Obtaining the ISO 9001: 2015 accreditation
In March we were awarded the prestigious ISO 9001: 2015. The ISO 9000 family of quality management systems standards is designed to help organisations ensure that they meet the needs of customers and other stakeholders, while meeting statutory and regulatory requirements related to a product or program. This ensures that we deliver top quality products and services in customer focus, motivation of top management and continual improvement.
Omega Analytic started trading
Omega Analytic is the sister company of Omega Security systems, founded in November 2015, it started trading this year. Their flagship product is the OAC system which has been installed at the University of St Andrews and Imperial College London. The system has worked so well that the University of St Andrews have recently started utilising data from the system on their website so that members can check the current occupancy level of the gym before they arrive.
Adam moving across to Development & Marketing
Adam has been with the company 10 years and has moved had several positions in the company during this time, most recently he has joined the Business Development team from being a Senior Engineer. “I have been lucky enough to see many different aspects of the business throughout my ten years at Omega, and the Sales & Marketing area was the one in which I had the most interest. I was offered a position just at the right time on a personal level with a new child, and it has so far been absolutely amazing. Next year I am progressing further, and will become Business Development Manager in March which is a huge reward”
Investors In People
In July we were awarded the Investors in People accreditation. Since 1991 Investors in People has set the standard for better people management. Held by 14,000 organisations, the Standard defines what it takes to lead, support and manage people well for sustainable results. It ensures that we are a great employer and provide an outstanding place to work.
Imperial College London
In September Omega Security Systems completed the install of Omega Analytics OAC system at Imperial College London. The entry system is designed to empower staff and students by informing them when the gym is busy and fully occupied. It also adds to the security and safety of the gym by informing users when the lane alarm and fire alarms are in action.
Innovation Network at Yorkshire Post
Our members of staff Sherry, Lee and Simon made it into the Yorkshire Post when they were invited along to speak at Innovation Network. The event, focused on the Northern Powerhouse and regional growth agenda, was hosted by Yorkshire Post and Leeds Beckett University. The event was also attended by Henri Murison the director of the Northern Powerhouse initiative. This event gave Omega, as a high growth SME, the chance to give our viewpoint on the Northern Powerhouse proposal.
New staff members
Jack our newest apprentice engineer joined us in early September, he said: “even though I’ve been here a short while, I feel I have picked up a lot of things since I’ve been here and I am looking forward to learning and looking forward to continue enjoying my apprenticeship here at Omega Security Systems.”
Aislinn, a Leeds University post graduate, joined us in late September for a business and marketing internship. The internship was 3 months but this has now been extended so she can continue the great work. You can read more about both Jack and Aislinn’s experiences on our blog.
Becoming DHF accredited
In October we became DHF accredited. DHF is the only unified trade body representing the interests of industrial doors & rolling shutters, garage doors and automated gates sectors. They provide a high standard of training and advice to raise the standard of the industry by liaising with compliance authorities such as Health and Safety Executive and Trading Standards. Our accreditation with DHF ensures that our engineers are well trained, we comply with the latest legislation and standards and are helping to raise the standards of products and services within the industry.
Simply Gym Bedford
In December we completed work at Simply Gym Bedford, Simply Gym’s first 24hr club. Omega installed a security set up including CCTV, intruder alarm, portals and membership access control. This was a great site to work on and we are proud to have been part of creating their new state of the art gym.
Rick moving across to project manager from senior engineer
Rick has been with the company over two years, initially as an engineer. Rick moved across to project manager this year. He has enjoyed taking control of some of the larger scale projects and is looking forward to advancing the role further after Christmas.
We are proud to have been working on a number of JD Gym’s this year including Salford, Birmingham, Preston, Leeds and Bradford. Omega Security Systems installed a set-up of turnstiles, access control and assistance alarms. To have won so many contracts with JD Gym’s shows a great partnership which we are looking forward to continuing in the future.
Thank you to our customers
Finally we’d like to say a big thank you to all our customers for their business this year, we’ve had a great year but this would not be possible without you. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!