May 2017 - Kent School Ski Championships
This month Fidelity has been sponsoring the Kent School Ski Championships, an exciting local ski event which has been running for 15 years. This year it was hosted by our friends at Precise Racing; a team of expert coaches who offer specialist ski training to passionate young skiers. On Saturday 6th May 160 racers from 35 schools across Kent gathered at Brentwood Ski Slope to participate for the Championship title. It was a very inspiring day full of ambitious and enthusiastic teams of young people who just love the slopes.
Amongst them were Clare House Primary School; a school Fidelity have been proudly sponsoring for their participation in skiing for three years. They did an exceptional job in the competition and won the Year 5-6 category and also took home the prize for the overall Primary School competition. Following their great success in this event, next up Fidelity will be sponsoring them in the upcoming London Schools Ski Championships!
April 2017 - Raising Money for London's Air Ambulance
On Saturday 8th April our Office Administrator, Alex Lee, took part in one of 2017's Spartan Sprint Challenges in Sevenoaks to help raise money for London's Air Ambulance. A race quite like no other, the Spartan Race is known to test your endurance as you battle through more than 20 obstacles including mud, fire, walls and barbed wire.
Alex and his team, George's Angels, completed the demanding 5K course in just under 2 hours, even managing to tackle the strenuous rope climb which Alex informs us was definitely one of the most challenging parts of the event. Going above and beyond their target, the team helped to raise a commendable amount for a charity very close to their hearts.
London's Air Ambulance do an amazing job every day at working alongside London's Ambulance Service in helping to provide urgent and effective medical treatment to trauma victims within minutes of injury. Bringing the hospital directly to the patients, London's Air Ambulance have provided pre-hospital care for 28 years and their dedicated teams have helped more than 36,000 patients.
Reebok Spartan Race organise many events up and down the country for athletes of various levels. If you feel like rising to the challenge whilst raising money for an amazing cause then sign up for one today!
March 2017 - Fidelity Integrated Adopt New Automated Gate Standard
Fidelity Integrated Systems have installed and maintained Automated Gate Systems for many years as part of our comprehensive portfolio of technical services.
The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) have recently launched a new Quality Assured Gold standard accreditation in co-operation with the DHF Powered Gate Group in relation to the design, installation and ongoing maintenance of automated gate systems. Fidelity Integrated have chosen to adopt this new standard for all of our existing gate maintenance agreements and for all new installations and maintenance takeovers. This will perfectly compliment our existing NSI NACOSS Gold (Security Systems) and NSI BAFE Gold (Fire Alarms) accreditations that we hold.
It would be fair to say that there has been a huge change in the perceptions and understanding of the rules, legal framework, standards and culture within the automated gate industry over the last several years. This has been largely driven by the Health and Safety Executive in response to several tragic incidents involving automated gate systems, and Fidelity integrated Systems have followed these developments closely. Working strictly to new underlying code of practice, DHF TS011:2016, will ensure that our clients are receiving the most up to date professional and competent service in regards to automated gate systems.
For advice on any automated gate system, including your obligations as either an owner or a managing agent of such systems, and how the new code of practice may affect you, please contact our Service Department at firstname.lastname@example.org
February 2017 - New Sales and Projects Appointments Announced
Fidelity Integrated are excited to announce two new additions to our Sales and Projects departments.
Mark Edgar has been with Fidelity since 2009 and many clients will already know him through his dedicated work as Projects Manager over the last 4 years. Mark now joins the Sales team as Systems Sales Consultant. His in depth knowledge of Fidelity's client needs and awareness of customer service levels will be put to good use providing consultation and advice to customers for new installations and upgrade work.
Sam Kay now steps into the role of Projects Manager. Sam has been one of our lead Project Engineers for the last 4 years, so he has great knowledge our clients expectations, and of the technical and regulatory aspects of the Security and Life Safety systems we design and install.
We wish all the best to both Mark and Sam in their new roles and we know that their in depth industry knowledge and high level of professionalism will stand them in good stead ready for their new challenges.
October 2016 - Happy 15th Birthday Fidelity Integrated Systems !
It's quite a milestone for any company, and Fidelity are proud to have achieved it. 15 years since the founding of the company in 2001!
Quite a lot has changed since then with Fidelity growing in size and diversity year on year. We have a fabulous team at Fidelity, many of whom have developed within the company as it has grown, or joined via our apprenticeship scheme from leaving school, and now are superb assets and ambassadors forFidelity integrated Systems.
We would like to thank all of our customers for their support and faith in entrusting such crucial design, installation and maintenance work for their security and life safety systems to us over this time. Many clients have been with us from day one, so a special thanks to them!
