Tavcom Training has announced the appointment of Chris Pinder who joins from the National Security Inspectorate in order to spearhead the company’s marketing and development functions. Pinder (pictured) is well known throughout the security sector having carried out important roles for the British Security Industry Association (BSIA)” where he served as southern region general manager and export services manager from November 1997 through until August 2010″ and most recently at the National Security Inspectorate (NSI), where Chris was external affairs director for close on three years from November 2011. Speaking about his latest move, Pinder commented:” I’ve known Tavcom for as long as I have been in the industry. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute towards the future growth of such a professional organisation as Tavcom which, as the country’s leading security systems training provider, has established an outstanding reputation for delivering quality courses conducted by highly knowledgeable tutors.” Known for its accredited vocational, classroom and ‘e-learning’ online training, Tavcom has grown significantly since the company was founded in 1994. Today, the organisation offers over 70 courses supporting the growth and development of security systems engineers and managers alike. In addition to the domestic market, Tavcom is a prime example of international success. Upholding the UK’s first-rate reputation for exporting market-leading security products and services on the global stage, Tavcom enjoys a strong and growing presence in the Middle East, Australia, Africa and the USA. ” Every member of the Tavcom team shares a passion for supporting security professionals in the development of their skills and career enhancing qualifications,” explained Paul Tennent, Tavcom’s managing director.” It’s clear that Chris shares this ethos and we welcome the addition of his knowledge and experience. Bringing Chris on board will greatly assist us with our future ambitions. Globally, we’ve already trained in excess of 65,000 delegates and we’re fully confident that it will not be too long before we reach that magic 100,000 milestone.”
Chris Pinder joins Tavcom Training to spearhead marketing and business development drives
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.