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We are returning to the beautiful Hellidon Lakes Hotel and Spa on 11-12th SEPTEMBER 2018 for our 5th Annual General Meeting!As with previous years, we will be holding a golf day (11th September), complete with bacon rolls, tea and coffee. After a hard day golfing, members and guests (partners are more than welcome to attend) will be treated to a delicious dinner and prize giving.Of course, if you aren’t a fan of the sport (or just not particularly good!) you can enjoy other amenities the hotel has to offer or even just attend the AGM the following day.

The meeting (12th September) will give allow members and guests to network and get a few updates on the industry and the association. This AGM will be shorter than other events we have held so you have plenty of time to return to the office or home in ample time.

The AGM will be free of charge as with previous years (with the exception of the golf, dinner B&B) and will take place from 11am– 1pm, finishing with a scrummy buffet lunch. Details of the agenda and prices will be issued later in the year but be sure to pencil it in your diaries early!

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The ADIA is proud to announce that the Service & Maintenance Course is now accredited by City & Guilds.


When the Service & Maintenance is completed you will receive a certificate with the City & Guilds logo and number, displaying your dedication to safety within the industry.


What does having an accreditation mean? Well, as with the BS EN16005 it shows that our course meets the City & Guilds benchmark giving external validation from their respected global brand. City & Guilds Accreditations are only awarded to the highest quality training, demonstrating our commitment to excellence, making our trained members stand out from their competitors.


When the City & Guilds Quality Consultant reviews our accredited courses against their Accreditation benchmark, we receive detailed feedback and advice on areas that might need improvement and how to build this into our existing quality systems. With this feedback and advice, we improve and develop our training to ensure it reaches the standards that are expected.


Being able to promote the City & Guilds Accreditation will clearly demonstrate to both your engineers and your clients that your work is of the highest quality and therefore ensures the safety of the public when installing and maintaining automatic doors.


If you have previously completed the Service & Maintenance course, please email for a new certificate with your C&G number and logo.


For those who have not completed the course, see what it can do for you here.  Book now!


Please note, we would recommend that engineers have at least 6 months experience of working closely or with automatic doors due to the terminology and practical assessments used within the training day.

We would also recommend your engineers complete the BS EN16005, also accredited by City & Guilds.

One of our missions at the ADIA is to save members money as well as help increase their business. But you may not be aware of some of what we have to offer in order to do this. So we’ve drawn up just a couple of money saving benefits that can help you!

  1. Discounted Courses  – You can now train your staff for even less with a range of Health & safety courses with Human Focus and even get an FDIS diploma. Log into the member’s area to see more!
  2. Online Servicing Form No longer do you have to purchase assessment forms to be printed (although we do sell pads should you wish to purchase any). We have provided ADIA members with a paperless, online alternative where you can get your forms emailed directly to your office and client.
  3. ADIA shopThe ADIA shop has a selection of useful items and tools for you to use at a discounted rate.
  4. Annual £50 off shop – When you’ve been in membership for over a year, you will receive a renewed certificate along with a discount code giving you £50 our shop items.
  5. PromotionMembers are advertised in our Directory, both online and printed, free of charge, with the option of paying a small fee for a full or half page advertisement.
  6. Discounted servicesWe have a variety of discounts within our member’s area for their business and general lifestyle. Log in to view what we have for you!
  7. Training Our courses will generate your business more work based on the dedication your company demonstrates by obtaining a certificate in our training courses. Think about how much you will gain with just a few jobs in comparison to the costs of a course?

Want to suggest a benefit? Drop us an email –

We are happy to announce that the ADIA have partnered with the FDIS (Fire Door Inspection Scheme) to offer our members 20% off the FDIS Diploma.

The FDIS Diploma in Fire Doors is a series of online education modules designed to broaden your knowledge of fire door requirements in commercial and residential buildings.

You can study the modules in your own time and wherever it’s most convenient for you.

Key features of the FDIS diploma programme:

  • Foundation module: Provides a basic understanding of fire doors and their components, including testing and certification, regulations and standards, inspection and maintenance.
  • Timber fire doors and frames: Gives a more detailed look at timber fire and escape doorsets, their construction, installation and functional performance.
  • Metal fire doors: Provides information on how steel doors differ from timber doors, how they are tested, glazed, installed and maintained.
  • Glazing: Gives detailed guidance on the different types of fire resistant glass, glazed apertures, glazing retention systems and beading and the importance of getting it right.
  • Seals: Gives detailed information on the function and technology of intumescent, acoustic and smoke seals, how they’re identified and installed.
  • Ironmongery and signage (Part 1): Covers why each type of ironmongery is essential, critical issues about installation, how to check it is functioning correctly and when the item should be replaced.
  • Ironmongery and signage (Part 2): Covers essential and non-essential ironmongery, the requirements for panic escape mechanisms and signage on fire doors.
  • Transition module: Only for diploma holders who wish to become an FDIS Certificated Inspector.

