please visit the Colour Mobile VMS at stand 3 at the Highways Maintenance exhibition, visit or call 01629 735 295.

Colour Mobile VMS is proud to be sourcing its revolutionary variable message signs exclusively in the UK, from reputable international road safety equipment specialist, Bartco.

Colour Mobile VMS to provide multi colour VMS signs to support Olympic Route Network

Colour Mobile VMS and P&D Specialist Services are proud to announce that they will be supplying Solar Powered Portable Variable Message Signs in support of the Olympic Route Network over the Olympic and Para Olympic games period 2012.

177 multi colour variable message signs will be delivered, installed and supported for the Olympic Route Network, strategic signing and road events. These innovative signs will start to be seen on London roads towards the end of April.

Tony Price, MD of Colour Mobile VMS said, “We are extremely proud to have been selected and to be involved in this once in a life time event. Our signs incorporate the latest in remote communications technology, a state of the art sign management system and multi colour messaging options. We are looking forward to delivering and surpassing the requirements of the contract. We are confident the visual impact delivered by our product will add significant value to the overall Olympic traffic management plan.”

If you want to find out more about Colour Mobile VMS visit