The Send For Help Group – Europe’s largest lone worker protection provider – has been granted two Committee Memberships of the British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) Lone Worker Section, representing one for each of its subsidiary companies.
Marketing director Will Murray has been re-elected as representative for Guardian24 while Ben Hawkins, who leads the company’s Incident Management Centre, has been newly appointed to represent Skyguard.
The BSIA’s Constitution dictates that Section Committee Member Elections are held on an annual basis via secret ballot among Section members. A maximum of eight places are available on the influential Committee, seven of which have been occupied thanks to the recent vote.
The Committee’s role is to set the Section’s strategy and vote on key decisions on behalf of the wider Section membership. Committee Members can also play an important role in the development and revision of industry standards as part of British Standards Institution (BSI) review panels. This is the case with the Send for Help Group’s two Committee Members who sit on the BSI panel which is currently redrafting BS 8484, the British Standard for Lone Worker Device Services which is due for publication in 2016.
The Send For Help Group’s CEO James Murray commented: “I’m delighted that both our subsidiaries are represented on such a prominent Committee, which is testament to the high esteem they command within the industry. The UK is leading the world in the lone worker protection market, and the BSIA’s dedicated Lone Worker Section is the leading group within the UK driving this forward. Having such a strong representation within this influential group is invaluable to the business in terms of maintaining its position at the forefront of the industry.”
Murray concluded: “I congratulate my colleagues on their appointments and I’ve no doubt they will continue to play an instrumental role both in terms of raising industry standards and developing the market.”
About Send For Help
Established in 2010, Send For Help is the investment vehicle of technology entrepreneur Jan Murray who founded the PC World superstore chain and Internet Technology Group plc.
Through its subsidiary companies, the Send For Help Group is the largest lone worker protection provider in the UK, on the European stage and, indeed, globally. Comprised of the Skyguard and Guardian24 brands, the Send For Help Group has a combined subscriber base of 70,000 end users operational across a diverse range of vertical markets.
The senior management team boasts over 40 years’ collective experience of working in the lone worker protection sector. Drawing from this specialist expertise, the Group’s constituents have invested in cutting-edge technology to develop exclusive personal safety products, a purpose-built Incident Management Centre, high quality software and infrastructures.
*Further information is available at: www.sendforhelp.co.uk