Axis Security has chosen Richard Diston to be its new Security Training Manager. The appointment reflects Axis Security’s belief that investing in staff training and development is key to providing highly efficient, capable and motivated security teams.
Richard has a wealth of both security and training experience that made him an obvious choice for the role. Following seven years in the RAF, he moved into civilian and then IT security. Prior to joining Axis Security, he worked as a security consultant and he is currently completing a Masters degree from Loughborough University in Security and Risk Management. His passion for training is evident in the fact that he has rewritten the Physical Security and Fraud modules for Loughborough University.
“Axis is known to be a progressively thinking company,” says Richard. “The initial interview process cemented my belief that what they want to achieve in the industry is very much in line with my own thinking and moreover, that there is a great deal of talent within the business. I knew I would be working with good people.
“Security officers are not just a number at Axis Security,” he adds. “Working in this role is exciting as the training and ethos behind the role is innovative and indicative of the industry’s requirements.”
Jonathan Levine, Axis Group CEO is confident that this new position will further the training and development capabilities of the business: “In Richard we have found the right man for the job,” he says. “There has been a meeting of minds; he is committed to driving a shared vision for our officers that will give them the best opportunities for future development.”