Security Industry Professionals, Thanks for visiting, and welcome.

I’m a U.K. based, security industry professional, but I’m involved in quite a lot of other things as well. Security is a vital, honourable, and worthy profession. I try to make the public, the media and indeed the industry, remember that!

Here’s just a little bit about what I’ve been up to in the last few years.

Rollo Davies, Award winning, security professional, dedication, security training, security industry, experienced, SIA, security institute, ISRM, NAHS, campaigning

A long time security industry commentator and campaigner for improvement in standards, I’m always happy to connect and network with professionals from across the globe. I share news, views, and information across several social media platforms, accentuating the positive, and highlighting examples of good people doing great things to advance the UK security industry.

Why not follow me on Twitter: @Security Rollo ,on LinkedIn: “rollodavies”and on Instagram:

My social media network, of like minded, global security industry professionals, now numbers over 47,000! So you would be in great company.

Rollo Davies

In April 2024 I spoke to Ian Fox and Gary Twining-Wright at the Guest Safety Officer podcast, and discussed the state of the UK security industry and potential ways forward. You can find it here:

In 2023 I had the pleasure of featuring in an interview by Yolanda Hamblen for the Security Circle podcast series. For a deeper insight into my background and motivations, and to check out interviews with a fantastic range of international security industry professionals, you can find it here:

Episode 32: Rollo Davies ‘I’m A Security Influencer, But Really, It’s Security That Influences me’ – IFPOD

I’ve also recently started a YouTube channel looking at all things security and security industry related. Look for “Security Rollo”, please check it out and subscribe at:

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Security Rollo
Security Advice
Security Tips
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Quality of service to clients, and security officer welfare and development go hand in hand, and have long been the two key pillars on which I built my professional reputation.

With this in mind, I am ecstatic to share that in May 2024 I started a satisfying new role as Head of Operations – London & South, at the excellent Lodge Service! 🎉

A family run company for over 100 years, Lodge has built a peerless reputation and consistently attracts both top security industry talent, and quality clients, by simple word of mouth.

Getting to work with such an outstanding team is an honour, and I look forward to playing a part in future success, and helping to maintain the professional corporate standards to which so many other companies aspire.

Until December 2023 I was the Special Projects manager for the excellent Bold Security Group, listed by the FT, 9 months after I joined them, as one of Europe’s fastest growing companies! Shortly after this, the UK Growth Index ranked Bold as the 10th fastest growing company. I looked after their flagship Government national contract, generated marketing initiatives, and helped to promote the award winning (Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2021) lone worker safety system, Salus.

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Lone Workers

From November 2022, I have also been working with the outstanding, industry leading security training giants, Get Licensed!

Get Licensed carefully vet all of their training partners to ensure the quality of the training offered, and with their size and national reach, they can quite simply negotiate the cheapest prices available online.

I have written a whole library of articles for them, on many security related issues, providing analysis, industry news, and giving advice and guidance, so why not visit the site and check them out, and please leave your comments.

They also have big plans for the future and like me, are committed to help improve the UK security industry. Watch this space for exciting news to come.

Get Licensed, GuardPass, Security Training, Bet Security Training, Security, SIA Training

On 1st August 2020 Michael O’Sullivan and I launched THE brand new peer support network for all UK front line security sector operatives. The Guild of Security Industry Professionals has been set up to achieve several goals:

*To campaign on the issues that affect their jobs.
*To fight for increased standards across the security industry.
*To provide a positive narrative, and change perceptions of front line security professionals.

Visit: the Guild of Security Industry Professionals (GoSIP)

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Security Guild
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Mike O'Sullivan

Until December 2021 I was honoured to be the Managing Editor of the ground breaking FREE online international security industry publication: The Professional Security Officer Magazine (TPSO). I’m still an enthusiastic promoter and contributor. With articles from some of the biggest names in the global security industry, it provides a massive and free reference resource, and is a great way to earn CPD points!

I was also part of the Peer Publishing Ltd team, along with the renowned industry leader, Michael O’Sullivan, that has set up an important new database collating incidents of violence against UK security industry workers. This issue is frankly a National Scandal, and would never be tolerated if it were experienced by any other profession or sector of the workforce.

Security Workers are NOT SECOND CLASS CITIZENS and this state of affairs can not be ignored or accepted!

This website is an information resource for the media, policymakers and industry professionals. More importantly, it will be the weight behind the coming campaign, headed up by the Guild of Security Industry Professionals, to force central government, law enforcement and the media to finally acknowledge the problem, and act to #ProtectTheProtectors!

I am also continuously looking at ways to improve training standards, and am working with the S.I.A. and other key industry stakeholders, to help steer the future of our industry. Recently I consulted with the SIA on the wording for the licensed security officer’s “code of conduct.”

In July 2024 I also interview the SIA’s Director of Enforcement & Investigations Paul Fullwood, for an online webinar looking at pay rates within the UK security industry, malpractice and initiatives to help improve the situation. Due to be released later in 2024 by the GuardPass organisation.

SIA, Security Industry Authority, Logo, Regulator.

Currently I am consulting with the BBC on a TV documentary that exposes the scale of 3rd party labour supply malpractice and illegality within the UK security industry. Program will air later in 2024.

In 2023 I worked with the BBC on the File on 4 documentary exposing security training fraud, and have been interviewed in a broadcast that looked at the tragic Brixton Academy incident.

In June 2019 I was honoured to be named the winner of the Security Institute’s prestigious “George Van Schalkwyk” award for outstanding contribution to the UK security industry.

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Just a month later I was completely overwhelmed when a panel of international judges, appointed by the IFSEC Global organisation, ranked me the 2nd most influential security industry professional in the world for ‘Thought Leadership’,

IFSEC Global 2019 Award Winner, Thought Leader, Global Influencer, Security, Security Professional.

I continue to be an enthusiastic and engaged member of the U.K. Security Institute. I volunteered as a “Mentor” on the fantastic new SyI mentorship platform, and have sat on the MMAG (Membership Management Advisory Group) for some time. I was also Co-Chair of the Front Line Operations special interest group, established to engage the Security Institute more directly, in the future direction of those working in the “shop window” of our industry.

Security Institute, Membership Organisation, MSyI

In April 2020 I was honoured to be awarded a Fellowship of the Institute of Strategic Risk Management. (ISRM)

F.ISRM, Institute of Strategic Risk Management, Fellow, Rollo Davies, David Rubens.

In May 2020 I also took on a role on the International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO), UK Advisory Committee which I performed for some months. The IFPO has been instrumental in the professionalisation of frontline security roles in the U.S. and I will be working hard to get that ethos in to the U.K. industry…

IFPO, International Foundation for Protection Officers, Founder Member, Rollo Davies, Mike Hurst, Uk & Ireland.

Oh yes. And when I’m not doing all that I’m involved in a variety of training, and industry improvement initiatives. (Just in case anyone thought I spent my days with my feet up on a desk, smoking cigars!)

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