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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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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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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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SCOOP at Saatchi Gallery

  • Blog
  • 16th February 2015
  • By Estephanie Standen

February plays hosts to the highly anticipated London Fashion Week that will propel fashionistas into the upcoming Autumn/ Winter season in 2015.Amongst the build up to these shows include a range of industry events, of which the most notable of them is none other than SCOOP; and hosted at the acclaimed Saatchi Gallery. This three day industry trade show holds a vibrant space for suppliers, traders and visitors to feast their eyes on never-before-seen collections and designers. Having held SCOOP previously at the Saatchi gallery over the last ...

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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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