GTS Solutions chairman takes on new role

Chris Thewlis, GTS Solutions chief executive

GTS Solutions has announced its chief executive Chris Thewlis has been appointed to the Strategy and Standards Group (SSG) of the UK Security Industry Authority (SIA).

Based at Canary Wharf in London, the SIA regulates and licenses the private security industry in the United Kingdom.

In his new role, Chris will meet regularly with the SSG to advise on the creation of better career pathways, better training standards and assist the industry to improve its operational standards.

Chris said: “It’s a real honour to be given this role and I’m looking forward to working with the SIA to look at ways of helping improve industry standards, that add value to those organisations and individuals which actively adopt and support best practice in their policies, procedures and operations.”

GTS Solutions was founded in Edinburgh in 2012 and is the only social enterprise operating in the UK’s private security industry delivering services to clients from private, public and third sectors.

With his commitment to the Security Industry Authority, Chris will be relinquishing his policy board position at the Scottish Business Resilience Centre and his position as a board member at Social Enterprise Scotland.

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