Here's to another 15 years of providing "Quality Through Service" to all of our valued clients!
August 2016 - Fidelity Team Developments
We are delighted to announce that we have two very talented and experienced engineers joining our award winning team at Fidelity.
Lewis Andrews has a breadth of experience across the installation and service areas of the industry. He will be a valued addition to our team, splitting his time across these departments at Fidelity.
João Quelhas joins our growing projects team. Joao has worked for over 18 years in the industry in both security and fire. His wealth of experience will be a fantastic resource for the team.
We are still looking for outstanding engineers to join our award winning team. If you are interested please visit the Recruitment section of our website or email email@example.com
July 2016 - Fidelity wins award for BSIA Apprentice Installer of the Year 2016
We are delighted to announce that one of our apprentices, Jason O’Reilly, has been named runner up in the prestigious BSIA Annual Apprentice Installer of the Year Awards 2016.
The awards, which take place at the BSIA Annual Lunch at the Park Lane Hilton, are fiercely sought after as they recognise the best apprentices in the security industry.
It is quite an incredible achievement for Jason who was chosen from 100’s of applications.
In giving the award the BSIA commended Jason for his dedication and hard work, his professionalism on the job, and willingness to be trained and help train others.
Jason collected his award during the glitzy BSIA Annual Awards lunch at the Park Lane Hilton, with a fantastic inspirational speech from Chris Moon.
June 2016 - Team Fidelity compete in Engineers of Tomorrow at IFSEC 2016
Fidelity was very proud to support our engineers taking part in the Engineers of Tomorrow competition at IFSEC 2016.
The competition represents the 'best of the best' apprentices and junior engineers in the industry and showcases their skills on a world stage.
June 2016 - Fidelity Sponsored Schools Ski Team Crowned Champions
Fidelity have sponsored the Clare House School Ski teams again this year, as part of our ongoing commitment to supporting projects in our community.
This week saw Clare House School take part in the London Schools Ski Championships at Welwyn Garden City. There was tough competition from 121 Primary School racers from all over Greater London, making up 35 teams in total.
Fidelity are extremely proud that Liam Atkinson, the son of Fidelity’s Andrew Atkinson, got the fastest time overall for the day! In addition the team were delighted to be crowned champions in the Y5-6 category and 4th in the Y2-4 category.
We had some novice racers join the team again this year, and some of the newbies from last year are now starting to take part in the ongoing regional summer races, so it’s great to see some development of racers being introduced to the circuit via the school teams.
May 2016 - Fidelity Team Developments
We are delighted to welcome two fantastic new members to our growing team at Fidelity.
Paul Foster is a welcome addition to our expanding installation division. He joins the team as with 20 years security industry experience as an installation engineer with skills covering both security and fire systems.
Sally Atkinson has joined Fidelity as Accounts Administrator. Sally joins the team from IPG Mediabrands in the City. She has achieved her AAT Level 2 certificate in accounting, and is currently studying for her Level 3.
April 2016 - Fidelity's Alex Lee to run London Marathon
We are very proud that Fidelity’s Alex Lee completed the Virgin Money London Marathon on 24th April 2016. This was Alex’s first marathon and he raised money for a charity very close to his heart, Saving Faces, The Facial Surgery Research Foundation.
Alex chose this charity for the incredible work that they do to help those effected by facial disfigurement as a result of facial cancer and other conditions.
Alex explains “I was unaware of head and neck cancers until my mum was diagnosed. So having witnessed it first hand I know of the amazing. life changing work of the charity Saving Faces.
They carried out the operation that removed her cancer and ensured that my younger brother, Jonty, was able to be born! For that, I will be forever grateful.”
Founded by a maxillofacial surgeon, Saving Faces aims through education and research to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of facial disfigurement, facial injury and mouth cancer and is committed to reducing the suffering of all victims of these devastating and often fatal conditions.
I am sure you will join us in congratulating Alex on completing his first marathon at the age of 18, if you would like to make a donation to this worthy cause please visit his Just Giving page
March 2016 - A Warm Welcome Home
We are pleased to announce the return of one of our talented engineers, Joe Sisson, to the Fidelity team. Joe began his career in the security industry with Fidelity when he was 16 and he quickly progressed from ‘Apprentice of the Year’ at college to become a highly respected engineer. Joe has spent a 12 month sabbatical experiencing the sights of Asia and Australasia, and we are delighted to welcome him back to the team at Fidelity.
February 2016 - Fidelity Enrols for Engineers of Tomorrow 2016
Following the great success of our young apprentice Jason O'Reilly in the Engineers of Tomorrow, UK Apprentice and Young Engineers Competition 2015, we are looking forward to returning to IFSEC 2016.
