ILM Associates Ltd celebrated its first year in business and the moving into our excellent new premises in Carville, Durham. Today we held an Open Day with invited guests present including; David Hutchinson, Director of compliance and Geoff Cooling, External Quality Reviewer both from our awarding body the NOCN, other guests included, Tom Doyle, proprietor of Resources NE Limited, Kelvin Ross and Linda Wilson from New College Durham, Steve Watson work coach from the esg group, Paul Fairne of North Tyneside council, local councillor Ken Holroyd and three former students of ILM Associates who spoke of their pride in the success at gaining their SIA Licenses and of gaining work or being very close to acquiring a post quite soon following their Door Supervisor and CCTV training provided by ILM Associates Ltd.

ILM Associates Directors Ian and Les would like to thank all staff, visitors and guests who attended our open day, we would like to express our thanks and appreciation to our trainers Lee Richardson, Brian Dawson and Phil Dixon also Roger Langley for his efforts in training and in the heading up and launching of ILM Resources.


ILM Associates open their new training premises in Durham – ILM directors Ian Robinson (L) and Les Bowcock with Linda Wilson of New College Durham
ILM Associates Ltd would like to thank the Beechtree Cafe, Mandale Business Park, Belmont Industrial Estate, Durham for the providing of the catering.

At the Open Day we were able to be able to introduce our subsidiary company ILM Resources to the assembled guests. ILM Resources was created to continue the work of the Trainers of ILM Associates. The Company ethos is to provide the ‘if’’, e.g. ‘if I had a licence I could work in Security!’ We are now able to extend that to include, ‘now that I have a licence, if I could get some help I could secure that job!’ ILM Resources is an Employment and Recruitment Agency specialising in the Security sector, open to external persons who have trained elsewhere. Following registration on web site we will market their skills to interested parties throughout the North East and beyond so that Security Companies anywhere in Britain who are short of staff or setting up new contracts can turn to us to fill their vacancies from our growing pool of trained and licensed staff.

If you are not yet signed up to ILM Associates or ILM Resources web site please do now. If you are a corporate client looking for staff please e mail me @ or go to the web site directly otherwise you may call me on 07940 833303.


ILM directors Ian Robinson (L) and Les Bowcock (2nd right) with Geoff Cooling (2nd left) External Quality Reviewer, NOCN and Dr.David Hutchinson (R) Director of Compliance, NOCN