Mike Bryant appointed SVP and Head of Construction


Leading Biosite and CrewSight to support the digital transformation of construction.

Mike Bryant has been appointed Senior Vice President (SVP) and Head of Construction at ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions, to drive growth and global expansion of the Biosite and CrewSight brands.

Following a decade at Biosite forging collaborative partnerships with the team and customers and tenures as Director and Head of Global Business Development and Commercial Director, the promotion is a natural next step. Mike will now lead the team on the next phase of innovation to support the digital transformation of the construction industry, globally, through the delivery of effective biometric access control and workforce management software solutions.

He comments: “I am passionate about our business and about supporting the construction industry. I have seen first-hand over the years the challenges our customers face and their growing responsibilities, as the industry shifts to focus on adopting technology, improving safety and culture on site and demonstrating compliance. I am committed to continuing our mission to support construction, globally, by providing end-to-end solutions rooted in the latest technology, that will help them manage their workforce effectively and ensure sites are safe, secure, efficient and compliant.”

Stephanie Ordan, Executive Vice President and Head of Global Solutions, adds: “Mike has been instrumental in Biosite’s growth journey and his solid background in business development, most recently focusing on global expansion, means he is ideally placed to continue the upward trajectory of the Construction business.”

The promotion comes as Mike Rimmington, former SVP and Head of Construction, moves to head up the Key and Asset Management vertical of ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions, led by the TRAKA brand. He comments: “Mike is highly respected and valued – internally and externally – and his drive for continuous improvement and innovation will certainly make for an exciting and impactful next chapter for Biosite and CrewSight. I am looking forward to continuing to work collaboratively across our respective verticals and introducing relevant technology solutions to our shared customers. There is a certainly a place for intelligent key and asset management systems within construction that we are excited to explore.”

Mike’s ‘tremendous contribution’ to the construction industry has been recognised by the judges of the Construction News ‘Rising Star’ award, who commended his efforts supporting continuous improvement in construction through digitisation and fire safety. Mike is currently completing a Masters in Business Administration at Warwick Business School (The University of Warwick).

ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in access solutions and the Global Solutions division was established to provide end-to-end, technology-driven solutions for dedicated industries. The Construction vertical is spearheaded by Biosite, which was acquired by the Group in 2020 and joined by CrewSight in early 2023.

Biosite is a market leader and innovator in biometric access control systems and workforce management software for construction, with accompanying solutions for fire safety, security and delivery management. CrewSight specialises in jobsite access control and workforce management software in the United States. Both are dedicated to delivering effective, software-driven solutions for the construction industry, with a shared mission to optimise safety, security, efficiency and compliance on site.

The role of access control asset management


How recommissioning and reusing products can add value for construction companies.

A recent report calling to reduce consumption-based emissions focused on the value of making products last longer. It’s estimated that better use of existing products could save G7 countries nearly 800 million tonnes of CO2 per year by 2030 – that’s equivalent to the annual territorial emissions of France and Italy combined.* When looking at this area, what role does access control asset management play?

Encouraging the reuse of products effectively requires a shift in attitudes and behaviours. It has become commonplace to routinely discard products that still work in a quest for something ‘new’ or ‘better’. But at Biosite we actively present customers with the option of reusing our access control hardware – via our asset management service.

Our approach to access control asset management

At Biosite we believe in the quality and longevity of our products and the value of repurposing goods. That’s why more than 85 per cent of our products are currently refurbished and reused as part of our recommissioning process, including access control turnstiles, PODs and cabins, time and attendance boards and fire equipment.

We also believe in delivering the best service for our customers in construction.

Our asset management service helps customers maximise their access control hardware portfolio and redeploy items across sites, as and when they need them. Each customer has an asset register managed by their Biosite account manager; assets are collected at the end of a project; refurbished and serviced as needed; stored in a designated storage area and redelivered to site when required. A monthly report allows customers to track the location and availability of their assets.**

Maximising investment and reducing waste

This approach to quality and service is possible because at Biosite we manufacture goods in-house and have the facilities available to store, service and redeploy assets. This reduces unnecessary production and waste (which helps the environment), whilst maximising our customers’ investment in access control hardware (which provides economic benefit).

Rebecca Sturgeon, Senior Account Manager at Biosite Systems Ltd, explains: “Asset management of access control hardware has many advantages for construction companies, with significant environmental and cost benefits, not to mention the convenience factor of having an asset ready to redeploy.

