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New SSAIB Auditor Signed Up to Help Cover Scotland and Northern Ireland

New SSAIB Auditor Signed Up to Help Cover Scotland and Northern Ireland

SSAIB have appointed a new auditor, with Ray Clelland coming on board to help cover Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The 56-year-old – who worked as a technical trainer and NVQ assessor for Chubb Fire and Security prior to his new role - has over 34 years of experience in the security industry, having started out at Securicor as an install and service engineer.

Glasgow-based Ray will work alongside Jim Suttie to ease the CCTV and access control systems scheme manager's workload and the SSAIB’s latest addition can’t wait to get started.

Ray revealed: “I looking very positively at it – as it’s a new step and a new challenge for me. I’ve never held an auditor role before, so – from that perspective, I’m looking forward to it.

“I’d been informed that the company was looking for someone to work with Jim and help him cover Scotland and Northern Ireland. I know Dave [Profit, operations manager] from my time at Securicor, so I made him aware that I’d like to be considered when the time came.

“The plan is for me to work in tandem with Jim to begin with. Once I’m up to speed, I think the plan is for Jim to ease up on the pedal and spend less time travelling around for audits.”

Posted: 26/02/2018 more >

Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to address Security Industry at OSPAs Thought Leadership Summit

Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to address Security Industry at OSPAs Thought Leadership Summit

The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy will provide the keynote address at the upcoming OSPAs Thought Leadership Summit.

The event will take place on March 1, 2018 at the Royal Lancaster, London and, in his talk, Greg Clark will review the Industrial Strategy and the state of play on Brexit - as well as offering some thoughts on the implications and opportunities for business and the security sector.

Other confirmed speakers include Ian Dyson QPM, Commissioner, City of London Police, who will give a police perspective on private and public partnerships in the security industry; Andrew Thomson, Director of Property Services, The Shard - talking about dealing with the ‘Board’ on security; ‘Tony’, a former armed robber and drug dealer, providing an insight into how he approached security and how often in fails; Craig Robb, Chief Commercial Officer, Securitas UK, will discuss the transformation of the security industry and why investment in technology is essential.

The programme will challenge good and bad perceptions about security and promises to be a lively debate.

To book places and to find out more information visit: https://uk.theospas.com/summit2018/

Exhibition stand space is also available for those companies wishing to promote their products and services to a diverse audience of stakeholders.

The event is sponsored by Securitas and organised with the support of the Security Commonwealth.

The presentation of the Outstanding Security Awards (OSPAs) will take place the same evening at an awards dinner hosted by Mick Creedon QPM recently retired Chief Constable.

Posted: 07/02/2018 more >