Safety and security solutions provider Allegion UK has appointed Andrew Shaw as “architectural consultant” for its UK and Ireland businesses to build and strengthen relationships in specification. Andrew joins Allegion UK following more than 20 years of experience in architectural sales in the construction industry.
Beginning his career as an architectural technician, Andrew worked on major projects such as The Albert Dock in Liverpool, before moving on to Marley Building Materials as a technical adviser. This role required him to provide technical support across the product range to both internal and external clients. Andrew’s subsequent successes facilitated a move to area sales manager for roof tiles in the Yorkshire Region.
Andrew Shaw’s valuable experience
Since then, Andrew has consistently occupied commercial sales and specification generation roles, with notable positions at the likes of Deceninick UK and Ubbink UK.
At Allegion, Andrew will consult with architects, clients, quantity surveyors, project managers and facilities management teams to provide ironmongery schedules ensuring that building standards are met and that products are selected to match the requirements for projects. By communicating with decision makers, Andrew can customise Allegion’s offering to ensure that the ironmongery lasts, is easy to use and fit for purpose.
Andrew will also be responsible for providing CPD seminars, which will offer Architects and Specifiers, a consultancy-based service. He will play a key part in ensuring that their designs and aspirations are brought to full fruition.
Innovationin safety solutions
Marc Lengahan, commercial director of Allegion UK and Ireland, said, “We are delighted to be welcoming Andrew on board. His collective 20 years in the sales industry makes him the perfect fit for Allegion and its innovation in safety solutions.”
Andrew commented, “I was immediately drawn to Allegion on account of their professionalism and the way they research their markets, giving rise to a clear direction for the future. I’m very excited to become a part of that process.”
Allegion UK develops and manufactures a full range of door hardware and furniture, from door closers, locks, deadbolts and latches through to fully integrated electronic access control solutions.