Engineering

Engineering at the University of Brighton

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Paxton Access

With over 30 years of experience, Paxton design and manufacture market-leading security solutions for a range of buildings. Around 25,000 buildings each year are secured globally with Paxton products.

With the global head office based in Brighton, Paxton utilise the latest technology to provide powerful, yet easy to install and use security solutions. Their products are designed for a wide range of sectors including education, healthcare, retail, leisure, commercial, the public sector and more.

Paul Rawlinson Industrial Advisory Board MemberBoard member – Paul Rawlinson

Paul Rawlinson studied BEng (Hons) Electronic and Software Engineer at the University of Brighton and graduated in 1994.

His current role at Paxton Access Ltd is very varied. As well as heading up Manufacturing and Supply Chain he is also the Quality Officer and is always involved in cross departmental projects to help aid continuous improvement. Paxton is a proud British manufacturer and have multiple SMT lines and flowlines in their Eastbourne based factory as well as a large head office in Brighton where they design, test and support their products.

Paul has been at Paxton since 1995 and developed as the company has grown. In 1995 Paxton was a team of around 12 whereas now they are international and have over 400 employees. In that time the company has grown from less than £1M turnover to around £50M so Paul has experienced a great deal of change and has adapted and reinvented his role many times over. It’s been a great journey.

He has been on the IAB for over 10 years and taken part in many discussions with promising engineers as well as discussed many challenges with the group to find a way forward. He has also given presentations to undergraduates on manufacturing and process engineering and enjoy being part of the IAB.

Paul wanted to give something back after the University gave him so much support during his final few years. He attributes having an exceptional lecturer and mentor, Mark Jones, for graduating and having such a great career. Mark used to lead the team from the academic side and invited Paul to join.

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