CSG (Controlled Solutions Group) has announced the successful completion of a management buyout by its chief executive officer, Jeff Lee and chief operating officer, Chris Cowell.
CSG is a leading live event security, training and consultancy provider protecting global brands, their teams, fans, guests and venues to the highest industry standards. Headquartered in Manchester, UK, the business was launched in 1989 and now serves a roster of blue-chip clients both nationally and around the world.
CEO, Jeff Lee, who led the buyout, said, “This MBO heralds a new era for the business. We are delighted to have the opportunity to build on CSG’s fantastic legacy and bring our vision for the next chapter to life.”
CSG founder Henry Kirkland is taking up his long awaited retirement. Lee commented, “We’d like to thank Henry for his hard work in establishing CSG as a leading player in the sector. It’s a superb business to be taking forward and we wish him all the best for the future. ”
COO Chris Cowell added, “We are honoured to be leading our hugely talented and experienced team as co-owners of the business. Handing the baton to the existing leadership team means we can secure a seamless transition for our clients, employees and the hundreds of security professionals that work with us on a weekly basis. It’s an exciting time for everyone.”
“Exceeding our client’s expectations is in our DNA” stated Lee. “Our passion for excellence is what brought us here and it’s what will drive us for the next iteration of the business. The security industry is evolving at pace and CSG will be at the forefront for the benefit of our customers and our teams. We can’t wait to get started”.