Safer Group appoints new Chief Revenue Officer

June 18, 2024


Safer Group

Inverclyde security firm, Safer Group, has selected Mark Walsh in the newly-created position of Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) to support continued growth.

Founded in 2016 by Greenock entrepreneur Ryan Clark, the Port Glasgow-based company specialises in protecting construction sites, infrastructure and assets with its high-tech intruder detection system, known as Safer PODs.

A new chapter

“I was looking to start a new chapter in my career with a company at the forefront of their industry and where I could maximise my existing strong customer relationships and experience,” said Walsh.

“After meeting the executive board at Safer Group, I was so impressed with the vision and values of the business that it was an easy decision for me to join the team on their exciting journey ahead.

“I’m looking forward to bringing fresh opportunities for continued growth across new markets to the table.”

The company says it recently opened a second 6,000 sq ft unit at Kelburn Business Park as its new head office, after enjoying a record-breaking year in 2023, with turnover reaching £12m and headcount exceeding 60.

Last year, the business also expanded into international markets through its partnership with VPS Group, which will bring Safer Pods to France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Ireland and the Netherlands, as well as the rest of the UK.

With more than three decades of experience in the construction and hire industry, Walsh joins Safer Group from equipment hire firm HSS Hire, where he spent 15 years rising through the ranks and was most recently Sales Director.

He also spent five years at Interserve where he ran the Heathrow procurement office, supporting large FM, retail and capital development projects.

Supporting expansion plans

“Mark’s impressive track record in building strong teams that maximise revenue makes his appointment a huge boost for Safer Group as we continue our expansion plans,” added Ryan Clark, CEO, Safer Group.

“It’s testament to our growing reputation within the security industry that we’ve attracted someone of Mark’s calibre to join us.”

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