Mario Del Signore, Director of CES Security Solutions, has been in the ironmongery trade since he was a school boy in Fulham when he worked at W Spratt & Sons, a retail ironmonger, stacking shelves after school. After ten years at Spratts, Mario went to work at local ironmongers Hinge and Brackets - another retail ironmonger which has five branches across Kent where he worked as he company’s General Manager. After that he moved to CISA, the lock and access control company as National Sales Manager, only leaving when it was taken over by Ingersoll Rand. Mario’s next move was to G-U to help his close friend Paul Lewis set up its cylinder business, taking over as General Manager after Paul’s untimely death in 2008. In 2009 Mario was approached by CES - Germany’s oldest cylinder manufacturer - to set up CES UK from scratch.