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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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London Urban Gentrification, a Scourge or Progress? – A Personal Perspective by Lawrence Hair

  • Blog
  • 15th October 2014
  • By Lawrence Hair

For a growing number of South Londoners ‘Gentrification’ has become a filthy word; associated with overpriced coffee outlets, gastropubs and purveyors of vintage furniture. Locals feeling isolated in their own community and losing a shared sense of identity as older businesses are pushed out by soaring rent prices; drops in trade due to new clientele is just the beginning. What seems like a relentless steamroller effect of middle class culture from zone 1 to 3 is tightening its choke hold on some of the most diverse and colourful of London...

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Squatting and the Vulnerability of your Vacant Property

  • Blog
  • 3rd June 2014
  • By Jack Flash & George Oliver

Since the inception of Gallowglass in 1999, one of our most active service sectors has been to work in conjunction with certified bailiffs to assist in the lawful recovery of properties from squatters. Some have been very high profile, for example the former MI5 whistle-blower David Shayler as reported in the Daily Mail http://is.gd/8ugCuQThere can be no doubt, anecdotally at least, that there has been a change of emphasis from squatters with empty commercial properties (for example pubs, offices and warehouses) proving to be increasingly vulne...

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Meet the Team – George Mjavanadze

  • Blog
  • 2nd May 2014
  • By Jack Flash

Today we have the pleasure of placing under the spotlight George Mjavanadze, quite the Renaissance man , given his range of talent and experience.Originally from Tbilisi in Georgia, George attended the University of Georgia where he studied Banking and Finance, and has recently enjoyed the distinction of having been awarded an MBA from the University of Sunderland. Following graduation, he had a short stint as a commissioned officer in the Georgian Army, an experience that he regards as instrumental in developing his leadership skills.At Gallow...

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London Property Prices. A personal view from George Oliver Property Partner at Gallowglass Security Partners LLP

  • Blog
  • 29th October 2013
  • By George Oliver

London property prices continue on their upward trajectory, as described most recently by the London Evening Standard with a headline that describes properties rising in value at the rate of 2% per month.A number of different explanations are routinely put forward to explain the rise in the value of property by estate agents, academics, journalists and politicians. Namely government backed schemes to help first time buyers, artificially low levels of credit and the purchasing power at the top end from Russian oligarchs and the like. These are a...

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