Linx International Group acquires majority shareholding in Tavcom Training

Tavcom Training's Mike Tennent (left) and David Gill of the Linx International Group

Tavcom Training’s Mike Tennent (left) and David Gill of the Linx International Group

The Linx International Group and Tavcom Training have concluded an agreement resulting in Linx International acquiring a majority shareholding in the ever-popular Bishops Waltham-based security training and education solutions provider.

Tavcom Training is one of the UK’s leading providers of both online and classroom-based security systems training while the Linx International Group includes Linx Consulting and industry-renowned security management training providers ARC Training International and Perpetuity Training.

Speaking about this major industry deal, David Gill – CEO of the Linx International Group – commented: “Tavcom’s unrivalled expertise in the systems training market, combined with the Linx International Group’s reputation for the delivery of premier security management training, will provide an unparalleled offering to the sector.”

Gill went on to state: “Our plan now is for Tavcom to continue operations under its existing brand within the Linx International Group. On that basis, clients will still receive the outstanding levels of service that they’ve come to expect from the business. Further, there’s no doubt that the inclusion of Tavcom Training within the Linx International Group presents a fantastic opportunity to create a global leader in the arenas of both security management and security systems training.”

On a logistical level, the newly-agreed arrangement means that Paul Tennent, previously sales director for Tavcom Training, has now been appointed group sales director for the Linx International Group.

Mike Tennent, who founded Tavcom Training, has been appointed as the company’s non-executive chairman.

“I’m delighted with this transition,” enthused Mike Tennent. “The shift from a family business to the new international group set-up is one which will see Tavcom Training readily able to build on its excellent reputation. This move will also open up new opportunities for our clients to whom we can offer outstanding training and consultancy solutions on an international footing.”

Security and risk management consulting

For almost 30 years, Linx has been providing high level security and risk management consulting to a hugely diverse range of clients across many different business sectors.

The company’s recent acquisitions of Tavcom Training, Perpetuity Training (back in May 2012) and ARC Training International (a deal concluded in August 2013) means that the Linx Group of companies is now able to offer “unrivalled” specialist security systems and security management training programmes to a rapidly-expanding international client base.

For many years now, Tavcom Training has supplied security systems training courses to security installers, operators, security managers and designers of CCTV, network IP, access control, intruder and fire alarm solutions.

Courses are available to meet the training requirements of security personnel at all levels, from Foundation-level instruction for those with little or no previous experience through to highly advanced programmes designed for Control Room supervisors, security managers and company executives.

In total, Tavcom Training currently offers in excess of 70 regularly scheduled training courses ranging from one-day seminars to five-day, fully-residential programmes.

The technical and non-technical courses cover a wide range of security systems topics, among them systems planning, project management, disaster recovery and security management.

For their part, Tavcom’s workshops afford ‘hands-on’ facilities which offer immediate opportunities to put theory into practice. This is wholly in line with the Tavcom tradition of blended learning that has refined the knowledge and skills of thousands of delegates for over two decades.

The Tavcom Academy and Military Resettlement Division

The Tavcom Academy specialises in the development, promotion and provision of accredited online e-learning courses to students from around the globe. A subscription-based arm of the Academy offers online education, technical tips and industry news to its constituent members.

The Tavcom online e-learning courses are intended to offer a practical alternative to traditional classroom-style education, allowing students to acquire new skill sets without having to leave their day-to-day roles.

Tavcom’s Military Resettlement Division is focused on facilitating the transition of ex-Armed Forces personnel into the security sector. Many of those leaving the Armed Forces have the core transferrable skills and attributes necessary for a post-military career within the security world. That being so, the Tavcom Resettlement package builds on what’s already available by tailoring and directing talented individuals to the security arena.

The core of the package is the provision of Tavcom’s BTEC-accredited training, career progression advice and the direction of applicants towards sources of key industry information.

Meanwhile, Tavcom’s Technical Services Division offers a wide diversity of expertise, including product and system testing, security audits, risk assessment and training needs analysis.

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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