Jason was awarded the prestigious runners up prize in the keenly fought competition against the pinnacle of apprentice engineers from across the country. We are looking forward to again competing on this global stage in an effort to place higher on the podium this year.
The competition, in its 18th year at IFSEC International 2016, promotes the key role of apprenticeships in the security industry. At Fidelity we have a long term commitment to apprenticeship schemes and our apprentices are amongst our most valued employees.
The competition is supported by industry leading organisations CSL Dualcom, Skills for Security, NSI and SSAIB. Follow this link to find out more about entering the competition, and to see Jason receiving his award www.ifsec.co.uk/EOT
February 2016 - Fidelity Sponsored Team in English Alpine Championships
Fidelity has a long term involvement in supporting local school projects, and also sponsoring ski racing. We continue our sponsorship of young talented skiers at the 20th English Alpine Championships held in Bormio, Italy.
Molly Atkinson competed in the Under 16 category and Liam Atkinson in the Under 10 category of the Slalom and Giant Slalom races. This is the highest level and standard of competition there is at their age groups.
The duo put in a fantastic performance at their first outing and are determined to use the experience to gain future podium positions. We have high hopes for the future as they now concentrate on preparation for BASS Indoor Races in Landgraaf, Holland and the upcoming GBR Artificial Slope Summer Series.
January 2016 - Fidelity Welcomes New Service Engineer
We are delighted to welcome another highly skilled engineer to our growing team at Fidelity.
Paul Hewetson has joined our Service team. Paul has 12 years industry experience specialising in security & fire systems, in both service and installation. As with Fidelity’s young engineers, Paul completed an apprenticeship with Skills for Security at the beginning of his career.
The growth at Fidelity continues as we are currently recruiting for a Senior Security & Fire Alarm Service Engineer. If you would like further details of this opportunity to join our award winning team, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin and visit our website www.fidelityintegrated.com/about/recruitment
December 2015 - Fidelity Announces Winner of Christmas Card Competition 2015
We are delighted to announce the winner of our 2015 Design a Christmas Card competition, Dylan Alexander aged 11 from Samuel Rhodes School, Islington.
The competition was a great success and the pupils from Samuel Rhodes primary and secondary school were inspired to design some fantastic seasonal pictures. It was a very close run competition but Dylan’s design was chosen as our winner due to its originality and charm.
The competition is part of Fidelity’s ongoing long term commitment to local charities and schools and our continuing sponsorship of our client Samuel Rhodes School Enrichment Curriculum.
December 2015 - Fidelity Awarded Industry Leading Accreditations for Further 3 Years
Fidelity are proud to have been awarded NACOSS Gold, FIRE Gold and BAFE accreditation certificates for another 3 years, following our recent NSI audit.
These awards demonstrate Fidelity’s company wide ethos to achieve excellence across all areas of the business.
We are proud to be part of the NSI community and we firmly believe that recognition by a sector specific body like NSI ensures we have added value and the edge over our competitors as well as keeping our own standards of service delivery to its optimum at all times.
NSI has provided certification services for over 40 years and is widely recognised by consumers, specifiers, police and insurers as the badge they can trust. NSI Gold approval is only given to companies able to consistently meet the pinnacle of NSI’s exacting standards.
November 2015 - Fidelity win Installer of the Year 2015
Fidelity are delighted to win the prestigious ‘Small to Medium Security Installer of the Year’ award at the annual Security & Fire Excellence Awards.
The judging panel awarded Fidelity for showing the highest standards of workmanship, professionalism and customer support throughout the year. Fidelity were commended particularly for the complex projects completed for clients Wellcome Trust, SEB and New River Village.
Ken Kay, Managing Director, commented: ‘As we celebrate our 15th year, we are honoured that our team has again been recognised for consistently striving to achieve excellence for our clients. The Security & Fire Excellence awards are regarded as the ‘Oscars’ for the security industry and Fidelity are proud to win this category over so many leading security companies. This award demonstrates our capabilities and long term commitment to the security industry.’
Now in its 17th year, the Security & Fire Excellence Awards highlight the very best people, projects and processes the UK’s security sector has to offer. This years awards ceremony was a fabulous event hosted by Jimmy Carr at the Hilton Park Lane.
This award follows Fidelity’s success as runners up in the Engineers of Tomorrow competition at IFSEC 2015.
October 2015 - Fidelity welcomes 3 Engineers to our award winning team
We are delighted to announce that three highly skilled Engineers are to join our growing team at Fidelity.
Nilesh Devshi is a skilled engineer and will be a great asset to our growing Projects team. He joins us with over 10 years experience as a security & fire systems engineer.
