Ward Security’s managing director David Ward appointed chairman of CSSC Southern Region

Don Randall MBE (left) congratulates Ward Security's managing director David Ward

Don Randall MBE (left) congratulates Ward Security’s managing director David Ward

The hugely successful Cross-Sector Safety and Security Communications (CSSC) initiative – a partnership between law enforcement agencies, local and national Government organisations and private sector businesses that operates under charitable status – has appointed David Ward (managing director of Ward Security) to the position of chairman for its Southern Region.  The newly-created CSSC Southern Region will cover Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire.

Operating across a wide range of sectors, the CSSC aims to help businesses remain safe and secure by providing information that will assist them to develop robust resilience and emergency preparedness plans. This is achieved by delivering accurate, timely and authoritative messaging and information on an ongoing basis and in times of major incidents.

In 2013, the CSSC – which was energised in readiness for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games – received the Best Contribution to Continuity and Resilience Award at the CIR Business Continuity Awards.

“We’re delighted to have David Ward on board as chairman of the newly-formed CSSC Southern Region,” explained Don Randall MBE, chairman of the CSSC initiative. “His vast experience and deep understanding of the need for effective security across both the business and public sectors will be a huge benefit in helping to further establish CSSC within the community and oversee the initiative’s implementation.”

Randall also told Risk UK: “The original success of CSSC in London and Scotland proved the concept could be highly effective. Its subsequent expansion into East Anglia illustrated how, with the right people in place, the initiative can be applied to different areas with great effect. The setting up of a Southern Region is the logical next step in the further expansion of the scheme. We’re looking into setting up other regional schemes.”

David Ward added: “The CSSC initiative is a crucially important way of bringing together stakeholders to maximum effect and I’ve been very impressed by the results of the London, East and Scottish schemes. As well as delivering a truly holistic security intelligence, communications and response infrastructure, CSSC succeeds in delivering the all-important feeling of ‘security’ within the community which cannot be understated.”

In conclusion, Ward stated: “I look forward to working with partners and stakeholders alike and helping to ensure that CSSC is as effective within the Southern Region as it has already been elsewhere.”

As stated, the CSSC Southern Region encompasses Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire. For more information or to register your business visit: http://www.vocal.co.uk/cssc/

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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