Ward Security has announced two appointments to expand its South West and London operations. The company has recruited Carl Martin (pictured) who joins the company with over twenty-five years’ experience in security management as the new Associate Director for the South West region and Rod Butler who after a career spanning more than ten years brings in-depth industry knowledge to the London team. David Ward, Managing Director of Ward Security said:” Both Associate Directors bring a wealth of experience and industry knowledge to the company, which will undoubtedly make them key additions to the team. They are both very passionate about growing our client portfolio as well as ensuring our high standards in security delivery are maintained.” In addition to the new appointments, the firm has recently recruited a further four personnel to strengthen its regional operations team across all office locations, as part of its expansion strategy.
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.