Immediate Media has extended its risk management contract with Pilgrims Group. Pilgrims was initially awarded a twelve month contract in 2012 to provide front of house security with customer facing officers. There was also a need for security personnel to be flexible and able to adapt to changes in the usual office environment, as Immediate Media’s office has a bar and recreation area which are used for events. The newly awarded contract marks a continuation of this service and will see Pilgrims provide manned guarding, front of house, customer services, access and egress as well as ad hoc services for open days, events and conferences. Pilgrims MD, Bill Freear, says,” Having this contract extended by Immediate Media demonstrates our client’s satisfaction with the service that we’ve provided. Once again, it shows that the quality of the people we provide is our success story.” Edel Ryan, Facilities Manager at Immediate Media, says,” We awarded Pilgrims the contract after they stepped in to help with a temporary task during the refurbishment of the company’s new office in Hammersmith. Once again, they have faultlessly created an impression of a friendly and safe environment.”
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.