Allcooper steps up its Management
Independent fire and security specialists, Allcooper have strengthened their business with the appointment of three new managers.
Stuart Skinner, Bruce Franks and Dave Phelps have been taken on to perform the roles of Service Centre Manager, Installation Manager and Project Manager, respectively. Stuart and Bruce will also sit within the Senior Management Team that has been formed by the Gloucester-based company to run and enhance its day-to-day operations.
Stuart comes to Allcooper from a telecommunications background. His aptitude for service delivery and support will be used to efficiently manage the Service Centre at Allcooper, and the 20 staff that operate within it. With over 20 years’ employment under his belt, including several as an engineer, Stuart is practised at finding workable solutions to any issues that arise, whether they relate to technical or procedural problems. In his spare time Stuart is a keen beekeeper, with an apiary that consists of no less than 30 strong hives.
Installation Manager, Bruce has over 25 years’ experience in the electronic security sector, after starting his career as an electrical apprentice in his home county, Surrey. He has efficiently managed regional branches of national security companies and ensured the timely completion of many high-value projects to provide integrated security solutions. Father to an eight-year-old son, Bruce will be overseeing a national team of engineers and in-house support staff at Allcooper, to give customers a seamless experience when it comes to the installation of their systems.
Like Bruce, Dave Phelps also has considerable technical expertise, gained over 20 years plus in the electronic security trade. Through various roles at all of the major industry players, Dave has fitted and maintained intruder, access control and CCTV equipment in a broad range of commercial and domestic premises, including royal residences. As Project Manager at Allcooper, Dave will be responsible for overseeing the coordination of larger installation works across the country. Always one for a challenge, Dave’s hobbies include building and repairing computers.
These lateral hires form part of a wider strategy to grow Allcooper significantly over the next five years. Having built a financially stable business up from scratch, the owners are now eager to take that success to the next level.
Commenting on the appointments, CEO, Roman Cooper said: “We have always invested in capable staff and first-class training for them, but we appreciate that to develop the business further, we need more hands on deck. So far this year, we have increased our workforce by ten per cent, including the recruitment of experienced managers such as Stuart, Bruce and Dave, and we still have a number of vacancies to fill.
It is an exciting time for the business and the recent appointments we have made, mean we are now well on our way to having the right people on board to deliver our ambitious plans for the future.”
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Note to Editors:
Founded in 1987, Allcooper has a client base of over 5,000 spanning Europe. The 65-strong team at the company deliver bespoke solutions to clients in the domestic, commercial and public sectors, through the installation, monitoring and maintenance of a range of fire safety and security products. End-to-end services are also provided to high net worth individuals with fine and country properties.