Mitie has appointed Peter Egan as a sector specialist to head up the retail and logistics sector for its total security management business. Peter joined Mitie’s total security management business seven years ago as the account director at a high street retailer. His knowledge and experience in the industry have been instrumental in delivering service-led security for several national retail and logistics clients. In his role as sector director, Peter has a national remit and is tasked with creating sustainable methods for technology risk mitigation. Peter will also work with a specialist management team which has full operational management of the retail and logistics portfolio from service delivery through to engagement with the wider stakeholder community. Peter comments,” My focus will be on developing our offering for clients from retail, leisure and logistics environments to highlight the benefits of industry leading people, technology and risk profiling within their sectors.”
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.