Reece Symeon will also join Nilesh on the Projects team as a Trainee Projects Engineer. He has over two years’ experience as a trainee engineer in security systems, backed with City and Guilds qualifications.
Ben Wellfair completes the hat-trick of new engineers to join Fidelity. Ben will join the Service team with his particular expertise in fire systems.
The growth at Fidelity continues as we are currently recruiting for a Senior Security & Fire Service Technician to join our award winning team. Further details of this exciting opportunity can be found in the recruitment area of our website.
October 2015 - Fidelity are Finalists at Security & Fire Excellence Awards
Fidelity are delighted to be shortlisted for the ‘Small to Medium Security Installer of the Year’ award at the annual Security & Fire Excellence Awards.
The judging panel for the ‘Installer of the Year’ award has recognised Fidelity for showing the highest standards of workmanship, professionalism and customer support throughout the year. Fidelity were shortlisted in particular for our prestigious and complex projects for Wellcome Trust, SEB and New River Village.
Ken Kay, Managing Director, commented: ‘As we celebrate our 15th year, we are honoured that our team has again been recognised by our peers in the industry for consistently striving to achieve excellence for our clients. The Security & Fire Excellence awards are regarded as the ‘Oscars’ for the security industry and Fidelity are proud to be in a shortlist with so many leading security companies. We look forward to Awards night!’
This honour follows Fidelity’s success as runners up in the Engineers of Tomorrow competition at IFSEC 2015.
Now in its 17th year, the Security & Fire Excellence Awards have consistently broken new ground in highlighting the very best people, projects and processes the UK’s security sector has to offer. The awards ceremony, hosted by Jimmy Carr, will take place on 25th November at Hilton Park Lane.
September 2015 - Fidelity welcomes new Senior Engineer to our service team
We are pleased to announce the addition of Wes Farrelly to our expanding service team. Wes joins us from Ireland where he had 15 years industry experience as a highly skilled Senior Service Engineer.
The growth at Fidelity continues and we are currently recruiting for Fire & Security Service Technicians. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin or visit the Recruitment area of our website to find out more about these exciting opportunities
September 2015 - Fidelity’s NACOSS Gold, FIRE Gold and BAFE accreditations renewed for another 3 Years
Fidelity are proud to have been awarded the industry leading accreditation certificates for another 3 years, following our recent NSI audit.
These awards demonstrate Fidelity’s company wide ethos to achieve excellence across all areas of the business. We are proud to be part of the NSI community and we firmly believe that recognition by a sector specific body like NSI ensures we have added value and the edge over our competitors as well as keeping our own standards of service delivery to its optimum at all times.
NSI has provided certification services for over 40 years and is widely recognised by consumers, specifiers, police and insurers as the badge they can trust. NSI Gold approval is only given to those companies that are able to consistently meet the pinnacle of NSI’s exacting standards.
August 2015 - Success for Fidelity Sponsored Team in Schools Ski Championships
Fidelity has a long term involvement in supporting local school projects, and also sponsoring ski racing. This year we combined the two by sponsoring two teams from Clare House Primary School, Beckenham in the London & Kent Schools Ski Championships.
The Clare House team comprised one regular racer and seven holiday skiers, so a fast track training schedule was organised by Fidelity’s Andrew Atkinson in the two months leading up to the contests.
At the first competition, held at Welwyn Garden City, the team put in an impressive performance and won fastest overall primary school skier. Two weeks later they took part in the Kent Schools competition at Brentwood and won the overall primary school team trophy!
Several team members are continuing with their training so we have high hopes for the squad at next years Schools Races.
July 2015 - Fidelity Apprentice Starts Skills for Security Systems Apprenticeship Training
Another of Fidelity's apprentices, George Rolt, has begun his intensive Skills for Security Systems apprenticeship training in Birmingham this week.
The Skills for Security course is second to none in providing the most comprehensive framework for developing highly trained engineers
Fidelity have a long term commitment to apprenticeships and our former apprentices represent some of our best and most valued engineers as they have progressed through the company. Our apprentice Jason O'Reilly recently proved his engineering skills by achieving the prestigious position of runner up in the Engineers of Tomorrow 2015 competition at IFSEC.
June 2015 - Fidelity welcomes new client Highshore School
We are delighted to welcome new client Highshore School to our growing education sector client list. Highshore is a special needs Secondary School based in Camberwell, whose student's strive to attain independent living and work skills for the future.
Fidelity will be responsible for the school's comprehensive integrated security system including: Intruder, Fire & Panic alarms, access control, CCTV, automated gates, video entryphone, DDA, tannoy & refuge systems.
