New hire continues expansion at ISD Tech

New hire continues expansion at ISD Tech
ISD Tech, an agile life safety and security systems integrator, annonced the appointment of Richard Gates to the position of Life Safety Project Design Engineer based out of the company’s headquarters in Camberley, Surrey.

Reporting to Managing Director, Nicky Stokes, Richard will be pivotal in supporting ISD Tech’s growing life safety services offerings, working closely with both the sales and operations teams. His appointment follows ISD Tech’s 2014 expansion in include design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection systems. Since that time, the company has offered turnkey fire detection and alarm systems together with its established business in the delivery of integrated security solutions. Accredited by the independent fire protection industry body BAFE and fully BS5839 compliant, capabilities include integration of fire detection and alarms, life safety systems, smoke detection (including VESDA systems for very early smoke detection), heat detection, disabled refuge call points and PA/VA systems.

Gates remit is to ensure the continued customer centric approach, expert in-house systems design and high quality services that have become ISD Tech’s signature, which is sustaining the company’s continued growth. He will be responsible for ensuring compliant and technically robust life safety systems design and will support the operations team during the full life-cycle of customers’ life-safety solutions, from installation, commissioning through to on-going maintenance. Bates brings with him nearly ten years’ fire and life safety systems experience gained in project management and systems design roles where he was responsible for £multi-million projects across a broad range of industry sectors. He has held posts at Alpha Peerless Fire Systems, Protec Fire Detection with his most recent tenure at Mansfield Property Maintenance.

Commenting on his appointment, Richard Gates, Life Safety Systems Project Design Engineer at ISD Tech commented: “I’m looking forward to applying my skills and knowledge to build upon ISD Tech’s success in delivering innovative and compliant life safety systems. As many businesses look to improve the safety of their staff and facilities with the latest fire detection technologies, this is a great time to join a fast-growing company that is implementing some of the most advanced and proven fire detection and life safety solutions in the world.”

Nicky Stokes, Managing Director, ISD Tech, added: “Richard brings with him a wealth of technical skills, an excellent understanding of BS5839 and experience of delivering complex projects in with demanding timescales both on time and on budget. He will be pivotal in supporting both new and existing customers and ensuring we stay ahead of the curve on future regulations and compliance.

“Our continued growth is a commendation of our strategic decision two years ago to bring fire and life safety system into our portfolio of services. ISD Tech is perfectly positioned to take advantage of the rising demand for solutions such as VESDA, particularly off the back of life safety projects we have completed at several schools and our success at Imperial College London, where we demonstrated our innovative approach and saved the university more than £70,000 by utilising abseil technicians to install the system.”

Nicky continued: “With the continuing trend toward organisations wanting to engage a single source partner for all their security and life safety needs, we can offer customers a truly turnkey service for the complete lifecycle of their fire and security systems, which delivers economies of scale, on-going costs savings and operational efficiencies while complying with the highest regulations”
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