Integrated Security Consultants (ISC) has been awarded the contract to provide a range of security services at Brent Civic Centre, the new headquarters of Brent Council which has been heralded as Britain’s greenest building and is managed by Bilfinger Europa Facility Management. ISC is to supplement Bilfinger Europa Facility Management’s security operation by providing security teams for the building’s special events, including Bent Council-hosted receptions and public meetings, as well as an enhanced security presence in the building at key times (eg for match or concert days at the neighbouring Wembley complex facilities). ” We’re delighted to have been chosen to support Bilfinger Europa in serving this modern and iconic building,” explained ISC’s managing director Pat Carr.” The building presents a number of security challenges, including its mix of public and private usage alongside a close proximity to two of the UK’s busiest sporting and entertainment venues.” Carr added:” We look forward to providing a service that balances the needs of Brent Council, its guests and its VIP visitors with those of the general public who use the facilities on a daily basis. This contract represents further diversification in our customer base, which historically consists of a significant number of clients across the entertainment sector.” Experience in multi-agency communication Carr believes ISC was chosen for the contract because of its experience in multi-agency communication at Wembley Stadium, where the company also provides integral security services. ” As security partner at Wembley, we manage the day-to-day needs of a large complex and all of the associated challenges that come with that,” explained Carr,” whether it’s for a select few VIP guests attending a corporate function or 90,000 people on a major event day.” Mike Munro, account director at Bilfinger Europa, commented:” ISC’s breadth of experience, and the fact that the company already looks after iconic buildings in this proximity, demonstrates its expertise in managing diverse security requirements for complex buildings. ISC’s team is extremely customer-facing and experienced in handling a diverse range of customers in an appropriate manner. We’re delighted to be working with them.” As part of the globally operating engineering and service group Bilfinger SE of Germany, Bilfinger Europa Facility Management is a leading property and infrastructure support services business operating right across the UK. The organisation employs over 3,300 staff, has a turnover in excess of
ISC awarded security contract at Brent Civic Centre: ‘Britain’s Greenest Building’
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.