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Top security firm First Response Group aims high with appointment of new CEO



Leeds, UK

1 February 2018     

 Top security firm First Response Group has high ambitions appointing new CEO

One of the top multi-service and security providers in the UK, First Response Group(FRG), has announced the appointment of a new CEO, Simon Alderson, to implement its partnership business plan and rebrand to FRG.

Mr. Alderson, 42, has nearly 20 years' experience in the sector, gaining several directorships, including running the Netherlands division for VPS Ltd and as their UK Commercial Director. In 2013 he became the first elected chairman of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), Vacant Property Protection Group.

The FRG's Board of Directors selected Mr. Alderson because "he is exactly the right fit for our business in view of the next 10 years strategic business planning, which seeks growth organically and via acquisitions. Simon has the experience, knowledge and ability to implement our new mission, which is to provide our customers with the best service and innovation, through supporting our employees, and creating a culture of inclusion and happiness."

FRG aim to strike up ‘great customer partnerships' in 2018. In a UK sector comprising over 10,000 firms, FRG was listed last year as one of the top 100 Security Services companies by the industry analysts, Plimsoll.

"The two owners of FRG, Jamal Tahlil and Edgar Chibaka, have spent over 10 years building a superb foundation with a highly credible customer base." explains Mr. Alderson. "Their enthusiasm, commitment and integrity are why FRG is already known as a multi-services company to trust and rely on. Its key ethos is to treat customers as clients not as some commoditised account number, where only the bottom line counts. As such, this year we want to develop more great customer partners where we can deliver tailor made services that both meets their requirements precisely and adds value to their company."

"It will be exciting times as we continue to gain contract wins for our emphasis on service delivery to, and partnership with, our major customers, including transport hubs, insurance, utility companies and construction giants." Simon concludes.

Mr. Tahlil, 37, first developed the business in his twenties, and, together with Mr. Chibaka, 44, the two Leeds-based businessmen have built FRG into one of the ACS Pacesetters, placing the company in the top 15% of firms accredited by the Security Industry Association's ‘Approved Contractor Scheme'. They both have instilled a company ethos that supports community initiatives, with FRG raising tens of thousands of pounds for local charities such as Leeds Mencap. Mr. Chibaka is also a Pastor at a local community church.


About FRG

For over ten years FRG has been a leading provider of integrated security services, both permanent and temporary, to public and private sector clients across the UK. Their solutions range from Security Personnel, CCTV, Access Control, Construction Labour, Site Logistics to Building Services (Mechanical and Electrical) and Facilities Management. From their Head Office in Leeds and across six UK regional offices, they employ over 300 people and are accredited to the highest industry standards including BAFE and NSI Gold certification to provide specialist security and fire risk assessment, system design and installation.

FRG places a strong emphasis on employing the right people, with the right attitude to deliver the best customer experience. They have developed a robust training and development philosophy based on employee satisfaction and motivation, supporting their staff to provide outstanding customer experiences.

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