David Beaton the Managing Director of G4S Security Services (UK) has been awarded the Infologue.com Building the Future Award 2005. This award is presented jointly by the Editors of Infologue.com and SMT and sponsored by Interconnective Limited.
The Building the Future Award is awarded to the person who in the view of the editors of both publications has created the most significant footprints towards a vibrant, professional and mutually profitable guarding industry during 2005. Key footprints left by David Beaton are:
Leading the merged major UK Guarding businesses Securicor Security Services Ltd and Group 4 Total Security Ltd, the UK’s first Super Guarding Company, in its infancy with minimum disruption.
David took up the role of Managing Director of G4S Security Services (UK) – the merged company of Group 4 Total Security, Group 4 Securitas Northern Ireland, Wackenhut, Securicor Security and Securicor Aviation – in July 2004 upon completion of the merger of the security businesses of Group 4 Falck and Securicor. His immediate challenge was to put in place a leadership team that could steer the business through the complex integration programme that needed to deliver the savings required by the shareholders along with maintaining service levels to ensure customers stayed with the new company.
Other achievements by G4S Security Services (UK) in 2005 under Davids leadership included:
The Building the Future Award will be presented to David Beaton at the Annual BSIA lunch next year.
Previous winners of the Infologue.com Building the Future Award (Previously know as Person of the Year) are:
2004 – Bill Muskin – VSG
2003 – David Dickinson – British Security Industry Association (BSIA)
Bobby Logue – Editor – Infologue.com
Brian Sims – Editor – SMT