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Nicolas Staley joins Linx International Group in senior consultant role

Former Metropolitan Police Service Chief Inspector Nicolas Staley MBA CSyP FCIPD has joined Linx International Group as senior consultant to develop business opportunities both in the UK and on the international stage.

The Linx International Group is a dynamic consultancy providing a comprehensive range of security, risk management and investigation services. The operation also comprises ARC Training International and Perpetuity Training, both of whom are very well established and known for providing world class, accredited security management training programmes.

Speaking about Staley’s appointment, David Gill MSc CSyP FSyI (CEO at the Linx International Group) commented: “Nick will be a valuable addition to our consultancy and training team. He brings with him skills that will enable the group to develop additional momentum in new and existing markets and further enhance what is an already significant performance.”

Staley’s 25-year career in the Metropolitan Police Service included developing expertise in counter-terrorism, protective security, command and control, major investigations and covert operations.

Nicolas Staley MBA CSyP FCIPD

Nicolas Staley MBA CSyP FCIPD

He gained extensive experience in high threat security operations within the Government Security Zone, Critical National Infrastructure operations and as a principal police counter-terrorism security co-ordinator during the 2012 London Olympics.

Having studied extensively to build an academic portfolio (culminating in him becoming a Master of Business Administration), Staley is now continuing his studies as a PhD student at the University of Leicester’s Law School.

Driving standards in the security sector

Ken Livingstone MSc FSyI, Linx International Group’s training director, added: “Nick’s industry experience combined with his academic qualifications reinforces the ethos of the group and our belief and commitment to driving up standards in the security sector.”

Staley has launched himself into his new role and is currently developing existing and new relationships with international partners in Africa, the Middle East and South East Asia’s emerging markets.

Nicolas will also be chairing some conference sessions in the Risk and Security Management Theatre at IFSEC International, which runs from 17-19 June at London’s ExCeL.

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Linx International acquires ARC Training International

Linx International has acquired ARC Training International Limited from red24 plc, an international provider of risk management services.

As part of the deal red24 has taken a 25% interest in Linx International. Simon Richards, the chairman of red24, has been appointed as a non-executive director to the Linx International Board.

Linx International’s managing director David Gill, a Chartered Security Professional, has been appointed as a non-executive director to the Board of red24.

A leading risk management consultancy, Linx International is retained by a number of blue chip organisations to provide training, security and risk management support and conduct corporate investigations.

The company is also the majority shareholder in Perpetuity Training, a training provider at the forefront of security management training within the UK.

David Gill CSyP

David Gill CSyP

Adding ARC Training International to the Linx Group is expected to create one of the world leaders in security management training.

In addition, the Linx/red24 relationship will result in opportunities for both companies to expand the range of security and risk management consulting services offered to their respective UK and international client portfolios.

Speaking about the deal, Simon Richards commented: “We’re delighted to have established a formal relationship with Linx International, who we believe are best placed to deliver the next stage in ARC Training’s development. We’re also very pleased to welcome David to the Board of Directors of red24. David brings a high level of sector expertise and experience, and will provide a valuable added dimension to the Board.”

For his part, David Gill explained: “The acquisition of ARC Training presents Linx with an exciting opportunity to build a true global leader in security training. I’m looking forward to working closely with red24’s senior management team as our combined resources and specialist expertise will undoubtedly lead to new opportunities for both Linx and red24 in the security and risk management consultancy arenas.”

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