People: Security tech firm expands; Civils manufacturer makes senior hires; and more

Matt Wills
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Warwick-based security technology company Gallagher has announced the appointment of Mark Vickers as business development manager responsible for the central southern region of the UK, and Matt Wills as technical account manager responsible for the Midlands and Ireland.

“To continue delivering outstanding support to our growing customer base and Channel Partner network, I’m pleased to welcome both Mark and Matt to our European team,” says Richard Huison, Gallagher’s regional general manager for the UK and Europe.

“Both come with extensive experience within the security industry. Mark joins us with a long history of working with integrator networks, and Matt has a deep technical knowledge from years of installing security systems.

“Our customers are at the heart of what we do. I know that both Mark and Matt are great additions to the team, who will take the time to truly understand our customers’ challenges and look for ways our technology can enhance their security, create business efficiencies, and generate cost-savings.”

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Wrekin Products has made two senior appointments.

Dave Sanders, who previously worked for Wrekin as regional sales manager from 2016 to 2018, returns to the company as senior national contracts manager for commercial, highways and housing.

Meanwhile, Shahid Raza, who has more than 30 years’ industry experience, joins as business and technical manager for geosynthetics and will lead on engaging with contractors and engineers with regards to Wrekin’s range of geosynthetic products and projects.

Simon Turner, commercial director at Wrekin, said: “The past six months have seen us welcome a lot of experienced new additions – with Dave and Shahid being our latest appointments. We’re thrilled that Dave has come back to us after two years elsewhere and equally excited to welcome Shahid to the team. Between them they have just shy of 50 years’ experience in the industry and bring a wealth of knowledge with them as well.

“I look forward to seeing them settle into their roles as we undertake the next exciting chapter for Wrekin, with lots of new products in the pipeline and our 40th birthday just round the corner in 2022.”

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SIPS Education has announced a series of appointments to its growing team, including the recruitment of four apprentices in its IT and finance departments, and 16 new music teachers in SIPS’ Music and Arts service.
Danielle Whitehouse and Jack Stevens have joined SIPS as apprentice accounts officers while Sam Whitcombe and Evone Harris have become IT apprentices and service desk analysts.

Chief executive Brian Cape said: “These apprenticeships, music teacher appointments and training initiatives demonstrate our continued commitment to the region’s schools and local jobs – supporting the economy and the ongoing advancement of our staff.”

SIPS is a not-for-profit schools services co-operative for Sandwell, the Black Country and the West Midlands which provides a range of services to schools including IT, finance, safety management, HR, school improvement, music, catering and governance.

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