Corps Security has announced the latest appointment to its team, with Zara Doughty joining as its business development director. Zara has successfully worked in the security industry since 2005 and brings vast experience to the role. With extensive knowledge of the London area and its particular security needs, she will promote the advantages of using Corps Security’s services to companies and organisations in the area. Commenting on her new position, Zara said:” Having previously worked for companies that have decided to offer total facilities management, I strongly believe that security is quite unlike any other service that a facilities manager has to procure and there is significant peace of mind to be had from knowing that a trained and qualified professional is on hand to deal with a situation.” Zara and her team will promote Corps Security’s manned guarding, remote monitoring and other security related services, but she will also give specific attention to enhancing demand for the company’s concierge based offering. ” Concierge and Front-of-House based operatives are the most visible presence in any business and it is vital that personnel employed adhere to a company’s image and branding, whilst achieving the perfect balance of being personable while keeping the premises secure,” says Zara. Corps Security’s chief executive, Peter Webster, concluded:” It gives me enormous pleasure to welcome Zara to the company. Not only does she have excellent credentials, she is bursting with ideas about how we can take the business to the next level. I’m therefore confident that her drive, enthusiasm and ambition will help Corps Security achieve all of its strategic objectives both now and in the future.”
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.