Press Release: Carlisle Support Services appoints Senior Security Advisor

2nd November 2023

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Carlisle Support Services further strengthens security operations by appointing Stephen Grainger as Senior Security Advisor. This strategic addition underscores the company’s commitment to continuous improvement of service delivery to its world class client profile.  

Having operated in strategic positions of authority and operations within policing in London, the finance sector, local authorities and within the sporting and events industry at international levels, Stephen will be bringing a wealth of expertise to Carlisle Support Services.  

His extensive background encompasses diverse leadership roles, including serving as the Operational Commander at the Metropolitan Police Training College, and the Royalty Protection Command, acting as the Interim Director of Community Safety for Newham Council, and functioning as the Chief Operating Officer for a specialised Asset Management Consultancy. For the past 16 years, he operated at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, and since 2013 held the position of Head of Security, responsible for delivering all security at The Championships. 

As Senior Security Adviser at Carlisle Support Services, Stephen will provide valuable support in several key areas. These include offering strategic and tactical operational advice, conducting gap analysis, and sharing expertise for both day-to-day security contracts and event management. He will work closely with our Director of Counter Terrorism and Risk to guide client interactions, foster integration, and enhance customer satisfaction. Stephen will also be available to work closely with all of Carlisle’s clients on specific and detailed projects, whilst also providing executive level advice where required.  

Chief Executive Officer at Carlisle Support Services, Paul Evans said: 

“We are very pleased to welcome Stephen to the Carlisle family. His extensive wealth of expertise will undoubtedly shape our strategic approach as we further contribute to the industry’s ability to adapt to the ever-changing landscape.” 

On his appointment, Stephen added: 

“I look forward to being part of the Carlisle family and see this as an exciting opportunity to contribute to the business strategically as well as operationally, utilising my extensive experience. I look forward to engaging and supporting all colleagues across the company and thank you all for this special welcome.” 

About Carlisle Support Services

Carlisle Support Services is a leading supplier of value-added solutions to chosen niche markets. Employing c. 5,000 people, we focus on the provision of cleaning, security, events, and retail facilities support services. Carlisle partners with its clients in long-term relationships to deliver sustainable service innovations and operating efficiencies. Continuous improvement in service quality standards is built into all Carlisle business solutions.

Carlisle Support Services aims to create business efficiencies, which translate into an improvement in shareholder and stakeholder value.

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