Allegion has confirmed the appointment of Jo Milne-Rowe as specification leader for door solutions. With more than nine years’ experience in the industry, Jo will be based at Allegion’s UK headquarters in Walsall. From the Midlands Jo will be conducting nationwide travel to showcase the brands in Allegion’s door solutions portfolio, including its specification hardware, automatic and steel door solutions. Jo’s remit is to work closely with architects and contractors at the specification stage of commercial projects, to provide bespoke advice and support. Colin Campbell, Door Solutions Sales Leader, UK & Eire, at Allegion, commented on the new appointment:” The role of specification leader demonstrates our progression after identifying larger commercial projects as a key area where more support is often needed. ” At a time when the industry faces changing regulations, it can be difficult for individuals to keep on top of every change, and Jo will lead on providing support and responding to queries relating to door hardware and solutions. Jo’s track record in this area will be invaluable when it comes to supporting sectors such as transport, healthcare, education and commercial – informing on code compliance and new solutions, and bringing her product knowledge to the fore.”
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.