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Nottingham-based Global Fire Systems is set to create 100 jobs and train ten apprentices after securing a £390,000 funding injection from a city-run technology grant scheme. 

The company supplies, installs and maintains a host of fire detection alarms and systems

Co-founded by entrepreneurs Ian Grantham and Stuart Beeley, Global Fire Systems' client base includes Harrods, the O2 Arena, Olympic Stadium, the Savoy and the Shard. 

It has also worked on specialist projects in Abu Dhabi and for the Beijing Olympic Games and the Commonwealth Games in Delhi. 

As a result of the backing from the Nottingham Technology Grant Fund (N'Tech), the business will develop its total building management service. 

Councillor Nick McDonald, portfolio holder for jobs and growth at the city council, said: "We are very pleased to be able to further support the expansion and development of Global Fire Systems. They are a great local success story and it's great news that they will be taking on new staff, including ten apprentices." 

Established in 1999, Global Fire Systems currently employs 150 staff across three offices in Nottingham, including headquarters at NG2 Business Park, and one in Canary Wharf. 

N'Tech grants are geared towards the growing life science, digital content and clean technology sectors. It is run by Nottingham City Council. 

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