Securicor Group, the security and telecommunications company, is looking
for its first corporate communications director to help shake off its
traditional security van image and prepare the ground for a possible
The group has hired London-based management headhunter Goddard Kay
Rogers and Associates to scour in-house PR departments and agencies for
a suitable candidate.
Securicor’s strategic development director Dudley Fielding confirmed
that the company was looking for aPR professional to build up a new
communications department and take responsibility for corporate PR and
internal communications among Securicor’s 45,000 employees.
‘We are looking for people with the relevant skills, wherever they come
from. We would not discount an agency person if they had the right
skills,’ said Fielding.
The company, which owns 40 per cent of mobile phone operator Cellnet, is
keen to position itself as a wide ranging telecommunications,
distribution, security and business services provider.
In March Securicor announced plans to simplify its share structure by
merging with Security Services, its 51 per cent-owned subsidiary.
The new company formed from the shake-up - to be named Securicor plc -
will have a market capitalisation of more than pounds 2 billion, making
it a certainty for the FTSE-100 after the next review of the index.