Meesons, one of the UK’s leading specialists in entrance control, has strengthened its commercial team as part of its ongoing business expansion. Ciprian (Cip) Cioclei, joins as Business Development Manager for London and the South East and has a wealth of experience in the access solutions industry gained over the past 10 years. At Meesons, he will be responsible for developing new business opportunities for the company’s renowned products, including Speed Gates and Security Portals for the new build and refurbishment markets. Physical entrance control solutions expert Cip has extensive knowledge of working with system integrators looking for a robust physical entrance control solution Cip has extensive knowledge of working with architects, contractors and system integrators looking for a robust physical entrance control solution, which means Meesons customers will gain from his extensive understanding of this specialist area. Prior to joining Meesons, Cip worked at a global security and entrance systems company. Recent installations and the development of innovative new products at Meesons was a strong signal to Cip that the company was moving forward and was a key player in the entrance control market. Meesons has grown significantly in this market over the last few years with a large number of high profile installations, many in iconic buildings throughout the UK. Construction and engineering major The Meesons team has been strengthened further with the appointment of Nic Cowley as Project Manager for London and the South East. He will work alongside Meesons’ existing team of Project Managers. Nic brings with him extensive experience of managing construction projects from call off, scheduling, installation, commissioning and hand over. Meesons customers will benefit from his extensive experience in the construction industry and his proven track record of delivering projects efficiently, on time and within budget. Speed Gate and Security Portal solutions The appointment of these two industry specialists mean that Meesons' customers will continue to receive a joined up approach from the first point of contact, through to handing the completed Speed Gate or Security Portal solution over to the client. “We have strengthened our team in the South due to continued business growth and our pipeline of projects to deliver”, said Michael Clark, Chief Operating Officer at Meesons. “We feel it is important to offer our customers an end-to-end solution from first enquiry through to completion on site. Both Cip and Nic bring a wealth of experience with them. Security specifiers that choose Meesons can be assured that they are partnering with the UK’s trusted entry control innovator.” Entry control solutions Meesons has supplied and installed its Speed Gates and Security Portals into a number of landmark buildings With over 30 years’ worth of experience delivering secure entry control solutions, Meesons has supplied and installed its Speed Gates and Security Portals into a number of landmark buildings. This has included recent projects such as 10 South Colonnade, St James Market, Southbank Place, The Scalpel, 1 Canada Square and 2 London Wall Place, all located in the city, along with many other sites across a wide range of sectors throughout the UK. Meesons has recently introduced a number of innovative, first to market products including its C3 and C190-S1 to S3 Security Portals, the first in the world to gain approval to Loss Prevention Standard (LPS) 1175: Issue 7 Security Ratings 1 to 3 and Secured by Design. FPJ140 2SF Security Portals More recent innovations include its FPJ140 2SF Security Portals achieving fire protection and smoke control on both sides of the flat side doors as per the European Fire Resistance norm: EN 13501-2 & EN 1634-1: 2014. Meesons is committed to developing innovative new products where there is a market need, in line with its mission to ‘help you keep your premises and staff safe and secure from unauthorised personnel’. Meesons is on target to deliver significant growth during 2019, with strategic plans in place to continue this throughout 2020 and beyond.
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