Entries by Dave Thomas

It took a riot to make a man

This week, I was proud to sponsor two major events featuring Lord Michael Heseltine. At a private dinner exactly 40 years to the day, I was able to tell him my experiences as a 20 year old policeman in the Toxteth riots, and ask him a question regarding the bumbling actions of the Chief Constable […]

GSTS win the prestigious Liverpool Central Library contract

It’s a great honour to have won this prestigious contract. Many of us here at GSTS have enjoyed the Central Library for years. Coming as kids, throughout college and now bringing our children and grand children. It underwent a magnificent refurbishment in 2013 and now features a 72 foot granite walkway inlaid with the titles […]

GSTS and Liverpool Schoolboys under-13s make an unbeatable team

Liverpool Schoolboys under-13 squad have been formidable this season. They were unbeaten all season and crowned ESFA League champions last night. Their season doesn’t end there, they’ve got the NW National Cup Final to look forward to in September – so a double is on the cards. We’re proud to sponsor such a dedicated and hard working group of lads […]

GSTS appoints Mark Fishwick as NHS Training Manager

GSTS are delighted to announce that Mark Fishwick has been appointed as our Training Manager solely deployed to our contract with the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. Mark will take immediate responsibility for our team of trainers providing specialist training to GSTS staff across the ten hospitals and ancillary sites. Mark has been an associate […]

GSTS sponsor IoD Liverpool: Audience with Mayor Joanne Anderson

We were proud sponsors of IoD Liverpool: An Audience with Mayor Joanne Anderson. Joanne recently made history, when she was elected as the first black female UK City Mayor. As she undertakes this new role, she is really keen to understand how she can support businesses, to grow and develop throughout the region. It was […]

Changes to the training you need for an SIA Licence

The SIA in conjunction with the awarding training bodies have implemented changes to training from April 1st 2021. The changes include the following as we need to make sure that people working in the private security industry can: keep the public safe follow new working practices understand recent changes to the law make the best […]

GSTS appoints Wayne Pugh as an NHS Contract Manager

We are delighted to welcome Wayne Pugh to our NHS Team who are currently mobilising the biggest NHS security contract in the UK. Wayne will have responsibility for the four hospitals in the southern cohort of the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. Wayne joins GSTS with a wealth of skills and experience from over 30 […]

Paul James receives an Excellence Award

It was a delight for our UK Logistics Manager James Potts to present Paul James from our Sefton Council contract with an Excellence Award. Paul is one of GSTS’s longest-standing employees and both he and his family had a very trying time with Covid during 2020. James Potts explains why the award was given; “Paul […]

GSTS appoints James Potts as UK Logistical Manager

James spent an initial five years in security working in operations and aviation security, before moving to a customer service and compliance management role with a global communications supplier. He then took on a training assignment in Spain. Before moving back to the UK, James spent a period assisting GSTS with remote technical support before […]