“As we manufacture products in-house, we have the ability to service and maintain them, along with the facility to store them for our customers. Our access control hardware has been built to last. We constantly evolve and refine our products to ensure they are robust and offer longevity. There simply is no need to purchase new equipment for every site if there is a perfectly good piece of kit already available in your asset register.

“Alongside the environmental benefits of making better use of existing products, it’s common for our asset management customers to achieve substantial savings across their portfolio, often in the tens of thousands of pounds. The cost of servicing an existing asset is significantly less than purchasing new and when you factor that across a volume of sites, it quickly adds up.”

Biosite Asset Management is included as an added value service for Framework and Enterprise level partners and available to all Biosite customers as an optional service.

For more information, contact your Biosite representative direct or email info@biositesystems.com.        

* WRAP | Seven Steps Towards Net Zero Summary

**Standard service, delivery and collection charges are applicable. Monthly report included for Enterprise level customers

Biosite ranked as a leading security provider 2023


Biosite Security Ltd is now in the top 7% of leading security providers in the UK after reaccreditation by the Security Industry Authority (SIA). The company is also a member of the prestigious ACS Pacesetters register, reserved for the top 15 per cent of all SIA Approved Contractor Status accredited security companies.

Primarily known for its innovative biometric access control and workforce management solutions for construction, Biosite also offers a dedicated security service for the industry and for more than ten years has provided manned guarding and CCTV solutions tailored to site and customer needs.

This latest achievement follows a recent audit where the company was praised for customer and employee satisfaction levels, alongside innovations including a mobile app for officers to review risk assessments, complete incident reports and carry out patrols. As well as supporting real-time access to data and reporting, the app reduces the requirement for paperwork on site, which in turn reduces Biosite’s environmental impact.

According to the ACS Pacesetters, companies joining the register “have proved they are market leaders in the security guarding industry and are therefore capable of providing an excellent standard of service to their clients and a high degree of care for their employees.”[1]

Simon Oakley, Operations Director at Biosite Security Ltd, comments: “We pride ourselves on delivering a consistently high standard of policy and procedure, as well as exemplary service delivery. It is fantastic to be recognised as one of the top security companies in the UK and it reflects the hard work and dedication displayed by the entire team.”

To support construction security needs, Biosite provides a range of services across manned guarding and CCTV. Biosite operates a nationwide support network of specially trained and SIA licensed guards covering a variety of roles, including traditional guarding to support site access monitoring and night guarding, Gatemen and Marshalls, as well as Guard Dog Handlers. Biosite Security Guards are also trained in Biosite systems in use on site, to ensure optimum performance. To find out more email security@biositesystems.com.

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[1] The ACS Pacesetters – Welcome to The ACS Pacesetters – ACS Pacesetters

Biosite partners with Ronald McDonald House Charities


Solihull-based technology company, Biosite Systems Ltd, has announced that Ronald McDonald House Charities UK, the independent charity which provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation to families with sick children in hospitals across the UK, will be its charity partner this year.

Biosite partners with Ronald McDonald House CharitiesBiosite provides technology-enabled solutions for the construction industry that help improve efficiency, safety and compliance on site. The team will primarily be supporting the Birmingham House through a series of fundraising events and volunteering activities, including taking part in the Stratford Triathlon on 3rd May, to help Ronald McDonald House Charities UK continue to provide families with a place to stay.

There are Ronald McDonald Houses across the UK, situated in or near hospital grounds to enable seriously ill children to have their families close by when they are undergoing treatment and to maintain a degree of normal family life. Last year the charity supported more than 6,000 families with children in hospital.

Doug Ferry, Operations Director at Biosite, comments: “We initially became aware of the fantastic work Ronald McDonald House Charities UK does through providing our access control and fire alarm solutions during the construction of one of the Houses. Subsequently, some of our team took part in the Wolf Run series and Inflatable 5k last year to raise money, but we decided this year that we wanted to formalise our efforts to maximise the support we can offer, both in terms of fundraising and volunteering.”

Mike Bryant, Commercial Director at Biosite, adds: “During our recent visit to the Birmingham House, we were inspired and humbled by the phenomenal efforts of everyone working there to provide a ‘home away from home’ environment for families in their time of need. We’re very much looking forward to getting stuck in and volunteering around the House and have a calendar of fundraising activities planned so we can raise as much money as possible.”

