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Meet the team- Jordan Harwood

  • Blog
  • 18th June 2018
  • By Jack Flash

A totemic milestone in the evolution of Gallowglass was achieved on the 13th June following the the successful announcement that the first of our sponsored applicants, Jordan Harwood, had passed his bailiff examinations at the first sitting. Subject to judicial approval, Jordan will shortly be fully qualified to undertake bailiff enforcement work, and we are delighted to profile Jordan as a valuable addition to our thriving High Court licensed, bailiff enforcement team, that is headed up by our Karl Smith under whose careful tutelage Jordan has...

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Meet the team – Alla Kasabian

  • Blog
  • 12th June 2018
  • By Cora J

The character Gracchus memorably said of Lucilla in Ridley Scott’s epic film Gladiator; “ My lady, as always, your lightest touch commands obedience “. Much the same can rightly be said of Alla Kasabian, a steely and charming young woman, who is the lynch pin of our operations department.Alla is responsible for extracting data and information from a wide variety of sources and ensuring the accurate inputting of this vital information to ensure the seamless administration of Gallowglass’s service delivery process. If one small thing goes...

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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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Wedding of the year!

  • Blog
  • 9th May 2015
  • By Jack Flash

Saturday the 9th of May was a highly anticipated date in the Gallowglass calendar, as it signalled the closing chapter of the raffish bachelor days of proud Scotsman and Gallowglass Property Manager, George Oliver; with the celebration of his marriage with his beautiful and delightful Californian bride, Caroline Vaughan.There was an air of added frisson to the celebrations on this wonderful day, as it was more than union of kindred spirits, but a coming together of two diverse families, separated by culture as well as the pond. Predictions that...

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Roundhouse Gala ‘Time to Shine’ – Gallowglass Review

  • Blog
  • 31st March 2015
  • By Cora J

London’s iconic music and arts venue, the Roundhouse, is and has historically in its various incarnations, played host to all manner of eclectic and avant-garde performances from all elements on the artistic spectrum. Whilst this continues to be the case, the focus of the Roundhouse changed, with its being accorded charitable status with the foundation of the Roundhouse Trust in 2000 under the leadership of Sir Torquil Norman CBE.It has as its specific aim, of creating “Space to Create” for 11 and to 25 year olds. The focus is on assisti...

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Gallowglass Security Awards Ceremony 2015

  • Blog
  • 30th March 2015
  • By Cora J

It was with a keen and palpable sense of anticipation; that the great and the good at Gallowglass Security descended upon The Kings Road in Chelsea on Friday the 27th March for the glittering annual “Gallowglass Security Awards Ceremony.”This is an important annual date in our diary. Owing to our commitments 24/7, we seldom get an opportunity to relax with one another in convivial surroundings, and enjoy the team spirit and collegiate atmosphere that prevails at Gallowglass Security.More than this though, it is a wonderful way of recognisin...

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Meet the Team – Jaco Nieuwoudt

  • Blog
  • 26th March 2015
  • By Jack Flash

Today we have the pleasure of profiling the indefatigable Jaco Nieuwoudt, the Gallowglass Security Partner for Regional Development, who is based in Greater Manchester.Jaco could rightly be described as a “tour de force”, on account of the sheer energy, enthusiasm and skill that he brings to all facets of security provision and in particular, his epitomising of the Gallowglass ethos. As a consequence he commands huge respect in the events industry and from event professionals alike.Originally from South Africa, his started work with Gallowg...

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IOSH Gurus

  • Blog
  • 17th March 2015
  • By Alta Blue

Events and exhibitions do come in all shapes and sizes, a statement of the obvious? Certainly. What is true also, is that they are becoming increasingly complex; and that they are a competitive, dynamic and imaginative medium that never stands still, and are in a state of constant evolution and flux. Logically it follows that event security cannot stand still either, and rely on traditional ways of doing things.At Gallowglass Security we are constantly looking at ways in which we can innovate, and enhance the quality of service we provide in ev...

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Nikolay Kostov – Primus Inter Pares

  • Blog
  • 15th January 2015
  • By Jack Flash

With the prestigious Gallowglass security awards on the immediate horizon, it is only fitting that we profile the inaugural winner of the highly coveted Primus Inter Pares award in 2014; the outstanding Nikolay Kostov. Indeed, it is right to say that the need for this award arose on account of the standards that Nick has set.This grade is reserved to those who are deemed capable of leading security at any event regardless of size of complexity. Eligibility for this award is reserved to a small pool of elite security officers, and to achieve thi...

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Gallowglass Security Partners LLP – Tough Mudder London South at Matterley Bowl 25th October 2014

  • Blog
  • 28th October 2014
  • By Jack Flash

It was a dreich London autumnal morning when the guys, Dave Jukes, Piers Routledge and George Mjavanadze, assembled for their departure at 0500 hours. Whether it was on account of the task facing them, the indecent hour, or the fact that one of them was nursing a hangover; the atmosphere resembled a rugby locker room with the air blue and laden with unrepeatable expletives!Happily, a steelier resolve prevailed as they cruised down the M3 to meet their opposition for the day, the cruel mistress, Tough Mudder; reputed to be the most notorious and...

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