Pro-Activ Publications has announced that from 1st July, Brian Sims will be the editor of Risk UK magazine and its website. Brian is currently Media Solutions Manager at UBM Live and was formerly the editor of Security Management Today (SMT) magazine. He joins Pro-Activ to work on the end-user security and fire publication thus allowing current editor Andy Clutton to focus solely on the company’s installer title, Professional Security Installer (PSI). Commenting on the appointment, Mark Quittenton, MD of Pro-Activ Publications, said:” Brian is a popular figure in the security industry and we are very happy to announce that he is joining the team. He is a perfect fit for Risk UK and I am sure that his experience and industry knowledge will help with the continued development of the magazine over the coming years.” Risk UK is the premier monthly security and fire management publication, addressing all aspects of risk that are faced by today’s business community, assisting those responsible for the security, continuity, safety and risk management of the UK’s largest companies. Areas covered by the magazine range from countering potential terrorist threats, through to preventing crime against the business and those within it, fire prevention, health and safety, CCTV, disaster recovery, IT security, convergence, data management and manned guarding. The magazine also has a weekly e-newsletter and a website providing an invaluable information portfolio for security and fire management professionals. Brian will join Pro-Activ following this year’s IFSEC event (part of Protection & Management 2014) at Excel, London where he is responsible for organising and hosting much of the seminar content.
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.