ASSA ABLOY UK Specification appoints new director

Tim Checketts joins team

Tim Checketts

ASSA ABLOY UK Specification has announced that Tim Checketts will be taking over the helm as specification director.

With over 22 years’ experience in specification management, which included roles at Newey & Eyre, the Tunstall Group, NG Bailey and, more recently, as head of business development for Honeywell Security and Fire, Checketts has worked with architects and contractors in both electronic and mechanical product sectors.

Joining at a time of great progression for the specification division following its journey to BIM and the introduction of added value services, he will be focusing on creating a seamless customer experience, as well as delivering strategic development and improved commercial operations.

About his appointment, he said: “ASSA ABLOY has undergone a transformative journey and is now recognised among architects and design-led contractors as a partner offering value-add services and relieving some of the pinch points during the design and build process.

“In undertaking this new role, I hope to accelerate and extend the activities of the specification division, collaborating with specifiers to fully understand the vision and requirements behind each project. By leveraging the combined capabilities of the ASSA ABLOY business units the team can deliver comprehensive design support and full specifications.

“We have a number of new initiatives launching this year, such as Openings Studio integrated BIM and scheduling solution for architects and consultants, which will contribute toward collaborative relationships with architects and specifiers, working across a variety of sectors.”