Katie West, Corporate Fundraiser at Ronald McDonald House Charities, says: “We’re thrilled to have Biosite on board as a corporate partner and look forward to working closely with the team this year, to raise money for our charity and provide voluntary support to our operational team at the Birmingham House.”

To find out more about Ronald McDonald House Charities UK visit www.rmhc.org.uk.

Biosite technology is currently deployed on more than 650 construction projects, with more than 650,000 workers now live on Biosite’s databases, with in excess of six million biometric transactions captured each month. For further information, visit www.biositesystems.com.

Biosite ranks in Europe’s fastest-growing companies list


Biosite Systems Ltd, a market leader in biometric access control and workforce management solutions for the construction industry, has been recognised in the FT 1000: Europe’s fastest-growing companies ranking for the first time. Biosite is one of only six UK-based companies in the construction category and the only company offering technology solutions to the construction industry to make the list.

The FT 1000, which has been compiled with research company Statista, ranks European companies based on the highest compound annual revenue growth rate between 2015 and 2018. Placing at 682 in the ranking, Biosite achieved 246.6% absolute revenue growth during the period, with revenue increasing from €3.73 million to €11.01 million.

Li Wang, Managing Director at Biosite Systems Ltd, explains: “Our aim is to support the digital transformation of the construction industry and our technology-enabled solutions help to improve efficiency, safety and compliance on site.

“We have enjoyed significant success in recent years, which is testament to our brilliant team and dedication to providing our customers with the best software and hardware solutions. It’s fantastic that our efforts have been recognised and that we can represent construction tech in the FT 1000.”

In February 2020, Biosite was acquired by the ASSA ABLOY Group to help spearhead a new construction vertical as part of ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions, offering electronic access, software and identity solutions.

Samuel Asarnoj, VP New Business & Head of the Construction Vertical at ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions, comments: “We recognised that Biosite had unique capabilities and the potential to help address construction’s productivity challenges through digitisation on site – both in the UK and globally. Accolades such as the FT 1000 are fantastic recognition of everything the business has achieved so far and I’m excited to see what we can achieve together during the next stage of the Biosite journey.”


Biosite joins ASSA ABLOY Group


Biosite Systems Ltd, a leader in biometric access control and software solutions for the UK construction industry, has been acquired by the ASSA ABLOY Group in a move to support domestic growth and boost global expansion. Biosite will help to spearhead ASSA ABLOY’s new construction vertical as part of ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions, offering electronic access, software and identity solutions.

Samuel Arsanoj and Li Wang Handshake
Samuel Asarnoj (VP New Business & Head of the Construction Vertical in ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions) and Li Wang (Managing Director of Biosite Systems Ltd.)

The news follows a record period of growth for Biosite – with revenue tripling in the last three years and sales in 2019 amounting to £14 million.

Managing Director, Li Wang, explains: “With a shared vision to improve construction productivity through digitisation, a partnership with ASSA ABLOY made perfect sense. As the global leader in access solutions, ASSA ABLOY has the means and reach to enable us to achieve our ambitious growth plans, whilst giving us autonomy to develop the innovative technology-enabled solutions we are known for.”

Nico Delvaux, President and CEO of ASSA ABLOY comments: “I am very pleased to welcome Biosite and their employees into the ASSA ABLOY Group. Biosite is a strategic technological addition to the ASSA ABLOY Group. The company will reinforce our current offering within solutions for access control and will provide complementary growth opportunities.”

Christophe Sut, Executive Vice President and Head of Global Solutions at ASSA ABLOY adds: “Biosite offers leading biometric access and workforce management solutions to the construction sector; maximizing security and safety whilst providing full visibility to material, design plans- and people flow on site. Combining hardware, software and services the company is a very good fit with ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions.”

“I’m excited for the future and what we can achieve collaboratively with Biosite to support the digital transformation of the construction industry, both in the UK and globally,” says Samuel Asarnoj VP New Business & Head of the Construction Vertical in ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions.

Biosite technology is widely deployed on numerous construction projects, with more than 650,000 workers now live on Biosite’s databases and in excess of six million biometric transactions captured each month.

As the global leader in access solutions, the ASSA ABLOY Group has operations in more than 70 countries and achieved £7.6 billion in sales in 2019. ASSA ABLOY has also featured in Forbes’ ‘The World’s Most Innovative Companies’ ranking four times – the Group owns several flagship brands including Yale, Union, HID & Traka.

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