A busy March awaits.

Not really a blog post, but conscious that I haven’t written one for a while, I just wanted to pen to paper for a couple of short notes. Really very busy on the recruitment front, with some really interesting projects coming up with both new and existing clients.   I will be speaking at Total Security

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German Federal Interior Minister to Open ASIS Europe 2015

Brussels, Belgium, 2 March 2015­­ − ASIS International, the world’s premier organisation for security management professionals, has announced that Dr. Thomas de Maizière, Federal Minister of the Interior of Germany will be a keynote speaker during the opening plenary at the ASIS 14th European Security Conference & Exhibition on 30 March. This unique business summit

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COMBAT Trafficking in Human Beings

Recently I was delighted to accept an invitation to join the Advisory Board of COMBAT Trafficking in Human Beings  in Hospitality and Tourism.   The Board is made up of professionals from the tourism sector, anti trafficking NGOs, policy makers and leading security industry figure from across Europe. The project was officially launched in October 2014 at Oxford

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Playing to the whistle

Just a short post today but a positive one. As much as we are sometimes tempted to pack in early at this time of year and start the festivities I’m still here at my desk and a good thing too. On Monday I finalised details of an offer of employment and the candidate starts mid

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Catching up after a mad October

In addition to the normal recruitment activities of talking to and meeting clients and candidates, I am always fairly busy attending conferences and other industry events: this all peaked in October. The month started with the BRC Retail Crime Conference which I have attend for the last few year and is always an interesting event.  This

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Last week I voted in The House of Lords

It is true to say that I have not (yet) been ennobled and taken my seat in Parliament’s upper chamber, so I may be stretching  the point a bit to say that I voted there.  However, ASIS UK Chapter is a supporter of the Industry and Parliament Trust and last week along with my fellow Vice Chairman

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My 25th IFSEC!

I’m not sure if it’s something to boast about or just keep quiet and hope no one notices but I’m pretty sure that this is my 25th IFSEC.  I thought is was my 24th but on having a count up I realised that, no, it’s 25!  I did start very young but even so I

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Building on positivity in the economy.

We have all see the positive numbers coming out from the government and ONS over the last few months but is this activity translating into a more buoyant security and fire sector and from my viewpoint into more recruitment activity? In short the answer is yes! Even in the depths of the session it was not

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Bank Holidays, Security Events and Man Flu!

I had intended that this blog be published on a more regular basis than it has so far.  However since the last post we’ve had two Bank Holidays, two exhibitions and numerous other security events.  This is without mentioning that I have been suffering with a particularly severe bout of man flu, which I think

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