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Evolution continues to grow team with ex-military expertise

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Evolution, the integrated fire and security systems business, has continued to invest in the growth of its Risk & Design team with two new appointments.

David Watson joins Evolution Risk & Design as Operational Risk Manager. With more than 10 years served in the British Army, Watson has spent the last 15 years working in various different roles and sectors within the domestic and international security industry, managing risks for sites in hostile environments, protecting high net worth individuals and high-profile commercial clients. In his new role, Watson will be responsible for engaging with clients to provide integrated collaborative solutions to their Risk Profiles and utilising the end-to-end processes Evolution can offer in the market. 

Following a wide ranging 23-year career in the Royal Air Force working as a Weapons Technician including roles in Bomb Disposal and Aircraft Operations, Kevin Stephenson joins the team as Operational Risk Adviser and will be applying his expertise gained in managing risks in the dynamic airworthiness and air safety environments to the security industry to deliver effective risk appreciation and assurance to new and existing clients.

Brendan McGarrity, Director of Evolution Risk & Design, says supporting ex-service men and women and the skills they can bring is very important to the business: “The experiences and disciplines gained from serving in the forces can prove extremely valuable in the security industry.

“If you’ve worked on or fixed a highly complex radar or weapons system, then there’s a good chance that can be easily transferred to a commercial environment,” McGarrity said. “I’m delighted to welcome David and Kevin to the team, and look forward to harnessing their expertise and capabilities.”

Evolution pledged its support to the defence and armed forces community in 2020 by signing the Armed Forces Covenant (AFC) and also joined the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (Bronze).

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