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Paxton Opens World-Class HQ After Extensive Refurbishment

Paxton Opens World-Class HQ After Extensive Refurbishment

Global technology company Paxton has opened a new world-class Technical Support Centre at its head office in Brighton, UK.

Proving its commitment to investing in its Brighton home, the company has transformed Paxton House into a state-of-the-art facility for the 200-plus employees who are based there.

Paxton, which designs and manufactures smart security systems and has appeared in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For list for two years running, moved to the site in Home Farm Road in 2004.

Since then, the company has seen rapid growth - profit has increased 25% year on year since 2012 – and has invested heavily, first building Paxton Technology Centre on the site 2017, before starting work on the refurbishment of Paxton House, next door.

As well as housing its world-class Technical Support Team – winner of the Best Customer Service category in the Brighton & Hove Business Awards 2019 - the new site provides a demonstration facility for customers.

Paxton CEO Adam Stroud said: “We’re so happy to declare our new Paxton House open. We know our Technical Support Team is the number one reason customers choose Paxton again and again. Our new working space encourages teamwork, creativity and support, which will allow the team to provide an even better service.

“Employee wellbeing was at the heart of the design – but we’re also looking forward to welcoming more customers to see what we do here, in terms of products, new technology and innovation.

“We’re doing some really exciting things and leading the industry in many areas - having a positive company culture, and an environment we can all take pride in, is integral to that.”

World-class support stats

• Paxton House is home to Paxton’s Technical Support Team

• The team receives 800 calls a day

• The team handle enquiries from customers in the UK, France, Germany, South Africa, USA and the UAE.

• It offers multi-language support - members of the UK team can speak French and German

• On average they receive 99% good customer feedback. The UK and US teams have broken their previous record by achieving 100% positive feedback in a single month.

For more details about Paxton, go to: http://www.Paxton.Info/4241

Four Students Awarded Coveted Scholarships by Brighton Technology Company

Four Students Awarded Coveted Scholarships by Brighton Technology Company

Brighton-based global technology company, Paxton, has announced its scholarship students for 2019.

As a sign of its commitment to investing in the local community and in young talent, the company has offered scholarships to four students from the University of Sussex and the University of Brighton.

They will each receive £10,000 towards their university fees, plus a three-month paid work placement at Paxton where they will take part in technology research projects that will form the final year project of their degree course.

The students are:

• Annabel Spain, studying Digital Media at the University of Brighton

• George Livas, Computer Science, University of Brighton

• Connie Went, Mathematics, University of Sussex

• Zoë Earnshaw, Physics, University of Sussex

Annabel, 20, from Peterborough, said: “I feel immensely proud. I’m looking forward to gaining experience of working with such a talented group of people and I’m sure the knowledge I will gain will aid my career.”

George, 19, from Kifisia, Athens, Greece, said: “I’m grateful for this opportunity to work alongside and learn from experts in the smart security industry. I’m looking forward to participating in technology research projects, to working in an innovative, forward-thinking environment and to learning new skills.”

Connie, 19, from Haywards Heath, said: “I genuinely couldn’t believe it! I will class this as one of the greatest achievements of my three years at uni. The scholarship will give me first hand experience in the tech industry, which will be great for teaching me further applications of my degree.”

Zoë, 20, from Shaftesbury, said: “I’m so proud. The scholarship seemed too good to be true, so I didn’t expect I’d have a chance. I’m looking forward to finding out more about my summer role and getting to know the other scholars.”

Congratulating the four, Adam Stroud, Paxton’s Chief Executive, said: “Following on from the successful debut of the Paxton Scholarship in 2018, we are delighted to have expanded further to award more scholarships, across both the University of Brighton and Sussex.

“During our open day, we played host to over 140 engineering, science and mathematics students. It was a pleasure to witness the level of talent and engagement among this group. It gives us great confidence in the talent pool of the future and re-enforces why Paxton wants to engage with the local community in this way.

“I would like to thank the universities for their considerable ongoing support of this scheme, Paxton employees for doing such a great job of representing their company, and all students who took the time to come and visit our head office building in Brighton.

“Finally, a huge congratulations to our 2019 scholars - Annabel, Connie, George and Zoë.”

Professor Stephen Shute, Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Sussex, said: “The Paxton scholarship provides Sussex students with a great opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge and experience working with a leading UK firm.

“The financial support and practical guidance they’ll gain will contribute greatly towards their academic success. It is fantastic to see Sussex-based companies like Paxton recognising and rewarding talented students from the University of Sussex with such scholarships.”

Professor Debra Humphris, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Brighton, said: “We’re delighted that Annabel and George have been selected as two of the four Paxton scholars for 2019 and I’m confident they will make the most of this exciting opportunity. This ongoing partnership with Paxton gives our students invaluable experience of the realities of the workplace combined with leading technologies.”

