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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.

Management Team

Kate is from a military background that spanned 23 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 6000 military staff.

Latterly, Kate was employed as the lead instructor 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, she embarked on a career in the event industry, and over the last 14 years has gained experience and knowledge working at both Twickenham and Wembley Stadium covering rugby, football and many concerts.

At present she is one of the Deputy Safety Officers at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park where she has been involved with events including athletics, festival series, Ride London Cycling and the Invictus Games. She is also in the process of designing bespoke training courses for the security and control room staff at the Olympic Park.

Outside of stadium work, Kate is the Race Village Manager for Sweatshops Nottingham Marathon and Reading Half Marathon where she is responsible for the well-being of 11000 and 18000 athletes respectively. Further afield, Kate has worked in a security capacity at the Yas Marina Formula 1 circuit in Abu Dabi.

Kate is a qualified Safety Officer, Security Instructor and Close Protection Officer. Her knowledge in these fields enables her to deliver quality training and staff to the event and security industry.

Kate’s interests include boxing, martial arts and reading law.

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 6000 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, where recently she has been employed as the Staffing Manager at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Whilst Jo’s commitment to the company is in the role of Finance Director, where possible, she keeps her hand in with assessing our learners and quality assuring our instructors.

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.

 

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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.

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