Ren locks into key security role

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REGIONAL security solutions company GSL Dardan has appointed Renato Notarianni as managing director of the group’s Gardwell Secure Systems business.

While the company, based locally in Fengate, Peterborough, is now a separate limited company, it remains a wholly-owned subsidiary of GSL Dardan Limited.

Renato, known as Ren to his colleagues and clients, joined the Gardline group in 1997 travelling the world in his engineering support related role.

In 2002 he joined a division of GSL as an engineer where he was responsible for installing the company’s security systems. His responsibilities grew in this time to include surveying, specifying and business development. In 2007 he became divisional manager.

Upon his appointment, Ren (42) said: “I am looking forward to this new role and the challenges it presents, in particular helping develop the skills and knowledge of the team to drive the business forward.

I want to be able to utilise all the technology currently available which is not currently used to its full potential, and provide our clients with exceptional security solutions”.

A key part of the company’s strategy was to focus on growth by managing key business objectives which resulted in a turnover of £500,000 for the first time in 2011.

Key clients include the East of England Co-operative Society, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Budgens retail outlets, Claxton Engineering, Gardline Shipping and Aquaterra, to name but a few. In addition, Gardwell Secure Systems (GSS) works in partnership with Norfolk Constabulary, and Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council.

Mark Duffy, chairman of GSL Dardan, said: “We have made tremendous strides to grow the business and our profile within the industry, and this development is another milestone in GSL’s history.

“Ren brings experience, dedication and an abundance of renewed energy to the company. His promotion to the position of managing director is a reflection of his hard work and dedication and therefore thoroughly well-deserved.”

Gardwell Secure Systems has provided electronic security solutions for more than 15 years, including CCTV, access control systems and intruder alarms and launched its new website in January 2012.