Aegis Support Services Appoints New Head of National Operations to Support Growth Plans

Aegis Support Services, security and facilities management services provider, has appointed an experienced operations professional, Darren Austin to its team as head of national operations.

Darren will bring more than 25 years of experience in security and facilities management to the business having worked for several leading providers of integrated facility and security solutions. In Darren’s new role, he will oversee operational delivery, quality of service, systems, and technology across multiple workstreams and for clients across the UK, working closely with the business’s directly employed teams and directors.

Before joining Aegis, Darren was head of security at First Choice Facilities Services, where he was responsible for planning, implementing, and monitoring operational systems and procedures for a portfolio of commercial clients. He has also held the role of head of security for Ladbrokes Coral.

This latest appointment follows a period of strong growth for the Luton-based business, which launched its new security control centre in Milton Keynes in 2021 and has also opened offices in Cardiff, Manchester, and Glasgow as part of its plans to develop its offering to customers across the UK in a wide range of industry sectors.

Qadeer Qureshi, CEO, Commented: “Darren is an excellent addition to our growing team at Aegis. His experience and expertise across the security and facilities management industries will help us to accelerate our growth plans as a national provider of integrated security and facilities management services. Darren will play a key role in helping us to continue to develop our offering and build on the excellent service and value for money we provide for our customers, and we are delighted to have him in the team.”

Darren Austin, head of national operations, added: “I am thrilled to join the team at Aegis Support Services and support their ambitious growth plans and help them continue to develop its excellent reputation for delivering high-quality and value-for-money service. The security and facilities management sector plays a key role in ensuring an organisation’s people, assets, and premises are safe and secure and Aegis is well placed to provide that support to organisations across the UK.”