Chairman Richard Griffin has announced changes within the senior management structure of UniTrust Protection Services (UK) as the company looks to consolidate its structure and take advantage of the skill sets that it has within the team, in order to build for the future. Paul Griffin has been appointed Chief Executive Officer for UniTrust and will hand over the role of Managing Director to Ian Yexley who has been a trusted Board member since 1989. Ian’s role will encompass the strategic direction of the company and setting targets and objectives for the company moving forward. Scott Gough has been promoted to the position of Operations Director. Scott is an experienced security professional and has been responsible for developing and implementing security strategy and driving security operations and standards. Scott has made a significant impact with clients and operational staff, which has highlighted his ability to take on the role of Operations Director to help the company achieve the next level in its plans for growth. Pictured (L-R): Ian Yexley, Paul Griffin and Scott Gough.
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.