Synectics Security has appointed one of the industry’s leading project management and planning specialists to join its senior team as Operations Director.
With over 20 years of experience in the UK operational and security-focused project delivery, spanning both service provider and client-side roles, Colin Butlin is the first external appointment announced as part of the new-look company. He will be working closely with Synectics Security’s Managing Director, Iain Stringer, and Commercial Director Mark Pennington.
The company officially launched recently, following the merger of Synectics Mobile Systems (SMS) and Quadrant Security Group. Pairing both mobile and built-environment expertise, the business works with pioneering technology providers to design and deploy integrated security solutions for customers operating in highly regulated environments across public space, heritage, high security, banking and finance, critical infrastructure, and transportation sectors.
Security upgrade works
Colin joins Synectics Security from civil engineering giant Kier Plc where, among other responsibilities, he led a multi-million-pound programme of security upgrade works for Critical National Infrastructure sites across the UK. With experience spanning industry, utilities, defence, and commercial markets, the 46-year-old operations expert feels he has a lot to offer Synectics Security at such an exciting time for the business.
Colin said “I’m privileged to have worked both sides of the fence in terms of managing major security projects. I know, first-hand, what a customer expects, but also how service delivery should be structured, monitored, and managed to ensure those expectations are met in the most efficient and effective way possible.”
“At Synectics Security, I have the amazing opportunity to use this experience to ensure new levels of customer satisfaction but also to help shape and steer the business. You don’t often get the chance to join a company recognised as an industry leader – with an expansive customer base and a workforce of field-engineers and managers with almost 400 years’ combined experience – but which also has the agility and innovative spirit of a start-up. That’s a hugely exciting proposition for me.”
Colin’s deep technical knowledge of security service delivery and project management will see him implement new governance structures and staff training as part of Synectics Security’s ongoing programme of customer-driven developments.
Managing Director, Iain Stringer, commented “For us, success isn’t just about making sure our customers get an integrated solution which matches their specific business needs. It’s about making sure we always deliver that end-result in the best way possible for all stakeholders involved. Colin’s reputation and experience in this field will prove invaluable in making sure we succeed in this mission and we are delighted to welcome him on board.”