Entries by Dave Thomas

Our training courses are back

Following the latest Government guidelines it is now safe for us to run our training courses again. The first one will be our hugely popular ‘Door Supervisor Course’ starting on Monday 27th July for 4-days. We will then be operating a waiting list system for the next course. Once we have enough participants we will […]

GSTS Opens Manchester Office

With the opening of a new Manchester office, GSTS has undergone its second expansion in less than twelve months. Demand for services has meant a 247% increase in turnover and rises on some contracts of 180%. Recent contract wins in Manchester and West Yorkshire, has made that the need for a further North West base […]

GSTS featured in Well Connected

We are pleased to have been featured in this summer’s Liverpool Chamber Well Connected Magazine. Report from The Covid Frontline On Monday 10th May, the Office of National Statistics published the sobering news that security officers have one of the highest death rates from Covid19 – 45.7 deaths per 100,000 people. At Liverpool Chamber members […]

ESSO Course

GSTS is extremely proud to report that its unique Enhanced Supervision Security Officer (ESSO) course has been accredited by Open Awards. A job as complex, challenging and diverse as the ESSO officer requires a new and more relevant set of skills and behaviours. Delivering security services within the healthcare sector requires officers to apply a […]

GSTS appoints Andrew Holvey as Operations Director

GSTS has appointed Andrew Holvey to the newly created role of Operations Director to support the business following a period of significant growth. Andrew has a wealth of operational and strategic skills built up over a 30 year period in both the military, police service and more recently as a security manager within the NHS […]

GSTS awarded Open Awards Badge of Excellence

GSTS is delighted to have become an Approved Centre to deliver courses under the Open Awards Badge of Excellence Scheme. This is a major step forward in our mission to have our unique specialist courses fully accredited. The Badge of Excellence is Open Awards’ quality assurance mark that recognises excellent training, development and learning provision […]

What 40 years of work has taught me…

I joined Merseyside Police on the 4th April 1980, assembling nervously at Mather Avenue with twenty or so fresh-faced young men and women. I was 18 years old a month off 19. There were several police cadets on my intake. They had the advantage of knowing the instructors and their way around the centre. They seemed […]

GSTS appoints Gareth Conlon as Operations Manager

  Gareth Conlon has been appointed by GSTS as Operations Manager. He joins us after a prominent career in the NHS, working as a Security Manager within the largest NHS Trust in the UK. Dave Potts CEO, explains how Gareth’s appointment came about ‘Our aim at GSTS is to continue to grow our presence within […]