Saturday, 23 December 2017

Tom Jenkins celebrates 25 years MLA membership.…and so much more.

Tom Jenkins, Commercial Projects Manager at ABLOY UK began his illustrious career 36 years ago as an apprentice Locksmith at Kwick Key and Lock Service and completed it at Bramah Security to become a fully qualified locksmith. Tom joined the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) over 25 years ago.

Throughout over three decades in the industry he has continued to learn about a profession that still uses the mechanical platform first designed by the Egyptians, but which ASSA ABLOY has developed to meet the needs of the 21st century.

Tom appreciates that his experience has been enhanced by the MLA’s knowledgeable training teams over the years, and he’s now proud to be a trainer to MLA members regionally, and for CPNI nationally, as well as a supporting member of the GAI. He’s also keen to ‘give back’ in other ways and enthusiastically gives his time to charity where his most recent efforts have helped to raise money for the 2nd London Air Ambulance and a Mobile Paediatric Intensive Care Unit.

Tom has put his experience to good use, and in March 2014 he was awarded Freeman of the City of London for his services to the Royal Household, for whom he has provided expertise as Master locksmith to the Crown Jewels and the Royal Family private apartments. The award was also given for supporting the Metropolitan Police & Security Services for over 10 years with industry knowledge and training.

He joined ASSA ABLOY in 2003 and acknowledges that staying in manufacturing since then has enabled him to learn a new set of skills, and add benefit to the industry.

Tom commented,
“I strongly value the knowledge I have gained over the last 3 decades and I’m very proud to work for ABLOY UK and to be a long standing member of the MLA. The combined association continues to help me grow and develop my knowledge and skills, as in different ways they are both leaders in the business of providing locking solutions, ensuring safety and security for people and businesses.
Tom says “Successfully delivering ‘change’ is key to our continued safety and security. Digital and technological developments have been revolutionary in our industry and will benefit us all globally; I’m proud to be part of that and proud to ware my badges for ABLOY UK and the MLA”

Steffan George, Managing Director of Master Locksmiths Association added,
“With the MLA about to enter its 60th year the association is all about its members, and it has come a long way since those first meetings back in 1958 in London. 
“We’re always pleased to see members who keep their membership going for long periods as it shows that they are benefiting from being part of the association and we are therefore delighted to be able to award Tom with his 25 year Certificate Of Appreciation; proof of the emphasis on standards that Tom has put, and continues to put into his career. We hope to be able to continue awarding Tom with long service badges for another 25 years!”

For further information on any of the products and services available from Abloy UK, please call 01902 364 500 or email

Scroll down to read more articles like this which have been published recently

Why not Sign-up to Receive these Articles by Email each Day

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

* Read more current and archived articles on our dedicated website *

Low Cost and Free Publicity - Your company can easily benefit from some publicity like this in return for a contribution towards our layout costs (£35 to £55 plus VAT), payable via PayPal or credit card  or receive the service absolutely free of charge if you advertise (see below).

We post articles up to twice a day and never delete them - we only archive them each year so that they continue to remain visible to search engines.

To have your story published - just send us your news item, logo and image(s) and we will review the material, make any necessary changes to the wording / wordcount and then advise you when it will be published.

If you take display advertising or product and literature features in our printed and online publications, you will qualify for regular free postings on this blog while you continue to advertise with us.

For details on features and advertising rates please contact us or visit our website.

Door Industry Journal is a trading style of Avalon Innovations LLP Company Registration No. 06807833

No comments: