IFSEC 2014 Awards

CIA’s Apprentices at Security Excellence Awards

On Thursday 27th November 2014, apprentices from Gloucestershire-based Fire and Security companies CIA and Micro-Vision managed to fend off hundreds of competitors to come second in the Engineers of Tomorrow, at IFSEC’s Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2014.

The challenge pits industry apprentices against each other with a standards-based exam followed by a 90 minute practical installation exercise.

Josh Griggs-Burton of CIA and Dan Winearls of Micro-Vision, won their heat on the day but had an agonising six month wait until they found out how they fared overall.

The awards, hosted at Hilton Park Lane, were attended by over a thousand prominent industry leaders.

Colin Harrison, Managing Director of CIA Fire and Security Group, said, “We are incredibly proud of what Dan and Josh have achieved and they follow in a long line of successful apprentices at CIA. We are especially pleased with this year’s result as it is the first time since CIA purchased Micro-Vision that we have been able to show our skills as a team.”

Apprenticeships form a large part in the success of CIA and give young people the opportunity to gain a career whilst earning money at the same time. Over the last couple of years the company has expanded this programme to include Business Administration Apprentices.

CIA Fire and Security Ltd is a leading, security specialist based in the ‘Capital of the Cotswolds’, Cirencester. The company prides itself on its ability to design, install and maintain quality, fit for purpose security and fire protection solutions for domestic and commercial customers.

For more information on CIA please visit: www.ciafireandsecurity.co.uk

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CIA Fire and Security Ltd acquires Micro-Vision Fire and Security

Cirencester based CIA Fire and Security Limited has completed the purchase of Gloucester based Micro-Vision Fire and Security. By doing this they have created the region’s leading independent provider of home and business security services.

The acquisition extends both organisation’s ability to deliver service focused security solutions and meet client needs. Also, it increasse their operating areas and provides clients with a wider range of services.

Following the purchase, the whole client base will benefit from the high levels of customer service and attention to detail. These principles are core in a family run, independent company with more than 25 years experience.

Matthew Harrison, operations director at CIA Fire and Security Group, said: “Our purchase of Micro-Vision is part of a long term strategy to ensure we are delivering outstanding service levels to all of our clients. Micro-Vision shares our ethos of great service, people and performance and the combination of the two companies will offer substantial benefits to all our clients.”

“Our immediate focus is to deliver added value to clients, who will benefit from increased coverage from an expert team and access to a wider range of services. Whilst this move clearly signifies a change; looking to the future, the purchase will also add greater strength to the business whilst providing clients with a first class, value for money service.”

Kevin Powis Jones, managing director, Micro-Vision Fire and Security added: “Micro-Vision is a highly successful business with a dedicated team and loyal customer base. The sale ensures the long term success of the business as the CIA Fire and Security Group team use their knowledge and experience to create a substantial company that delivers the complete range of security services with the highest levels of quality and professionalism.”

The portfolio of companies includes CIA Fire and Security Limited, Micro-Vision Fire and Security Limited and A4 Security. These companies will henceforth be known as CIA Fire and Security Group. The Group’s headquarters will be in Cirencester with regional offices in Calne and Gloucester.

The full range of products and services offered by CIA Fire and Security Group include:

  • Intruder Alarms
  • Fire Alarm Installation
  • CCTV
  • Access control
  • Gate automation
  • Keyholding & Alarm Response
  • Security patrolling
  • Fire extinguisher Servicing
PHX Security

Micro-Vision partner with PHX Security

Micro-Vision Fire and Security is working with PHX Security to supply keyholding and alarm response services for Micro-Vision’s customers.

Alarm activations can happen at any time and it isn’t always easy or possible to rely on family, friends or staff to assist at your property. If you have a communicated Alarm, ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers) require two keyholders, but if you use a professional key holding company no other keyholder is required.

Debbie Jones, Operations Director at PHX Security, said, “We are very excited and happy to supply our keyholding and alarm response services to Micro-Vision customers. As one of our specialist areas we provide the highest quality service possible for our clients.”

PHX Security holds SIA Approved Contractor status for the provision of keyholding and security guarding services. PHX Security is one of the top 5% of companies registered with the SIA in the Micro Company Category. The company take great pride in its service, staff and accreditations created to serve and protect you, your staff, homes or premises.  With over 20 years in the business PHX Security has developed a structure to give you unparalleled service, with excellent response times, clear and concise communication and reporting.  PHX Security offers a range of services including key holding, alarm response, mobile patrols and static guarding.

Based on the outskirts of the Cotswolds they cover Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Warwickshire and Oxfordshire.  Whatever the size of your home or business, they have the experience and knowledge to help you with your personal security requirements.

For more information on PHX Security and the services they offer please visit: www.phxsecurity.co.uk

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