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Mark Pearson

Nickname? And why?
Lazoon – I was given the nickname as a child after the children’s TV character Zoonie the Lazoon

What is your guilty pleasure?
I do not have any

What was the craziest / most stupid thing you did as a child?
Throwing milk bottles at the coppers 

Have you ever broken the law? Explain?
How long have you got

If you could turn any activity in to an Olympic sport what would it be?

What is your biggest regret?
Lending someone £5,000, I am still owed £2,000

If you could play for any sports team who would it be and why?
Manchester United, just for the money

What irrational fears do you have?
Getting up for work


About Work

How are you enjoying the exciting world of Door closers?
I enjoy it apart from the traffic

Favourite door closer finish?
Polished Chrome

Who is your favourite colleague?
All equal

Who is the most irritating staff member?
Marcin -  for giving me the crappy jobs

Best part of the job?

Worst part of working for Astra Door Controls?
Getting covered in Renolyn


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.