Aico appoints new directors

Aico Ltd. has announced the promotion of two long standing members to new Director positions within the company. Aico prides itself on promoting from within and these appointments follow a long line of similar actions.


James Cavan has been promoted to the role of Sales Director.  James first joined Aico in September 1997 as an Area Sales Representative progressing National Sales Manager before this latest move. During James’ time at Aico he has invested in his personal development and attained aMatt and James Directors Press Release Level 9 Professional Development Award in SCQF and in October 2014 he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in Business and Enterprise from Napier University, Edinburgh.


Matthew Small first joined Aico in 1999 as a Warehouse Operative and, after a series of promotions over the last 20 years, has now been promoted as Aico’s Commercial and Financial Director. Matthew has also invested in his personal development and is a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), has completed the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting.


Neal Hooper, Aico Managing Director, comments: “I would firstly like to congratulate James and Matthew upon their promotions. Their attitude, commitment and dedication to Aico has been exemplary. We have a passion for developing people, including our current work with an external company, and they are living proof that this culture provides opportunities. Whether it is through coaching for all, seven current apprenticeships or a homegrown management team, people are our focus.”


As part of their commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility, Aico works with schools and colleges via careers days and assemblies to help promote the various job roles available within the Fire and CO industry and the importance of having the right attitude and commitment to succeed in your chosen career path.


Small feels that this is a vital message to relay to students. “Having worked with students in our local schools and colleges over the last year and having been involved with helping students to raise their aspirations within Shropshire, I feel it is important to point out that I started working at Aico as an Apprentice within the Warehouse Team. Through a combination of hard work and investment by my employer I was able to develop and reach the position of Director within a company that I care deeply about”.


An Ei company, Aico is the market leader in residential fire and CO protection in the UK. All alarms are designed and built in Ireland specifically to meet the UK standards and regulations. For more information please go to or contact Aico on 01691 664100 or

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