Advanced appoints Hanif Ghodawala as its new BDM

In his new role, Hanif will draw on more than 20 years’ experience working for high-profile fire detection and emergency lighting manufacturers and distributors to grow awareness and understanding of Advanced’s emergency lighting range. He will place particular focus on the LuxIntelligent and EasySafe solutions and how they make compliance with BS 5266 easy.

The LuxIntelligent addressable automatic test system examines all emergency lighting to check it is compliant. It provides cloud monitoring and management via mobile and web apps, with test data stored securely in the cloud, removing the need for manual intervention. The system can be integrated with almost any type of light and offers a host of unique technical features. EasySafe is a new range of addressable, low-voltage emergency luminaires and exit signs that work with LuxIntelligent control panels and can be installed and maintained without the need for a qualified electrician.

Hanif says: “My main role will be to identify and develop new business opportunities in key sectors including education and healthcare. The Advanced emergency lighting range offers many benefits, such as LuxIntelligent’s cloud monitoring and management and EasySafe’s low-voltage, eco-friendly LED solutions, all of which are ideally suited to delivering enhanced safety in premises such as these.

“For those responsible for emergency lighting, the need to prove compliance is paramount. I look forward to helping building owners, facilities managers and end users in meeting their emergency lighting obligations, and raising awareness of the solutions we offer that make compliance with BS 5266 and the law straightforward.”

Matthew Jones, Emergency Lighting Business Manager at Advanced, comments: “The expansion of our emergency lighting team is the next step in growing Advanced’s emergency lighting product offering. We have a number of innovative solutions to launch over the coming months, so Hanif’s in-depth experience and market understanding mean we are well positioned to build our emergency lighting profile alongside our established reputation for high-quality fire protection solutions.”

Advanced, owned by FTSE 100 company Halma PLC, has its emergency lighting solutions installed in a number of high-profile sites across the UK, from Cambridge University to Knightsbridge’s Berkeley Hotel.

Halma is a global group of life-saving technology companies with a clear purpose to grow a safer, cleaner, healthier future for everyone, every day.

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