Cardinal Security, a provider of dynamic and innovative security solutions, announced a new high profile appointment to its senior management team in the form of Graham Allison. A well-known and respected industry figure, 47-year-old Allison will act as Cardinal Security’s Commercial Director, with a view to positioning it as the first-choice security services provider.
Commercial and retail sector experience
Allison has been in the security industry for over 20 years and joins Cardinal Security from Sentinel Group Security, where he was Chief Operating Officer for over three years. Prior to that he was Retail Relationship Director with Mitie Security and, having also worked for Securitas Security Services and Reliance Security Services, Allison brings extensive knowledge of the commercial and retail sectors to his new role. Allison will promote the unique advantages of using Cardinal Security’s specialist services to organisations across the country and focus on the development of new opportunities in line with the company’s strategic growth plan.
“My career has provided me with a great deal of insight into the specific security needs of customers in a diverse array of vertical sectors and environments – in particular retail and logistics,” commented Allison. “It’s this experience that has given me an excellent level of commercial awareness and understanding, and I’m looking forward to using these attributes at Cardinal Security, which has a forward-thinking vision and is dedicated to providing services of unrivalled quality. I believe the company sets an industry benchmark for its intelligent guarding concept, which does away with the traditional customer denial model and integrates the duties of a security officer with technology, electronic systems and the data produced.”
“I’m absolutely delighted that Graham has joined us”
Allison will also play a key role in supporting the Cardinal Training Academy, which will perform a vital role in attracting new entrants to the industry via an apprenticeship scheme, while enabling manned guards to enhance their existing skills sets. Scheduled to open later this year, Cardinal Security has already received a great deal of interest about this development, as it aims to shape the future of the manned guarding sector.
“I’m absolutely delighted that Graham has joined us,” concluded Cardinal Security’s Chief Executive Officer, Jason Trigg. “Having someone of his calibre on board is a massive coup and his extensive skills, knowledge and experience will help us in our mission to expand our presence in the security industry, while providing a level of service that is agile, flexible, and always meets our customers’ needs. I’m looking forward to working with him in taking Cardinal Security to the next level of success and this is one of several significant appointments that we will be making in the forthcoming months.”