Ashley Kirk, formerly the Group Commercial Director of AM Services Group/Pinnacle Group, has been appointed as the new Managing Director of 4 Site Security Services, a company based in Leeds. The primary focus of his role will be to support the company’s continued growth, which already holds a strong position in Yorkshire, by driving expansion across the North of the UK.
The company, founded in 2001 by Paul Walton and Gerald Taylor, has now appointed both founders as joint CEOs of the 4 Site Security Group. Gerald stated, “We set up 4 Site Security to be the most professional, independently-owned security company in the area,” said Gerald. “Since then, based on a reputation for excellence, reliability and trust, we have grown organically, increasing our market share year-on-year; we have previously been listed in the top 100 UK companies for growth; and we are proud to work with some of the UK’s most prestigious companies.
“However, we realised that to optimise the opportunities created by recent business success, we needed to appoint someone to our senior team with just the right skills, experience and professional attributes who would add value and support the strategic management of 4 Site Security’s operations. This allows Paul and myself to have an increased focus on the top level of the business and to deliver our strategic vision.”
Paul added: “Ashley worked with us, in a consultancy role, and it was clear that he had plenty of relevant experience in overseeing the operations and delivering accelerated market growth in companies of a similar size and at a similar stage of development as our own. Equally important is that Ashley is a great ‘fit’ with our company culture, sharing our family values, our passion for building strong, long-term relationships with clients, and for recruiting and nurturing fantastic staff and teams.”
Ashley expressed his enthusiasm for joining the 4 Site Security team, stating, “I’m delighted to be part of the 4 Site Security team. Many things have impressed me since I have been working with them, such as the high quality service and outstanding client retention. But the willingness to invest in people and a commitment to career progression means that the staff are a huge asset; they are proud of the heritage, they respect the values and what the business stands for, they work hard, enjoy what they do, and speak very highly of 4 Site Security. I am looking forward to working with everyone to help take the business to the next level.”