Jackson Fire & Security’s Kingston-upon-Thames branch sponsor local para-karate athlete Joseph Clifton. Joseph, 21, has been doing karate for around 10 years with Abel Karate based in Elmbridge, Surrey. For the last couple of years he has also been training with the National Para Karate Squad.

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Joseph started his karate journey in Abel Karate’s Be Inspired Project, which are classes for children with additional needs, before eventually being moved into mainstream classes.

Joseph is now getting back to competing both nationally and internationally after the pandemic put a stop to karate competitions temporarily. Joseph made the most of his time in lockdown taking part in karate over Zoom and socially distanced sessions with his coach.

The exciting young para-karate won GOLD at the 10th Commonwealth Karate Championships which took place in Birmingham this September 2022.

Martin Lawton, Kingston Branch Director, said: “We were looking into local sports sponsorship opportunities and came across Joseph’s story. We feel his story is very inspiring and he is the perfect role model for anyone looking to get involved with a sport they enjoy at a local level, so we felt this was a great opportunity for us as a business to show our support.

It’s an exciting time in Joseph’s para-karate journey and we are so proud he managed to secure a gold medal at the Commonwealth Karate Championships. We are very excited to see what he can do next and look forward to following his journey, the future looks very bright.”

Jackson Fire & Security’s Kingston branch are proud to offer fire and security solutions to businesses across South London. Based in Walton-on-Thames, they are on the doorstep to cater for businesses in the Surrey and Greater London regions.

Formed in 1991, Jackson Fire & Security has built a reputation for quality, reliability and service, and is NSI gold-accredited for fire and security systems.

They provide a one-call service whereby their engineers service fire safety and security systems, plus emergency lighting and fire extinguishers during a single visit, to save inconvenience and site attendance fees for customers.

Jackson Fire & Security employs over 50 people across branches in North Wales, North West England, Yorkshire, Teesside, the Midlands, Cambridgeshire, London and Surrey.