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Aico Ltd

Aico Ltd


Unit 14-18 Mile End Business Park,
Maesbury Road,
SY10 8NN

Contact: Andrew Speake
Tel: 01691 664 100

Aico is a market leader in residential fire protection, pioneering new technologies, offering high quality smoke and Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms and this year are celebrating 25 years of quality and innovation.

Our team will be able to offer you all the advice you need on alarm selection, installation and maintenance.   Aico prides itself on offering full support at every point of the installation process. We have personalised Regional Specification Manager to help select the correct systems and alarms at design & specification level and a training scheme for installers to make sure that all the all the alarms and accessories are fitted correctly.  After this there is on-going support from the Technical Department at Head Office.  Aico’s Centre of Excellence in Oswestry, Midlands is a new state of the art training and meeting facility that takes customer support to the next step creating a space for the industry to train, meet, develop and innovate. The Centre includes ‘Ember Place’ – a mock bungalow fully fitted with alarms and accessories and a dedicated workshop area for hands-on training.

Categories covered

Fire Engineering (Fire)

Types of Courses Speaker(s):

Andy Sturgess
2 years experience in Personal Training Industry - Training clients on a 1 on 1 and group basis. 4.5 years military experience, in a wide range of roles including infantry, communications and CBRN. This included training local nationals in small arms skills. 3 Years Sales Experience.

Barry Mather
Project management, New build, capital works and refurb. Experience gained on domestic, commercial, Industrial electrical Installations, design, installation, management, maintenance. Had responsibility for staff training, appraisal and evaluation, ensuring operatives and subcontractors were competent to carry out our work. Monitoring and assessing apprentices and electricians.

Briony J Martin
Trained over 800 Electrical Contractors on our in house AFPTIS (Aico Fire Trained Installer) and Expert Installer Schemes. Has also held numerous ‘tool box talks’ to train Local Authority and Housing Association DLO workers and Electrical Contractors on the practical applications of our products. Held ‘Lunch and Learn’ seminars to educate clients in the British Standards and Building Regulations, and have worked closely with both the NICEIC and ECA to hold 

Carl Connelly
Seven years sales and business management experience within the electrical wholesale industry. Six months field sales engineering of traditional and LED street lighting and columns, where I was also a member of the Institute of Lighting Professionals (ILP) and Young Lighting Professionals (YLP). Seven months to date with Aico in a field sales role.

Caroline Powell
Having worked for Aico for the last 18+ year and having trained Hundreds of contractors and Specifiers on the AFPTIS and now the Expert Installer training. Also carried out Tool Box talks, and educated various professionals on the BS Standards and Building Regs.

Chris French
Own business as Electrical Contractor for 6 years before selling it to my business partner.

Dan Thomas
Trainer at Aico Centre of Excellence for 12 Months. 10 years Aico technical experience (Technical Advisor).

Daniel Little
8 Years ‘sales’ experience, Regularly run technical training for electrical contractors and distributors. Previous roles included leading sales training for a number of different clients. 


Duncan Orr
24 years experience in the Electrical wholesale industry working closely with Specifiers, Architects and M&E Consultants during this time. Experienced presenter including seminars for Building control, Housing Associations and Architects. Trained over 200 Electrical Contractors in the last 4 years as part of Aico's trained installer scheme.

Gary Mason
20 Years sales experience into 'Specification Arena' Delivered CPD's at ICI Paints. 10 years as 'Retained' Fireman in Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service.

Kate Blake
9 Years in construction industry. QS, Estimating, National Sales in Merchants. All working with Social Housing. Previously Banking industry.

Lewis Roberts
20+ years in Sales including nearly 11.5 years calling on electrical wholesales & Contractors.

Michael Wright
11 Years working for Aico in a technical/marketing role, 12 months secondment working at Ei Electronics factory in Shannon, Ireland, 2 x 6 months periods working for Caterpillar, Shrewsbury, as an electronic testing engineer

Paul Cartwright
15 years working at Aico in a sales and specification role. Trained over 1200 Electrical contractors on Aico in-house training courses. Presented to ECA, NICEIC and NAPIT groups on BS5839pt6 and domestic alarm installations. Held sessions for landlord organisations covering domestic alarm best practise, selection and siting.

Steve Trafford

Stephen Paskell

Over 30+ years Sales Experience dealing with specification with LA's delivered many Sales Presentations & CPD' sessions

Tina Mistry
Over 10 years delivering training programs from end users to LA/HA’s also CPD training for Architects and M&E consultants.  6 years’ experience in delivering Solar PV and energy efficiency projects installation, wiring diagrams to CDM requirements on site. In-depth understanding of public sector requirements.  

Willem Van Amersoort
22 years experience in the electrical wholesale industry, having attained a number of vocational qualifications over the years, ranging from administration/office management at Birmingham College, to SVQ (NVQ) level 3 in customer service, to most recently attending Ashridge Business school in Buckinghamshire.

Summary of Type of Courses and Area of Specialisms Offered:

These modules cover the standards, regulations, legislation, design and installation which exists in relation to the domestic fire and gas detection alarm systems. 

The modules are designed to educate attendees on the main requirements around regulations, best practice and selection of equipment in accordance with regional Building Regulations along with the British Standard BS 5839-6:2013. Modules detailed as below;

1. Standards and Regulations; Smoke and Heat Alarms
2. System Design; Smoke and Heat Alarms
3. Standards and Regulations; CO Alarms
4. System Design; CO Alarms
5. System Installation; Smoke and Heat Alarms
6. System Installation; CO Alarms

Target Audience:

Building Services Engineers

Duration of Courses:

1 Hour, 2 hours

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Course attendance fee range (if applicable)