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Facilicom UK’s Trigion Security division appoints Paul Grist in role of security director

Paul Grist

Paul Grist

Trigion Security, the specialist security solutions division of Facilicom UK, has announced the appointment of Paul Grist as its new security director. Grist started in this role on Monday 16 July and succeeds Neil Ricketts.

Grist brings many years’ experience and knowledge to his new role and now assumes responsibility for sales, marketing and strategy. He will be supported on electronic security matters by Dave Bonci and on security guarding-related issues by Sean Titheridge, who also joined Trigion Security earlier this month.

Grist joins Trigion from Insafe International where he was head of electronic systems. Prior to this, Grist served as managing director of the Swift Alarms Group.

Speaking about the move, Grist informed Risk Xtra: “I’m very much looking forward to building upon Trigion Security’s good name to further strengthen and develop the company’s presence throughout the UK.”

Jan-Hein Hemke, managing director of Facilicom UK, added: “We welcome Paul to the team. I’m absolutely confident that his experience and skills will contribute to the continued growth of our security division over the months and years to come.”

Trigion operates to the very highest standards in the industry and has gained Security Industry Authority Approved Contractor status as well as ISO 9001. All Trigion Security officers are vetted and trained to NSI BS 7858 standards.

Facilicom UK is the UK company of the Dutch facility services company Facilicom Services Group. Facilicom employs over 28,000 people and operates in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and the UK. Facilicom’s activities have been ranged under specialised divisions.

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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