Each module looks at the relevant regulations and standards that apply to fire door components and how certification is crucial to compliance.

Once you feel you are confident with the contents of the modules, you can sit the final exam. Simple online booking makes this easy to fit in with personal schedules and the exam can be taken at a test centre near you.

If you complete the exam successfully you will be told the result there and then.

Members should simply log in and click on the Courses page where they will see a list of the courses we have to offer. There you will find the instructions and discount code to obtain 20% off the FDIS Diploma. 

Members will have received an email containing their current Directory details. If there are amendments required please email them to or you can complete the below form.

Please note:

  • Company descriptions should be no longer than 50 words. If your current description (as seen on the online Directory) is more than 50 words, please send us a shortened version. Please inform us if you want to keep the website version longer. 
  • You can now give us an alternative email address for ADIA contact only.
  • Should you wish to advertise, you can select the size of your advertisement on the form. We will then issue an invoice with the specifications.
  • You can check if your logo is correct here. Please email a new logo if required.
  • We welcome any HQ photos of your work which will be credited and entered free of charge.
  • Any changes sent to us will be made on all databases unless specifically requested.
  • If you have joined AFTER the email was sent out then please await the reminder email to confirm your details

Please ensure you send any changes for the Directory by 30th June 2018.

Directory Update

  • This email address will not be published but will be used to ensure we are contacting the relevant contact directly.
    This is how we will send association updates, CITB updates and our quarterly newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time. Otherwise we will contact you via our direct email.
  • Maximum 50 words
  • Accepted file types: jpg, png.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, png.
    HQ, professional photos only. These will be credited as your company within the directory but may be used in other marketing features.
  • Members can advertise a full or half page within the Directory. If you wish to sponsor the directory, please email Sponsorship includes: Front page mention with logo, Mention in the Director's message, Full page advertisement and Back page mention with logo
We understand that there are a lot of changes going on regarding data and how it is managed. We ourselves are needing to seek advice and assistance as it is a complex issue.

However, we have some benefits that can assist you.

  • Human Focus have developed an online e-learning awareness course that includes data security. Please note that sound is required for this course. You can see more information here.
  • Citation are partnered with the ADIA in offering a discounted rate for their HR advice, Employment issues and more. They hold regular seminars and can assist members with their Health & Safety, HR and Employment Law needs. See more about what they can offer here.
  • Sydney Mitchell offers discounted legal fees (as well as a free initial consultation) for members and can assist with legislation and Data Protection issues. You can log into the ADIA member’s area to get more information.

As an association, we are seeking our own advice to suit our business which is why we encourage members to do so too. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer concrete advice as this is a legal issue. We can, however, direct you where to go to ensure the advice given is right for our members.

CITB are hosting webinars for employers who manage the training in their organisation and/ or who claim grants for training.

There will be subject experts to answer questions, and to show employers how to:

  • Find what grants they can claim for and how to claim, using CITB’s online services.
  • How employers can become an Approved Training Organisation to deliver in-house training and be eligible for automated grant payments.

They are free, last about an hour, and employers can attend them from any location with an internet connection.  Register in advance to avoid any delay in joining on the day by clicking on the date and time best for you. These dates and times are available on the CITB events page via the following link:

Industrial Door Solutions Ltd are a premier repair and maintenance company who are looking for a further Engineer to help cover our growing customer database. We are looking for a qualified automatic door, gate and barrier engineer to cover mainly the Midlands and Northern areas (must also be willing to cover nationwide)

The position is available for immediate start.

Industrial Door knowledge would also be essential.

The applicant would be based from home using our field engineer software system.


 • Full UK driving license

• Neat, punctual attitude

• Must be customer focused

• Must be a team player

• On call 1 in 7

• Overtime paid after basic hours, for overnight and weekend working.

• 20 days holidays, pro-rata from 1st April, and Bank holidays paid

• Company Power Tools (hand tools not provided)

•  Wage flexible, depending on experience, competitive. Overtime can be frequent.

When planning work in we have to consider each job’s urgency. but we need the candidate to understand we are only here because of our customers and as such we cannot always guarantee what time they’ll finish each day. We will need the candidate to be flexible.

Please send CV to Damien Blanchard