Celebrating 50 Years in Business

This year marks 50 years of Pointer being in business! Our customers, suppliers and amazing colleagues have all played a part in the success of Pointer and helping to progress the business.

So much has happened since Bob Rowan set the company up in 1972. Initially the business dealt with burglar alarms in and around Glasgow but demand grew and the business grew with it, creating a need for our first branch in England, not long after this. This was followed with the opening of the Major Projects Division in 1999. This was because of a gradual  change in the type of customer that we were working with. Today this is the largest part of the business and works mostly in the utilities and custodial sectors of the market. In 2016 we opened an office in Coventry and after growing the business in the South of England we opened an office on the South coast in Lee on the Solent in 2021.

Training and development is a core part of Pointer’s DNA. The first apprentice was recruited in 1978 and apprentices have been hired every year since. The recent launch of Learn Amp platform is the next stage in Pointer’s development journey.

Pointer Fire was opened in 2004 because many of our customers were asking us to quote for fire detection systems and we didn’t have sufficient expertise in house.

In 2001, Pointer established Pointer Asia in Bangkok, it deals with large blue chip clients in Bangkok. This was followed by businesses being set up in Oman in 2010 and The Philippines in 2013, both have a blue chip customer base.

Pointer has evolved over the decades as it has responded to changing customer requirements. There have been plenty of ups and downs along the way as the business has got better. Today, It is a well respected business by both customers and suppliers.

It is known for the can do attitude of its colleagues, their strong technical knowledge and a commitment to solving problems.

Thank you to everyone who has been a part of the Pointer journey, here is to another 50 years!