Linx International Group, a pioneer in the provision of security, risk management, consultancy and training services, announced that its Director of Group Operations, Ciaran Barry CSyP, has been admitted to the Register of Chartered Security Professionals, which is recognised as the gold standard of competence in security. The Register of Chartered Security Professionals was established under a Royal Charter issued to the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals in the UK and was launched in 2011. Being admitted to the Register and becoming a CSyP is a means of being recognised and continuing to represent the highest standards and ongoing proficiency. Third member to receive CSyP post nominal Before joining the Linx International Group in 2015, Ciaran spent nine years in the British Army and worked at Hertfordshire Police Constabulary for over eight years as a detective. He holds a Diploma in Security Management (with Distinction), the ASIS Certified Protection Professional qualification (CPP) and is actively involved within both the Security Institute and ASIS International. Ciaran Barry is the latest member of the Linx International Group to receive the CSyP post nominalCiaran Barry is the latest member of the Linx International Group to receive the CSyP post nominal, joining Managing Director David Gill CSyP (a member of the Chartered Security Professionals Registration Authority), and Group Director Angus Darroch-Warren CSyP, on the prestigious Register. Each of the 142 security practitioners on the Register have proven themselves in the disciplines of: Security Knowledge, Practical Application, Communication, Leadership and Personal Commitment. They also commit to a code of conduct and a professional disciplinary code, as well as continuous professional development. Elite group of security professionals “Being admitted to the Register of Chartered Security Professionals is a great honour and privilege. It is an achievement I am extremely proud of and I would like to thank all those who have supported, trained and mentored me throughout my career,” comments Ciaran. He adds: “The Register is an elite group of highly respected security professionals, all of whom share the ethos to inspire and support others to attain and sustain the very highest standards and proficiency, and these are values that are important to me professionally and personally.”
Linx International Group, the global provider of security, risk management, consultancy and training services, has announced the promotion of Sarah Hayward-Turton to the role of Director of Sales and Marketing for the group that includes Tavcom Training, PerpetuityARC Training and Linx Consultancy. Joining the Linx International Group in 2014 as a Client Relationship Manager, Sarah was leading the sales team within two years and now takes the lead as Director of Sales and Marketing. Sarah’s dedication to the security industry sees her taking an active role in supporting the work of ASIS UK Young Professionals, an initiative that supports security professionals under the age of 40 and with less than five years’ experience in the industry. She has also successfully completed PerpetuityARC’s Security Coordination & Management (BTEC Level 4). Expanding global presence for training Through our training businesses, we are dedicated to nurturing and developing talent in the security industry"Sarah comments: “This year, not only are we continuing to develop highly relevant courses and pioneering how they are delivered in the classroom and through e-learning, but also expanding our global presence for training and consultancy.” Director of Group Operations at Linx International Group, Ciaran Barry, states: “Through our training businesses, we are dedicated to nurturing and developing talent in the security industry and Sarah’s career trajectory at the Linx International Group is a great example of practising what we preach.” Security professionals interested in developing their careers through world-class training courses are invited to attend The Security Event 2019 and the Linx International Group Education Theatre. Taking place from 9th – 11th April, the free-to-attend theatre will deliver a three-day programme, offering practical training tips and guidance for security installers and integrators.
