Allegion UK to offer hub for building and architectural professionals
Specialist security door hardware manufacturer Allegion UK is planning to use its central Birmingham HQ as an industry meeting hub for door, building and architectural professionals.
Based in Aston, Birmingham, the offices house what the company is calling its ‘Security and Safety Learning Centre’. Capable of holding up to 24 people at any given time in the meeting space, the aim is for the centre to be used as a hub for learning and discussion.
Launched in October, shortly after relocating from Walsall, the centre has already held a function for industry body the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers, and the Door Hardware Federation has chosen the venue for an event in January. Plans are now in place to host more regular networking events, with the aim of improving dialogue among industry professionals.
The hub was developed after Allegion recognised that many of its customers and trade partners would benefit from a centrally located and serviced meeting area to discuss industry issues.
Suzanne Taylor-Turnbull, Allegion Marketing, Communications & Brand Leader in the EMEIA region commented: “Choosing Birmingham as our UK headquarters was a strategic decision meant to help unite professionals working within the industry. The central location is key for us to bring together industry leaders and businesses for regular networking events, and by doing so we’ll be improving the relations between vendors, users and suppliers. It’s our hope that collaboration and knowledge across the industry improves overall, in turn helping to ensure the safety and security of building occupants.”
The Security and Safety Learning Centre offers a suite of around-the-doorway safety and security solutions set out by market sector, and contains working models of Allegion’s latest innovations and most successful products. Catering can be arranged for guests wishing to host a meeting or event.