Kingdom’s Head of Service (Mobile), Lee Sinclair, has successfully completed his BSc (Hons) degree in Risk and Security Management, for which he has been awarded a 2:1.
This was a distance learning degree provided by the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at Portsmouth University which Lee studied for over four and a half years whilst carrying on with his “day job” at the same time. The degree covered such topics as Criminology, Counter Terrorism, Private Security and Management Studies and finished with a speciality in NHS Security Management. For his 10,000 word dissertation Lee chose to write about the effectiveness of the Security Industry Authority (SIA).
Commenting on why he decided to study for the degree, Lee said: “I did the degree after successfully completing the NHS Protect Local Security Management Course. This gave me 80 credits onto the degree course, and as I had never achieved anything academically in life, I wanted to challenge myself to see if I had the capacity to do something at that level. Furthermore, the units on the course were of great interest and relevance to me and the career I am currently engaged in.”
Lee joined Kingdom as an Operations Manager and Local Security Management Specialist for the NHS in December 2012. Although he still services his original client base of Blue Chip companies and the NHS, Lee has since become responsible for the company’s National Mobile Division as well. Kingdom’s UK wide mobile patrol service is a cost-effective, efficient and visible deterrent for low risk sites which provides pre-determined or roving mobile patrols ranging from a simple visual drive-by to a full walk and check or lock & unlock function.
Lee was already in his second year of university when he joined Kingdom. “MD Terry Barton was made aware of my studies and very kindly offered to foot the bill for the remainder of his degree and acted as a sponsor. Terry is renowned for investing in people through further education and relevant courses,” says Lee.
“As an accredited Local Security Management Specialist (LSMS) for the NHS, I am able to act on my NHS Clients behalf to lead on all security related matters to ensure an environment where clinical excellence can be delivered. Following the completion of my degree, I feel that I have gained a greater understanding of a variety of topics, including project management, counter terrorism and NHS security, and have improved my general management skills. All of this will enhance my current skill set which will in turn lead to stronger client relationships by ensuring service excellence.”
Congratulations Lee on your well deserved success!
Kingdom provides security services for the public sector, including central government, local authorities and health care. Kingdom’s public sector team has extensive experience and an in-depth understanding of the public sector and focus on the criteria that matters most to Kingdom’s customers. They know that high quality services have to be delivered in challenging public sector environments with strict compliance requirements where safety and security go hand in hand.
Kingdom adds value by securing, deploying and retaining the right people and supporting them with regional offices and a wealth of local and national management expertise and training. For more information about Kingdom’s public sector security services, please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/services/security-personnel/public-sector/ or call 0845 051 7702.