Simon Chapman | Chief Executive Officer
Simon joined Cardinal Security from Lodge Service, where as managing director he doubled the growth of the company in less than eight years. Prior to that, Simon was sales director at G4S Security Solutions, and sales and marketing director at Checkpoint Systems, where he worked for almost 17 years in the UK and abroad.
Cardinal Security has gained an enviable reputation for its work within the retail, distribution and logistics industries. Simon’s primary objective is to ensure that the company is the security solutions provider of choice for these sectors and others by delivering an exemplary service and ensuring that we employ the industry’s most highly trained, dedicated, trusted and motivated people.
As part of Simon’s business ethos, he also wanted to ensure that his 2,000 plus colleagues feel that they are part of an organisation where they are appreciated for what they do and that their voices can be heard. This is entirely logical, as well cared for employees will perform to the best of their abilities and become essential members of our customers’ teams.
Alongside this, Simon also wanted to ensure that Cardinal Security never lose sight of the basics by developing internal talent, making sure skill gaps are filled and ensuring that we do the job right first time. Therefore, colleagues across all departments and management levels will be supported and encouraged to communicate, so that that they can help create a stimulating and progressive environment to work in and feel valued for the contribution they make.
Simon recognises Cardinal isn’t simply paying lip-service to investing in it’s people, and he is determined to give them the knowledge and skills they need to grow as individuals and advance their careers.
Simon is determined to make a difference to our customers by enhancing opportunities for them to be more successful, increase sales, minimise losses and stay safe. With a new corporate structure in place, we will be taking Cardinal Security to the next level and delivering a more robust infrastructure to support our customers’ needs.