TC Facilities Management has announced the appointment of Richard Chappell as its new Chief Executive Officer. In a move designed to ensure continuity and facilitate future growth, the company’s shareholders have asked incumbent Chief Executive Officer, Paul Kennedy, to become Executive Chairman. Peter Ellis has moved into a Deputy Chairman role whilst Keith French has been appointed to the Board as Strategic Development Director. Paul Kennedy comments,” I am delighted to welcome Richard Chappell who brings exceptional industry experience to TC Facilities Management. His appointment represents a significant strengthening of our ranks and he has the full support of our shareholders. He joins the business at an exciting time as we continue to develop and strengthen our position in the integrated facilities management market. I look forward to working with Richard in continuing to provide a premium service to our customers and implementing our strategy for long term growth.” Richard Chappell joins TC Facilities Management from the Impellam Group, where he spent 16 years in several senior management roles, including Managing Director of Carlisle Security and four years as CEO for Carlisle Support Services. During his earlier career, he worked for Aldi as District Manager and Lidl as Regional Director. Chappell says,” I am very excited to be part of TC Facilities Management. The business has made significant progress under Paul’s leadership underlined by the recent acquisition of Equinox Security, which puts it in a very strong position to capture the exciting growth opportunities that lie ahead. I look forward to playing an important role in ensuring that TC Facilities Management maximises its huge potential.” Pictured: Richard Chappell (centre) shaking hands with his predecessor and the company’s new Chairman Paul Kennedy with Keith French TC Facilities Management’s Strategic Development Director looking on.
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.