David Gill CSyP: CEO at the Linx International Group

“Why we acquired Tavcom Training”: Risk UK Q&A with Linx International Group CEO David Gill

Linx International Group’s recent acquisition of a majority shareholding in UK-based Tavcom Training (a leading provider of accredited security systems training) has further bolstered the Group’s profile as a global training brand. Here, David Gill CSyP (CEO of Linx International...
Posted On 04 Jun 2015
Peter Webster

The Living Wage: Stepping in the Right Direction

Much attention is now being paid to the excellent Living Wage campaign orchestrated in the UK by the Living Wage Foundation. Why is it of such great importance for businesses and their employees operating in the private security sector? Peter Webster offers his considered...
Posted On 21 May 2015
Stuart Galloway

Best Practice in Security Training and Assessment: What should it look like?

In the April 2015 print edition of Risk UK, we carried an extremely interesting article by Industry Qualifications’ CEO Raymond Clarke designed to stimulate discussion and thinking around improvements that could be made to training and assessment practices for Security Industry...
Posted On 21 May 2015
Matt Kingswood

Learning lessons from the Holborn fire outage

We all like to complain about vital services being lost just when we need them the most. The wrong kind of weather – extremes of hot and cold – can wreak havoc with the rail network, for example, while the road network can snarl up pretty quickly. Utilities – most noptably energy...
Posted On 21 May 2015
Gavin Archery

Engaging with the A&E Community

Why, exactly, would a video management software vendor like Milestone Systems need to address the Architecture & Engineering (A&E) community at all? The answer becomes clear, states Gavin Archery, when you look at the influence and value of this diverse group. The term...
Posted On 21 May 2015
Nigel Arkwright

Where is the commercial opportunity for drones?

Following on from Amazon’s recent revelations that the company is looking to use drones for delivering some of its orders, Nigel Arkwright considers scenarios where Unmanned Aerial Vehicles may be deployed to good effect in the security sector. At a recent event, one of my...
Posted On 21 May 2015
Eddie Hirst: Director of Risk at Mitie TSM

Critical Security Environments: the sector-based approach

A string of international incidents of late have served to highlight the considerable importance of national security for the UK. Whether they be in the form of terrorist alerts, severe weather or power outages, developing threats are affecting businesses more than ever before....
Posted On 18 May 2015
Chris Plimley

Why today’s clients demand sole sourcing

Chris Plimley states that Government and commercial buyers of Critical National Infrastructure protection solutions increasingly want to ‘single source’ in order to improve integration, drive up standards and reduce costs. The trend towards sole sourcing was...
Posted On 14 May 2015
Paul Heffernan: Principle Consultant (Cyber) at Unipart Security Solutions

Protecting Critical Information: Four Key Steps for Ensuring Data Security

A recent independent report entitled the 2014 Information security Breaches Survey* finds that 60% of SMEs and 81% of those larger organisations surveyed have failed to secure their key-critical information and subsequently suffered the fall-out from a security breach. Paul...
Posted On 07 May 2015
David Ward: Managing Director of Ward Security

The Increasing Importance of Collaborative Working

As the UK faces ongoing cuts to policing and public services, the challenge for the security industry is to show leadership in how it can help cover the shortfall in police effectiveness, particularly at a deterrent level, as well as assist local authorities in deriving the best...
Posted On 06 May 2015