Entries by Dave Thomas

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 […]

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 […]

GSTS appoints Andy Parrott as IT Systems Development Manager

Andy recently left the Royal Navy where he specialised as a Cryptologic Communication Technician and Linguist working predominantly in an intelligence domain. He joins the GSTS-SIA as IT Systems Development Manager. Previous roles have required Andy to be at the forefront of Technology and developing/manipulating software to best suit business demands. He joins with extensive […]

Outstanding Service Awards for January

Two officers working on the frontline of our NHS contracts have received Outstanding Service awards for January. Leopold Kopelade:  For consistently offering the highest standards of safety & patient focused service. Leopold ensures respect and patient care remains at the forefront of every request for assistance, even when presented with extremely difficult circumstances. Nicole Waterhouse: […]

The GSTS Annual Plan 2021

It is a pleasure to present to you our Business Plan for 2021. During 2020 despite the restrictions of COVID-19 we achieved significant growth. Both fiscally and numbers of employees. The progress we have made in three years I believe to be exceptional and testament to many long hours of commitment by frontline staff, supervisors, and managers. We […]

GSTS appoints Janine Mitchell as Head of Business Development

Janine joins the business with over 15 years’ experience within business development, marketing, sales and strategy. She comes to GSTS-SIA as the Head of Business Development, joining Lee Stanley at the forefront of the business. Janine has worked in a multitude of sectors; covering recruitment, business coaching and banking. Janine’s aim has always been on […]

We scooped ‘Highly Commended’ at the Barclays Entrepreneur Awards

We attended our first ever virtual awards ceremony last night. Cocktails in hand, we watched the Barclays Entrepreneur Awards 2020. We were amongst some stiff competition in the Next Level Award category and were pipped to the post by Fashion Crossover London – congrats to them – but we were happy to come away with ‘Highly Commended’. We […]

My journey so far with GSTS…

By Lloyd Burchall – Healthcare Security Officer My name is Lloyd Burchall, I am 50 years of age and originally from Bermuda which I am proud to always remind people is Britain’s oldest Colony. I have recently started with GSTS as a Healthcare Security Officer, based in south Manchester, Wythenshawe Hospital. Prior to beginning my Career […]

GSTS appoints Lee Stanley as Director of Business Strategy

Lee joins GSTS with over 25 years’ of proven success in the world of business development, strategy, marketing and sales leadership. In his most recent role Lee returned from working in London to become a stakeholder within Liverpool with his appointment of Head of Business Development with the Liverpool Chamber. During his time there he […]