L-R  Professor Debra Humphris, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Brighton  George Livas  Annabel Spain  Connie Ward  Zoë Earnshaw  Professor Stephen Shute, Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Sussex  Paxton CEO Adam Stroud

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Professor Debra Humphris, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Brighton

George Livas

Annabel Spain

Connie Went

Zoë Earnshaw

Professor Stephen Shute, Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Sussex

Paxton CEO Adam Stroud

Brighton trailblazers Paxton Named One of the Best Places to Work – Again!

Paxton Named One of the Best Places to Work – Again!

Paxton is one of the best companies to work for in the UK – it’s official.

The company ranks 91 in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for 2019 list, announced last night at an awards ceremony. It’s the second year running it has made it onto the high-profile list.

Paxton was also the only security manufacturing company in the UK to appear.

The ranking was based on glowing feedback from staff, who rated Paxton highly in areas including leadership, team culture and giving something back.

Adam Stroud, Paxton’s Chief Executive, said: “We’re so happy to be in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For list for the second year running. This is a huge achievement and we’re incredibly proud.

It’s the people that make Paxton such a fantastic place to work and they are the reason for our continued success.

“With teams in 12 locations across the world, it’s important to foster a sense of community - but key to that is staff wellbeing and engagement.

“We always listen to our staff and, thanks to their feedback, have been able to introduce a whole host of initiatives to help them thrive. This not only allows our teams reach their full potential, it also means we can attract the best and brightest talent.

“But while we’re delighted to again be recognised as one of the best companies to work for, we’ll always ask our staff if we can do better and will be introducing more initiatives in the year ahead. We’re excited about the future and becoming an even better place to work.”

The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For list is compiled using feedback from staff surveys conducted independently by Best Companies.

Paxton’s survey highlights included:

• 94% agree the company encourages charitable events

• 92% of staff believe they can make a valuable contribution to the success of the company

• 87% feel proud to work for Paxton

Paxton was founded in Lewes in 1985 and has seen a rapid expansion in recent years. Employing over 300 people globally, it develops all products at its state-of-the-art technology centre in Brighton, manufactures all products at its factory in Eastbourne and exports to more than 60 countries.

It strives to be an employer of choice and offers benefits such free breakfasts, healthy snacks and drinks, private healthcare, a modern working environment with the latest technology, fully supported career progression and training, flexible working and family-friendly policies.

https://www.paxton.co.uk

Brighton Technology Company Wins International Business of the Year

Brighton Technology Company Wins International Business of the Year

Brighton-based global technology company, Paxton, is celebrating being awarded International Business of the Year at the Sussex Business Awards. The company, who design and manufacture security systems within Sussex, export their products to over 60 countries worldwide, including France, Middle East, Scandinavia and South Africa.

Celebrating thirty years in 2018, the Sussex Business Awards are the most sought-after accolade by organisations from every sector in Sussex. This year saw a record-breaking number of nominations for each category, with representatives from sixteen towns across Sussex making the shortlist of fifty-one finalists. Judges had an enormously difficult task, as the entries were of such a high standard.

Commenting on the win, Dan Drayton, Paxton’s International Sales Manager, said: “We are delighted to have been named International Business of the Year at the Sussex Business Awards. It’s a fantastic achievement to be recognised among some of the best businesses in Sussex for our continued global presence within the security market.

“Paxton’s success to date has largely been due to our commitment to our installers who buy and work with our products. Our goal is to provide a consistent world-class experience for our customers wherever they are located around the world. We’re incredibly proud of our Sussex roots and the global impact we have had on the security industry over the last 30 years.

Chair of the judging panel, Mike Herd, said: “Each year the standard of entries gets better and better and this year was no exception. This year’s finalists are a stimulating mix of established businesses and new entrepreneurial ventures with a common thread running through them all – resilience and determination to succeed. Congratulations to all the winners!”

Employing over 300 people globally, Paxton’s headquarters are located in the Home Farm Road Business Centre, just off the Lewes Road in Brighton, and all products are manufactured locally at its facility in Eastbourne. Paxton was established in Lewes in 1985 and moved to its current location in 2004.  The company focus on the research and development of their products. This has seen Paxton feature in this year’s London Stock Exchange 1000 Companies to Inspire Europe Report and the 2017 Financial Times Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies list.

To find out more about Paxton’s award successes please visit: http://paxton.info/3713

Brighton Technology Company Open Their Doors to University and Brighton Students

Brighton Technology Company Open Their Doors to University and Brighton Students

On 9th November, Paxton welcomed students to their state-of-the-art Paxton Technology Centre to showcase what’s on offer from the 2019 Paxton Scholarship programme. Over 140 enthusiastic students attended the scholarship open day, where they discussed the Paxton’s latest products with Paxton's technology experts in engineering, research and product design. The students enjoyed hands-on product demonstrations and discovered their potential career opportunities with the company.

Samson Mwita, student at University of Sussex, said: “I think it’s great that Paxton are offering students this opportunity and guidance with their studying. It seems like a fun exciting company to work for and hearing about the company’s journey directly from the CEO was really inspiring.”