Linx International Group has revealed that in the past 18 months, PerpetuityARC Training and Tavcom Training has supported more than 350 armed forces personnel in making the transition to ‘civvy street’, through its award-winning security management and security systems courses. The announcement follows an article published by The House magazine on 7th November, in which the Defence Minister, Tobias Ellwood, was asked whether former soldiers’ employment prospects could be affected by current perceptions regarding their wellbeing, to which he is quoted as saying: Preferred supplier “Completely. You could have this attitude where an employer who’s not familiar with the Armed Forces, they may say, ‘two people, one has served in the Armed Forces, are they going to go doolally on me?’” Linx International Group is a preferred supplier to the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) that has, to date, assisted over 235,000 service leavers He added: “We need to kill that attitude because it’s decidedly untrue and unhelpful. We’re doing a lot of work with employers themselves, with businesses and organisations, so they can see the value of that.” Linx International Group is a preferred supplier to the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) that has, to date, assisted over 235,000 service leavers. Exemplary work ethic Ciaran Barry, Group Operations Director at Linx International Group, who himself served in the British Army for ten years, states: “Personnel leaving the armed forces have rich and diverse experience and knowledge coupled with an exemplary work ethic that is invaluable across every aspect of the security sector. Through the provision of our classroom and online training courses we are enabling these service men and women to obtain the skills and associated qualifications that make them highly attractive candidates for employers.” Ciaran adds: “As we commemorate the armistice, it is important to reflect not only on the admirable service to the country both past and present, but also to recognise the immense contribution these people continue to make to society throughout their lives after their military careers have ended.”
PerpetuityARC Training, part of Linx International Group, is proud to announce that associate trainer Paul Barker has been made a life member of ASIS International and life CPP. The accolade acknowledges Paul’s significant contribution to the international success of its Certified Protection Professional (CPP) qualification. In 1993 Paul became the third security professional in the UK to be awarded the CPP qualification, and two years later he was instrumental in expanding the course in the UK by enabling the exam to be taken outside the US for the first time. As an ASIS training officer, Paul delivered two courses a year, and in just three years CPP numbers in the UK rose to 94, resulting in Paul being presented with the inaugural Mervyn David Award by the UK Chapter of ASIS International. Comprehensive learning material Paul’s contribution to the training continues to be exemplary and we are proud to have him as an important part of the PerpetuityARC Training team" Today, ASIS International is the world’s largest association of security management professionals, and PerpetuityARC Training is proud to be a long-standing ASIS education partner. The company recently revealed that 98% of security professionals choosing its courses to train for their ASIS Physical Security Professional (PSP) and CPP qualifications in 2018 passed their exam at the first attempt. Paul Barker explains the reasons for PerpetuityARC Training’s success: “The courses are very well developed and are expertly delivered in a manner that enables learners to retain the volumes of data and apply it to the exam. The material is extremely comprehensive and ties in perfectly with the recommended reading for the exam.” Ciaran Barry, Director of Group Operations at Linx International Group, states: “Paul’s contribution to the training continues to be exemplary and we are proud to have him as an important part of the PerpetuityARC Training team. He continues a long tradition of teaching security professionals to the highest standards, helping them attain meaningful qualifications that advance their careers.” SME in security management for oil and gas sector In addition to the ASIS training programmes, Paul also delivers the IQ Level 4 course ‘Managing Security Risks in the Oil and Gas Sector’ In addition to the ASIS training programmes, Paul also delivers the IQ Level 4 course ‘Managing Security Risks in the Oil and Gas Sector’. This programme is designed for professionals in the extraction, energy, exploration and production industries. Paul’s background in strategic security management at one of the world’s largest oil companies stands him in good stead as Linx International Group’s subject matter expert in this field. PerpetuityARC Training will be at booth 1484 at the Global Security Exchange (GSX) to showcase its pathways to the sought-after PSP and CPP qualifications that include intensive five and ten-day boot camps, online training programmes, and blended courses that combine distance learning with classroom sessions. Formerly known as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, GSX takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center from 23 - 27 September.
Following overwhelming demand, the Linx International Group announced that it will be delivering security training courses at PD Ports, a shipping and logistics company who have a history of utilising the Linx International Group for their security and systems training. This move will not only benefit the shipping industry but will also provide an opportunity for those based within the North of the UK to attend a local training course, which are otherwise held in Oxford or Southampton. Director of Group Operations at Linx International Group, Ciaran Barry states, “We are delighted to be delivering courses at PD Ports’ training facilities. Following market feedback, we have chosen to offer the opportunity to undertake training courses to clients in the northern parts of the UK, who may otherwise find travelling to our other training centres more of a challenge.” Security training for team members Head of Police, Security and Resilience at PD Ports, Denis Murphy also comments, “Our organisation is naturally very closely aligned to security, so ensuring our teams have the latest training is paramount to the needs of our business. This collaboration with the Linx International Group was generated by a number of our own team members taking part in training courses hosted at our facilities, which has proven to be an excellent fit for all concerned.” A full schedule of security courses available at these venues will be released by Linx International Group shortly and will be publicised on its website.
