Bidvest Noonan Strengthens Risk & Intelligence Function with Key Leadership Appointment

Bidvest Noonan, a provider of facilities services and one of the largest security providers operating across the UK & Ireland, has appointed Ian Martin to lead its Risk & Intelligence function. Martin joins as Director of Risk and Intelligence, and his role will be to develop and deploy innovative and progressive solutions to help customers stay ahead of threats. Martin will focus on leveraging data-driven approaches and advanced technology to improve the services the business delivers, strengthening Bidvest Noonan’s market leadership in risk and intelligence solutions.

Martin’s career began in the Royal Air Force, where he was involved in delivering high-quality training to UK and NATO front-line units. He later joined the Essex Police as a Counter Terrorism Intelligence Specialist, followed by a role at the UK Home Office as a Command Support Unit Manager. With over 19 years’ experience across leadership and safety-critical functions, Martin brings a wealth of risk and intelligence expertise to Bidvest Noonan. In his most recent role, he led security at a large and renowned leisure destination in London.

At Bidvest Noonan, Martin will head the Risk & Intelligence function. His role will involve identifying risks, devising strategies to mitigate vulnerabilities, and developing insights across the threat landscape to safeguard customers, their assets, and information. Martin’s focus will also be on strengthening wider collaborations and leveraging partnerships to build safer environments across the diverse sectors Bidvest Noonan’s customers operate in.

Upon joining, Martin commented: “Security threats are evolving at an unprecedented rate. Understanding and harnessing risk and intelligence has never been more important. Grasping threats at both micro and macro levels is necessary to ensure our customers are prepared and protected. At Bidvest Noonan, I found an organisation that has made the investments necessary to deliver the level of security required today. I am very excited to lead the risk and intelligence function here.

Commenting on his appointment, Managing Director Liz Cummins added: “We are very proud to protect high-profile customers and critical infrastructure across the UK & Ireland. For us, protecting our customers is our top priority. Ian’s experience and background working with the Home Office and in counter-terrorism will be invaluable to us. We continue to strengthen and grow our risk and intelligence function to cement our position as a leader in this field. I’d like to extend a warm welcome to Ian and have no doubt he will be a tremendous asset to the team.