Support services company Atlas has launched Atlas Security with an ambition to “radically redefine the manned guarding experience” for clients.
The privately owned company has recruited a senior executive team led by Gary Stanton, managing director, and sales director Nick Clegg. Stanton was previously commercial director at the Axis Group, and Nick was corporate account director at Corps Security.
They are joined by operations director Lee Humphries, who has extensive senior operations experience across several sectors including corporate, aviation and healthcare. Atlas Security will immediately assume responsibility for a portfolio of contracts previously carried out by Atlas.
Chris Wisely, group managing director of Atlas, said the leadership team “brings refreshing experience and dynamism to the market”.
He added: “All three have worked across every part of the manned guarding business, from frontline delivery through to sales. They know what it means to be a security officer from the ground up, and they know therefore what our customers and our people expect.”
“They have not been parachuted in from a different industry or given responsibility for something they know little about. They know what works; they know what doesn’t work. And they are determined to radically redefine the manned guarding experience for customers and officers alike. They are looking to build a team, and create partnerships, with like-minded people who can respectfully question the norm and find a better way to deliver a service that they – and we – will all be proud of.”
Stanton added: “Atlas has an ambition centred around the theme of creating happiness – not in some loose, intangible sense but in a way that can be measured – and this will also be central to Atlas Security because creating happiness for all of our people, our customers and anyone who is touched by the services we deliver, ultimately means a better experience.”
He said that although the new security team is young he believes their youth gives them an advantage. “It means we don’t have to do something ‘just because it’s always been this way’. We believe there is a real space in the current market and the perfect opportunity for our entrepreneurial style and purpose-driven approach.
“We want to make a real difference to the people who trust us with their own careers, or customers who trust us with their security needs, and that is what we will be committed to doing every single day.
“We have enjoyed introducing ourselves and receiving so much positive feedback about the officers across our existing portfolio,” said Stanton. “We have inherited a team of loyal and dedicated officers, but we know that there will always be more that we can do to support them.”
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