AtlasFM, the privately owned support services company, has launched a dedicated security business – Atlas Security – with an ambition to redefine how people see and experience security services.
As a key part of the launch, it has recruited a complete senior executive team led by Gary Stanton, Managing Director, and Sales Director Nick Clegg. Stanton is the former Commercial Director at the Axis Group, while Clegg previously worked for Corps Security as Corporate Account Director. They are joined by Lee Humphries as Operations Director, who has extensive senior operations experience across an array of sectors including corporate, aviation and healthcare.
Chris Wisely, Group Managing Director of AtlasFM, said the leadership team brings refreshing experience and dynamism to the market: “All three have worked across every part of the manned guarding business, from front-line 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.
Wisely believes this ‘hands-on’ experience matters: “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 likeminded 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 is looking forward to making a difference: “I am delighted to have the opportunity of working with fellow professionals and a supportive parent group,” he said. “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.
Stanton said that although the 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 have a team and the appetite to create something truly special,” he said. “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.”
Atlas Security will immediately hit the ground running, assuming responsibility for a portfolio of contracts previously serviced by AtlasFM. As such the leadership team has already been visiting clients and meeting many of the officers across the different locations.