|Stephen's completed 31 years with the Lothian & Borders police force and previously worked for SIA
SSAIB, the UK’s leading fire, security and telecare certification body for organisations, has promoted Stephen Grieve into the role of Manned Services and Scheme Manager. Stephen, a retired police officer, was previously with the Security Industry Authority (SIA) until 2012, when he joined SSAIB as an assessor.
His new role, replacing Lynn Watts-Plumpkin, embraces a number of upcoming challenges, including possible future regulation through mandatory business licensing – the most significant factor affecting the security industry since the SIA introduced individual licensing under the 2001 Private Security Industry Act. Stephen has plenty of experience to help him in this task, having completed 31 years with the Lothian & Borders police force when he retired as a superintendent in 2005. His next post was as head of security and support services at the National Museums of Scotland, before joining the SIA as its first compliance and investigation scheme manager in Scotland prior to the 2007 rollout of licensing in the country. Stephen later joined the SIA’s Approved Contractor Scheme team, acting as quality assurance manager.
Talking about his exciting new posting as SSAIB’s Manned Services Scheme Manager, Stephen Grieve is quick to thank his predecessor, Lynn Watts-Plumpkin, for her contribution over the past six years: “I hope to follow in her footsteps, drawing on my own background as we look ahead to a shake-up in the licensing landscape following the Home Office consultation earlier this year – the responses to which have just been published. SSAIB will be in the forefront, helping businesses to cost-effectively comply with future legislative requirements and keeping its Registered Firms up to date with these important licensing developments over the coming months.”