Gordon Brady has been appointed Chief Operating Officer at The Shield Group, the UK’s largest independent total security solutions provider. Mr Brady, who joined the firm in 2012 as a Managing Director of National Accounts, has more than 23 years’ security industry experience. As Chief Operating Officer, Mr Brady will be responsible for The Shield Group’s manpower operations across the UK and Europe, ensuring customers continue to receive first class customer service and that they benefit from The Shield Group’s Total Security Solutions (TSS) model. He will also be responsible for fostering employee alignment with corporate goals and strategies.
The announcement comes at an important juncture for The Shield Group. Mr Brady has been an integral part of The Shield Group’s recent success and exponential growth, leading it to become the UK’s largest independent TSS provider, with a portfolio that boasts esteemed organisations such as the Imperial War Museum. The Shield Group also recently launched four strategic verticals, combining traditional manpower and innovative technology to deliver intelligent, risk-based TSS to its customers.
Mr. John Roddy, Chief Executive of The Shield Group said: “We are delighted that Gordon has accepted the role of Chief Operating Officer with The Shield Group. We have been very impressed with Gordon’s management of our developing national account portfolio and in particular his high standards of customer service and communication. We are keen to ensure that our service maintains the highest level of performance and we are very confident that Gordon’s leadership will ensure this occurs in conjunction with our full Total Security Solutions service capability. The Shield Group is now an industry leader within the security sector and therefore our people and technology must be of very high standards at all times.”
Dr. Richie Nanda, Global Chairman of The Shield Group & Topsgrup reiterated Mr Roddy’s comments: “Having Gordon as The Shield Group’s Chief Operating Officer was an easy decision for the group. Gordon’s experience and time with the company makes him the ideal candidate to continue to guide the company in the same vein. Judging by Gordon’s contribution since joining the company, we are confident in his ability to lead The Shield Group to greater heights”.
Speaking about his role as Chief Operating Officer at The Shield Group, Gordon Brady said: “I am delighted to have been appointed Chief Operating Officer at The Shield Group. Since joining in 2012, I have seen the company transform to one of the UK’s leading security providers. The company’s innovative culture and commitment to excellence promote a progressive and cooperative environment. The company is in a position to lead the way in the industry and I am delighted to be part of that. I look forward to working with the team to grow and enhance our reach in the UK and Europe”.
Prior to joining The Shield Group, Mr Brady spent 16 years with Rentokil Initial, as UK Retail Director, and six years with a national Facilities Management (FM) provider as Group Operations Director for the UK & Ireland. From 2006 to 2012 Mr Brady worked as Group Operations Director in the FM Sector where he was responsible for a number of key divisions including retail and commercial manned guarding, overseeing account growth and development in both areas. At Initial Security Limited, where Mr Brady worked from 1990 to 2006, he worked as the National Account Director specialising in the retail sector and managing a UK portfolio of over £10 million, as well as supporting 16 branches in five different regions.
With Mr Brady’s unrivalled experience in the security sector, his leadership will continue to steer The Shield Group to become the benchmark in the industry.