Tim Checketts has been recruited by System Sensor Europe to fill the newly created position of EMEA Sales Manager, Speciality Products. His primary focus is to drive new channel partnerships for the newly launched aspiration sensing range and other speciality products, as well as supporting existing fire systems partners. Checketts has extensive experience in M&E consultancy, having worked for companies such as NG Bailey, where early stage involvement in new build and retrofit projects is essential in driving understanding of solutions. A key target for growth in aspiration technologies is the data centre/IT telecoms market. Checketts will be responsible for building relationships with physical infrastructure suppliers, consultants and end users. Checketts has previously worked in marketing and sales roles in high-tech companies such as Tunstall, NG Bailey and Cylon UK.
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.