The British Security Industry Association’s Chief Executive John Bates has resigned with the immediate effect after 8 months. The BSIA are still in search for a replacement will commence in due course and that until the process is completed as announced. For the meantime, the BSIA will be managed and run by a team of directors in close liaison with the Associations Chairman.
Bates is quoted as saying, that working with the group has more been a pleasure. The team are conscientious, dedicated and serve the members well and I have enjoyed working with them. I am confident that the Better, Bigger and Stronger agenda that I have championed, together with the vision for the future we have developed together since October last year, will do much to build upon the Association’s success.’ This is an official statement from the BSIA.
As we know, John Bates has a twenty plus years of industry experience and his skills and reputation as a communicator gave Stuart Lowden, the BSIA chairman the confidence to put the BSIA safe in his hands. And now, he is to step down in the position but with significant contributions by improving the Associations’ reputation and standing with their many stakeholders as Stuart Lowden said.
Stuart Lowden also added that the company or organization will further be built around and according to John Bates’ vision. These programs that were initially introduced by Bates will be continued by a team of executives that will work closely with the Association’s current chairman.
The chief executive John Bates was among those who pioneered UK’s security system. During his term there have been several innovations that were introduced by Bates. Further he has driven the security system community to form the group according to their principles, concepts and goals. Bates has not offered any clear and definite reason as to why he is cutting his position in the BSIA short. Although only serving for eight months these services that were rendered by John Bates was termed by the BSIA chairman Stuart Lowden as one that will always be remembered because of the fact that John Bates has opened so many avenues and opportunities to all of BSIA’s members and stakeholders. It should be remembered that John Bates was responsible for the increase in their profit as well as the organisation’s reliability which thus also pertained to their organisation’s reputation.
The latter being the hardest to build as anyone could attest but John Bates made it happen making BSIA to be a reputable group that safeguards the interests of those who are engaged in the business of security and surveillance like installations and monitoring devices such as CCTV cameras and IP cameras other than that companies that also deal with access control system, external deterrent system even the installation of barrier systems. These security devices and technology companies or providers are the members that Bates has been helping in the British Security Industry Association, protecting their rights and helping them increase business opportunities via means of accreditation and even via merely being a member of the association is already an exhibition of the company’s reputation to be highly reliable, an area that John Bates tried to build in his short eight months in service for BSIA.