Directors and Biographies
Gideon Ian Israel - Chairman
Gideon was born in South Africa in 1948 and came to England in 1961, graduating from Manchester University (UMIST) with a BSc (Hons) in Engineering. Following university, he worked as a structural engineer in an architect’s office until 1974, later that year starting his first business carrying out specialist plastering and remedial works. Gideon has since been involved in a number of successful businesses, primarily in the property and security sectors. He sold two security businesses in 1997 to a public company, later to start another security business, Safe Estates Services Limited, in 2000 which he sold at the end of 2004 for £55.5m. At the time of the sale it was one of the ten fastest expanding non software businesses in the country. Gideon is the chairman of a number of businesses, the most recent appointment being to Clearway Services (UK) Limited. This is a company that carries out security and management services to vacant properties.
Julian Steven Seidman
Julian is a chartered accountant with significant experience obtained in entrepreneurial growth companies including media, distribution and telecoms in both the quoted and private sectors. He has expertise in fund raising and M&A activities as well as listed company board representation. He has been involved with the company as its chief financial officer since its inception in 2010.