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18th April 2018 Issue no. 406
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When Kestrel Aluminium Systems took Lock Lock to an official, independent test house for the PAS 24 assessment of a door, the handle withstood some of the most rigorous abuse ever seen on a test video for a product of this type.
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CCTV design, supply and installation company has been named the North East of England's highest ranking firm in a prestigious Financial Times league table of Europe's fastest-growing businesses - The Financial Times 1000 - as it celebrates a record quarter.
Hadrian Technology has been listed for a second consecutive year in The Financial Times' ranking of Europe's fastest-growing businesses - The FT 1000 - compiled in co-operation with Statista.
Brisant Secure has built a considerable following with leading entrance door manufacturers, along with many established players in the locksmith sector, helping to further fuel sustained strong growth. The Lock Lock and Ultion product innovations are being increasingly adopted by the trade and demanded as standard by security conscious consumers.
Performance over the last year has seen customer numbers increase by 36% and 75% more deliveries.
The new design, a significant step in the evolution of the company's comprehensive door control portfolio, will appeal to architects and specifiers looking for a range of finishes and enhanced colour-suiting.
MOBOTIX, a leading provider of digital, high-resolution and network-based video security systems has been named a Platinum partner by Genetec Inc., a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions.
The award of Platinum Partner status, which is held by only eight Genetec technology partners globally, is a recognition of the strategic nature of the relationship that includes research and development, testing, business development, and sales support for new and existing enterprise clients worldwide.
Innovise Limited has acquired the Ministry of Ideas (MOI) businesses in the UK, North America and Poland to form a new division in the group, focused on risk and loss prevention software solutions. The deal allows the customers of MOI to benefit from the combined scale and software expertise of Innovise, while retaining the tight focus on the needs of the risk and loss prevention marketplace.
Mike Taylor, CEO of Innovise, explains the decision to buy: "MOI reminds me of Innovise Software in its earliest days, with its vertical market focus and dedicated team of professionals. We see great scope to help the business scale over coming years, which is why we were keen to acquire the business."
It can be a tricky topic where businesses are concerned... However, the grey fleet - which refers to any vehicle used for making a work-related journey, which is not owned or leased by the organisation itself - can be managed effectively when the right steps are taken. With 12 billion miles driven each year in grey fleet vehicles, it comes as no surprise that employers are paying out over five billion pounds a year in mileage claims and car allowances.
With recent news suggesting that grey fleet drivers may be over-claiming on their mileage accounts, this adds up to a lot of extra costs for businesses across the country. The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association is in fact urging bosses to get to grips with the grey fleet by targeting a 50% reduction in mileage and costs by 2020.
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By now everybody will be aware of the sad demise of Codringtons. Abe & Winston filled a very useful gap with the supply of many unique and innovative products. Well all is not lost, Kenny Little known to everybody in the trade is now running a brand new company; Q-Locks and is focusing on the Anker and BiLock aspects of the old company. All the old suiting records have also been transferred so there is also continuity with profiles etc.
The remaining stock of the other product ranges has been transferred to Morlands who will be continuing with EVVA and many of the other product ranges. More information from:
To buy or not to buy?
Buying new machinery is daunting for the most of us, no matter the size or profit margins of your business. The automotive locksmith industry is known for the need to invest in order to stay on top of your game, but do you really need to invest?
Unfortunately the answer is yes! Failure to invest will leave your business stagnant, with machinery that only works on predominantly older vehicles.
There is little to add to his captivating comment on Facebook that was posted on February 24th, 2018: 'What an amazing product. Decided to install these after multiple houses on our estate were being tried for entrance. Last night a neighbour had to chase a burglar out of his house too. Delivery was very fast (next day) and they were easy to install (about 10mins each) and only needed a screw driver. Feel extremely safe now they are in place. Can sleep at night again without worry. Thanks Lock Lock.'
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