Integrated Security Consultants (ISC) has been awarded the contract to work in Singapore’s multi-venue flagship, the Singapore Sports Hub, scheduled to open in April 2014. Located on a 35-hectare site in Kallang, the Singapore Sports Hub, with its motto ‘where Singapore comes to play’, includes the republic’s new 55,000-capacity National Stadium, the existing 13,000-capacity Singapore Indoor Stadium, plus two multipurpose Sports Halls, an Aquatic Centre, 41,000 square metre Retail and Waterfront area, Water Sports, Sports promenade, Singapore Sports Hub Library, Singapore Sports Museum and Sports & Lifestyle Facilities. In a five-year exclusive deal with global property services provider DTZ, one of the Hub’s consortium partners, ISC has incorporated a new Singapore-based company, Integrated Security Consultants (S) Pte, as it launches this international expansion. ISC (S) Pte will source, recruit and train a local crowd management workforce to supply the various venues at the Sports Hub, bringing UK expertise in event staffing operations and safety stewarding to this facility. Roger Hooker, previously Venue Management Cluster Manager for London 2012 and Venue General Manager at Games Time for the Organising Committee across the Wembley Olympic site, has been appointed Senior Project Director for ISC. He will mobilise the business and lead the team to deliver these services in Singapore. Greg Gillin, Senior Director at DTZ says:” Modern multipurpose sports, entertainment and lifestyle precincts are very complex operating environments and the Singapore Sports Hub is no exception. DTZ is responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment for users of the Sports Hub, and recognise the importance of striking a balance between security and crowd management to ensure our visitors’ experience isn’t diminished by an overwhelming security presence.”
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.