Innovators in hostile vehicle mitigation solutions, Heald Ltd based in East Yorkshire have appointed Craig Mason to the role of Business Development Executive.
After a successful 2016, which saw Heald shortlisted and awarded several industry accolades, along with being ranked in the Top 10 of the Metis Partners IP100 league, interest for their innovative and patented products has gained further momentum, resulting in the need for a dedicated business development lead.
An industry veteran, Craig has 30-years’ experience working on high profile projects for organisations including BNP Paribas, Qatar 2022 and Amazon.
Craig specialises in securing the built environment utilising a blend of physical, procedural and technical security advice, including counter-terrorist measures, to be incorporated in new-build or major refurbishment projects.
Previously, Craig spent 24 years with the British Army, a large part of which was teaching ballistic safety and strategic platform design to foreign and UK students.
Craig also applied this knowledge on numerous counter-terror and counter-insurgency operations globally. He also had the joint responsibility for the protection and physical security management of some MoD establishments, working with JSP440 and the UK Technical Authorities for Counter Terrorist Measures from within the Defence Infrastructure.
Commenting on the appointment, Debbie Heald of Heald Ltd commented: “Having had many successes in 2016, I am delighted to welcome Craig to the team. With a wealth of knowledge in the industry and a detailed understanding of the challenges faced by our many client industries, I am confident that Craig will be a great asset as we push forward with our ambitious growth plans”.
Craig Mason added: “Craig says “I’m thrilled to be joining such a progressive company. Heald have a unique offering in the market place and some serious capability. I am really looking forward working on some key projects and helping the company continue its expansion”.
About Heald Ltd
Founded in 1986, Heald Ltd design, manufacture and install a range of innovative hostile vehicle mitigation systems. Heald are an international company and family business and world class innovators in the field of perimeter security technology. They are the largest manufacturer of quality security equipment in the UK with approximately 80% of products and services exported internationally.
Heald’s products have been recognised by some of the industry’s leading professional bodies and they have received accolades from IFSEC Security and Fire Excellence, HSBC Global Connections International Business Awards, Home Office ADS Security Innovation, Counter Terror Excellence in Innovation and the Security Excellence Awards.
Based in Hornsea and headed up by Debbie and Rod Heald, Heald Ltd employs 38 people from the local area and has an annual turnover of nearly £3m.