Gryphon Safety And Security
Gryphon Safety and Security offer a wide range of services and training opportunities across the safety and security industry. Our main priority is to maintain the safety of our clients, their staff and customers. In order to provide this service, our team have been selected for their experience in event safety, personal security, training delivery, and safety and security consultancy. All of our team members have experience at operational and management level giving them a full and complete understanding of the task in hand. Our instructors have operational knowledge in all of the subjects they deliver, ensuring that they can draw on personal experiences that will enhance learner understanding.
Staff that we provide for events or security protection services, are all trained in line with the current industry legislation, and provide a level of professionalism that will exceed our client’s expectations. It is often said that ‘you are only as good as your staff’, which is why we stand by our rigorous employment selection process, regardless of whether we are recruiting for event staff, close protection officers or trainers. Our standards are set and maintained throughout the company by our investment in staff training, and the professionalism of our management structure. We believe that there is only one way to lead, and that is by example.
Gryphon Safety and Security have a very ‘hands on’ approach to our client’s requests. This alleviates any worries the client may have, thus enabling them to focus on other business interests. We constantly monitor and review our practices in order to provide continuity of effective services. Our ‘wilko’ attitude to a client’s request allows us to succeed in the most varied and challenging situations. Through transparency and honesty we are able to establish solid customer relationships permitting us to proceed smoothly and positively through any arrangement.
Kate is from a military background that spanned 24 years and is the founder of Gryphon Safety and Security. The majority of her time in the Army was spent in the training environment carrying out instructor roles in various subjects and training students direct from basic training. Following her time as an instructor, Kate worked as a training analyst and was responsible for the training standards and evaluation of courses accessed by over 7000 military staff. Latterly, Kate was employed as the lead instructor and first Training Warrant Officer in her Corps, and responsible for the Continued Professional Development of over 50 instructors, specialising in coaching and mentoring, leadership and management, and equality and diversity.
Whilst serving in the Army, Kate embarked on a parallel career in the safety and security industry during which time she qualified as a Safety Officer. Over the last 18 years she has gained experience and knowledge working at large outdoor and indoor venues including Twickenham, Wembley and the Olympic Park in the role of Deputy Safety Officer and Security Manager. Her experiences have been gleaned from a miriad of events including rugby, football, road running events, concerts and festivals. Kate is currently working with Fulham Football Club as the Corporate Safety and Security Manager for the clubs modernised Riverside Stand that will sit within the new venue ‘Fulham Pier’.
Away from the world of events, Kate is busy delivering and assessing safety and security training both in and outside of the industry, along with providing staff for coprorate security roles, Close Protection tasks, Surveillance and Investigation.
Kate is an associate consultant for IWI who are commissioned to carry out independent safety and security audits of operational procedures at stadiums and other large venues of mass gatherings. Kate is also a member of the British Security Industry Authority (BSIA), and sits on the Board of the Training Providers Section.
Kate’s interests include Kickboxing, golf, photography and reading.
Jo is also from a military background. She has worked in all areas of HR Management for over 25 years, and has often been responsible for the administrative management of over 1000 personnel at a time. She has a broad spectrum of experience which ranges from duties as an Internal Auditor, External Auditor and Quality Assurance Inspector.
She has been responsible for developing policy and governance that is used on a daily basis by as many as 7000 personnel. She has extensive experience in the instructional environment including assessing, course development and preparing for Ofsted inspections.
Within the event industry, Jo’s main focus has continued with Quality Assurance amongst the staffing element of events.
Whilst Jo’s commitment to the company is in the role of Finance Director, she keeps herself up to date and current with assessing our learners and quality assuring our instructors.
Operations and Training Manager
Mark is from a military background that spanned a 26-year career within the Infantry. He has had a varied career including many operational tours, along with a number of adventurous training expeditions. Mark was a Military Instructor in weapons and tactics and spent a considerable amount of time working in the Intelligence sector where he managed a team of Intelligence analysts and collators of high-level security matters. A large part of Mark’s career was spent working with Support Weapons and carrying out surveillance and intelligence on various subjects and locations.
Mark is a qualified Covert Surveillance Operator and Professional Investigator and uses his knowledge in these areas to support him as a security operator at the many venues and events that the company operates in.
Outside of work Mark is a keen skier having trained and competed in Downhill Alpine racing events, he also enjoys going out on his mountain bike and keeping fit.
With over 20 years of Japan experience, Sarah is MD and founder of Japan in Perspective, a consultancy that facilitates better business with Japan. She is also an experienced trainer and public speaker, who creates and delivers female empowerment and leadership training courses within Japanese companies, supports Western executives with their understanding of the gender roles in Japan and how to navigate these during cross-border business for optimal outcomes and understanding.
Given the large gender gap within Japan, she is currently conducting academic research on the ingrained gender roles within Japanese society and how they are reflected within the workplace to present at universities in the UK, Sweden and Japan. Sarah is also a Senior Teaching Fellow at SOAS, University of London and Associate Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University. On a voluntary basis, Sarah is Trustee to the Japan Society of the UK and is the Chair of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Alumni Association, engaging closely with the Japanese Government and speaking at key events including at the Embassy of Japan, The Scottish Parliament and the Houses of Parliament.
Sarah is now looking to transfer her knowledge and skills to other countries that are committed to the development for the empowerment of women, both within their economy and communities.
Outside of working with Japan, Sarah is a semi-professional bassoonist and has started learning kickboxing for added empowerment.
Your next move
If you require safety and security, training delivery or one of our many other services, we will be happy to assist in meeting your every need. Whether you are local to our offices or anywhere in the UK, we are here to help you and your business.
Please take a moment to navigate around our site and see just what we can do for you and your security requirements. If you prefer to talk to us directly, please call us on 01476 589 696.