The Linx International Group has appointed Ciaran Barry as director of Group operations to oversee all parts of the business, including the Linx International Consultancy, Tavcom Training, ARC Training International and Perpetuity Training.
Barry has an experienced and varied background in both security and business. Following his BA (Hons) degree in Business and French, he held a number of commercial roles before serving in the British Army for nine years and then the Hertfordshire Constabulary for over eight years in the role of detective.
In 2015, Barry joined the Linx International Group as a senior consultant. Always keen to enhance his academic knowledge, he studied for a Diploma in Security Management (achieved with Distinction) and recently attained the prestigious Certified Protection Professional (CPP) qualification from ASIS International.
Indeed, as an avid supporter of professionalism within the industry, Barry is actively involved with not just ASIS International, but also The Security Institute.
Commenting on his appointment, Barry told Risk UK: “I’m delighted and honoured to be taking on this new and pivotal role. The Linx International Group is unique in that it’s made up of four renowned companies who, together, offer clients and individuals bespoke and accredited technical and security management training and consultancy services around the world. I’m taking the lead in ensuring that the market is fully aware of what we offer and our holistic approach towards the security of our clients.”
Security expertise and commercial acumen
David Gill CSyP FSyI, managing director of the Linx International Group, added: “Ciaran brings the ideal combination of security expertise and commercial acumen to ensure that the Linx International Group continues to be the premier training provider and security consultancy both here in the UK and internationally.”
Security training is continuing to evolve, and Barry is clear on the Linx International Group’s role moving forward. “Security is a business enabler and its remit is expanding to cover other departments within many organisations,” he urged. “In addition to physical and technical security, the modern security manager must understand commercial and business drivers, Human Resources, legal and regulatory requirements and also have a sound knowledge of Health and Safety legislation. They must stay abreast of global current affairs, new technologies and evolving threats.”
Barry concluded: “We train professionals to deal with the latest threats. That being so, we must anticipate developments and needs across the local, national and international security environments. The Linx International Group’s mission is to continue to be at the forefront of security sector training and to ensure that our education offer remains highly relevant and forward thinking in what’s now an ever-changing world.”