Gira UK introduces two new starters

March 12, 2020

Gira, one of the world’s leading full-range suppliers of intelligent system solutions for building management, is pleased to welcome two new team members to its prestigious UK brand and business.

Jessica-Lee van der Walt, Project Sales Representative, Gira UK

Starting 2nd March 2020 – Jessica-Lee comes with a strong background in account management and will be working closely with Richard Udell, Sales Manager- Distribution and Projects, to develop the Gira project business in London initially, and with scope to offer nationwide support as required. With a range of experience in the international market for leading toy manufacturer, Jellycat, as well as a solid grounding in projects at Hansgrohe in London and in South Africa, Jessica is excited to bring her network of contacts and experience in sales and project management to Gira UK.

Chris Pereira, Technical Support Assistant, Gira UK

Starting 2nd March 2020 – Chris will be joining our UK Hotline department, and working alongside fellow Technical Support Assistant, Daniel Evans, to provide additional support and practical know-how to Gira customers and System Integrator Partners on all things technical. Chris has a background in the electrical industry, with expertise in wiring installations, lighting and maintenance, all of which will help Gira to provide an excellent level of service to its growing UK customer base from its headquarters in Middlesex.

Mark Booth, Managing Director at Gira UK says “We’re delighted to welcome two new members to the UK team, bringing to our business a sound knowledge of project sales, account management and technical support to broaden the depth and breadth of our customer service in key parts of our business. By growing our team, we can expand our support to integrators, offering crucial support with specifications and quotations, along with additional training for Gira Partners and site visits, when required. With our 2020 plans for business expansion well underway, we are keen to continue to grow our UK presence with increased specification of Gira products and services in domestic and commercial developments around the country.”

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About Gira

Gira Giersiepen GmbH & Co. KG ( has its headquarters in Radevormwald and is one of the leading full-service providers of intelligent system solutions for electronic and interconnected digital building management. With its numerous developments, the family company has been shaping and influencing the world of electrical installations and building management since it was founded in the summer of 1905. Gira has been a key driving force behind the forward-looking development of intelligently networked "Smart Building Systems" and the digitalisation of buildings from the very beginning with its many developments, including the Gira HomeServer. Products and solutions from Gira are characterised by German engineering, "Made in Germany" quality, sustainable manufacturing processes and operations that have as little impact on the environment and on resources as possible, for perfection in form and functionality - but above all by the fact that they make people's lives easier, more comfortable and more secure. That is why switches and control, communication and security systems from Gira can be found in around 40 countries across the globe, including in the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, in the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, in the "Messner Mountain Museum: Corones" in the South Tyrol and in the Banyan Tree Hotel in Shanghai. Thanks to its extensive expertise in the field of plastics technology, Gira also manufactures complex system products out of plastic for the medical technology sector. The Gira Group includes the subsidiary Stettler Kunststofftechnik in Untersteinach near Bamberg, as well as its stake in Insta Elektro in Lüdenscheid, the software company ISE in Oldenburg and the start-up company Senic in Berlin. Together, around 1,700 members of staff generate an annual turnover of more than 330 million euro.




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