Norbain Holdings appoints Jeremy Hockham to managing director’s role

Jeremy Hockham: the new managing director of Norbain Holdings

Jeremy Hockham: the new managing director of Norbain Holdings

Norbain Holdings – the security, fire and IT/IP connectivity systems distribution company – has announced the appointment of Jeremy Hockham as the company’s managing director.

Hockham joins the Berkshire-based company with broad international industry experience having served as president of Bosch Security USA, managing director of Bosch Security UK and also managing director of Honeywell Security. These roles are among many other senior management positions Hockham has held in the security sector.

Commenting on his new role, Hockham told Risk UK:  “I was delighted to accept the opportunity to run the Holdings company at such an important phase in its development. Since its acquisition by the Newbury Group in 2012, Norbain has seen continuous investment and acquisitions. I’m really looking forward to joining the team and building on the strong platform the business has in place across the security, fire and connectivity markets.’

Nigel Palmer, CEO of parent company Newbury Investments, stated: “We’re delighted to welcome Jeremy to Norbain Holdings at what is an exciting time in the company’s evolution. In the last 18 months, security expert Norbain SD has been joined by Detection Supplies and CMS plc, leading distributors in fire and IT connectivity solutions respectively. Jeremy brings with him a wealth of experience and industry knowledge, and we’re looking forward to Norbain Holdings continuing to build on this market presence under his guidance.”

Norbain is one of the UK’s most successful distributors of CCTV, IP, access control and intruder detection solutions.

In addition to being an authorised distributor of over 90 of the world’s leading electronic security brands, Norbain is also the home of Vista, the UK’s largest-selling range of CCTV equipment.

Headquartered at the Winnersh Triangle in Reading, the company operates throughout the UK at its distribution and service centres in Ashton and Blackpool.

Innovation Centres are also available for product demonstrations at Winnersh, Ashton and Dublin.

Each year, Norbain’s International Sales Division sells into 77 countries across five continents.

 

 

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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.

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