Ian Grout DipFD
Ian has been a locksmith and door engineer since being born into the family locksmith business R Grout & Sons.
He has made a successful career specialising in anything that operates, secures, opens or fits to a door or window. Ian ran the family business for a number of years before it was acquired by Poyntell Ltd with Ian becoming Installations Director to oversee all aspects of quality, products and workmanship for all installations. Ian became a Master Locksmith in 1986 and has retained that status ever since. Ian is accredited both as a BM Trada Q-Mark Fire Door Installer as well as a BM Trada Q Mark Fire Door Maintainer, one of only a handful of such qualified professionals in the UK. In addition, he is a qualified ADSA (Automatic Door Suppliers Association) engineer and holds numerous accreditations with word leading security related manufacturers such as Assa, Abloy and Kaba Ltd.
With over 40 years of site experience Ian’s resume of project work is understandably vast but includes, amongst others varied sites such as MOD Sites, listed properties, Mental Health Secure Units, Educational establishments, Industrial sites, and a wide range of public and private commercial buildings.
In addition to his product/solution skills Ian is an accredited Health and Safety Supervisor under the CCNSG scheme and conducts regular training sessions with other members of the Poyntell team to impart his considerable knowledge.