Darren Conway has joined Lodge Service as Group Strategy Director, with responsibility for business operations in the UK and Europe. He has held senior positions in loss prevention, health and safety and trading standards operations with Fraser Group, Superdry, TJX, Debenhams and other retailers.
Lodge Service is a third-generation family business, the longest-serving security consultancy in the UK with 100 years’ continuous experience. Services include profit protection, integrated technology, fire and physical security, guarding, K9 and vehicle solutions.
Darren has worked with the National Business Crime Solution (NBCS), Business Crime Partnerships (BCRP) and Business Improvement District (BID) initiatives, to align the police and the business community and help tackle business crime at local and national levels. He says he retains this focus in his new role with Lodge Service, to help security users to work together to combat the risks to their businesses:
“So many businesses and security suppliers are focused on their own issues and strategy, they fail to share intelligence, risks or services. From experience, this is usually down to a lack of trust; crime prevention is too often an exercise in displacing the risk to a neighbouring business or area.
“Lodge Service has a 100-year history of integrity, as a trusted security partner; we have the opportunity to work with customers in developing innovative and cost-effective solutions, based on shared intelligence and resources. By working collaboratively, we can update the industry’s toolbox of security services and reduce the risks from crime significantly.”
Darren has set out his strategy for Lodge Service to become the supplier of choice for organisations seeking honesty and integrity in service provision, he says, with integrated solutions based on the consultancy’s core values and the reputation it has built over the course of a century.