Hugh Moody, the operations director of Momentum Support Security, oversaw the commencement of a number of important projects over the summer of 2015.
In May 2015, Momentum Support Security commenced a new contract with the Dublin Airport Authority, responsible for the 3 long term car parks at the airport. Dublin airport has the most extensive car park complex in the Republic of Ireland, and Momentum Support Security has placed 12 full-time staff at the facility, providing services in access control, observation and reporting, customer care and mobile patrols.
On commencement of the contract, Momentum Support Security installed new systems for better reporting and mobile patrol presence accountability, which is paving the way for the planned introduction of GPS clocking technology. Particular attention was paid to the integration of Momentum Support Systems with existing DAA infrastructure, and all observation and reporting outputs were custom tailored for the DAA data processing systems.
Also in May 2015, work started for Momentum Support Security at the prestigious Market Cross Shopping Centre in Kilkenny. Recently renovated, the shopping centre has a well-established reputation within the retail industry spanning 25 years – and Momentum Support Security now provides static guard, mall security, foot patrol, car park management and customer care at the centre. The majority of the 7 new full-time staff at the centre were locally recruited as per Momentum policy.
Over the course of the summer Momentum Support Security was contracted to provide security for the most critical and vulnerable stages of the refurbishment and renovation works at Humewood Castle for Liberty developments. A hand-picked team of security specialists was recruited for this project, and the refurbishment works at the private residence and conference centre were completed entirely incident-free.
The Momentum Support Security management team has been strengthened in the last 20 months by Paddy O’Malley, coming from the Garda Siochana as a retired Detective Sergeant with extensive security experience; and in the last 12 months by Gary Comerford, who brings a force of creativity, innovation and hard work.
Hugh joined Momentum Support Security in March 2008, after 25 years in the Defence Forces, where he retired with rank of Army Commandant. In his time in the Defence Forces, Hugh completed a B.Sc in Geology at UCG, 3 tours of duty as a military commander in Lebanon as part of UNIFIL, and a year in Macedonia with the European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) at the end of the Balkans conflict.
Hugh has 3 sons, Fiachra, Hugh and Tadhg, and a daughter, Fionnuala. Having played Gaelic football for his native Clare he still enjoys getting out into the open air with hillwalking and sea kayaking.