Security industry gets to lord it

folder_openHigh Security, Security

I’m looking forward to visiting the House of Lords this evening for the annual security reception of ADS, the premier trade organisation advancing the UK Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space industries, a subsidiary of which runs the Farnborough International Airshow.

The security reception has become a popular annual event well supported by members from across the UK security community. Last year ADS welcomed 200 guests, including several leaders from industry and political leaders.

This year is much the same – with proceedings cunningly timed to wind up just as Brazil and Croatia kick off the World Cup 2014, so those with even the slightest passing interest in football don’t have to choose between the rival attractions!

The keynote speech is being delivered by Immigration & Security Minister James Brokenshire MP, who presented Zaun with our ADS Security Innovation Award last year, after a welcome from House of Lords event sponsor The Rt Hon Baroness Neville-Jones DCMG, the Prime Minister’s Special Representative to Business on Cyber Security.

The guest list includes two more MPs, another Lord, the President of the Association of Chief Police Officers Sir Hugh Orde, a string of civil servants from the Home and Cabinet Offices, the Foreign Office and the Department for Transport, UKTI representatives and a delegation from the US Department of Commerce.

I have to arrive at Black Rod’s garden entrance for security checks before heading to the Cholmondeley Room. Its beautiful terrace overlooking the River Thames and many London landmarks, including the London Eye.

I love all the pomp and ceremony of the Palace of Westminster; the reception and speeches should be fascinating and, as ever, it’s great to be an integral part of the UK security community.

About Zaun

Zaun Limited is the sole remaining manufacturer of welded and woven mesh fencing systems that manufactures the entire system in the UK.  Zaun makes the mesh, fencing panels, posts, clamp bars and fixings at its state-of-the-art five-acre production facility in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.  Products have been tested and approved by testing organisations including CPNI, LPCB and Secured by Design.

Zaun works very closely with all stakeholders within the business including employees, local, national and international suppliers and a long-established customer base of fencing contractors to design, manufacture and supply high-quality fencing systems, increasingly often providing expertise in integrating PIDs and other systems into holistic security solutions.

Zaun was founded in 1996 and remains a private company solely owned by co-founder Alastair Henman with a regional office in Dubai. They are certified to the ISO 9001 quality standard. It is also a member of the Perimeter Security Suppliers’ Association (PSSA), of which Alastair Henman is a director.

Zaun is a proud British manufacturer and founder member of the Made in Britain campaign, a key player in the UK fencing market and one of the fastest-growing companies in an increasingly competitive industry.

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