Connexion2 set to be renamed SoloProtect
Lone Worker market pioneer, Connexion 2 Limited is to be formally renamed ‘SoloProtect Limited’ with significant expansion planned in the UK to be combined with established lone worker operations in the USA and a burgeoning presence in mainland Europe.
Central to plans is the development of a brand new, purpose built Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) within a new 10,000 square foot Head Office. The facility, which will be a state of the art ARC, will be the first in the U.K. to be audited against BS8591 – the forthcoming British Standard for Alarm Receiving Centre’s (due to replace BS5979) and the new European standard, EN 50518. Once operational, all Alarm Receiving Centre support services for UK SoloProtect customers will be provided through the facility, which is based in Sheffield.
Connexion2 was formed in 2003, and manufacture The Identicom Lone Worker Device – the only discreet ID badge device for lone workers, and remains widely used by workers across all industries with over 150,000 now shipped. In 2013, the company was acquired by USA based Emergency Communications Solutions provider, Kings III. Since then the parent company has launched a SoloProtect U.S. division, and European operations have expanded into The Netherlands, Germany and France with a SoloProtect New Zealand division also launching this year.
Craig Swallow, Managing Director of SoloProtect UK & EU said, “Naturally, this is a hugely exciting project. One that enables us to work even more closely with our customers, giving greater control to deliver tailored solutions to clients. Whilst a move like this is naturally a boost for all of our staff, our key focus remains on facilitating a great lone worker service and fulfilling our Customer Promise. We’re delighted with the support shown by our parent company, and their vision for SoloProtect to be a genuine international provider of credible lone worker solutions. Something that we believe is a first in our market place.”
SoloProtect will be exhibiting at the Safety & Health Expo on Stand L2100 in June 2015.