Cardinal Security, the leading provider of dynamic and innovative security solutions, has announced the appointment of Simon Chapman as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The move follows the introduction of a new ownership structure to take the organisation to the next stage in its development.
With an illustrious career spanning over 30 years, Chapman joins Cardinal Security from Lodge Service, where he was Sales Director and subsequently Managing Director – doubling the growth of the company in less than eight years. Chapman was also Sales Director at G4S Security Solutions, and Sales and Marketing Director at Checkpoint Systems, where he worked for almost 17 years in the UK and abroad.
‘Thanks to company founder and former CEO Jason Trigg’s hard work and vision over many years, Cardinal Security has gained an enviable reputation for its intelligence led manned guarding and loss prevention services across the retail and logistics industries,’ commented Chapman.
‘By building on this success, my primary objective is to ensure that the company is the security solutions provider of choice for these vertical sectors and beyond. In an industry dominated by either large scale, multi-service providers or smaller regional operators, Cardinal Security will continue to provide a specialist service that is tailored to the needs of its national customer base – thanks to our unique ability to offer a responsiveness and agility that others simply cannot match.’
Chapman will spearhead a major programme of investment at Cardinal Security, starting with the redevelopment and expansion of its headquarters in Great Chesterford, Essex. This will include the introduction of the Cardinal Training Academy – a Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) Approved Centre offering security qualifications fully endorsed by the Security Industry Authority (SIA).
Over the next few months the company will also introduce a state-of-the-art control room and advanced ‘intelligence centre’ – the hub of a unique intelligence-led security approach that will gather, process and leverage data on behalf of clients to provide greater insight into their security needs.
New CEO Chapman concluded, ‘It’s a very exciting time to be taking over the reins at Cardinal Security and it’s a challenge that I relish. With a new structure in place, we will be taking the business to the next level and delivering a more robust infrastructure to support our customers’ needs.”
For further information please contact:
Kerinda Trigg – Kerinda.Trigg@thecardinalgroup.co.uk | +44 (0) 1799 533 635