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Meet the Team - Johan du Plooy

  • Blog
  • 18th January 2017
  • By Donald

There is perhaps no more fitting way to introduce the 2017 Gallowglass blog, than by profiling our own quiet man, the understated and indefatigable Johan du Plooy.Originally from Cape Town in South Africa, he came to settle in London 2000, and joined Gallowglass Security in 2005.As with many who have prospered, and continue to do so, Johan is a graduate following years of honing his skills and leadership ability in the field. Since then he has distinguished himself on all manner of event security and man guarding assignments, on account of his ...

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Howards Way Walk 2016 and the Gallant Gallowglass Five

  • Blog
  • 6th June 2016
  • By Jack Flash

It was with a palpable sense of buzz and expectancy; that the great and the good from the event world assembled at the Emirates Stadium on a muggy overcast afternoon on Friday the 3rd June, in readiness for the start of the much anticipated Howards Way Walk 2016.This popular and prestigious fundraising event for research into pancreatic cancer has long since become embedded in the event community calendar, and has seen all manner of challenges since inception. This year it was decided that it take the form of a ten mile walk, commencing at the ...

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The ISC Red Kites & Gallowglass Security raising money for Prostate Scotland.

  • Blog
  • 22nd April 2016
  • By Alta Blue

Having opened up a new Gallowglass Scottish office within the last year, it seemed only fitting that we took time out from our day to day activity in the provision of security services for a Scottish based charity to support.It was with alacrity that we accepted an invitation from the Red Kites Rugby Football club to lend our support to their magnificent fund raising efforts in support of Prostrate Scotland.The Edinburgh based Red Kites were formed in 2014 with the specific purpose of raising both funds and awareness for Prostate Scotland throu...

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Gallowglass Security at unveiling of Palmyra Arch of Triumph at Trafalgar Square.

  • Blog
  • 20th April 2016
  • By Jack Flash

It was a considerable honour to have been invited by Flux Events; to provide an event security regime on the 19th  of April 2016, for the unveiling of the recreation of the destroyed Arch of Triumph in Palmyra, by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, at Trafalgar Square in London.This occasion, as part of World Heritage week, was laden and imbued with symbolic and cultural significance, following the Arch’s wanton destruction by the nihilism of ISIS in 2015. In essence it represented an act and expression of defiance by all those who value su...

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Calling London – Bondi on your doorstep at Beach East

  • Blog
  • 7th August 2015
  • By Cora J

With Summer at its glorious height; thoughts do wistfully and forgivably drift to the sexy rumba rhythms of Copacabana beach, the chic elegance of St Tropez and the Cote D’Azur and the tranquil sun kissed idyll of Sikinos.With August temperatures set to soar there is no need to day dream, Bondi, Copacabana and Venice beaches have all arrived at London’s very own Beach East at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park; and the wonderful thing is, entry is free!Britain’s biggest largest urban beach has so much excitement to offer all members for the...

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