Directors and Biographies



Gideon Ian Israel - Chair

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 Seidman - Director
Mr Seidman is a chartered accountant with considerable experience in fast moving entrepreneurial entities together with considerable exposure to capital raising and M & A activities. He has held senior financial positions within listed companies including Carlton Communications plc, Future Electronics Inc. and Betacom plc.


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