Security and attendance solutions provider Grosvenor Technology has announced that security industry mainstay, Patrick Brennan, has been appointed to the position of Sales Director, Europe. Patrick has been promoted to the role having demonstrated three year’s solid growth in his existing remit as European Sales Manager and follows successful tenures with Honeywell Security Group and Pyronix. Patrick is a vital part of a restructured team that is building upon a promising product pipeline and is primed to further the success of Sateon Advance access control which has experienced a ten-fold increase in demand since its launch in 2013. Strategy for effective transition Patrick commented, “I am excited to be taking on additional strategic responsibilities within Grosvenor Technology at such a key point in the organisation’s journey. We have proven since launch that Sateon Advance’s quick and cost-effective approach to access control is resonating with NSI and SSAIB integrators, and I am looking forward to building upon this strong start with fresh initiatives and innovative solutions.” This announcement follows just three months after Technical Director, Colin Leatherbarrow bolstered the leadership team with his 30 years of industry experience with the likes of UTC Chubb Fire and Security. Andy Rainforth, Managing Director commented, “We’ve made a number of strategic appointments recently to support our transition from ‘hardware manufacturer’ to ‘services provider’. In addition to Patrick’s new role, we’ve recently appointed a Head of Embedded Platforms and a Head of Applications & Cloud Development to further support our ambitions. I am delighted that all of these roles were internal appointments, such is the depth of experience we enjoy.”
Sateon Advance access control has gained favour with installers and integrators in the months since its launch, but security and attendance solutions provider Grosvenor Technology are not stopping there. Security industry stalwart Colin Leatherbarrow has been appointed to the position of Technical Director as the company looks to expand an already promising product pipeline. Security industry expertise Colin commented, “I am very pleased to be joining Grosvenor Technology as Technical Director. I have been in the security industry for the vast majority of my career and have recently left the role of UTC Chubb Fire & Security UK’s Product Director to join Grosvenor. Before working in the corporate world of United Technologies, I started my career in a small and agile SME with many similarities to GTL and in fact in days gone past we collaborated with Grosvenor on key high security projects. I count myself extremely lucky to have the opportunity to work again in a dynamic business with great products, services, people and innovation.” Andy Rainforth, Managing Director commented, “I am tremendously excited about Colin choosing to join us. His reputation and experience in the access control sector is beyond doubt. We are confident our customers will soon be reaping the rewards of Colin’s blue-chip experience, applied in an agile environment.”
Each chairman guides their section at quarterly meetings and throughout term to improve private security sector on the whole Following its Annual General Meeting which took place on Wednesday 15th July 2015, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has elected chairmen and vice chairmen to serve its sections of membership. “The BSIA is very proud of its membership community, and the great contributions that they make to the private security industry. The development of the private security industry is largely due to its members’ dedication to their work and their commitment to progress the sector,” said James Kelly, Chief Executive of the BSIA. “Each section’s chairman dually serves their member company as well as the Association. They must initiate vital discussions to guide their section at quarterly meetings and throughout their term to improve the private security sector on the whole. The work undertaken by section chairmen and vice chairmen creates new possibilities for their sections and broadens the potential scope that the BSIA has an impact on.” “Chairmen also represent their section on the Association’s Council, which creates the opportunity for every area of membership to engage and be involved with shaping the future of the Association. I would like to take the opportunity to express my gratitude to all previous section chairmen, and extend a warm welcome to each new chairman who will be taking up their new post.” Phil Wright of Brink’s Ltd was also elected at the Association’s AGM to serve as Vice Chair of the Association. Phil will bring a deep knowledge of the security industry from his experience working in secure logistics in both public and private sectors. The new list of section chairmen and vice-chairmen is as follows: BSIA Vice Chairman Phil Wright (Brink’s Ltd) Access and Asset Protection Chairman: Paul Adams (Kaba Ltd) Vice Chairman: Mike Sussman (TDSi Ltd) Asset and Property Marking Chairman: James Brown (Selectamark Security Systems Plc) Vice Chairman: David Northey (Retainagroup Ltd) Cash and Valuables in Transit Chairman: Rob Johnson (Loomis Ltd) Vice Chairman: Phil Wright (Brink’s Ltd) CCTV Chairman: Simon Adcock (ATEC Security Ltd) Vice Chairman: Clifford King (Kings Security Systems Ltd) Export Council Chairman: John Davies (TDSi Ltd) Information Destruction Chairman: Adam Chandler (Shred-on-Site Ltd) Vice Chairman: Simon Franklin (Shred Station Ltd) & Nick Williams (Brinnick Locksmiths) Leisure Industry Security Chairman: Tony Clarke (UK Security Facilities Ltd) Lone Worker Chairman: Craig Swallow (SoloProtect Ltd) Vice Chairman: Ian Johannessen (Rocksure Systems Ltd) Police and Public Services Chairman: Dirk Wilson (Sector Security Services Ltd) Security Equipment Manufacturers Chairman: Adrian Mealing (Texecom) Vice Chairman: Tony Allen (Dycon Ltd) Security Guarding Chairman: Tony Cockcroft (Independent Contractor Ltd) Vice Chairman: Dirk Wilson (Sector Security Services Ltd) Security Systems Chairman: Martin Harvey (Tyco Integrated Fire & Security Ltd) Vice Chairman: Colin Leatherbarrow (Chubb Fire & Security Ltd) Specialist Services Chairman: Mike O’Neill (Mike O’Neill) Vice Chairman: Ian Yexley (UniTrust Protection Services UK Ltd) Vacant Property Protection Chairman: Gideon Reichental (Clearway Environmental Services UK Ltd) Vice Chairman: Darryl Soekoe (Camelot Property Management Ltd) Please note that some sections of membership are yet to hold their AGM, at which section chairmen are newly elected or re-elected, and as such, have not been included in this list.