Ward Security has secured the contract to manage the entire security provision for Deloitte Real Estate’s Asset Property Management Unit’s multi-client property portfolios in London, the South East and the Midlands. Ward Security entered a competitive tender, along with several national companies, and was appointed as the sole contractor under a single bulk award. Darren Ebbrell, national contracts manager at Deloitte Real Estate APM, stated, ‘Awarding the entire portfolio to a single provider rather than splitting it among several security firms represents a completely different approach to how historically contracted services have been awarded. By doing so we can build stronger relationships, adopt a consistent approach to delivery of services, and by working more collaboratively drive improvements and innovations with the intention of delivering best-in-class services that ultimately improve our clients’ experience.’ The contract will see the company provide static and mobile security services across 56 locations, increasing the number of sites that Ward Security had previously managed for Deloitte Real Estate.
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.