On the 4th of May 2020, Amalgamated Ltd will officially become 50 years old. In 1970 the company was founded by Geoff Teader in Manchester under the name of ‘Amalgamated Fire Alarm Company’ and in 1993 was renamed ‘Amalgamated Ltd’. Throughout its history, the company has expanded across several Fire and Security Disciplines, including Emergency Lighting, Fire Fighting Equipment, CCTV, Door Access and Intruder Alarms.

Building up to the 50th Anniversary, several events took place that brought the company forward and paved the way to an even more successful future. Geoff Teader, former Managing Director and current Chairman of Amalgamated Ltd, received the ECA Centenary Award in 2001, the Ian Marsh Award in 2015 for his contribution to the industry, the ECA Local Service Award in 2016 and the FSA Certificate of Appreciation in 2018. In 2016, Geoff’s son, Ian, got appointed Managing Director and Geoff took up the position of the Chairman. In the same year, Amalgamated Ltd won the ECA Contractor of the Year Award in the £1-£5 million turnover category.

In more recent years, Geoff, who is also a member of the FESS/Trailblazer National Committee – worked with the committee to create a Government-approved apprenticeship unique to the fire and security industry. Training within the construction industry has always been available but has never been structured in such a way to allow easy progress and development to help the industry grow. This national trailblazer initiative has created a well-defined and well-structured training apprenticeship for people wanting a career within the industry.

Amalgamated Ltd has also undertaken several charitable actions. In 2019, the company’s chosen charity theme was Mental Health, as this has been one of the most current and prominent issues of the modern world, especially in the construction industry. The company supported financially several mental health organisations such as Mates In Mind, Moodswings, and The Survivors Trust. The employees also follow the company’s values and have introduced the dress-down Fridays, where they donate £1 each to a charitable cause which is voted at the end of the year.

Another way in which the organisation has navigated its way through the changing industry is reflected in the company’s strategy to acquire all the necessary accreditations and memberships to demonstrate excellence. Amalgamated Ltd is ISO9001, ISO14001, OHSAS 45000 and across all of its disciplines accredited by the SSAIB. It also holds Constructionline Gold and CHAS accreditations and is a member of ECA, NICEIC, FSA, British Safety Council, ROSPA and FIA. Furthermore, the company also holds an Investors-In-People (IIP) Accreditation as they are committed to their employees as well as their overall delivery of service.
More recently, in 2019, the company moved to new headquarters in the M60 Office Park, Swinton. The new office is part of a business complex and has an open plan arrangement that encourages collaborative working and communication among the employees. Following the company’s commitment to the protection of the Environment, the office is energy-efficient and a great way for the organisation to continue their success in the future.

This year, stronger than ever, Amalgamated Ltd celebrates its 50 years of success and embarks on an even brighter future with many new initiatives and opportunities for growth.

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