Steven Cunningham

 

During his time at Ulster University, Belfast, Steven secured a part time position at Powershield Doors, Lisburn as a Storeman for around 18 months. After graduating at university with a BcS in Business and Finance he went on to undertake a role as a full time Estimator within the business, for around 4-5 years, giving Steven wider exposure to the commercial aspects of the business.

ASSA ABLOY acquired Powershield doors in 2008 and recognised Steven as potential talent within the business.  After his time as an Estimator, a restructure within the business resulted in the opportunity for a new position, Head of Trade, in which Steven was encouraged to apply for and he was successful in securing his next role.

Steven says “I was always interested in progressing within the business and keen to learn. I was very excited to be given the opportunity to head up a department and found myself with the challenges of managing people and securing sales and profit for a whole sector of our security doors business unit.  To help me with my new role, ASSA ABLOY provided excellent management training and all the support I needed to help me be successful in my role.  I would have no hesitation in recommending ASSA ABLOY as an employer.  Even working remotely in Lisburn has provided me good opportunities and I regularly attend the head office in Willenhall, UK to meet with my UK colleagues and to attend important training courses”

Steven has contributed to a substantial growth within ASSA ABLOY Security Doors and he says “It has been really challenging, but our success makes me feel really proud to be part of a great team”.