Company’s delight at securing £1.2m contract

Neil Titterington and Graeme Lloyd, of 2020 Vision Systems.
Neil Titterington and Graeme Lloyd, of 2020 Vision Systems.

A company is celebrating after landing a £1.2m contract after bolstering its management team.

North Shields-based 2020 Vision Systems Ltd has been selected to provide a security system for the University of Birmingham, after winning a competitive European tender.

The news comes after two of their senior management team took part in a course run by Access Training

Sales manager Neil Titterington and engineering manager Graeme Lloyd gained diplomas in leadership and management.

Neil said: “It became clear to us that to remain competitive during the pre-qualifying questionnaire (PQQ) stage for European contracts, we needed to be able to prove on paper we are fully qualified to manage large scale projects.

“Experience used to be enough but now qualifications are essential. We needed to demonstrate how capable we are and we’re seeing the training paying off now.”

“All managers can learn more, even if you’ve been doing it for decades.

“I have found the change management element of the course particularly useful. Learning how to put a bit of structure to the change process has improved results.”

The higher apprenticeship run by Access Training is designed for managers to support the development of their leadership and management skills.

It covers strategic decision making, managing budgets, planning and implementing change, leading teams and managing projects.

The University of Birmingham contract will see five 2020 Vision Systems technicians on site for two years.

The deal involves supplying video surveillance and access control for a new 780-bed student accommodation block, a sports centre, library and a comprehensive school.

2020 Vision Systems is owned by Peter Houlis, managing director, and operations director, Peter Jones.

Now employing 31 people, the company has evolved and supplies fully-integrated, cutting edge security systems to large organisations from central Scotland down to the M4 corridor.

Access Training is an award winning training provider with offices in Gateshead, Newcastle and Chester-le-Street and has helped over 5,000 people start and develop careers.

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