For the fourth year running, McArthurGlen has been presented with the Gold level health and safety award by UK-based safety charity, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (Rospa). Part of the Rospa Occupational Health and Safety Awards, it was presented on 16 May at a ceremony at the National Exhibition Centre. The awards scheme dates back 57 years and is claimed to be the longest-running programme of its kind in the UK. The scheme recognises commitment to accident and ill-health prevention, and is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes, both national and international. The scheme not only looks at accident records, but also entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement. David Rawlins, Rospa’s Awards Manager, stated, ‘Rospa firmly believes that organisations which demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill-health prevention deserve recognition. McArthurGlen Group has shown that it is committed to striving for such continuous improvement and we are delighted to honour it through the presentation of an award.’ David Norris, Operations Director at McArthurGlen Group, added, ‘This is a great honour to receive such a prestigious award. At McArthurGlen, we are committed to providing the best possible shopping environment. Safety is a key issue, and we are committed to continuously improving our standards.’
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.