Braemar Estates, the property management division of Brooks Macdonald Group, has appointed Ward Security to work at five of its residential properties around the UK. The contract will see Ward Security provide concierge and security services to the Beetham Tower as well as the Lumiere building in Manchester, XQ7 in Salford Quays, Alexandra Tower in Liverpool and The Gateway in Leeds. Ward Security began working with Braemar Estates in January 2013 to manage the security services for the West Tower in Liverpool. David Ward, Managing Director of Ward Security says,” We are delighted that Braemar Estates has chosen us to manage the security for some of its most luxurious and landmark residential properties. The Beetham Tower is the highest building in Manchester and one of the tallest residential buildings in Europe. This project helps us to demonstrate our capabilities and credentials to businesses based in the North of England.” Robert Dean, Commercial Manager of Braemar Estates adds,” Since working with Ward Security we have been very impressed by the professionalism of its security personnel and the care its senior management team has shown in creating and delivering both practical and cost effective security plans for our buildings. We feel very well looked after by Ward Security and trust them implicitly with the security needs for our highest profile property portfolio.”
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.