The Security Institute welcomes Next plc as new Corporate Partner

Rick Mounfield (left, CEO of The Security Institute) and Richard Stones (head of loss prevention at Next plc)

Rick Mounfield (left, CEO of The Security Institute) and Richard Stones (head of loss prevention at Next plc)

Since 2016, The Security Institute has worked extremely hard to establish strong working connections with other organisations who share the same values and aims of professionalising the security industry and maintaining Best Practice when it comes to keeping others safe.

Next plc has now joined 20 other Corporate Partners of The Security Institute and it is was with great delight that the Institute’s CEO, Rick Mounfield CSyP FSyI, was able to present Richard Stones OBE CSyP FSyI, head of loss prevention at Next plc, with the company’s certificate at The Security Institute’s hq in Warwickshire.

Stones said of the newly-formed partnership: “Next plc is proud to become the latest Corporate Partner of The Security Institute. As a business, we value the safety and security of our customers and staff and I’m keen to maintain a professional security function with staff who are well informed on current standards and Best Practice’.”

*If you believe that your organisation would benefit from partnering with The Security Institute, granting your staff members Affiliate membership and giving them access to an exciting range of member benefits, please contact the Institute on (telephone) 02476 346464 or visit the website to learn more

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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