MITIE Group plc has appointed Colin Holland as a specialist to head up public sector projects and initiatives on behalf of the company’s MITIE Total Security Management business division. In the public sector, MITIE TSM will deliver services to end user customers across the education health, and central and local Government sectors by way of a comprehensive end-to-end process. Over the past decade, Colin Holland (pictured) has managed security services at universities in London, most recently serving as the head of security and business continuity at London South Bank University (where he was responsible for the lead management and delivery of a safe and secure environment for all campus users). During his time working in the higher education sector, Holland was actively involved in the Association of University Chief Security Officers (AUCSO) and the Higher Education Business Continuity Network (HECoN). Commenting on this new appointment, Holland said:” I’m very enthusiastic about the outstanding range of services MITIE has available to support its existing and new clients in the public sector, and I’m delighted to be part of a team that is committed to delivering Best in Class solutions and value for our customers.” Jason Towse, managing director of people services for MITIE’s TSM business, added:” Our customers want experienced, trusted and like-minded people who understand their challenges. Colin’s public sector background, combined with his understanding of what MITIE can offer, ensures that’s exactly what we can provide.”
Colin Holland appointed public sector specialist for MITIE’s TSM business
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.