June 2015 - Fidelity's Podium Apprentice - Engineers of Tomorrow 2015
The team at Fidelity Integrated Systems are very proud to announce the great success of our young apprentice Jason O'Reilly in the Engineers of Tomorrow, UK Apprentice and Young Engineers Competition 2015. Jason was awarded the prestigious runners up prize in the keenly fought competition against the pinnacle of apprentice engineers from across the country.
The competition, in its 17th year at IFSEC International 2015, promotes the key role of apprenticeships in the security industry. At Fidelity we have a long term commitment to apprenticeship schemes and our apprentices are amongst our most valued employees. We are delighted that Jason has been recognised for attaining the highest professional standards on this global stage. His achievement is testament to the dedication and ethos of all our apprentices and engineers at Fidelity.
The competition is supported by industry leading organisations CSL Dualcom, Skills for Security, NSI and SSAIB.
May 2015 - Fidelity Turns Pink to Celebrate Royal Birth
In celebration of the birth of the Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, and inspired by the fabulous transformation of London’s illuminated landmarks this week, Fidelity Integrated has turned pink.
Fidelity’s Managing Director Ken Kay explains ‘Following nine months of speculation as to whether the Royal baby would be a Prince or Princess, we thought it would be fitting to celebrate the birth of Princess Charlotte by turning our logo pink. It is certainly not a common colour for a security and fire systems company but you never know we might start a trend!’
April 2015 - Fidelity installs Roadhawk cameras across our fleet
Fidelity are happy to have completed installation of Roadhawk cameras across our entire fleet of vehicles, following a successful trial. This investment demonstrates our long term commitment to road safety and driver awareness.
We are confident that this will ensure the increased safety of our engineers. We are hopeful that in the future dash based cameras will become standard in the industry and generally across fleets.
April 2015 - Fidelity Welcomes Langley Park School for Boys, further strengthening our education sector expertise
We are delighted to announce our new client, Langley Park School for Boys, a leading Kent based secondary school.
The comprehensive cover Fidelity will be providing throughout the schools extensive complex includes 24 hour maintenance, emergency call outs and servicing of the Fire and Intruder alarms and Pager Systems.
The addition of Langley Park School, together with recent new client the City University London, further demonstrates Fidelity’s expertise and long term commitment to security in the education sector.
April 2015 - Fidelity recognised as a Honeywell Security Silver Channel Partner
We are pleased to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to providing the best service and quality for our clients as a Honeywell Security Silver Partner.
This is one of our many long term relationships with market leading companies, ensuring we can always offer our clients the security solution that best meets their bespoke requirements.
April 2015 - Grade II listed The Bow Quarter is Fidelity's newest high profile client
Fidelity are proud to welcome The Bow Quarter as a new client. Security is at the heart of this unique East London development, which comprises 17 town houses and over 700 apartments spread across seven buildings in seven acres of land. Many of the dwellings in this Grade II listed site comprised part of the former Bryant and May match factory.
The Bow Quarter joins our prestigious client list which includes other historical London landmarks such as Grade I listed Tobacco Dock in Wapping and The Royal Exchange in the City of London.
March 2015 - We are delighted to announce prestigious new client City University London
City University London (CUL) is a leading global university which is ranked within the top 2% of universities in the world. CUL has been committed to academic excellence for 160 years, and has 27 buildings throughout central London.
The comprehensive cover Fidelity will be providing includes 24 hour maintenance, emergency call out and servicing to the Intruder Alarms, CCTV Systems, Access Control, Automated Doors, Pager Systems and Disabled Alarms across all of the university’s buildings.
Ken Kay, Managing Director of Fidelity, commented ‘We are extremely excited to work with such a prestigious university as CUL. This is an interesting and complex contract, and we feel it is an excellent fit with Fidelity’s long term contracts with many other City based institutions.’
January 2015 - A Warm Welcome and Fond Farewell..
We are delighted to welcome Alex Lee to the Fidelity team following our recent expansion. Alex will be joining the operations team, further strengthening the backbone of our company. In addition to a strong educational background, Alex's impressive leadership skills and drive are demonstrated by his captaincy of a local football team and receiving the award for 'Young Volunteer of the Year' by the London Football Association.
We also wish bon voyage to a long standing and much loved member of the Fidelity team, Joe Sisson. He is leaving us for exotic climes as he travels around Australasia for 12 months. Joe has been with Fidelity since he was 16 and is a real success story. We are proud of how his dedication and excellence on the job resulted in his ascension from 'Apprentice of the Year' at college, to become a highly respected engineer.
