Midwich has announced the appointment of Iain Campbell as Sales Director. The new role will see Iain taking responsibility for sales processes in all divisions of Midwich, focusing on support, service and the overall customer experience. Iain said:” I’m delighted to take on this new role. My aim is to help the business achieve its long term goals with the aim of creating a more intelligent route to market. Our customers’ needs have always been paramount to our decision making and I’ll be working to help ensure their experience in working with Midwich exceeds their expectations.” Iain brings huge experience to the role, having worked on both sides of the channel fence. Iain began his AV career in 1994 before moving into the distribution side of the business three years later. Iain went on to co-found True Colours in Crowthorne, Berkshire, in 2000 and the technical AV company became the subject of the first major acquisition of Midwich. Following Iain’s promotion, operations at True Colours will now be overseen by Scott Pollard, sales manager, and Jenny Hicks, technology manager.
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.