Envision looks to secure fresh growth with new US export push

Envision Intelligent Solutions’ senior management team (from left) Philip Murdock (managing director), Amanda Campbell (commercial director) and Graeme McCandless (operations director) have set their sights on securing major US government contracts. Photo: Philip Magowan

CRAIGAVON-based security tech firm Envision Intelligent Solutions has embarked on a major export offensive following its participation in a trade mission to the US.

Set-up in 2010 by entrepreneur Philip Murdock, the company provides bespoke technology-led security solutions including remote monitoring services to a growing client base across the UK and Ireland, with established offices in London and Newcastle, England.

Three years ago it created a presence in the US market when it established an operational base in Boston to explore new export opportunities and service a small but significant private-sector client base.

The company hadn't previously tendered for government contracts until taking in the trade mission, in which 10 firms from the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council area took part.

There, it was given access to security specialists and senior personnel within various departments of the State of Pennsylvania and the United Nations at its headquarters in New York.

Showcasing its work on the landmark HS2 rail project supplying innovative drone technology and aerial assets to support the construction progress sparked significant interest in its innovative security solutions.

The company, which has grown its staff from five to 60 in less than a decade, said its renewed focus on the US market had given it fresh ground for optimism as discussions advance with export potential for a new swathe of high-profile clients.

With a high-tech specialism in drones, wireless border camera systems, security vehicles and ISR (intelligence, surveillance & reconnaissance) aircraft, the company said it is poised to secure significant US business and is now more confident in its success.

Mr Murdock, Envision's managing director, said: “From just a handful of clients, our investment in and focus on successfully rolling out security solutions across the construction, automotive retail, manufacturing, government and professional services arena has secured us a competitive position on a world scale and we now have the ability and belief to go global with the US market firmly in sight.

“Since our return, we're now actively engaged in the purchasing process for a number of significant US orders which would represent a significant export boost for us and a major market breakthrough.”

Envision Intelligent Solutions was one of 10 companies in the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough to join the three-day trade mission to the US to seek out export contacts, build relationships and secure new deals.

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