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21st February 2024 Issue no. 693

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Send for Help group's subsidiaries voted as committee members of BSIA lone worker section

The Send For Help Group - Europe's largest lone worker protection provider, has been elected two committee memberships of the British Security Industry Association's (BSIA) Lone Workers Section; one for each of its subsidiary companies.

Will Murray, Marketing Director, has been re-elected as representative for Guardian24, whilst Ben Hawkins, Incident Management Centre Manager, has been newly appointed to represent Skyguard.

The BSIA's constitution dictates that Section Committee Member elections are held on an annual basis via secret ballot to the Section's members. A maximum of eight places are available on the influential committee; seven of which have been occupied in the recent election.

The Committee's role is to set the Section strategy and vote on key decisions, on behalf of the wider Section membership. Committee members can also play an important role in the development and revision of industry standards, as part of British Standards Institute (BSI) review panels. This is the case with the Send for Help Group's two committee members, who sit on the BSI panel which is currently redrafting BS 8484, (British Standard for Lone Worker Device Services) - due for publication in 2016.

Send For Help Group's Chief Executive, James Murray comments, "I'm delighted that both our subsidiaries are represented on such a prominent committee, which is testament to the high esteem they hold within the industry.

"The UK is leading the world in the lone worker protection market, and the BSIA's Section is the leading group within the UK driving this forward. Having such a strong representation within this influential group, is invaluable to the business in maintaining its position at the forefront of the industry.
"I congratulate my colleagues on their appointments and I have no doubt they will continue to play an instrumental role; both in raising industry standards and developing the market."

About Send For Help Ltd

Established in 2010, Send For Help Ltd is the investment vehicle of technology entrepreneur Jan Murray, who founded the PC World superstore chain and Internet Technology Group plc. Through its subsidiary companies, the Send For Help group is the largest lone worker protection provider in the UK, Europe and globally. Comprised of the Skyguard and Guardian24 brands, the group has a combined subscriber base of 70,000 end users across a diverse range of vertical markets.

The company's senior management team has over 40 year's collective experience working in the lone worker protection industry. Drawing from this specialist expertise, the company has invested in cutting-edge technology to develop exclusive personal safety products, a purpose built monitoring centre, software and infrastructure.

For more information, please visit: www.sendforhelp.co.uk

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