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Our people behind your projects

With extensive global experience of the security industry, and a portfolio of market-leading functional and beautiful turnstiles to work with, our sales team are in the best position to offer you and your business support when it comes to improving your pedestrian access security, helping your staff to feel safer in their working environments.

Unlike many of our competitors, we don’t sell direct to end users. Instead, we work closely with our network of preferred integrators and installers to support architects and contractors in specifying, designing and installing pedestrian access control systems which provide the required level of security coupled with aesthetic appeal. It’s the reliability of our products, their sleek styling and the support from our sales team throughout a project’s lifecycle that sees our customers return time and time again.

Many members of our sales team have been at IDL for a number of years, so the likelihood is that you’ve met them at some of the trade shows we exhibit at annually, spoken to them over the phone or even visited our showroom in Feltham, near Heathrow airport in West London, for a private demonstration of our products. Just in case you haven’t yet, we wanted to introduce you to the people behind your next project. 


Phil Allen - Regional Sales Manager, UK (Outside M25) and Ireland

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Phil has been with IDL since 2008 and has sales responsibility for the UK outside of the M25 ring road around London. Phil has extensive experience of the security industry gained over 19 years and has helped our customers with many notable projects, including G Casino, University of Birmingham and Sheffield Diamond University. Outside of work Phil enjoys films, sports, reading and supporting his favourite football team, Tottenham Hotspur.

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John Austin - Regional Sales Manager, London (Inside M25)

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John has been with IDL for over 10 years and has over 17 years’ experience in the security industry, mainly gained with manufacturers, drawing on his strengths gained from an engineering degree. In his spare time, John is lead singer and guitarist in a rock band and can often be found pursuing his passion for following and participating in high octane motor sports.

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Hedia Jdanoff - Regional Sales Manager, France, Belgium, Monaco and Luxemburg

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Hedia is based in in Paris and is responsible for the sales of our subsidiary “Fastlane sarl” in France, Belgium, Monaco and Luxemburg. She initially joined IDL in December 2007 as our Middle East Sales Executive after achieving a master's degree in Business and Marketing. Hedia has worked with our customers to provide pedestrian access control solutions for many high-profile projects in Paris and beyond, including the UNESCO headquarters and the Chanel & Louis Vuitton premises. When not at work, Hedia enjoys travelling and watching football. 

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Stephen Short - Regional Sales Manager, Middle East

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Stephen is based at our head office in Feltham, to the West of London, but regularly travels to the region to look after our customers and oversee projects. Prior to joining IDL in March 2016, Stephen worked in the oil and gas industry for over 12 years. Over the past year, Stephen has been involved in several high profile governmental building projects in the Middle East, in countries such as Qatar and UAE. When not looking after IDL’s customers in the Middle East, Stephen enjoys surfing, playing basketball and football and is a keen Chelsea FC supporter.

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Tony Smith - Major Accounts and Marketing Manager

Contact: 0208 890 5550

Tony joined IDL in 2009 to manage the business relationships with IDL's strategic partners in North America and the Far East, as well as overseeing major accounts in other regions. Tony has many years of experience in the industry gained with access control, cashless payment and smart card manufacturers. Outside of work, classic cars are a passion and he is a keen global traveller, often found sailing and snowboarding in the destinations he visits.

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Alex Wilkins, Sales Office and Marketing Assistant

Contact: 0208 890 5550

Alex joined IDL in 2004 and looks after internal sales including order processing, maintenance agreements and spare part orders.  He also assists with marketing and website administration.  He has a keen interest in live rock and metal music as well as films and can be usually found in the cinema watching the latest releases or attending live gigs.   Alex has a variety of animals including Cats, Persian Jirds, Gerbils and an African Pygmy Hedgehog, some of which have been known to star in IDL’s annual Christmas cards and newsletters.


Cathy Jervis, Sales Office Manager

Contact: 0208 890 5550

Cathy joined IDL in May 2008 in an Internal Sales role and now manages our Sales Office and administration processes.  She also acts as PA to our Operations Director and provides support to the sales team in general.  Cathy has over 30 years of support and administration experience within a variety of Industries especially in corporate head office environments.  Away from the office Cathy likes to spend quality time with her husband and two children and she is a keen supporter of Chelsea FC and enjoys PC gaming.

Our experts are available to meet at your, or your customer's premises to review the requirements and propose the best solutions for your next project. We can offer a full site survey, detailed quotation, installation and commissioning service, followed by an extensive support and maintenance package if required. Our sales team is always happy discuss a project’s requirements, so please get in touch using the contact details above, or call our headquarters on +44 (0)208 890 5550 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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