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.
Paul has recently joined SGW as an Associate Director. He is ASIS International qualified, a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and NEBOSH-HSE Qualified. Paul has over 35 years experience in the security industry, with the last 11 years in the UAE working as a Security Technical Director for government and semi-government high profile property development companies, on new mega projects and also very iconic portfolio developments, including national events. Paul has extensive Security Project Management skills which also includes; Security Risk Assessment, Technical Systems, Quality Control, Crisis Management and Operational Response. An excellent communicator reporting at the highest level, proactively identifying all stakeholders and business requirements, obtaining end user satisfaction while working within business objectives, timelines and company financial objectives.
‘Richard is a highly technically competent security practitioner and engineering consultant. He holds an MSc in Security and Risk Management, an MSc in Data Telecommunication Networks and a BSc (Hons) in Electronic Engineering & Communication Systems. He is also a Certified Counter Terrorism Practitioner (CCTP), with extensive experience in the electrical, telecommunications and security design disciplines. Richard has an excellent understanding of the RIBA design stages, taking projects from conception through to completion. He possessed excellent AutoCAD skills and has overseen teams of CAD designers using Revit.
Previous projects include; Vida Jeddah Gate development - Saudi Arabia, Al Hamra tower - Kuwait, the Hyatt Regency – Uzbekistan, the Great Scotland Yard hotel – London, Doncaster railway station, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Queen Mary University London and several public space town centre CCTV schemes in the UK. Richard is a SABRE Registered Assessor and SABRE Registered Professional in the area of ‘Threat Assessment’, ‘Risk Assessment’ and ‘Security Design & Engineering’. Richard’s SABRE licence number is SLC-004-003, and he is licenced by BRE to display the SABRE Badge of Recognition accordingly.
Richard has ten years of experience as an independent consultant; specialising in integrated electronic security & life safety solutions. This has enabled him to develop the technical skills and tools to analyse security threats and associated risk; develop security concept designs; schematic / performance designs and procure and implement security systems at every level of detail on a wide range of high security projects, both in the UK and Internationally. Richard's interpersonal and communication skills enable him to successfully mediate between an end user and a security integrator - allowing for simple contract administration, higher quality end products and professionalism across the life-cycle of a project.’
Alan is 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.
Philippe has over twenty years in the private sector background, in the security domain, within specialised companies, integrators and consultancy firms. Philippe brings relevant experience in international projects - France, Middle-East, Africa - especially in the sectors of oil and gas, energy, defence and transportation. Philippe has a wide and excellent knowledge of technologies, standards, risk management methodologies and best practices for the implementation of physical and technical security countermeasures. Recent projects which Philippe has managed includes; Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council, Safety and Security submissions for YAS Island Theme Parks, Zone 2 and ADPC Kizad Master Plan. He is also a senior consultant on Dubai Properties Group / Tecom Investments projects at Butterfly, DMC and Dubai Design District.
Aras is a qualified Civil Engineer and 2D + 3D CAD specialist. He holds a PhD degree from the University of Nottingham (July 2016) in the areas of Building Information Modelling (BIM) application, design change management, and collaborative design. Aras has experience in design, construction, and supervision of engineering works, besides teaching at the university for a couple of years as a Master Holder. Prior to joining SGW, Aras worked with three consultancy companies / bureaus in Iraq and another in France. He has worked on a range of engineering projects, such as hospitals, industrial, and commercials buildings. In addition, he has great skills in supervision and monitoring different projects as well as the preparation of bill of quantities, and cost estimates works. Aras is fully conversant with AutoCAD, which he has used for more than nineteen years. He is also proficient in 3D modelling with Revit software.
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.
Marina has recently graduated with a BA Hons Degree in Magazine Journalism at the University of Sunderland. Whilst studying for her degree, she also gained a diploma in the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ). Marina gained experience through a work placement within a marketing and branding department and was involved with a series of marketing projects. Marina has a passion for marketing, possesses excellent communications skills, the ability to overcome challenges and apply her strategic but creative mind to the marketing area of SGW. Her experience includes working on a sponsored celebrity book tour marketing campaign, producing copy and designing a monthly customer magazine and marketing a newly refurbished hotel and spa through social media, PR emails and via radio, television and internet advertising.
Colin is a highly experienced and Professional Fire Safety Consultant, specialising in Fire Risk assessment, Life Safety Solutions and Emergency Preparedness Response Strategies. He combines a 20+ years British fire service career at Senior Officer level, qualified with Fire Safety Engineering honours degree and Corporate membership of the Institution of Fire Engineers. Since leaving the British Fire Service Colin has gained extensive experience in a diverse range of industries throughout the Middle East working with Civil Defence, Municipalities, large state owned petrochemical and oil industry related organisations. Colin is a dedicated hard working professional, who compliments a team approach with the addition of a good sense of humour and high levels of loyalty and integrity.
Chris is a highly experienced and effective electronic security engineering consultant. Chris’s career in the security industry spans over forty years working for high end integrators’, HM government and as an independent consultant, taking client projects from Operational Requirement stage through to implementation and commissioning. Chris has designed and managed security projects for the UK Nuclear Generation Industry, UK Police and Public safety authorities, HM Government and European wide telecommunication companies. Chris holds formal qualifications in electrical installation and risk assessment. His professional approach enables him to consider the requirements of the security stakeholders first and ensures the end user needs are achieved.
Mohamed is a specialist Crowd Dynamics and Emergency Management consultant. Who specialises in analysing people movement and flow through space under both normal and emergency circumstances, to achieve optimum space performance with higher levels of safety and security. Using cutting edge simulations and robust crowd modelling he takes the unknowns out of the planning and decision making process. His work includes transport, education, hospitality, sports and entertainment venues. Previously Mohamed has worked on projects at Canary Wharf and Abu Dhabi Airport.
Petr came to SGW from The Security Control Company in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where he conducted Design Assurance review against the HCIS FEED and Detail Design process on a number of major projects in the Oil & Gas and Petrochemicals Sector. Where his clients included major Industrial companies such as Aramco, Sabic and Ma’aden. He is an incorporated engineer (IEng), and a project management professional, completing his Prince 2 Foundation course.
Patrick has almost 20 years of experience of 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.
David is an independent CCTV consultant with more than 30 years’ experience in the CCTV industry as well as other affiliated electronic security systems. David ran his own very successful CCTV company for 10 years, with clients ranging from MOD and Government to large Blue Chip organisations. The company carried out many high profile installations throughout the country many of which were fully integrated security systems. David became an independent consultant in 1998 and has since successfully completed projects for town centres, public transport and educational clients. David holds many BTEC qualifications and is also a qualified tutor trainer to deliver SGW’s technical CCTV and Security project management courses.