CDS rebrands and launches new look logo, website, uniform and vehicle livery

Autumn is often a time for exciting new beginnings. Think back to your schooldays and the thrill of a new pencil case and unscuffed shoes!

We have a similar buzz of excitement here at CDS as we unveil our new look.

Our rebrand has been designed to reflect the combination of our longstanding pedigree and outstanding customer service and our use of forward looking, state-of-the-art technology.

We’ve retained a similar colour palette, but refreshed the font and style to create a contemporary logo, which will be used on our new website, staff uniforms, company vehicles and sales material.

The fact that we have been established for more than 30 years means the depth and breadth of our expertise is much sought after by industry, local authorities, police forces, hospitals, housing providers and universities across the UK.

With new investment into the business, we will be extending both the services we offer and our sector reach over the coming months and years.

New MD Simon Abley explained: “The rebrand reflects our focus on how connectivity, compliance, service excellence and best-in-class technology provide safe and secure environments to protect our clients’ people, premises and businesses.”

Leicester City Council chooses CDS for major project at magnificent town hall

Working out of hours to avoid disrupting staff and visitors is something of a speciality for fire detection and life safety specialist CDS.

And its ability to operate in a seamless, hassle-free way with in-depth knowledge of how client companies work is one of the reasons so many local authorities and public sector organisations choose CDS to undertake complex installations and maintenance programmes.

Leicester City Council is one such organisation, which chose CDS to undertake a major installation project at its magnificent Victorian town hall just before Christmas.

The council’s previous fire alarm system had become obsolete and needed to be removed and completed replaced.

But the important role the town hall plays in the community meant it couldn’t be closed. As well as needing to remain open for members of the public to sort out various civic issues, it also houses the coroner’s court where external noise would have disturbed sensitive proceedings.

CDS sales manager Paul Flude explained: “The building had to remain up and running during the day, so we agreed that we would carry out the work, for the same price, out of hours. It was quite an involved process, which we managed to complete in just six weeks – ahead of schedule.”

The town hall fire safety programme is one of a number of Leicester City Council projects CDS has undertaken over the past few years. It operated a similar out of hours schedule for a school to which engineers moved in at around 4pm every day, staying until the evening. And it has just completed work at Glebelands Primary School, ready for the start of the autumn term.

In fact, schools and councils are enthusiastic fans of the CDS approach.

“Word gets around among local authorities that we’re good at what we do. They trust us and like our approach. They have one point of contact and they know we’re very knowledgeable. I have an engineering background and so can talk factually and technically.

“And then there are some areas which sound obvious, but which make a difference – like we clean up after ourselves every day so when the staff or public go in in the morning they can just pick up where they left off. This is particularly welcome in the case of Leicester town hall as it’s the Lord Mayor’s residence. And Lord Mayors aren’t known for their love of mess!”