Matthew Jones Appointed as Head of Sales for Advanced in the UK and Ireland

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Life safety solutions manufacturer Advanced has appointed Matthew Jones as Head of Sales for UK and Ireland as it continues to accelerate growth across its fire protection and emergency lighting ranges in the region.

Jones brings to the role extensive knowledge of Advanced’s products and customer base, having spent the last four years as the company’s Emergency Lighting Business Manager.

Prior to this, he managed a large part of the fire detection product portfolio for fellow Halma company, Apollo.

Since joining Advanced in 2019, Jones has headed up its emergency lighting function, successfully delivering a strategy that has driven sales and revenue growth for the department and forming close links with new and existing customers.

Strengthening Customer Relationships and Enhancing Collaborative Partnerships

In this newly created role, Jones will build on these relationships as the company seeks to work more collaboratively with its partners in the UK and Ireland.

Jones, who is also studying part-time for an MBA at the University of Portsmouth, said: “During my time working at Advanced I have seen first-hand the quality, breadth, and reputation of our life safety solutions – from fire protection to emergency lighting and evacuation alert systems – so I am thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase them on a wider scale.

!I look forward to working closely with customers across the UK and Ireland to show them what else we can do and how we can greater support their businesses.”

Advanced Sales Director, Mike Cottam, said: “The UK and Ireland region continues to be a key area of focus for us, and we have been very successful in building our business in the region to date. T

“he creation of this role represents both our continued investment in this market and our commitment to adapt to customer needs, allowing us to provide an even better service.

“Matthew’s appointment means our customers will continue to benefit from the expertise of our regional sales team, while also enjoying the additional advantages that come with a closer, more collaborative partnership.”

Advanced’s Global Impact: Protecting Prestigious Properties with Life Safety Solutions

Advanced equipment protects prestigious properties and their occupants around the World.

From skyline-dominating landmarks, including The Shard and 22 Bishopsgate in London, and iconic international treasures such as Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, to vibrant transport hubs like the London Underground and Abu Dhabi Airport.

As a world leader in the development and manufacture of intelligent life safety solutions, Advanced is committed to creating a safer future.

A reputation for performance, quality and ease of use see Advanced products specified globally, from single-panel installations to large, multi-site networks.

The Advanced product portfolio includes complete fire detection systems, multiprotocol fire panels, extinguishing control, false alarm management and reduction solutions as well as emergency lighting and evacuation alert systems.

Advanced is owned by FTSE 100 company Halma PLC – a global group of life-saving technology companies with a clear purpose to grow a safer, cleaner, healthier future for everyone, every day.

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