Meet the MD: Christopher Bowles of Rossells Security

Meet the MD: Christopher Bowles of Rossells Security

Who are Rossells Security and what do you do?
Rossells provide security products and services to the homes and businesses of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. We were established in 1928 as a local firm of locksmiths and quickly became the go-to company for everything security. We have our Electronic Security Team, Master Locksmiths, Safe Engineers and Shop Counter Staff working together within the company to offer the complete solution.

How did you start in the company, explain your journey to where you are now?
My original focus in life was software development, but whilst working as a freelancer, I was also helping out at Rossells, supporting the busy family business. I began to see the potential for electronics and software to change the way homes and businesses applied security. Through long hours and determination, I was able to purchase the company from my parents and be free to develop the portfolio of services we offer, bringing innovation to our heritage roots.

What challenges has the business experienced whilst you have been a Director?
Shortly after purchasing the business, the 2008 recession struck. Companies and homeowners had no choice but to compromise on their security requirements and control spending. We also lost a collection of public sector contracts to national companies in 2009 that almost halved our workload overnight. It wasn’t easy, but we got through without having to lay off any of our talented and committed team.

What notable successes have you experienced?
I’m so proud of a collection of projects that we’ve been involved with over the years, but as I’m sure you can appreciate, I can’t talk about them due to the confidential nature of the security industry. I can however say how rewarding it has been to move the business into our new purpose designed premises on Heanor Street in Leicester.

Where can people find Rossells Security?
All customers are welcome to the Security Counter based within our building at 6A Heanor Street, Leicester, LE1 4DB. We have lots of products and safes on show, accompanied by expert advice from our staff.

The website is also full of useful information and blogs about the services we offer:

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