We sit down this month with the Managing Director at Security product supplier Cardea Solutions, Paul O’Carroll to ask him a few questions about his own participation and success in the property and construction sector.
We asked Paul how Cardea Solutions was doing in the present climate.
Paul has seen turnover at Cardea increase 30% to £2m in the last year, following a management buyout and the business, which employs 14 staff, has expanded into new safety product areas.
Paul said: “There is no doubt that there is a heightened awareness of the risk of litigation nowadays, following accidents and this has had a considerable impact on our sales as councils, schools and nurseries look to improve safety.
“At Cardea we sell our ‘Fingershield’ product, which prevents children from trapping their fingers in doors, and other child safety products through it’s Simple Safety Solutions website. We also sell window and door security products under the Window Security Solutions and Secure-Ring brands plus solar blinds and sun awnings under the Solarishield name.
Paul added: “As far as the domestic market is concerned we are also increasing market share – through product development and innovation, underpinned with an active marketing campaign which sees us engaging direct with parents through social media platforms”.
The company will launch an online home security shop later this year as well as an eBay site for Simple Safety Solutions.About Cardea Solutions
Cardea Solutions is a socially responsible company that is passionate about providing reliable and trustworthy safety and security products.
Established in 1999, the company formerly known as Fingershield Safety (UK) established itself as the market leader in the supply of finger guards with the innovative ‘Fingershield’ device now fitted in schools and nurseries throughout the UK.
The company added the Simple Safety Solutions division in 2009 with a vision to provide simple yet effective safety solutions to complement their existing child door safety products.
A more recent addition to the company, in May 2011 Cardea Solutions started to distribute the ground-breaking Secure-Ring security door chain and door restrictor, which is the only police-approved product of its kind.
Cardea also exports to Scandinavia, Australia and the US, with discussions underway to secure a European deal as well as one that will see Cardea distributing to the United Arab Emirates.