Leading professionals earn key promotions at Unipart Security Solutions

Carl Meason

Carl Meason

Unipart Security Solutions has announced the key promotions of Carl Meason (to director of electronics), Andi Hayes (to the role of general manager for security guarding) and Steve Mowatt (who becomes quality, compliance and training manager).

Carl Meason joined the Unipart Security team back in January 2014, having already built his career within the security sector across the past few years. His initial appointment saw him based at the company’s state-of-the-art Monitoring and Alarm Receiving Centre (MARC) in Cowley, Oxfordshire.

Within a very short space of time, Meason implemented a number of improvement opportunities at the MARC and pushed the operation forwards in a bid to encourage significant growth.

Having made his mark within the MARC business unit, it was decided that Meason should focus his energies and determination for improvement on the systems installation business unit. Earlier this year, he took on responsibility for the systems side of the business and accepted the title of director of electronics for Unipart Security Solutions.

Since then, Meason has improved both momentum and productivity while also recruiting a number of highly-skilled engineers into the team to encourage increased sales and an even better service offering for end user customers.

Security guarding and training

Further to the promotion of Andrew Hallam earlier this year, which saw him move from operations director to become managing director of Unipart Security Solutions, Andi Hayes has now been promoted to general manager for security guarding.

Andi Hayes

Andi Hayes

Hayes boasts a wealth of experience in the security sector gained from both Unipart and his previous role at another national provider. He re-joined Unipart Security in June 2013 and has been progressing ever since.

The final promotion announcement is that of Steve Mowatt. Mowatt joined Unipart in late 2010, working within the MARC as duty controller. He has been “a shining example” of the passion and enthusiasm of Unipart Security’s employees.

After a brief introduction to ‘The Unipart Way’, Mowatt was inspired to implement some of the tools and techniques learned within the MARC. The results were excellent and saw the MARC’s monitoring performance improve remarkably. Use of ‘The Unipart Way’ was a driving force for the MARC’s continuous improvement strategies, and the tools and techniques introduced by Mowatt remain in use to this day.

In September last year, Mowatt was seconded to Unipart Expert Practices to assist in the roll-out of a major contract won by Unipart Group. He now returns to Unipart Security and a new role as quality, compliance and training manager for Unipart Security Solutions.

Steve Mowatt

Steve Mowatt

Mowatt is using his skills to coach many of the team to a Level 3 on the Gate to Great Journey of ‘The Unipart Way’.

Provision of total security solutions

Unipart Security Solutions is a fast-growing and innovative security solutions business with a deserved reputation for the provision of high quality services to blue chip customers.

Established in 2008, the company’s expertise is largely thanks to the decades of high-profile security requirements of its parent company, The Unipart Group, which operates worldwide, has an annual turnover of more than £1 billion and is a leading UK manufacturer, full service logistics provider and consultant in operational excellence.

Unipart Security provides total security solutions encompassing security guarding services, intruder alarm and CCTV monitoring, installation and maintenance, risk consultancy and investigation capabilities.

*For further information visit: www.unipartsecurity.co.uk


About the Author
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.

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