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KST appoints new MD for its fire & life safety division

Kings Secure Technologies (KST) has appointed Matthew Blakey as Managing Director for its group companies, EFire and Silver Group.

In his new role, Blakey will be pivotal in developing the companies into becoming the UK’s leading fire & life safety systems and AOV providers. He will also play a key role in developing the “already outstanding reputation” of both businesses.

With over eight years’ experience in the fire and security industry, Blakey brings a strong set of skills including business development, company acquisition management, relationship building and mentorship. He has held multiple roles including General Manager and Europe Business Lead for Stanley Security (Stanley Black & Decker Group), alongside managing his own business, which he doubled in size in less than three years.

Outlining his immediate plans for the EFire and Silver Group, Blakey emphasised the importance of people, culture, and growth, affirming his commitment to fostering a collaborative, driven environment where employees are empowered to excel. His vision includes harnessing the company’s exceptional in-house expertise to position it as a major national player in the fire sector.

Blakey said: “I am thrilled to join KST and lead the fire division towards its next phase of growth. By prioritising our people, nurturing a positive culture, and driving sustainable growth, I am confident that we will unlock our full potential and achieve remarkable success.”

KST CEO, Bob Forsyth commented: “Matthew’s appointment is an important building block for our ambitious growth strategy in the fire and life safety sector. We are delighted to have him onboard.”

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