Celebrating five successful years in Carlisle
A growing access and security systems company has celebrated Carlisle and its community with a party in the city. Black Box Security Solutions marked five years of successful trading from its base in the city on Saturday night (14 December).
“Since I moved to Carlisle from Ireland to set up Black Box,” says Pádraig Canavan, Managing Director of the company, “I’ve been amazed by the support and friendliness of this city. It’s proved to be a brilliant base for running a UK-wide business and I even joke that they opened Carlisle airport just to get my family and friends over from Dublin!”
Black Box is a distributor for some of the biggest and best international names in what’s escribed as perimeter security. From a warehouse off Currock Road, the team is working on electronic security gates, car park barriers and building access systems across the country and the business is expanding.
“We’ve found some great partners in the security industry,” says Pádraig. “These suppliers were looking for someone to distribute access and automation equipment on their behalf and they’re now working with us. We’ve grown in Carlisle already and moved into bigger facilities a couple of years ago. That growth’s going to continue as we move into installation and servicing on top of supplying the equipment so we’re going to be recruiting in the New Year. I’m looking forward to creating more jobs in this city.”
A celebration of Carlisle has been an important part of Pádraig’s plans: “From our landlords to sandwich shop contacts, event host to business mentor, I’ve loved working with people here in Carlisle and Cumbria. I wanted to thank them for their hospitality and the part they’ve played in Black Box’s success,” he says. “We had a celebration of the first five years and the launch of Phase 2 of the company at The Andalusian in Carlisle on Saturday night (14 December) with guests from across the city. They’ve all helped me in different ways over the past five years and they were joined by a lot of my buddies from Ireland who came over too. It was a great night.”
Research into the scale of the perimeter security market by Marketsandmarkets valued the sector worldwide at over £13 billion by 2020. “I see no reason why Black Box Security Solutions shouldn’t be supplying a growing part of that in the UK market,” says Pádraig, “and we’ll be doing it from a brilliant base in Carlisle.”
The Marketsandmarkets research summary is online at http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/perimeter-security-market-1311.html
Further information about Black Box Security Solutions and its suppliers is online at www.blackboxsecuritysolutions.co.uk