Simon is a Chartered Security Professional (CSyP), an ASIS International qualified Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Physical Security Professional (PSP). He is current chair of The Security Institute Middle East Members Group (MEMG) as well as a Fellow of the Security Institute. His current professional memberships include ASIS International, The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), The Association of Security Consultants (ASC) and the International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC).
Simon's career in security started in 1985, as a security surveyor with Honeywell, before progressing to senior management positions with security systems integrators. In 2003, Simon became an independent security consultant, forming SGW, which has grown from grass roots as a home based business, to a now internationally acclaimed and highly respected international consulting practice. In 2010, Simon expanded from his UK origins to establish a strong footprint in the GCC region of the Middle East and is now a Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA) licensed Security Consultant, ('formally Dubai Police, Department of Protective Systems'). Simon is also listed in the Red Book as a SABRE Registered Assessor and SABRE Registered Professional in the area of ‘Security Strategy’, ‘Security Design & Engineering’ and ‘Operational Security’. Simon’s SABRE licence number is SLC-004-001, and he is licenced by BRE to display the SABRE Badge of Recognition accordingly.
During his 35 year career, Simon has led consulting teams in the delivery and management of iconic CCTV and Security projects in many varied vertical market sectors across the world.
Alan is a highly skilled security practitioner with 14 years of experience. His knowledge of risk and security methodologies and theories provides a robust underpinning to the consultancy work he undertakes, allowing him to deliver risk-based projects across numerous environments and sectors. Areas of expertise include the application of Risk Management and the Risk Assessment cycle (ISO 31000), Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), Situational Crime Prevention paradigms and Counter-Terrorism strategies. Alan has an MSc in Security and Risk Management, a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) ASIS, BTEC Level 4 in Managing Security Surveys, C & G Level 4 in Security Risk Management and PTTLS Training Qualification. Alan is a SABRE Registered Assessor and SABRE Registered Professional in the area of ‘Threat Assessment’ and ‘Risk Assessment’. Alan’s SABRE licence number is SLC-004-002, and he is licenced by BRE to display the SABRE Badge of Recognition accordingly.
Most recently, Alan completed the Certified Counter Terrorism Practitioner (CCTP) programme and the Certified Security Management Professional (CSMP®) Level 6 Accredited Diploma.
Andrew is a highly accomplished technical engineer and professional project manager with extensive experience in project management incorporating technical design, spanning over 35 years. Confident and versatile with far-reaching and varied knowledge across a broad range of client and employer sectors, with an in-depth understanding of detailed business protocols and practices. Possessing a strong background in technical design, managing and delivering technical projects within the private and commercial sectors, working across a wide spectrum of large and small clients.
In addition to vast technical skills, Andrew possesses strong people skills, which has enabled him to successfully deliver challenging and complex technical projects on time, within budget, and in most instances, far exceeding customer quality expectations. He has an in-depth understanding of a broad range of industry methodologies; is people and results-focused; is exceedingly resourceful with a demonstrable record of business success, and displays maturity and balance - fostering a good work ethic with a wealth of transferable skills.
Andrew's areas of technical expertise include; IT networking, telecommunications, data communications, HCI integration, BMS, SCADA, audio messaging and fire evacuation (PA / VA) visual displays, cable infrastructure, CCTV and infrastructure communications, analytical fault finding, Intruder detection systems, access control and communications systems. He is a PRINCE 2 practitioner in project management methodology and is certified in the use of AutoCAD, Revit and VideoCAD Professional software platforms.
Patrick has almost 20 years of experience in risk engineering, with a focus on risk and performance-based assessment and design to suit specific damage tolerability criteria or performance requirements. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institutes of Risk Management (MIRM) and the Register of Security Engineers and Specialists (RSES). He has completed numerous projects across the defence, nuclear, oil & gas, insurance and commercial sectors; providing support to consultancies, contractors and manufacturers of façade, window and door products.
Kate holds a Bachelor's Degree in Management from St. Joseph’s College, Philippines. She has over 17 years of experience in Human Resources, Administration, Accounts and Logistics, with the last five years focused on Finance and Administration Management of SGW across three offices in the Middle East, United Kingdom and Asia. Kate is also a qualified BSI Auditor and is responsible for development, implementation and maintenance of SGW’s Quality Management System which is externally accredited by British Standards Institution (BSI) to ISO 9001:2008 standard.