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Contrac Lighting announces appointment of new Managing Director

Contrac Lighting, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of lighting solutions for the industrial, retail, public and commercial sectors, is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Hunt as Managing Director (MD).
Richard brings a wealth of commercial and sector experience to the post, having previously held senior roles with Clugston Construction, Hobson & Porter, Willmott Dixon and Wates Group, where he operated in many of Contrac Lighting’s core markets.
Along with fellow Directors Anne, Kelvin and Mel, Richard and the team, will continue to nurture the growth of Contrac Lighting through the promotion and development of the company’s innovative and energy efficient range of UK-manufactured LED lighting products.

Richard Hunt, Managing

Director at Contrac Lighting


Meesons Secures Place In NatWest Award Finale For Outstanding Growth

Leading entrance security specialist Meesons A.I. Ltd is celebrating being selected as a finalist in the 2019 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards.
NatWest Bank is the headline sponsor of the awards which celebrate the incredible stories that have taken businesses to where they are today.
Jeremy Terry, Chief Executive Officer at Meesons, secured a place in the North West Regional Final for Service Industries Entrepreneur of the Year category following an impressive growth in turnover that has averaged 28% pa over the last five years. The final will is to be held in Manchester on 15 October.
There are few better examples of how a disruptor business has been able to grow market share in a market dominated by large, multinational competitors. The foundations of this growth are a result of a clear vision and strategic plan that is driven forward by Meesons’ strong management team.
Alongside this, Service continues to be a core pillar of growth at Meesons and the business is committed to delivering individual client attention to ensure customers find the right entrance control solution to meet their needs. The company currently services and maintains in excess of 650 sites throughout the UK, ranging from critical national infrastructure, to large corporate clients, through to the UK’s largest budget gym operators that require 24/7 access to maintain revenue.
Meesons made a bold move around a decade ago that involved reinventing the business with a goal to provide entrance control to support on site security, manned guarding and reception staff, and improve operational efficiencies by offering bespoke entrance control solutions. (Speed gates and Security Portals).
This pathway to growth was set out by CEO Jeremy Terry, whose vision identified an opportunity in specific, new vertical markets for enhancing access security to capitalise on the growth in 24/7, multi-tenanted, multi-occupancy buildings.
Since then, Jeremy and the management team have driven forward the business, achieving a record turnover in the last financial year and currently employing 35 people.
The company remains committed to investing in heightening the uniqueness of its existing core ranges and has just become the first and only business to achieve LPS 1175: Issue 8 physical security standard for an extended range of Security Portals.
In addition, to ensure efficient installation and ongoing Service support, Meesons has built a team of nationwide engineers to offer customers a highly responsive service.
Jeremy Terry, Chief Executive Officer at Meesons A.I. Ltd., said; “We have organically grown the business through hard work, determination and belief that we can make it work. We have now achieved significant market share from international competitors by taking the business from an undifferentiated, commodity-driven product trader to a specialist provider of entrance security solutions. I am delighted that we have been recognised in the awards because everyone in the business plays a part in achieving these outstanding results.”
Meesons recognise the importance to clients of keeping their buildings open and secure, which is why it has developed a range of Service and Maintenance plans to meet customers’ needs. These range from next day response to a fully comprehensive package including an AM/ PM on-site response time.
Jeremy Terry adds: “Our ultimate goal is to earn the lifetime loyalty of our customers through excellent customer service, the introduction of innovative new products and technical leadership in our product categories.”
Meesons has installed products in some landmark buildings, including; The Francis Crick Institute, a £650 million research facility; the second tallest building in the UK, located in Canary Wharf; 55 Colmore Row, a Grade-A office redevelopment which required a unique Speed Gate solution; 10 South Colonnade, a new government hub located in Canary Wharf and the largest commercial fit-out in the city due for completion in late 2019 for a global financial institution.
Winners of the Regional Awards will secure a place in the National Finals to be held 21 November 2019 at Dock X London. The regional winners will automatically be invited to enter into the National Finals.


ASSA ABLOY encourages installers to attend free SMARTair® training course

The ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware & Access Control Group is encouraging installers to sign-up to one of its upcoming training courses on its innovative wireless access control system, SMARTair®.
The course is free to attend and offers installers everything they need to know to help sell and install SMARTair®, while also providing an informative overview of the wireless access control system’s capabilities and benefits.
Taking place at the ASSA ABLOY Academy in Willenhall, the course will cover the technical aspects of how to install, set up and commission a SMARTair® system. It also provides guidance on site surveys and how to identify and resolve common faults, meaning security professionals can offer a complete solution to their customers.
SMARTair® delivers real-time access control, so organisations can stay in control of who has entered a building, where and when. Multiple user groups can be easily managed with minimum fuss, with features such as time schedules and permissions calendars ensuring access rights are only allowed when needed.
The wireless access control system is offered with a robust range of devices – covering electronic locks, cylinders, escutcheons, wall readers and products for cabinets, lifts, vending machines and lockers – in an award-winning design.
Finally, ASSA ABLOY’s new OpenowTM app also gives security administrators the ability to open electronic door locks remotely, so access control for SMARTair® can be managed at any time and from any place. OpenowTM essentially transforms a smartphone into a secure virtual key, with users able to send, revoke and update virtual keys in seconds.
Richard Hall, Technical Sales Support Manager at the ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware & Access Control Group, explains: “We have designed this course for professional security installers, system integrators and those responsible for installing and managing their own access control systems.
“Suitable for an extensive range of sectors, installers can fit SMARTair® in environments such as hospitals, universities, offices, national parks, laboratories, libraries and many other settings. We would invite any installers or individuals responsible for their site’s security to attend this free course at our dedicated training academy in Willenhall, to find out more about the opportunities that SMARTair® can help deliver to their business.”
The available training dates for the second half of 2019 are as follows:
•    Wednesday 21 August
•    Tuesday 17 September
•    Tuesday 22 October
•    Tuesday 19 November
•    Thursday 12 December
Refreshments are provided throughout the day, as well as lunch. Larger companies wishing to book onto the SMARTair® training course may be able to specify a separate training date.

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