A new £1 million expansion for Lincoln Security has seen the company move to a bigger premises and take on seven new staff after outgrowing its previous office.
As part of the move, the company also created a Trade Counter for trade and domestic customers, which launches on November 9 and will stock a wide range of security and related products. This will help the company to deal with a bigger flow of customers and will provide an extra presence within the city.
Although the store will remain on Lincoln High Street, all other operations including administration, finance and engineering will now reside at the new head office on Whisby Way in the newly renovated 12,000 sq ft building.
The new office is now able to offer a modern working environment and showroom facility for customers.
The company has also been developing a new, innovative product called eLOQ after being awarded a two year government grant from Innovate UK. eLOQ is a smart key system, which provides access control and audibility without the need for power in the locks.
Peter Corlett, Marketing & Business Development Manager of Lincoln Security, said: “We work with the University of Lincoln to develop software for our new product called eLOQ , we now have two software developers full-time, an entirely new venture for the company. This product will allow the company to enter new market sectors and compete against the few manufactures who offer a similar product.
“This partnership received financial support from the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships programme (KTP). KTP aims to help businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge technology and skills that reside within the UK knowledge base. KTP is funded by Innovate UK along with the other government funding organisations.”
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