Richard Sumner MIET CTSP MSyl


Building on 34 years of security experience, Richard founded RS Security Consultants in 2020, an independent consultancy. Richard specialises in the Education, Sports, and Commercial sectors. He is personally involved in each project from the very beginning with full project management, investigating client briefs, researching, testing the options and alternatives, tender and valuations, and implementing and maintaining the security plan following the handover of the design solution with Secured by design where required. This includes writing Crime impact statements, and security needs assessments where BREEAM is requested. In 2021 he was welcomed as a board member of the Association of Security Consultants.

He has designed the full security system with ongoing improvement and support for Media City Manchester and has ongoing long-term relationships with Langtree Property Partnership, Peel Land & Property and SES, with continuous support on each of their schemes.

Richard has lectured in Security at colleges, he has held Director status at three security organisations and is a member of the FSB and ASC.

Richard made Finalist status in 2019 at the Mike Cahalane, Independent Security Consultant category at the ASC awards, he also made Finalist in 2020 for ‘Outstanding Security Consultant with the OSPA’s and went on to win both awards in 2020 and 2021 respectively, a huge accolade in the industry.

Richard prides himself on his attention to detail and the bespoke solutions he provides for each individual project, personally project managing with inclusive client engagement on every scheme.