Cardinus Risk Management’s all-new Security Division to be led by Andy Neal

Andy Neal

Andy Neal

Cardinus Risk Management has acquired the talent and expertise of Protaris founder and expert Andy Neal to head up the company’s all-new Security Division. This move actively expands Cardinus’ solutions to cover the risks presented to its clients’ assets and workforces from the increasing work-related threats of lone wolf terrorism, safe travel (both national and international) and lone working.

Neal’s existing on-site courses in travel safety, conflict management, hostile environments and responding to the threats of lone wolf terrorism will be enhanced by adding specialist e-Learning courses to Cardinus’ suite of Health and Safety, environmental and compliance courses. Neal is also an expert in behavioural safety, profiling and strategic asset protection having previously worked for major international organisations.

Andy Hawkes, CEO at Cardinus, commented: “Having previously worked with Andy and seen his expertise help our clients, it was a natural evolution to bring him into the Cardinus family. His expertise and services will help organisations to understand where they are most vulnerable and will provide them with tailored training to support their employees when travelling and working in unfamiliar and hostile environments as well as providing strategic advice for the protection of assets.”

Strong and well-established services

Neal is a world-leading expert in personal security and, to date, has advised Governments, royal families, major companies and high-profile celebrities in a career spanning 22 years. His military background coupled with a deep understanding of the commercial world is unique and provides the framework for a strong and well-established set of services that will be enhanced by Cardinus’ scope and global reach.

Speaking about this move, Neal informed Risk UK: “I’m delighted to be joining Cardinus. The business has a world class client list. It’s clear that security and personal safety is a key risk for organisations and I look forward to working with the team to help our clients manage this increasing risk.”

Cardinus Risk Management is a leading Health and Safety and risk management specialist offering online and on-site solutions designed to reduce organisational risk, improve productivity, minimise accidents and injury and comply with legislation. Operating across the globe, Cardinus is part of the AmWINS Group Inc which has 70 locations across 17 countries, including 50 in the United States. With more than 2,000 employees, AmWINS is an amalgamation of more than 25 wholesale brokerage, underwriting and group benefit operations.

*For more information about Cardinus Risk Management visit www.cardinus.com or telephone 020 7469 0200

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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