Ward Security has appointed Paul Barnard to the role of Security, Risk & Mitigation Director for the business. In his new role, he will be actively involved in security risk assessment and management as well as the design of effective client contingency planning. New crime and counter terrorism solutions Paul Barnard has spent the last 27 years working for the City of London Police and was latterly Detective Chief Superintendent Crime Directorate at the City of London Police where he was Head of Serious and Organised Crime. During his time at the City of London Police, he operated at the highest level establishing relationships with senior policy advisors, briefing Minsters and working with the Home Office. He has also been at the forefront of delivering new and proactive solutions to crime and for the last four years, has been directly involved in the creation of national security strategies to mitigate, protect and prepare against counter terrorism. Paul identified the need to establish a Counter Terrorism Strategy for the City of London Police and he led on delivering key projects, creating strategic partnerships and modernising teams in the delivery of new strategy. He is now a sought-after speaker globally and a recognised expert in Cyber Crime strategy. National and international preparation Speaking about his new role at Ward Security, Paul Barnard said “During the last four years my role has been extensively involved with security and counter terrorism and in particular, reviewing how we should prepare and protect ourselves both nationally and internationally. "We are constantly lookingat ways to better serviceour clients and providethe best operational effectiveness for clients" As a key provider in the market, Ward Security has worked collaboratively and strongly with the Metropolitan police and its approach to sharing information and providing intelligent security solutions in the market place has always impressed me. I am looking forward to applying my experience and knowledge to help Ward Security continue to grow and provide its clients with the most current security advice and support available.” Security risk management process David Ward, Chief Executive at Ward Security said “We are delighted to welcome Paul to our team, his knowledge on counter terrorism and security is outstanding and will ensure we continue to deliver the best solutions to our clients based on the most current and strategic thinking in the market. “We are constantly looking at ways to better service our clients and provide the best operational effectiveness for clients, having an expert of Paul’s calibre join Ward Security will ensure we continue to deliver proactive and robust security solutions across the board.” Paul Barnard will work alongside the Operations Team and take up his duties in January 2018. In his new role at Ward Security, he will ensure implementation of cost effective and efficient measures designed to protect personnel, assets and reputation of the business; planning, designing and implementing overall security risk management process, as well as being involved in client contingency planning.
David Ward will set the agenda for the Group in determination of Company strategy and overall Commercial objectives Ward Security Holdings Ltd, the umbrella group for Ward Security, has announced that it will restructure its executive management board. The new structure will see David Ward become CEO of Ward Security Holdings and Kevin Ward will move from his current position of Executive Director to Managing Director of Ward Security. The restructure is a move designed to accommodate fast growth experienced within Ward Security. Currently, the company employs over 600 security personnel, with its head office in London, centralised administration office in Rochester and regional offices in Bracknell, Manchester, Birmingham and Scotland.
Daniel McClendon won the coveted Employee of the Year Award which was presented by Elizabeth France of the SIA Ward Security has announced its top performing employees of the year at its annual Employee Awards Ceremony. From its 640 strong team, Ward Security presented nine employees with a PRIDE Award in recognition of their commitment, loyalty and for outstanding achievements during their employment in 2014. Employee of the Year Each award represents a PRIDE core value of the company – Protection, Respect, Integrity, Dynamic team and Excellence. However, it was Daniel McClendon who won this year’s coveted Employee of the Year Award which was presented by Elizabeth France of the SIA. Daniel who has been an employee at Ward Security for four years and is a site manager at the prestigious 100 Wood Street premises in London, was described at the ceremony by clients and colleagues as someone "who has a positive ‘can do’ attitude and is very approachable" and is viewed as a real asset to the team with his helpful and polite attitude. He also plays a key role in training new people on the team. David Ward, Managing Director of Ward security said "Kevin and I always look forward to these awards with a great sense of pride and satisfaction and we are delighted to host this evening as a thank you and in recognition to the outstanding members we have at Ward Security. Such is the quality of our team that this year’s winners were harder than ever for the judges to decide upon. Congratulations to all of tonight's worthy winners and to Daniel McClendon who truly represents our company PRIDE values." These are the eighth Annual Employee Awards and the culmination of the quarterly employee awards which staff are entered into throughout the year. The awards ceremony took place on Friday 7th of August at The Grange City Hotel in London. The full list of winners and the contracts that they form part of are below: Protection - Allan Clarke, Croxley Green Respect - Peter Barrowcliffe, Beckett House Integrity - Joe O’Neill, Calor Gas Terminals Dynamic team - Karen Jones & Adam Pegram, Crystal Palace; Steve Worgan & John Finley, Old Hall Street Excellence - Mohammad Nuruz Zaman, Buckingham Palace Road
