The Axis Group – one of the UK’s fastest-growing security and support services organisations – has now launched Astute, a new business that supports other companies in managing security and mitigating risk by delivering a range of bespoke training and consultancy services.
Benefiting from the strengths of its sister company, Axis Security, Astute’s training services include bespoke qualifications that are “operationally relevant” for in-house teams, existing security practitioners or practising facilities managers simply looking to broaden their operational understanding of the sector.
Astute also provides refresher training for security operatives by way of a bespoke e-learning platform.
The business’ consultancy services adopt a contemporary view of risk management and deliver advice that’s rational, practical, reliable and appropriate. Services include project-based consultations on areas such as operational violence management and organisational security.
Richard Diston, director of Astute, believes that the new business will provide “fresh thinking and a unique approach” to security management training and risk consulting.
In conversation with Risk UK, Diston said: “The launch of Astute is a direct response to the increasing need for accelerating the ‘professionalisation’ of the security business sector with relevant training, while providing clients with highly qualified and commercially aware security management advice.”
For his part, Diston holds a Master’s degree (with distinction) on the subject of Security Management and harbours over 20 years’ operational security experience (including the provision of bespoke consulting services for companies in both the care and retail sectors).