Axis Group appoints Gary Stanton to newly-created role of commercial director

Gary Stanton

Gary Stanton

Axis Group, the integrated security and cleaning services business, has promoted Gary Stanton to the new role of Group commercial director as part of bold restructuring plans designed to focus the organisation on long-term growth and profitability.

Stanton will now manage both the security and cleaning commercial teams, which are to be aligned into a single department. The move reflects the increasing success that the Group is having in delivering its services as an integrated contract offer.

With over 14 years’ experience in the industry, Stanton joined Axis Security in December 2009. He was promoted to the role of commercial director in 2015. In his new role, Stanton will report directly to Jonathan Levine, the Group’s CEO, who’s looking forward to working closely with him.

“I’m pleased to welcome Gary into this new position and wish him well in the role,” observed Levine. “We have already begun to see the success of the Group’s commercial team with the centralisation of all Bid Writing functions, and we believe these changes can lead to further success and achievement in relation to our commercial aims. Gary has exceptional experience both within our industry generally and across the Axis Group, making him the ideal choice for this new position.”

Stanton believes the new structure will help to drive further growth. “We are aligning the commercial goals of Axis Security and Axis Cleaning and Support Services, which I feel will lead to further sharing of Best Practice to the benefit of both companies. Customer service will be a key focus for me in this new role. Axis Group joined the Institute of Customer Service last year as part of a Group-wide commitment to deliver a Best-in-Class customer experience at every step of the customer journey. It’s this very ethos that I believe will drive growth in our competitive sectors.”

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 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.

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