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Ellen Ashby

Fire & Security Recruitment Specialist

Fire & Security recruitment consultant Ellen Ashby

Sector: Fire and Security

Specialises in: One year with Eligo in Fire & Security Recruitment

Interesting fact: A not so secret love for sci-fi films!

Recruiter Biography:

I headhunt Business Development Managers, Key Account Managers and Sales Directors within the Fire and Security sector.

I currently have over 2,300 direct connections on Linkedin and regularly attend Fire & Security exhibitions around the UK.

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East Anglia / £45,000 - £50,000 per annum / Benefits: mobile phone, vehicle

If you know about Passive Fire Protection, you'll understand how important it is. Passive Fire and Fire-Stopping are crucial parts of the construction of buildings all around the world and designed with one thing in mind: saving lives. There are few companies around the UK that actually specialise in designing and delivering these...

Yorkshire & Humberside / £30,000 - £35,000 per annum / Benefits: company car, OTE

This manufacturer has been around in the UK since 2005 (started overseas in 1924!) and are looking for a confident, savvy, salesy sales person to cover the West Yorkshire area. The patch has been covered for 10 years already (so a huge amount of existing business to keep sweet) and their ambitious plans for growth means a whole lot more...

East Anglia / £35,000 - £40,000 per annum / Benefits: Bonus & Car allowance

A manufacturer of security electronic products is seeking a skilled Technical Trainer to support their field service and sales staff. In the next 4 years, this company has plans in place to grow 3x over. Stuck in a company you feel is getting left behind? This is your chance to be part of a true growth story. The company support their...

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Author: Ellen Ashby | Date: 6/1/17 | Category: Advice, Fire and Security
questions to ask your recruiter

CV being rejected? Think you’re right for the role? Just want to get in front of the hiring manager and then you know you’ll be able to sell yourself? It might not be you, it might be your recruiter…   In this blog, I’m going to cover 5 things to discuss with your recruiter before letting them put your CV forward. Points such as those below could be the difference between getting interviewed or being rejected, so if this really is the job of your dreams make sure that you cover these 5 questions to ask your recruiter next time you speak.   5 questions to ask your recruiter   The CV Firstly is your recruiter hell bent on having your CV? Maybe your...

Author: Ellen Ashby | Date: 21/12/16 | Category: Advice, Fire and Security
farmer fire & security business

I regularly catch up with Directors and Managers of Fire & Security businesses throughout the UK to discuss industry trends, challenges and needs, and potential solutions to help them grow. Recently I met the Managing Director of a small but growing Security business whose goal has been to add £1 million revenue to the business within a 12 month period. Unfortunately, over the last year, that goal had been and gone following a period in which the company had hired 2 Business Development Managers in order to achieve these results. One year on and the company were behind on budget, the Business Dev Managers were gone and the Managing Director was having to go back out, sell, and...

Author: Ellen Ashby | Date: 2/12/16 | Category: Fire and Security
Fire & Security News & Security and Fire vacancies

This week in our Fire & Security industry news round-up we cover the growth of the Smart Home market in the Middle East,  the analysis of the Residential Market Report providing current business metrics for security dealers, the future of Smart Cards within the Access Control Market, and more.   Fire & Security industry news round-up for the week ending 2 December 2016   Growth of the Smart Home market in the Middle East The organisers of Intersec in Dubai, Messe Frankfurt,  predict that the Middle East region will register a significant growth rate in the coming years on account of a growing construction market, high purchasing power and availability of...

Author: Ellen Ashby | Date: 4/11/16 | Category: Fire and Security

Featuring supplier news, product launches, events, our own articles, and more, read our Fire & Security industry news round-up for the week ending 04/11/16.   Fire & Security industry news round-up for the week ending 04 November 2016   Vanderbilt acquiring Access Control Technology Another big acquisition of 2016 has been confirmed - ACT Ltd has been purchased by Vanderbilt. Following Vanderbilt’s acquisition of the Siemens Security Products in 2015, integration of ACT’s product line into Vanderbilt’s core offering is significantly strengthening its position in access control and video surveillance markets and additionally expands companies...

Author: Ellen Ashby | Date: 4/11/16 | Category: Fire and Security
fire & security technical sales

Earlier this week I met with the MD of a small but growing Fire & Security business to discuss how we can help them to improve their hiring, on boarding, retention, and ultimately the results that they are producing. During our conversation the topic of what is more important to look for in a sales hire came up; do you look for attitude and habits or product knowledge?   Whilst we discussed the topic at length, agreeing that the main qualities sales people need to have included the right habits, behaviours, and attitude to get out there every day and win the business, the discussion around product knowledge continued.   Does having product knowledge give a sales...

Author: Ellen Ashby | Date: 23/9/16 | Category: Fire and Security

Featuring supplier news, product launches, events, our own articles, and more, read our Fire & Security industry news round-up for the week ending 23/09/16   Fire & Security industry news round-up for the week ending 23 September 2016   Cyber Security Market is booming Over the next 10 years, the cyber security market is expected to drive $7.6 Trillion of digital value. The report was revealed during a recent high-level US-UAE Cyber security Forum held in Dubai earlier this month. "Public-private sector partnerships are critical to the future of cyber security, as collaborative information sharing will ultimately help define global security standards." Read...

Author: Ellen Ashby | Date: 2/9/16 | Category: Fire and Security

Featuring supplier news, product launches, events, our own articles, and more, read our Fire & Security industry news round-up for the week ending 02/09/16   Fire & Security industry news round-up for the week ending 02 September 2016   Flir Systems, Inc buys Armasight Armasight, Inc., a global leader in night vision, thermal, and daylight imaging products,  has been bought by Flir for approximately $41 million in cash. "The addition of Armasight to our existing scopes and sights business provides us with meaningful additional scale and injects additional market expertise to better serve the growing hunting and military scopes markets," Read more...

Author: Ellen Ashby | Date: 26/8/16 | Category: Fire and Security

Featuring supplier news, product launches, events, our own articles, and more, read our Fire & Security industry news round-up for the week ending 26/08/16   Fire & Security industry news round-up for the week ending 26 August 2016   Changes at German airports and train stations Recent attacks put a political pressure on German government to improve security and introduce stricter anti-terrorist measures at transportation hubs. The country's interior minister has announced  an implementation of a facial recognition software to video surveillance cameras installed at airports and train stations. Read more here. (Security Sales & Integration,...

Author: Ellen Ashby | Date: 22/7/16 | Category: Fire and Security

Featuring supplier news, product launches, events, our own articles, and more, read our Fire & Security industry news round-up for the week ending 22/07/16     Fire & Security industry news round-up for the week ending 22 July 2016     The future of biometrics Biometrics remain one of the most accurate and restricted form of access control. Considering latest events in the world, a desire to adopt some form of biometrics increases. Fingerprint still dominates the biometrics market but other form of this form of access control are starting to gain their momentum. According to MarketsandMarkets, the global facial recognition market alone is expected...

Author: Ellen Ashby | Date: 15/7/16 | Category: Fire and Security

Featuring supplier news, product launches, events, our own articles, and more, read our Fire & Security industry news round-up for the week ending 15/07/16     Fire & Security industry news round-up for the week ending 15 July 2016     Internet of Things security market to cross $36.9 Billion by 2021 According to latest report by Marketsandmarkets, "Internet of Things (IoT) Security Market by Technology, Industry Vertical and Application - Global Forecast to 2021", shows that within the next 5 years the market is expected to grow up to almost $37 Billion, at the CAGR of 36.1%, with cloud security leading the IoT market. The Asia-Pacific region...

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