The Linx International Group has announced the appointment of Ciaran Barry as Director of Group Operations to oversee all parts of the business, including Linx Consultancy, Tavcom Training, ARC Training International and Perpetuity Training. Ciaran has an experienced and varied background in both security and business. Following his BA Hons degree in Business and French, he had a number of commercial roles before serving in the British Army for 9 years and then Hertfordshire Police Constabulary for over eight years as a detective. In 2015, he joined the Linx International Group as a Senior Consultant. Always keen to enhance his academic knowledge, Ciaran studied for a Diploma in Security Management (with Distinction) and recently achieved his Certified Protection Professional qualification (CPP). As an avid supporter of professionalism within the industry, Ciaran is actively involved within both the Security Institute and ASIS International. Ciaran is actively involved within both the Security Institute and ASIS International Technical and security management expert Commenting on his appointment Ciaran states, “I am delighted and honoured to be taking on this new and pivotal role. The Linx International Group is unique in that it is made up of four renowned companies who together offer clients and individuals bespoke and accredited technical and security management training and renowned consultancy services around the world. I am taking the lead in ensuring the market is fully aware of what we offer and our holistic approach to the security of our clients.” Ciaran brings the ideal combination of security expertise and commercial acumen" Managing Director of the Linx International Group, David Gill adds, “Ciaran brings the ideal combination of security expertise and commercial acumen, to ensure the Linx International Group continues to be the premier training provider and security consultancy in the UK and internationally.” Security training Security is a business enabler and its remit is expanding to cover other departments within many organisations" Security training is continuing to evolve, and Ciaran is clear on the Linx International Group’s role moving forward, “Security is a business enabler and its remit is expanding to cover other departments within many organisations. In addition to physical and technical security, the modern security manager must understand commercial and business drivers, HR, legal and regulatory requirements and have a sound knowledge of health & safety legislation. They must also stay abreast of global current affairs, new technologies and evolving threats.” Ciaran concluded, “We train professionals to deal with the latest threats, so must anticipate developments and needs across the local, national and international security environments. The Linx International Group’s mission will continue to be at the forefront of security sector training and to ensure our education offering remains highly relevant and forward thinking in an ever-changing world.”
The Linx International Group, an international organisation providing security, risk management and training services, will showcase its latest professional classroom and online training courses, on Booth 4082 at ASIS 2017 in Dallas, Texas. ASIS PSP credentials and qualifications The ASIS Education partner offers the ASIS Physical Security Professional (PSP)® credential and Certified Protection Professional (CPP®) designation, as well as industry recognised qualifications for technologies including CCTV, access control, body worn cameras and technical counter-surveillance. The Group also offer a suite of online training qualifications, including a Master’s degree in International Security Risk Management, awarded by the University of South Wales. The Linx International Group provides training and consultancy services to all of the major industry sectors, including the oil and gas sector where they provide security training for eight of the top ten companies. World-class education from great facilities Head of Sales at the Linx International Group, Sarah Hayward will be joined at ASIS 2017 by Global Operations Manager, Ciaran Barry. Sarah comments on attending the event: “We’re excited to be at this hugely successful ASIS Seminar to showcase our range of security management and systems training programmes which are delivered both online and in the classroom. These courses are popular with security professionals, as well as Police and military personnel that want to enhance their knowledge in their industry.” Since forging a partnership at ASIS 2016, the company has been working with the Center for Personal Protection and Safety (CPPS), and enjoys the use of their state-of-the-art training centre in Reston, VA. Ciaran adds: “We have welcomed security professionals from the US to our courses in the UK, Dubai and Africa. Now, we are offering the same world-class education from a great facility in Virginia.”