Alan Meyrick appointed in security consultant’s role at SGW Safety & Security Limited

Alan Meyrick: joining the team at SGW Safety & Security Limited

Alan Meyrick: joining the team at SGW Safety & Security Limited

SGW Safety & Security Limited has announced the appointment of Alan Meyrick in the role of security consultant. Meyrick is a highly-skilled security practitioner with 14 years’ experience in the security business sector. His knowledge of risk and security methodologies and theories provides a robust underpinning to the consultancy work he has undertaken to date, allowing him to deliver risk-based projects across many environments and sectors.

Meyrick has successfully transitioned his own roles, focusing on delivering risk assessments and risk analysis products for transnational clients, and providing and supporting fee-paying consultancy work in the sports and leisure, services, financial and petrochemical industries.

Areas of expertise developed by Meyrick across the years include the application of risk management and the risk assessment cycle (ISO 31000), Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), situational crime prevention paradigms and counter-terrorism strategies.

In previous years, Meyrick has managed two on-site teams, recruiting and replacing staff, ensuring 24/7 coverage, compliance with Health and Safety legislation, Front of House client interaction and liaison with senior management as well as the Emergency Services.

He also boasts experience of working within criminology research and security consultancy for the Home Office and the Security Industry Authority, and has completed bespoke consultancy work and wider research into risk mitigation practices.

Through his wealth of experience, Meyrick has developed strong interpersonal and communication skills and, on that basis, is the ideal candidate for SGW.

Along with an extensive range of ‘in the field’ experience, Meyrick has attained several related academic achievements including an MSc in Security and Risk Management, the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) qualification from ASIS, a BTEC Level 4 in Managing Security Surveys, a City & Guilds Level 4 in Security Risk Management and the PTTLS training qualification.

Meyrick has spent the last few years working on varied international projects, all the while employing his extensive knowledge and experience of threat and risk assessments.

Commenting on Meyrick’s appointment, Simon Whitehouse (managing director at SGW Safety & Security Limited) said: “Alan brings a strong academic, analytical and research-based capability in security and risk management to our business. I’m delighted that he has selected SGW Safety & Security Limited to further develop and strengthen his career as a security professional. Having worked for G4S, one of the world’s largest providers of security services, Alan will undoubtedly enhance our capabilities in security risk management and strategy development across the EMEA region.”

SGW Safety & Security Ltd provides safety and security assessment, design and programme management consulting and training services for the protection of people, buildings and built infrastructure assets. Originally established back in 2003, the company now has a strong international footprint, with offices in the UK, Dubai and Singapore.

About the Author

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.

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