Entries by Dave Thomas

GSTS are proud to announce the appointment of Mark O’Shaughnessy

Mark joins the GSTS team as Employee Assistance Manager – making GSTS the first security company in the UK to introduce this concept. He comes to GSTS following a 30-year career in counselling and social work. His role is to promote the social, physical, mental health and well-being of all our employees, providing support and motivation […]


SIA licensed security officers opportunities

GSTS are now recruiting SIA licensed security officers for an immediate start. We are looking for driven individuals to join our team of experienced officers in carrying out their duties in a smart and professional manner. For more information email or call our freephone: 0800 389 0661.

Barcelona, united we stand

Following the terrible incident in Barcelona, GSTS sends its condolences to the relatives and friends of those who tragically lost their lives. We also salute the selfless courage and professionalism of the police and emergency services.


GSTS partner with Countrywide

GSTS are proud to be partnered with Countrywide to provide front of house and security services at Cargo Building, a contemporary new development of 324 apartments and retail outlets in Liverpool’s trendy Baltic Triangle quarter. GSTS provide top quality front of house and concierge services for discerning clientele at residential and office premises throughout the […]

Our CEO outlines the GSTS approach

Our CEO Dave Potts gives his views on how all contracts should be developed and maintained. I am a firm believer that too many national security companies take clients for granted. It is well known in the industry that there is express interest at the very start of the contract and then for whatever reason the provider tends to dip in the middle […]

Executive protection dogs | North West

Ged Cooke, our Operations Director, gives an insight into the world of executive protection dogs At GSTS we understand that for a variety of reasons our clients may wish to improve the security surrounding themselves and their families. When required a trained protection dog provides a subtle yet devastatingly effective solution – yet with all the benefits of also owning a loving family pet. These […]

Who tests your emergency plans?

A service for all our clients – putting your plans in expert hands GSTS is offering the opportunity to test existing emergency and contingency plans, or to develop new plans which expose staff to emergencies in a controlled, safe environment that will benefit the organisation concerned, the staff who need the skills to respond to an emergency […]

Public safety – effective venue security

Dave Potts gives us his views on how the private security industry should be at the forefront of venue security In the last two years, there have been several terrorist attacks at public venues in Europe. These venues such as football stadiums have large transient populations and controlling the flow of people into and around and out of them is critically important to […]

The GSTS approach to major construction projects

After the uncertainties of last year’s Brexit vote, experts acknowledge that the UK construction sector is about to enter a boom period. Operations Director Ged Cooke, who has managed security on some of the biggest construction projects in the UK gives us an insight into the GSTS approach to these assignments. At GSTS we can […]