We wish Joe well on his travels, and based on the scenic photos we have already received from him we are sure he will not struggle in this regard! And we hope that he will return to the Fidelity fold once he has satisfied his travelling bug!
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @FidelityIS to find out more about our latest team news.
December 2014 - Fidelity Sponsored Ryan is Boxing Clever
Following the incredible success of Fidelity-sponsored Winter Paralympic Gold medalists Charlotte Evans MBE and Kelly Gallagher MBE, we are proud to announce the sponsorship of up and coming welter weight boxer Ryan French.
Ryan has been boxing for over 15 years, and his experience includes being three time South East School Boy champion, in addition to representing London and the military. He currently trains at Barry O’Connell’s gym in Hammersmith.
In his most recent bout he beat experienced Hungarian boxer Gabor Balor in 3 rounds by unanimous decision.
Going from strength to strength in the sport, Ryan is looking forward to an exciting future in boxing, ‘I felt strong against Balor, he was a formidable opponent and to get a unanimous win was a great step up in my career. With Fidelity’s support I hope to win a Southern area and English title, and my dream would be to win the Lonsdale Belt, otherwise known as the British Title.’
To keep updated of Ryan’s progress follow Fidelity on Twitter @FidelityIS, Facebook and Linkedin.
November 2014 - Get Voting! Fidelity Sponsored Paralympians Nominated for BBC Sports Personality of the Year!
We are delighted to congratulate Fidelity sponsored Kelly Gallagher and Charlotte Evans on their nomination for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2014. This achievement caps off a fantastic year for the pair after they claimed the historic Gold medal at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games and subsequently were awarded an MBE for services to visually impaired sport.
Gallagher said, "I'm so thrilled to be named on the short-list for Sports Personality of the Year. It's such an incredible honour and it means the world to Charlotte and me. To win Paralympic GB's first Gold medal at the winter games was such a proud moment and now to be recognised at Sports Personality, alongside such a talented set of athletes, is just fantastic."
The pair share the honour with a shortlist of 10 sporting greats including Lewis Hamilton and Rory McIlroy. We hope that the British public get behind their Paralympians, as we all did at Sochi, and cast their vote for Kelly and Charlotte when the awards take place live on Sunday 14th December. Voting will take place during the show by telephone or online. To vote online you will need to register beforehand. Click here to register now.
September 2014 - An Inspirational Song from Inspirational Women
Proud Fidelity engineer, Matt Finney, has told us of a fantastic project that his Mum has been involved in in the great cause of promoting and raising funds for Breast Cancer Research. Last year, Lesley Finney, and other women who have been affected by breast cancer, joined forces with International Classical singing star, Camilla Kerslake, and the group "Blake", to record a version of the Secret Garden song, "You Raise Me Up". They also produced a video and appeared together to perform the song on "This Morning"!
They were invited to get back together again to perform at this years "Inspiration Awards for Women" at the Cadogan Hall, London, which takes place on the 2nd October. This event celebrates remarkable women who inspire those around them. It includes a "Pink" carpet affair with lots of celebrity support to raise money for Breast Cancer Research.
Below are two video links to their video and TV appearance. If you are inspired by them also, them why not visit the Breast Cancer Research website and make a donation at this link.
June 2014 - "Fidelity Flyers" Make it to the Coast!
As reported previously, a team of Fidelity engineers has been preparing over the past few months for an endurance cycle challenge. After months of gruelling training led by our Project Manager, Mark, the "Fidelity Flyers" completed their London to Brighton cycle challenge and lived to tell the tale. The day was not without incident however, and there were reports of unscheduled stops along the way caused by various issues which included: saddles on the wrong way, hotdogs and apparently some thermal underwear! We have decided not to reveal anymore details of these episodes in the pursuit of decency.
There was a serious side to this event however, and the team managed to raise over £1,000.00 which has been donated to the British Heart Foundation. Another event is planned shortly for the London to Southend bike ride. Well done "Fidelity Flyers"!
June 2014 - Evans and Gallagher Crown an Amazing Season
Fidelity integrated Systems were immensely proud to have sponsored Charlotte Evans and Kelly Gallagher this year when they won Britain's first ever Gold medal at the Winter Paralympic Games. They have since been riding a whirlwind of media and event engagements including guest of honour at St James Palace to present the Duke of Edinburgh awards and give a motivational speech.
They could not have imagined that this year could hold any higher honours than they have already achieved, but it has all been crowned by the announcement that they have both been awarded MBEs for services to Paralympic sport. Congratulations once again to the girls and the best of luck for the World Cup race season later this year.