Ward supplied a team of 16 operatives when the Queen opened The Wing visitor centre at the National Memorial to the few Ward Security has provided 20 officers to help ensure security at a memorial day to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, which took place at the National Memorial to the Few at Capel-le-Ferne in Kent. At the event, HRH Prince Michael of Kent, patron of the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, took the royal salute. The event was also attended by around 4,000 members of the public including dignitaries, and was honoured by the presence of seven former Battle of Britain airmen, now aged in their 90s, as guests of honour. Ward Security services Services provided by Ward Security included manned guarding, traffic management, perimeter security and event management. Earlier in 2015 Ward Security supplied a team of 16 operatives for a visit by Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh when the Queen opened The Wing visitor centre at the National Memorial to the Few. “We are honoured to enjoy a strong working relationship with the management at Capel-le-Ferne,” explained David Ward, Managing Director of Ward Security. “However, while it is a great honour we never underestimate the seriousness of the task in hand. The nature of the site and the events, and the high level dignitaries in attendance demand the highest levels of preparedness and diligence. We work closely with the management at Capel-le-Ferne to ensure their events run smoothly and security is effective but unobtrusive. However, we still get a great deal of pleasure from delivering professional security at such high profile events.” Bespoke integrated and flexible security services Shortly after the Battle of Britain memorial event Honorary Secretary of Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, Group Captain Patrick Tootal (Retired) OBE, DL emailed his thanks to Ward Security, saying “I would like to say how well your team did. This is the first time the security has been so good. Ali Tod [Associate Director Operations] did a wonderful job as well co-ordinating. I could relax knowing that Ward Security was in charge.” Ward Security has a head office in London and a network of regional offices including Rochester, Bracknell, Manchester and a newly opened office in Scotland. Ward Security provides a broad range of bespoke, integrated and flexible security services working with clients in the public and private sector. Areas of specialist expertise include the provision of search and selection guard dogs, wireless intruder detection systems and concierge services through its Ward Belgravia division.
David will help to establish CSSC within the community & oversee the implementation of the initiative The 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 - is pleased to announce the appointment of David Ward, Managing Director of Ward Security to the position of Chair of the Southern region. The newly created CSSC Southern Region will cover Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire. CSSC aims to help businesses remain safe Operating across a wide range of sectors, 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 on-going basis and in times of major incidents. In 2013 CSSC received the Best Contribution to Continuity & Resilience award at the CIR Business Continuity Awards 2013. “We are delighted to have David Ward on board as Chair of the newly formed Southern Region,” explains Don Randall MBE, the Chair of CSSC. “His vast experience and deep understanding of the need for effective security across both business and public sectors will be a huge benefit in helping to further establish CSSC within the community and oversee the implementation of the initiative.” Logical next step in the further expansion of the scheme “The original success of CSSC in London and Scotland proved the concept could be highly effective and the 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 and we are 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 have 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”. “I look forward to working with partners and stakeholders and helping to ensure that CSSC is as effective within the Southern region.”
Ward Security has supplied team of sixteen operatives for visit by Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh to Folkstone Ward Security, one of the UK’s leading providers of security services, has supplied a team of sixteen operatives for a visit by Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh to Folkstone, where the Queen opened The Wing visitor centre at the National Memorial to the Few in Capel-le-Ferne - dedicated to pilots that engaged in the Battle of Britain. Royal visit - A complex and sensitive operation “A Royal visit is always a particularly complex and sensitive operation,” explained David Ward, MD of Ward Security. “This is made even more complex when a Royal visit includes more than one site and the party is on a tightly controlled deadline. It is crucial that people have access to greet Her Majesty at each site, but security needs to be carefully and professionally managed in a way that is not intrusive. Also, the Royal security team accompanying the party will need help in understanding the different sites and locations and potential threat angles, and this is further complicated if they have one eye on moving safely to the next locations. This complicates the logistics and planning, so additional security to that provided by police and the security services needs to be especially efficient and effective in its operation in order to provide adequate support. “With a regional office in Kent, Ward Security has the local knowledge to make the process easier for this particular visit, but crucially we have the experience of working with police and the security services, which makes liaison, planning and delivery easier. Plus, as a company we have vast experience in providing security for a range of scenarios and operations, and our staff is highly experienced in delivering effective and sensitive security. “However, it has also been a great honour to provide additional security for Her Majesty’s visit, and as a company we are proud to have provided our services for this important and historic visit.” Royal party proceeds to Canterbury Cathedral After opening The Wing visitor centre, the Royal party proceeded to Canterbury Cathedral where the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh unveiled statues to mark the Diamond Jubilee.