Tenon FM has appointed John Ford as head of security as it pursues ambitions to develop its security offer as part of the company’s growth plans in 2017.
With 20-years’ experience in the security sector, John Ford joins Tenon FM from Ultimate Security Services where he had worked for over 10-years dealing with clients such as British Land, Land Securities and London Bridge Quarter. His remit is primarily to drive organic growth for the £39M turnover Tenon FM, whilst also developing propositions for the company’s existing clients.
John Ford has considerable experience of mixed use estates and especially the retail sector. When managing security on behalf of Land Securities at its Cardinal Place estate close to Victoria, he led the process to secure Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS) powers in negotiation with the Metropolitan Police. Ultimate became the first private security company, with its operations at Cardinal Place co-ordinated by Ford, to gain these powers (awarded at the discretion of the chief constable) under the scheme.
“John adds excellent experience to our team at a time when we have real momentum as a business,” said Tim Hancock, chief executive of Tenon FM. “Security has always been central to the offer of our parent group, Tenon, and now is going to be core element of our growth as a provider of integrated FM services. John’s contacts, ambition and expertise is a real asset to the organisation.”
“Having met Tim Hancock and Manjit Rajain, the chairman of Tenon, it is clear to me that Tenon FM is a business that is an exciting organisation to be a part of. I am very much looking forward to developing its security proposition and delivering solutions for major organisations across London and the UK,” said John Ford, head of security for Tenon FM.