May 2014 - BAFE Accreditation Consolidated for Fire Alarm Systems
Fidelity integrated Systems Limited achieved BAFE accreditation last year and we have been consolidating all the new requirements with our existing systems and accreditations. All new processes and procedures were audited and reviewed this month and were signed off at our annual review meeting.
The BAFE accreditation demonstrates that we now install and maintain Fire Alarm Systems to the high demands of the SP203 modular certification scheme. For our clients, that means peace of mind in the fact that they are employing a company regulated to the highest standards and we can provide documentary evidence in the form of BAFE Certification for commercial systems. This is in addition to the NACOSS Gold and ISO 9001 accreditations that we already hold for Security Systems installation and maintenance and for our Quality Management System respectively.
Fidelity can now provide a true "one stop" solution for Integrated Fire and Security solutions at standards that are second to none. To find out more about these services and accreditations, why not drop us a line at this email link, and we will get in touch with our usual free advice and guidance.
April 2014 - New Service Engineers and Apprentice Join Fidelity
The start of 2014 has seen three new members to the Fidelity service team. We welcome Matt Finney, Dave McKeown and Jack Fox. Matt and Dave have enhanced our field service support team with their experience and knowledge of Integrated Networked Security Systems and Fire Alarm and Life safety Systems, and they have quickly settled into the Fidelity fold.
Fidelity have invested in the future of the company with our apprenticeship and training schemes since 2007 and we have since seen two trainees join us as a career change choice, and two apprentices complete their three year training, to progress to skilled qualified engineers. Apprentice schemes appear to be in decline within our industry at present, but Fidelity Integrated have worked closely with Skills for Security to organise a package combining a day release college City and Guild Guild qualification which runs alongside a work base assessed NVQ award. We currently have Jason, who is approaching the second year of his apprenticeship, and our new apprentice Jack, who will be commencing college in September.
March 2014 - Fidelity Engineers "Get in the Saddle" for a Good Cause
The boys prepare for their weekly training session
A group of Fidelity Integrated engineers, led by our intrepid Project Manager, Mark Edgar, have formed a team to take part in this years London to Brighton bike ride. They will be raising money in aid of a great cause, The British Heart Foundation.
Mark has setup a strict training regime and dietary plan for the team to follow so that they are in tip top condition for the day. However, when we asked one of the team to comment on how hard he was finding Mark's training schedule, he couldn't help but laugh and nearly choked on his Big Mac!
More seriously, we wish the boys all the best in their ongoing training. The event will take place Sunday 15th June and they will be sending out their requests for sponsorship over the coming weeks. So please take a minute to read any requests you may receive and, most importantly, dig deep!
If you would like to contact Mark regarding donations, please email him at this link.
February 2014 - It's Paralympic Gold for Gallagher and Evans!
Visually impaired alpine skier, and her guide Charlotte Evans have won Gold in the Alpine Skiing Super G event at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games! Fidelity Integrated are proud to have been a sponsor for the girls in this fantastic achievement. In an historical result, Charlotte and Kelly have won Great Britain's first ever Gold medal at a Paralympic winter games. It is hard to over emphasise the significance of this result in a games which saw Team GB scoop multiple medals in their most successful haul ever. The alpine events were contested on the same slopes as the main Winter Olympic Games held in Sochi recently and the conditions on the snow were extremely challenging. Kelly and Charlotte had suffered disappointment in the opening Downhill event which they were tipped to succeed in, and they had to dig deep to pick themselves up for the Super G.
"Today we just decided to ski and see what happens." said Kelly, "I have to thank Charlotte for getting me to the line. We just threw ourselves at it. I prayed for the strength to ski and have fun."
Charlotte added, "It didn't feel as good as we wanted to on the course, but who cares. We won a gold medal and it feels amazing."
Congratulations Kelly and Charlotte from all at Fidelity Integrated Systems!
December 2013 - Samuel Rhodes School Provide Another Fun Filled Christmas
Fidelity Integrated were once again pleased to sponsor part of the Christmas celebrations at Samuel Rhodes School in Islington this year by covering the cost of the presents for each pupil. Samuel Rhodes School does fantastic work with kids aged 5 - 16 who have moderate learning difficulties. Each year they ensure that with the help of local businesses, all the pupils have a fun filled Christmas that includes a trip to the pantomime, Christmas dinner, presents and tree, a Christmas party and lots more. One of the pupils, Kiera, wrote to us saying:
"The party was phenomonal. We all let our hair down and danced and got our Christmas presents. Everyone was happy with what they got. All in all it was a very good Christmas and all the activities have made my experience very special."
Happy New Year to all the pupils and staff at Samuel Rhodes School and have a hard working and successful 2014!
