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Monatrix celebrates its 20th Anniversary

by Andy Clutton

Paul Gillings and Barry Doak

Monatrix is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year.

In July 2003, Paul Gillings founded Monatrix, derivative of the Latin word ‘Admonitrix’ meaning to advise, caution and warn. Paul started the business with over ten years of experience in the security industry and his aim was to create a company that integrated security systems, supporting local and national businesses.

Four years later in 2007, Barry Doak a long-term associate of Paul joined Monatrix as Partner and Sales Director, specialising in access control.  At this time Monatrix onboarded its largest customer to date, British Gas and Centrica, due to this new contract Monatrix expanded and moved to a larger office in Gloucester.

In 2010 Monatrix was awarded Advanced Integrator Status for Tyco Software products, a status they have been awarded every year since.

2015 was a busy year for the company, they received the NSI Nacoss Gold Scheme accreditation and the business rebranded to suit the new direction of the company with its commercial clients.

In 2018 the company was awarded its largest project The University College of London Hospital, it was completed the following year. Later that year Monatrix took delivery of a new fleet of Transit Vans, and they became partners with one of the top innovators in access control, Gallagher Security.

2020 was a write off for many companies due to the coronavirus pandemic, however during this quiet period Monatrix took the time to pause and evaluate its progress over the last 17 years. Monatrix brought on consultant Piers Mummery to drive the business forward. They took the time to develop strong partnerships and they received Accreditation from the NSI and The Security Institute, as well as awards from its partners.  Even with the pandemic Monatrix managed to secure its largest job to date with The University College London East Marshgate project.

In 2021 the company continued to expand the business taking on more employees in the office and the business moved to larger premises at Olympus Park in Quedgeley as part of its 5-year growth plan.

In 2022 Monatrix gave staff the freedom to develop and take alternative roles as they grow personally within the company. Monatrix is proud to have also developed new engineers who have never worked in the security industry before.

“Our company wouldn’t be what it is today without the wonderful people we have met, and the loyalty that suppliers, customers, and staff have shown to us,” says Paul Gillings, CEO & Founder. “Despite many challenges, the experience has been the most rewarding we could have ever hoped for. Let’s toast to 20 more years doing what we do best – serving our clients. Thank you Monatrix team for making this such a fantastic place to work.”

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