Hostile vehicle mitigation specialist Heald, has seen its patent protected security bollard, the Matador, crowned the ‘Sold Nationwide’ winner at the fourth Made in Hull Awards.
Up against two other strong competitors, Savantini and Kingston Engineering, Heald secured the overall win with the Matador, a product that has revolutionised the perimeter security industry.
Heald’s Matador is the only product on the market of its type providing protection from vehicle borne threats with its automatic, sliding bollard functionality that has been IWA-14 tested to halt a 7.2 tonne truck travelling at 64kmph (40mph).
The Matador was recognised following a number of installations both nationwide and internationally. Sites protected by the Matador include the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre in Athens and the securing of the perimeter at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Managing director Debbie Heald said: “We are very proud to have taken home the win in the ‘Sold Nationwide’ category and to have had our successes recognised in our local region amongst such a range of outstanding businesses. It was an excellent afternoon and we would like to congratulate all the other winners too.”