People: CPTED-UK; Tecserv UK

Richard Stones OBE and Baxi Motylska

Richard Stones OBE and Baxi Motylska, directors of Alfreton-based CPTED-UK, have been appointed experts for the Design Council, a British Government advisory body.

CPTED-UK supports developers and architects in security-related matters

Their designing out crime skills will contribute to Design Council’s thought leadership role and influence the approach to the design of products, services, and environments in the UK. Participation in the work of the Design Council also allow them to exchange knowledge with other Experts within the network in a community of practice.

Design Council is a Royal Charter charity that works in the public interest. It was established by Winston Churchill’s wartime government in December 1944 to support Britain’s economic recovery. It works with several government agencies and organisations such as Local Government Association, Highways Agency, or Building Research Establishment (BRE) providing expertise in support of the development of policies, guidelines, and procedures.

Over the next four years the Design Council will use its wealth of research, evidence, experience, and expertise to help tackle challenges around three key areas: health and wellbeing, sustainable living, and design skills. CPTED-UK says its mission is closely aligned to those priorities.

Steven Carruthers

Underwood based fire and security system installation and maintenance specialists Tecserv UK appointed Steven Carruthers as a system sales executive.

He joins Tecserv UK having spent the last 13 years working as a system sales account manager for another UK wide commercial fire and security company.

Carruthers said: “I have crossed paths with people from Tecserv UK on numerous occasions over the years and I very much respected their consultative approach and their commitment to ensuring people, processes and property are protected. When I decided I needed a new challenge I knew Tecserv UK would be a great place to continue my career and I am really excited about joining such a well-respected company.”

Tecserv UK sales director Colin Milligan added: “We have had a huge influx of order enquiries recently which is really positive. Now we have a larger sales team we will be able to assess and respond more quickly to the enquiries we wish to pursue and ensure everyone receives a timely response. Steve has excellent credentials and will be able to hit the ground running so that we can capitalise and convert these opportunities and continue our growth.”