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Amthal Fire & Security is celebrating as Reece Paprotny has won the coveted “Young Employee’ Award at the St Albans District Chamber of Commerce Community Business Awards.

The local security team’s Finance Manager, who started at Amthal just two and a half years ago as an Apprentice, picked up the ‘Young Employee’ award following a unanimous vote from the judge’s for his commitment to the company and swift career development to management level.

Commenting on Reece’s success, Jamie Allam, Commercial Director at Amthal, said: “The Chamber Awards continues to evolve with the growing and vibrant landscape of the St Albans’ Business community.  As a whole they showcase the exciting times ahead for us all, and the new categories celebrate these prospects.

“The Young Employee Award highlights how the younger generations are coming into the workforce with very different experiences and expectations for their career, not least in the adoption of latest innovations and different ways to communicate. Reece wasted no time in making his mark at Amthal and really enhancing how we operate as a team in such a positive way.   He is a very worthy winner and I’m thrilled for him in his success tonight.”

The St Albans Chamber of Commerce Community Business Awards was established to celebrate excellence in the business community.

The Young Employee Award, sponsored by Oaklands College, showcased talents of an employee under 30 in the business that has made outstanding achievements and impact on the organization’s success.

Reece added: “It was so exciting even to be nominated and to reach finalist stage of the awards.  To have won is thanks to the support of Amthal who have not only allowed me to grow from a career perspective but also have hugely helped me personally develop, always having time for discussions and taking on my suggestions to support business growth and its core mission, vision and values.”



Back to basic security and alarms are the premise to all good security.  Amthal will ensure a monitored alarm, or wireless security system can be tailored to your property to keep your assets and possessions safe and protected from any opportunist or professional criminal activity.



If you are responsible for business premises, an employer or self-employed with business premises, responsible for a part of a dwelling where that part is solely used for business purposes, a charity or voluntary organisation or a contractor with a degree of control over any premises, you have a responsibility in relation to fire prevention!



As the world becomes more digital and buildings more intelligent, homeowners and businesses are looking at more efficient ways to secure buildings.  Access control enables you total control on who has access to your building. Locks and keys also allow you to secure your building, but when keys are lost or stolen, the inconvenience and expense of changing locks and re-issuing keys can be considerable.



CCTV Installation can let you know who is at your door, help prevent incidents and criminal activity and help protect people and property.  Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) works around the clock to help detect and deter crime, providing organisations with vital information.  Many existing users of CCTV installation are failing to realise the full potential of their system and the benefits it can provide.



Amthal's team of surveyors and system designers include individuals with industry experience of over two decades, combined with technology specialists who's purpose it is to keep up with the ever changing industry technology, products and integration.



We are regularly audited by the SSAIB & BAFE to ensure all systems we install meet current BS & EU industry standard requirements, Our experienced and skilled staff will deliver the design, installation and commissioning of the entire system.



Preventative service visits form part of our industries codes of practice and are essential to ensure your electronic fire & security systems work effectively when most required.  Amthal's service & maintenance contract customers receive priority response for all site and telephone support 24 hours a day 365 days a year.



Amthal partners with EMCS, the UK's leading independent alarm receiving centre.  EMCS is approved by the security industry governing bodies NACOSS and BSIA to BS5979 and ISO9000. Their monitoring environment is resistant to any possible attack or power failures.  All incoming telephone calls are responded to within 10 seconds!