Future Fibre Technologies and MaxSec Group unite to form the Ava Group

Future Fibre Technologies and MaxSec Group unite to form the Ava Group
The Ava Group was formed from the takeover of MaxSec Group (MSP) by Future Fibre Technologies (FFT) in December 2017, with the new group name approved at the EGM on 10th May 2018. The group is well placed as a market leader of risk management services and technologies, already trusted by some of the most security conscious commercial, industrial, military and government clients in the world. The Ava Group encompasses Future Fibre Technologies and both MaxSec Group companies - BQT Solutions and Ava Global.

The Group features a range of complementary solutions including intrusion detection and location for perimeters, pipelines and data networks, biometric and card access control as well as secure international logistics, storage of high value assets and risk consultancy services. Through decades of innovation, the Ava Group continues to build upon a comprehensive portfolio of premium services and technologies for the most complex and demanding markets.

The new group will operate under two divisions – a Services Division (Ava) and a Technology Division (FFT and BQT). The merger represents a unification of three highly compatible firms, the greatest assets of which are their world leading technology and exceptional people. Each company holds similar values and philosophies about how to do business; producing an excellent service for the customer, with an emphasis on integrity and transparency.

The Ava Group is also pleased to announce that Chris Fergus was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer. Chris commented: “I am excited to lead the group under the new identity of ‘Ava Group’, leveraging the combined strengths of our experienced leadership team and innovative products and services to build a Sales and Marketing focussed global Risk Management organisation.” Chris has extensive experience within the security integration and services sectors. For the past two years Chris has been the CEO of Ava Global, and SVP Strategy and Business Development for MaxSec Group Limited (MSP), and served as an Executive Director on the board of MSP. Chris has hit the ground running developing the vision for the group, having also served as a Director of FFT for the previous 18 months. Chris was previously employed for 20 years with G4S, most recently as Regional Managing Director, Middle East, managing a portfolio of Security & FM joint ventures with a total revenue in excess of US$1 billion. 

The business truly serves a global market, with a knowledgeable team spread across six continents, providing market and industry expertise directly to customers. With thousands of sites protected, the group is already proven to deliver first class services and technologies that surpass the expectations of partners and end users. Customers can rely on the same personal working relationships enjoyed to date. Existing customers will still be dealing with the same people and can depend on the same high-quality service. The new management team is look forward to an exciting and prosperous future for all stakeholders including employees, customers and shareholders.

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