Security Research Initiative’s latest survey examines buyer-supplier relationships

Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI: Director of Perpetuity Research

Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI: Director of Perpetuity Research

What does a successful buyer-supplier relationship look like in the world of security? Perpetuity Research has launched a survey as part of research designed to better understand the impact that the relationship between buyers and suppliers can have on the overall success of a contract.

This subject has remained largely unexamined in the security sector. The survey looks at which factors are important when it comes to achieving a successful relationship and which can be detrimental. It also seeks clarification on whether current trends in security bear any impact on the buyer-supplier relationship.

This survey is anonymous and takes just ten minutes to complete. The deadline for responses is Friday 30 March 2018. It’s best suited to those with direct experience of the buyer-supplier relationship, such as security suppliers, managers (including intermediaries) who purchase security and other security experts.

All participants are given the opportunity to automatically receive a free copy of the research findings once the final report is published (in Autumn 2018).

*To begin the survey click here:

**The research is being undertaken under the umbrella of the Security Research Initiative. Access for more details

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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