Grosvenor Corporate Security, a division of Grosvenor Services, has announced the acquisition of Charter Security. This follows Grosvenor Services’ strategy to concentrate on building a presence in the City of London across its range of services. This strategic union of two family-owned and run businesses will continue to foster their shared values and further support their positions in the market. Ben McCauley, Managing Director of Grosvenor Services is looking forward to welcoming Charter Security and its staff and clients to the group saying:” Charter Security and Grosvenor Services have shared principles and this was important to us. We recognised that Charter joining our group would strengthen our offering to clients and be a major step to growing in the London market without diluting what makes Grosvenor and Charter so strong” our family values.” Claire Lambert, Managing Director of Charter Security said:” Grosvenor was strategically selected for our growth in all related services, their similar core values and ethos for this acquisition. We are extremely pleased that we can continue to provide our core security services together with Grosvenor. We are passionate about our people and the services we provide, and I am totally committed to this new journey.” Pictured (L-R): Ben McCauley, Claire Lambert, Bernard McCauley and Richard Fenton-Jones
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.