SGW Safety & Security Limited has announced the appointment of Alan Meyrick in the role of security consultant. Meyrick is a highly-skilled security practitioner with 14 years’ experience in the security business sector. His knowledge of risk and security methodologies and theories provides a robust underpinning to the consultancy work he has undertaken to date, allowing him to deliver risk-based projects across many environments and sectors.
Meyrick has successfully transitioned his own roles, focusing on delivering risk assessments and risk analysis products for transnational clients, and providing and supporting fee-paying consultancy work in the sports and leisure, services, financial and petrochemical industries.
Areas of expertise developed by Meyrick across the years include the application of risk management and the risk assessment cycle (ISO 31000), Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), situational crime prevention paradigms and counter-terrorism strategies.
In previous years, Meyrick has managed two on-site teams, recruiting and replacing staff, ensuring 24/7 coverage, compliance with Health and Safety legislation, Front of House client interaction and liaison with senior management as well as the Emergency Services.
He also boasts experience of working within criminology research and security consultancy for the Home Office and the Security Industry Authority, and has completed bespoke consultancy work and wider research into risk mitigation practices.
Through his wealth of experience, Meyrick has developed strong interpersonal and communication skills and, on that basis, is the ideal candidate for SGW.
Along with an extensive range of ‘in the field’ experience, Meyrick has attained several related academic achievements including an MSc in Security and Risk Management, the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) qualification from ASIS, a BTEC Level 4 in Managing Security Surveys, a City & Guilds Level 4 in Security Risk Management and the PTTLS training qualification.
Meyrick has spent the last few years working on varied international projects, all the while employing his extensive knowledge and experience of threat and risk assessments.
Commenting on Meyrick’s appointment, Simon Whitehouse (managing director at SGW Safety & Security Limited) said: “Alan brings a strong academic, analytical and research-based capability in security and risk management to our business. I’m delighted that he has selected SGW Safety & Security Limited to further develop and strengthen his career as a security professional. Having worked for G4S, one of the world’s largest providers of security services, Alan will undoubtedly enhance our capabilities in security risk management and strategy development across the EMEA region.”
SGW Safety & Security Ltd provides safety and security assessment, design and programme management consulting and training services for the protection of people, buildings and built infrastructure assets. Originally established back in 2003, the company now has a strong international footprint, with offices in the UK, Dubai and Singapore.