Tavcom Training announces passing of company’s highly respected founder Mike Tennent

Mike Tennent: the founder of Tavcom Training

Mike Tennent: the founder of Tavcom Training

It is with great sadness that Tavcom Training has announced the passing of Mike Tennent. After battling a serious illness for over a year, Mike died peacefully yesterday afternoon in his much beloved home county of Hampshire.

Mike founded Tavcom Training back in 1994. The company subsequently became the leading security systems training business in the UK and, indeed, many other countries across Africa, the Middle East and beyond.

Mike was a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, a Board member of the Association of Security Consultants, a member of both ASIS International in the UK and The Security Institute and a technical consultant for the CCTV User Group.

“Mike was hugely respected across all sectors of the international security business sector and will be greatly missed by everyone who had the good fortune to have known him,” commented David Gill MSc CSyP FSyI, group managing director at the Linx International Group. “He was an absolute gentleman and a true professional. He will be very much missed by family, friends, colleagues and the industry as a whole.”

Tavcom Training respectfully requests that all messages of condolence from industry colleagues are addressed to Kevin Matthew, the company’s operations director, who will then pass on such messages to Mike’s immediate family at an appropriate time. Kevin can be contacted on (telephone) 01489 895099 and via e-mail at: kevin@tavcom.com

All of us here at Risk UK and Pro-Activ Publications send our sincerest condolences to Mike’s family, friends and many industry colleagues.




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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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