November 2013 - Sochi Winter Paralympics 2014 - Please Support Our Challenge
An exciting event is taking place on Saturday 7th December to raise funds to support Kelly Gallagher and Charlotte Evans in their bid to win Gold at the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympics. Details of the epic London to Sochi 1,928 ski challenge at Hemel Hempstead and how to support the day can be found here. Kelly and her guide, Charlotte, will be competing in all 5 Alpine Ski disciplines at the Winter Paralympics and we want to help them succeed! A profile of Kelly and Charlotte can be found here and below is a link to a BBC news bulletin regarding their quest for gold! Our own MD, Andy Atkinson, is putting a slight twist on this and risking life and limb on the Sestriere Olympic Slalom and Giant Slalom races in December. To support Andy’s challenge and the Hemel ski challenge, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/local/project/londontosochi. More details of Andy’s “Sestriere Challenge” can be found here. Good luck to all the skiers at Hemel and to Andy in Italy! Watch this space for an update later in December. Click here to see a BBC news piece on Kelly and Charlotte
November 2013 - Fidelity Integrated Move Into Their New Premises
The long awaited office move for Fidelity Integrated Systems finally took place over the first weekend of November. After seven happy and successful years at The Workhouse, things were getting a bit cramped to say the least. Our new offices at Stables Court in Orpington are only a short drive away from our old offices. We have an excellent location with easy links into Central London and also to the M25. The main reason for our move is to accommodate our growing support team to continue to ensure the high levels of customer service you have come to expect. The move was completed over one weekend, and like any move, we have slowly been sorting and unpacking a variety of boxes. A big thanks to all the Fidelity staff who went above and beyond the call of duty to make the transition as smooth as possible. We hope that we can now build on the success we achieved whilst at The Workhouse.
October 2013 - Philip Atkinson takes 1st at Brands and 3rd overall for the season
Fidelity sponsored Philip Atkinson (no relation to the MD!) had a fantastic final weekend of the 2013 Triumph Triple Challenge at Brands Hatch.
He took first place at Brands and secured 3rd place overall in this years championship. Phil went into the race at 3rd place in the standings with Spaniard Aleix Alestia putting the pressure on in a close 4th place. Phil was cheered on by a contingent of Fidelity engineers and some of their family members.
Our Project Manager's daughter, Caitlin, gets into race mode!
It has been an exciting and eventful season for Phil. One of the highlights has to be the unfortunate weekend that Phil broke two of his ribs in practice. After a trip to the hospital, the ambulance was returning him to the track. Phil knew that any official who assessed him would most likely bar him from racing that day. So he instructed the driver to stop and drop him at the pits, started the race 8th on the grid and stormed through to take 2nd!
To find out more about the Triple Triumph Challenge and get involved as a spectator, visit their www.triumphtriplechallenge.com
September 2013 - Sales and Service Management Changes
After two years of sterling work as our Service Manager, Phil Kay has now moved to the Sales team as a Systems Sales Manager. Many of our clients will know Phil as he is a long term member of the Fidelity team. Phil originally trained as an Integrated Systems engineer, and his in depth knowledge of Security and Fire systems, and his awareness of customer service levels, will be all be put to good use when working with our customers towards new installations and system upgrades (of which he hopes there will be many!) Stepping into Phil’s shoes as Service Manager is Dan French. Again, many of our clients and suppliers will already know Dan. He has been a Senior Service Engineer with Fidelity for 5 years now. With his knowledge of Fidelity’s clients and focus on service, we know that he will be very successful in his new role.
August 2013 - Fidelity Integrated Sponsor the LSERSA Rising Star Award
This year, Fidelity Integrated Systems have sponsored a “Rising Star” award throughout the LSERSA (London and South East Regional Snowsports Association) summer artificial slope race season. This race series sees a whole range of ages and abilities compete across the region at various locations and also with other regional Snowsportassociations. Fantastic work is carried out by the various coaching staff, clubs and organizations within the region and it is a grass roots training ground for future British Ski talent. Winter Olympians Chemmy Alcott and Ed Drake both cut their ski race teeth in the LSERSA series. Winning a podium place at a LSERSA race is quite an achievement as the level of performance is very high. Budding new races need a few seasons experience under their belt before they can expect to be competing for trophies. That’s why we came up with the “Rising Star” concept. At each of the LSERSA races, the various club coaches get their heads together and decide on a male and female athlete that have worked hard, improved significantly and attended all training sessions in the period since the previous race. At the end of the season, an overall 2013 Rising Star, both male and female, were selected and they were presented with glass trophies to keep for the year by our MD, Andy Atkinson. Well done to Charlotte Tapsell and William McDonald-Proctor!