Paxton, who design and manufacture security systems, launched the Paxton Scholarship in 2017. They now offer students studying engineering and product design related courses, the opportunity to win one of four scholarship places each worth £10,000, plus a 3-month paid work placement from July 2019. As part of the scholarship, they will participate in current technology research projects at Paxton, that will form the final year project of their degree course.

2018 Paxton scholar Laurence Budd, BSc Computer Science student at University of Brighton, said: “I am working on an idea for a new internal app and I’ll be testing some CCTV cameras too. I can happily say I’m thrilled to be working here at Paxton and I’m loving working on the projects I’ve been given.”

Commenting on the open day, Adam Stroud, Paxton’s Chief Executive, said: “I am delighted that Paxton has been able to attract so many students to our open day. All our visitors were able to see first-hand some of the technologies we use, and chat with staff about what it’s like having a career at Paxton.

“Our partnerships with both University of Brighton and Sussex are going from strength to strength. The Paxton Scholarship is an initiative that we intend to build on each year. This year, we have four scholarship places to award and I can already tell that it’s, once again, going to be a difficult decision.”

George Livas, student at University of Brighton, said: “The scholarship open day was fantastic. The facilities at Paxton are amazing and all of the staff were lovely and polite. I really enjoyed the presentation from the CEO and talking to the product developers.

For further information about the company and the variety of job opportunities Paxton are recruiting for, please visit http://paxton.info/3690

Brighton Based Tech Company, Paxton, Identified in London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Europe’ Report

Brighton Based Tech Company, Paxton, Identified in London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Europe’ Report

Paxton, the UK market leader of electronic IP access control and video door entry solutions, has been identified as one of London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Europe. The report is a celebration of high-growth and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses across Europe.

To be included in the list, companies needed to show consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, significantly outperforming their country peers. This report demonstrates critical importance of high-growth, private, small and medium sized companies (SMEs) to future European economic growth, innovation and job creation.

This follows Paxton’s inclusion in this year’s Sussex Super Growth Award, these awards recognise the fastest growing businesses in Sussex. This in conjunction with appearing in the London Stock Exchange report highlights the company’s growth in the local and global security market. Paxton also celebrated ranking 49th in the 2018 Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For, the annual survey run by the ‘Best Companies’ organisation. In the survey 96% of employees said they believe they can make a valuable contribution to the success of the company.

Paxton strive to be the employer of choice locally and invest in their local community through various initiatives and in 2017 launched the Paxton Scholarship. The scholarship, in conjunction with the University of Brighton, aims to invest in the bright minds of the future. The scholarship offered three students studying Engineering and Product Design related courses a 3-month work placement worth £10,000. The scholars will participate in technology research projects at Paxton, that will then form the final year project of their degree course. The scholarship is due to launch again later this year, this time offering four places for students at University of Brighton or Sussex.

Founded in 1985, Paxton employs over 300 people and operates mainly from its head office in Brighton with several international sales offices. All products are manufactured locally at the Paxton factory in Eastbourne and exported to over 60 countries worldwide. Being included in the London Stock Exchange report also marks one year since the Paxton Technology Centre opened, the 29,000-sq. ft. building houses Paxton’s Research and Development departments along with the installer training suite. You can the building coming together here: www.paxton.info/3553 

Commenting on the news, Adam Stroud, Paxton’s Chief Executive, said: “We are thrilled to, once again, be part of this prestigious list.  It is another milestone on our journey to become world-class in all that we do. Paxton aspires to provide innovative products, industry-leading customer support, high-quality and efficient manufacturing, along with being one of the country’s best companies to work.  We are taking full advantage of the opportunities provided by new technology to fulfil customer‘s requirements for secure, convenient and energy efficient buildings“

Jyrki Katainen, European Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, said: "Thanks to dynamic and innovative, high-growth SMEs, employment has reached new record levels with almost 240 million people in jobs. We need to continue on that path and create a favourable business environment enabling cutting edge innovators and solid manufacturing SMEs to grow and reach their full potential. Stock exchanges, such as London Stock Exchange Group, are an essential part of our Capital Markets Union, helping those with ideas to meet their financers."  

Nikhil Rathi, CEO, London Stock Exchange Plc, said: “The economic potential of Europe’s fastest growing companies is clear in ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Europe’. The report shows high-growth SMEs are the innovators, job creators and drivers of economic growth. They have the potential to transform the European economy and give the next generation of young people the future they deserve.

“So, it is vital that we give these companies, and companies like them, access to suitable growth finance. London Stock Exchange Group is committed to supporting the job creators of tomorrow, increasing their access to long-term patient capital to fund their continued success.”

Paxton invest significantly in the training and education of their customers and are proud to offer free training to all their installers globally, to ensure its products are sold and installed with confidence. So far, 5,692 installers have been trained globally this year.

A full searchable database of all of the companies along with a downloadable pdf of the publication can be found online at www.1000companies.com