Nickname? And why?
What is your guilty pleasure?
Sipping cocktails in the sunshine
What was the craziest / most stupid thing you have done?
Fell flat on my back in the garden after the Christmas party.
Have you ever broken the law? Explain?
NO!! Well I got away with it?! Speeding, just a little bit. Due to go to Court but they lost the documents
If you could perform in any band who would it be?
What is your biggest regret?
Not going back in to the civil service, I would be retired now on a decent pension
What irrational fears do you have?
How are you enjoying the exciting world of Door closers?
Hahahahaha it is cracking
Favourite door closer finish?
Who is your favourite colleague?
All my favourite
Who is the most irritating staff member?
Mark, for asking me all these questions!
Best part of the job?
Worst part of working for Astra Door Controls?
Getting up in the morning
A Winning Team
Born out of the companies named Reilor Limited and Gibcloser Limited, Alister Reid and Philip Gallagher set up Astra Door Controls in 2005 with a vision to design and manufacture concealed door closers for the fire door market in the United Kingdom. In the beginning Alister Reid as Managing Director shaped the business to meet the demands of manufacturing and design leaving Philip (Technical ans Sales Director) to focus on developing the product range and certification requirements. As both directors are very “hands on” it soon became apparent that traditional overhead face fixed closers were not always wanted or desired. The requirement for a hidden or concealed self-closing device was an obvious missing piece of the modern fire door-set.
Committed to manufacturing in the United Kingdom, we are able to deliver modern design with quality products at a competitive price whilst fulfilling the requirements of the relevant standards”.
Philip Gallagher, Managing Director.